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#61 Chris Werb

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1230 PM

What are/we're vacuum wipers?
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#62 Ken Estes

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1332 PM

 

We need to get The Chieftain into a Type 95 Ha-Go, preferably one that has both the gun and the turret machinegun intact and in place. :D


I wouldn't mind a review of the Tiger II.

 

Not a video, but more detailed, I did a crawl-through of the Saumur Tiger II in 2015 and described it with attention to crew positions and 23 color plates, including views taken through the driver and commander periscopes:  

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#63 Ken Estes

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1339 PM

What are/we're vacuum wipers?

 

Ha! you're not so old after all. These wipers were operated using engine vacuum taken from the manifold to power the pivot arm, switching direction at each sweep using alternating valves. They disappeared by the early 70s.


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#64 rmgill

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1445 PM


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1525 PM


What are/we're vacuum wipers?

 
Ha! you're not so old after all. These wipers were operated using engine vacuum taken from the manifold to power the pivot arm, switching direction at each sweep using alternating valves. They disappeared by the early 70s.
And as engine RPM decreased, so did the vacuum, and hence the wiper speed. On a step grade, they would stop altogether. No fun in the rain.
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#66 Chris Werb

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1618 PM

OK, I've learned something new today 😊
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#67 Chris Werb

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 1621 PM


Fascinating.
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#68 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 2252 PM

in good operating order they work fine


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#69 TonyE

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 1225 PM

Crusader part 2 is out, the Chieftain is somewhat less than impressed with certain aspects of the interior ^_^ :


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#70 shep854

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 1401 PM

It looks tiny with him standing next to it. I would think that seven-round rack forward of the TC position would go, right away
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#71 rmgill

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 1408 PM

The oil changes may have been due to no bypass type oil filter system and desert conditions.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 1419 PM

Wartime lube probably wasnt the highest quality either; just good enough. Also, those engines (and the tanks themselves) werent expected to last very long.

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#73 TonyE

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 1046 AM

More Hatch(!)

Chieftain tours the M5A1 Stuart:

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 1156 AM

Also the oil filters...wait..

Manic, are you sure the pointer on the lube chart wasn't specifying the change of the oil in the air filter oil bath? Because I think that IS every 500 miles for Vandal. That's like 1/8th a quart on our vehicle. Probably more on a tank but not more than a quart.
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#75 Markus Becker

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 1504 PM

First the Crusader and now the Stuart?!? Someone is binge posting. :)
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 1928 PM

I didn't know the Marines operated M5s.  With Nick for scale, the Stuart is much bigger than the Crusader.


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#77 Manic Moran

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 2106 PM

Also the oil filters...wait..

Manic, are you sure the pointer on the lube chart wasn't specifying the change of the oil in the air filter oil bath? Because I think that IS every 500 miles for Vandal. That's like 1/8th a quart on our vehicle. Probably more on a tank but not more than a quart.

 

Without climbing back into the thing, I won't swear on my grandmother's grave on the matter, no.


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#78 TonyE

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 1636 PM

The Chieftain enjoys the interior of the M5A1 :D:

 

(Bonus for the hardcore fans near the end btw)


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 1917 PM

To this day the only tank I've ever ridden in is the M5A1, thanks to our own Tim the Tank Nut back at the 2002 I&I at Ft. Knox (16 years ago! Crazy!). I was in the TC's seat and Sargent was in the gunner's spot for about 10 yards when the machine conked out due, as Tim researched later, to a sticking fuel check valve. He's such a nice guy that he then got out his M114 so we could ride in that instead! The Stuart turret certainly was cramped!

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#80 Harold Jones

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 2223 PM

I believe it was Geoff who said that the M5 was the perfect Starter Tank for the beginning collector.


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