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About BillS

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    Making models of military vehicles, among other things.

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  1. Andi This photo may help: https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1992-10-144-2 Or you might find something of use in one of the two walk arounds on Prime Portal. Just scroll through the vehicle list until you get to the entries for Centurion AVLB. http://www.primeportal.net/the_battlefield_armor.htm
  2. Trailer Cargo (1tonne) FV2401 (two wheel) - H: 1220 mm (48"), L: 3150 mm (135"), W: 2080 mm (82"), Track 1710 mm (67 "). Wheels - rims: 6.5x16 divided, Tyres 9.00x16. Trailer Flat Platform (2 tonne) FV 2520 (four wheel) - H: 750 mm (30.5"), L: 7650 mm (302"), W: 2360 mm (93"), Wheelbase: 3660mm (154"), Track, front and rear 2060 mm (81 "). Wheels - rims: 6.5Hx16 divided, Tyres 9.00x16 10n ply. (Source - British Military Vehicles 1971 and 1981 published by MVEE) The books don't include the office trailers unfortunately, but 1:76 scale plans of those (and the other two) exist.
  3. As Richard notes, Airfix produced a Bedford MK in 1:76, along with soft and hard topped Land Rover 109s, a Land Rover 101, a 105 light gun and a Saladin and Saracen. They went out of production a couple of years back but may re-appear one of these days. They still turn up on Ebay from time to time, with prices that reflect their scarcity. There are a number of small companies that produce post war British soft skin and armoured vehicles in 1:76 and resin including Matador Models http://matadormodels.co.uk/76B PWB/lists PWV page 1.htm , Kingfisher Miniatures http://www.kingfisherminiatu
  4. Hi Steve I've just emailed you a copy. You might want to check the plan against the dimensions given in Wally Duggan's post in case scanning it and printing it out at your end has affected the scale. Regards Bill
  5. Bill,

    Many thanks for your feedback.  My email address is <micknorton1944@gmail.com>


  6. Hi Mick I'm not sure how well it will scan as it is a bit faded, but if you PM me with your email address I send you a copy. Bill
  7. Its a Trailer, 40 Ton, Tracked, Recovery designed by Cranes. According to the information given on a 1:76 scale plan I have, 75 were built in 1944/45 by Boulton and Paul. Both the front and rear bogies were tracked.
  8. "British Military Land Rovers" by James Taylor and Geoff Fletcher includes, on page 29, what I would guess is the same photo of the FV 18003 referred to by others above. The caption notes that "the light areas of paint may have been in yellow to aid visibility", so no further forward on that front. But the text adds that 18 of these vehicles appear to have been delivered against contract 6/Veg/21227. The Annex to the Chapter in question gives the chassis number serials of all of these. The text also notes that the vehicles appear to have been fitted with a standard civilian hard top with a
  9. On the subject of ex-Beverley museum vehicles, does anyone know what happened to the Bedford RL water tanker with a mine protected cab that had been converted to a fire tender for use by the UN at Nicosia? I have a handful of photos of it, including one taken at the museum where it looked in need of some TLC..
  10. I don't know the official designation, but light stone with a mid brown disruptive camo pattern. A Google image search on "British Gulf War Uniforms" will get you plenty of photographs of the real thing.
  11. I have a photo of one on a museum exhibit. PM me if you would like a copy.
  12. Thought it might be Milicast. I have a couple of their Centurion Models and guessed that someone would be mastering an AVRE for them: something to look forward to. Are you planning to do the 105 AVRE as well, or is that not sufficiently different to make it worthwhile? If you have Terry Gander's book on the Royal Engineer's there is a good picture of the Giant Viper rocket system on page 76, and another of the box in which the explosive hose is carried mounted on the later four wheeled (ex Heavy Floating Bridge) trailer. I have a couple of photos of the later Python variant of this if
  13. My old copy of British Military Vehicles 1971 gives the dimensions of the Giant Viper No. 2 Mk 3 as: Height, unladen: 1829 mm (72 in) Length: 5867 mm (231 in) Width: 2489 mm (98 in) Track: 2159 mm (85 in). Wheels are given as 800x20 divided type and tyres 1200x20 RF. Accurate Armours site has a few photos of their 1:35 scale model of the Giant Viper which might help. I've been after a 1:76 scale model of the Cent AVRE for some time - who are you making the master for?
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