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Oi!

 

If your going how about some of us colonials?

 

I operate heavy equipment both tracked and wheeled, weld + cut, previous heavy metal recovery experience, also speak French rather well.:-D

 

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Chieftain turret drill trainer (or gunnery simulator)?

 

Classroom Instructional Model CIM. In the UK it was later incorporated into the Gunnery Training System GTS when the Improved Fire Control System IFCS was put on the vehicle. Last time I saw any in the UK was at Ludgershall in the nineties. About ten of them on the railway sidings. Regiments usually had two of them whilst Lulworth had six but only five were GTS the last one remained a CIM. The GTS was replaced by the Loaders Drill Trainer LDT and the Turret Gunnery Trainer GTS when Challenger 2 came along. This one in Oman has the L30 from Challenger 2 fitted as the delivery of LDT was delayed.

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Chieftain turret drill trainer (or gunnery simulator)?

Is there any Chieftain turret drill trainers around ?

Al

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Is there any Chieftain turret drill trainers around ?

Al

 

 

I would hazard a guess that are none left. The one in Oman is still there though. I know the tank museum showed little interest in the UK ones when they were being withdrawn. Chopped up for scrap. Shame as they wouldn’t take much to revive. The biggest problem as I remember was the hydraulics that were all at different age and mod states.

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Another couple which are in a poor state.

 

 

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Are these two in Nescliffe?

 

Keep 'em coming

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An early 20 pounder Centurion on Kirkcudbright ranges. Although stripped out not everything usefull is gone.

 

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Spent a week there with the cadet force a few years ago, I always wanted to have a look around the MV recovery area as (IIRC) I could see the pig, an AEC Militant and something old and MBT shaped... never did mind. Thank for those pics!

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Finally sat down and found the slides I took back in the 80's when the Conquerors were recovered from Fingringhoe range . Also a couple of other bits that were pulled out at the same time.

 

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is the DUKW still there? i have seen what seem like recent pictures of it but i cannot belive that it would still be there

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To be perfectly honest I've got no idea what happened to it Martyn , I don't think it was left down on the ranges , I think pretty much everything was pulled out and removed in one big REME exercise somewhere around the mid 1980's - unfortunately my slides aren't date stamped so I can't pin it down exactly .

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One went to Duxford for restoration , the second was made over and swapped with the Russians -there is another Conqueror thread elsewhere on the forum from around 2009 which has the details .

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Kirkcudbright again and a bit of a mystery. At first glance you would say a target manufactured to look like a tank. This has hatches and the steel is about an inch thick, all a bit over engineered for a target. The wheels, I believe, are from a Comet or similar. What do you think? The range have no nidea what it is or why it was constructed. It has been on the range for some time.

 

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i'm sure i've seen that target before being discussed on the froum, i'll start trawling through some old threads and see if i can find it again.

 

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These two are Omani vehicles. They had some from the British Army and some that were delivered from the factory. This modification was to reduce the chance of small arms fire and bits of shrapnel bouncing up into the Gunner's sight. As far as I aware the Royal Army of Oman were the only ones to do this.

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Conquerer probably on Sennelager ranges c.1975.

Photographed by Paul Kay, Chieftain driver in 17/21 Lancers

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