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  1. I don't suppose anybody kept a copy of this, did they? The owner has made it private now...
  2. Certainly weird enough to be true, seems a bit of an extreme practical joke otherwise? I wonder if the tracks are wide enough to stop it toppling on the corners! Stone
  3. We've got the velcro strip but that's the first pic I've ever seen of one! Looks very respectable. Stone
  4. We've had a few complaints about the brakes, certainly no danger of putting you through the windscreen like our MJ! Also ours has stopped responding to the engine kill knob so you have to stall it :blush: Stone
  5. Would any council actually send manhole covers to the scrappy in a white Transit anyway? It must be blindingly obvious what's legit and what isn't. Stone
  6. Bear in mind the Americans probably won't have had a lot of examples to play with when that manual was written, so they'd want to keep them in good nick too Stone
  7. I'm a huge fan of the SA-13 (especially that vehicle variant, the 9A35 - the 9A34 has a passive radiolocating system with a load of antennas sticking out into the driver's view!) but the inside is quite different from a standard MTLB. If you're just out for looks it's hard to beat though. That's a very tidy one, whose is it? (tons of pics and info here btw) MTLBs are great because the tracks already have holes punched in them to take track pad inserts. Paul, have you still got your front fenders with the headlights etc? Those indicators will come in useful if you ever fancy trying to road-register it :cool2: Stone
  8. What, like this? :cool2 Actually that would be quite easy, it's just a ZU23-2 with the wheels taken off, think STV have a few... Stone
  9. I have a T-62 operator's manual in English - I'm at work on Wednesday so I'll dig it out for you. The T-64 is a fair bit more advanced but it should help with translating the controls Beware: most Soviet MBTs have a idiosyncratic steering method - the two tillers each have two locking positions (forward and middle) and a variable non-locking one (pull back). Forward is final drive gear of 1:1, middle is final drive gear of 2:1 and pulling hard back towards the driver operates the track brake on that side. You can do most gentle turns just with the first two positions, but exiting the turn is a two-step process - straighten out by putting both tillers fully forward, then pull the opposite tiller to turn the other way. If you're used to driving a 432 you'll instinctively try and start a turn by pulling one tiller and exit the turn by pulling the other - this will leave you making a beeline for the gatepost! :nut: Take it easy and leave yourself a bit of extra manoeuvring room and you'll be fine Stone ps: how many people own a tank but don't know how to make it go? :shocked:
  10. The Libyan rebels have got the right idea! :shocked: linky Is that a T-55? Stone
  11. Band I still has good coverage of military airband though. The RF cables on TRIFFID cabins (usually attached to their MJ at Withams) are pretty good quality for ham use - and the strange connectors can be adapted to N-types with the bulkhead sockets. I've still got all sorts of bits kicking around from ours... Stone
  12. 589 days for me, and it wouldn't allow me to keep my old password! Changed it to a new one then back again
  13. Stone

    I won

    Very tidy! For some reason I was expecting it to be a sandy MT-LBv though... Looks made for the DAF, just the right size! I always suspected you could get one on a rigid, they aren't that heavy Stone
  14. Agree with Tony on this: the theory test book was sufficient for two of us to pass our tests with ease (me with 100%!). There's plenty of hazard perception examples on YouTube, a couple of hours well spent. Medical: £55, provisional licence is free or £20 if you update the photo at the same time. Our courses were around £1200 for a week part time (approx 4 hours per day, two hours on Friday before the test) and included test fees which I think is about £150 these days. We didn't take the CPC so don't know about any of that... Stone
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