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  1. Try PB Asher in Southampton. Were good for me some years ago sourcing Japanese spec Isuzu items. Had injector and FIP test benches. Also had a small ( 4ft) ship injector for repair, so may be able to help.
  2. What is the question you want to ask them? Or are you researching the history?
  3. Wheels and Tracks was a print magazine that stopped a number of years ago. it was edited by Bart Vanderveen and was published by the same people that did After the Battle. https://www.afterthebattle.com/
  4. Note it could be a made up badge put on by someone after it left service. As Blue Belle says, it is not the correct Commando badge, and usually, if a Commando unit, it would be accompanied by an Army Commando badge at the top of the sleeves. TRF should be on the right sleeve and Commando dagger (not that one) on the left
  5. Google Truck tractor 25 ton XM 523E2 and a picture with basic dimensions comes up, (and lots of other pictures) although I can't get to the site. Someone called Davide Virdis has already built a model - see Wheels and Tracks issue 64 p38, and Wheels and Tracks issue 63 has one working for a building company on p13.
  6. Found it, try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqTlneRby3Q
  7. There are 2 pictures of it in a book called Heavy Transport International by Jan van Wees, from Roundoak publishing. I have also seen it somewhere on youtube as a heavy haul tractor, I think somewhere in South America. No further details yet
  8. From online pictures, it looks like under the load bed LHS just behind cab. Been a long time since I drove one. Believe master switch is co-located. And you could follow the cables from that.
  9. TJSB

    HMS Barham

    Dear all, Film of the sinking of HMS Barham has been 'colourfied'. Link below. My grandfather survived this. Sadly, many didn't. T
  10. PS, my Cummins B series manual says 15W40 for -10 to +45C, 10W30 for -25 to +20C and 5W30 for -40 to + 20C.
  11. Robin, what you need is Defstan 01-005 - it came up on the oil equivalent thread. This will tell you the NSN, MOD name and al the specs, including civvy equivalent. It seems you now need to register with the Defstan people and you can find it through google. Toby
  12. Could be to protect it in transport.
  13. When applying for plating and first test, I filled in a tachograph and speed limiter exemption forms which give the valid reasons. Well worth getting it right for plating. I have found the technical officers at DVSA very helpful indeed in answering my questions. T
  14. Graeme, It may be more obvious. Is it cover to fit on the end of a canoe paddle. Difficult to size from the photo but I am sure it will be easy to see if it's the right size. T
  15. Dear all, this vehicle was previously owned by Dave Crouch and was the subject of an article by Bob Tuck in the May 1998 Truck and Driver. 15t Boughton crane, 14l Cummins 335, 10 speed fuller, 2 speed transfer box, 85t GTW. Suspect 25t pull winch. Toby
  16. Dear all, the document you need is DefStan 01-005 - you can google it and download. This gives the equivalent specs for everything. Toby
  17. Dear All, I believe you can have different NSNs for the same part, as part of the NSN identifies what equipment it's for and allows DE&S to track what is consumed on different equipments. Sorry, no good examples readily to hand. T
  18. Also read Beyond the Front Line by Tony Geraghty. It is a history of Brixmis - UK troops in East Germany in the Cold War. Highly recommended.
  19. Reading Blind man's Bluff by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew. It is an excellent history of Cold War submarine espionage, told from an American view, but has some British sub history interspersed in it. ISBN 0 09 94098 4. Yours Toby.
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