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#1 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0440 AM

Ok, just decided to up my collection of manuals that ive scanned over the years. First up, the M60A2 gunnery manual.

 

Incidentally, anyone else that has some good manuals you think might be interesting, please feel free to post them here.

 

https://www.dropbox.... part1.pdf?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.... part2.pdf?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.... part3.pdf?dl=0

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0526 AM

Third party type links too?

 

Handbook For The Q. F. Hotchkiss 2.244 Inch, 6 Pdr., 6 Cwt. Mark II Gun With Tank Mounting

 

Preliminary Handbook of the Mark VIII Tank


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#3 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0533 AM

Absolutely fine with me.

 

Those two are brilliant btw, I cant believe I didnt notice them on Archive.org before!


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0555 AM

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Australian Cruiser Mk1 Instruction Book


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0600 AM

Not strictly a tank, but ...

 

Vickers-Carden-Loyd Armoured Machine Gun Carrier: Instructions for Driving & Maintenance


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0606 AM

Thanks, Stuart! And Coldsteel.that Mk.VIII manual, wow!

 

Edit: I'll have to set up a dropbox as well. There are also some gems at liberatedmanuals.com.


Edited by DogDodger, 22 January 2020 - 0609 AM.

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#7 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0615 AM

Lets bear in mind Opsec though, yeah? Im not putting up anything thats current, well, In truth I dont have anything thats current. I did have a fragment of a Challenger 2 manual but I lost that some time ago.


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 1300 PM

Thanks, Stuart! And Coldsteel.that Mk.VIII manual, wow!

 

Edit: I'll have to set up a dropbox as well. There are also some gems at liberatedmanuals.com.

The money shot:
"The goal of this website is to "liberate" government manuals from the dirty hands of CDROM selling mafia."

 

That describes the various sites trying to sell issues of Chinn's machinegun books when you can get it free by going here: https://www.ibiblio....f/MG/index.html


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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 1245 PM

Ok, this one is probably pretty rare. Its an English User Manual for the Khalid, the tank originally built as Shir1 for Iran. Shir 1 was basically a Mk5 Chieftain with a Rolls Royce CV12 engine, basically the engine and transmission IIRC from a Challenger 1. It was cancelled by the Iranians (bet they regretted that a few years later) and they went unsold for some years. If you look at the Chieftain thread you can find the minutes of a select committee where they discuss the difficulty of finding a buyer. As we saw, Jordan was the eventual purchaser of them.

 

https://www.dropbox....ystems.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox....ystems.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox....bb/ces.pdf?dl=0


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1516 PM

Good stuff, Stuart!. Let's see if I've done this right with the operator's manual for XM803 pilot No.7: https://www.dropbox..../xm803.pdf?dl=0


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#11 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 0309 AM

Great find DD, ill read that one with interest.


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 0856 AM

Ok, this one is hot off the press, relatively. I first started scanning this about 10 years ago, but for various reason (not least because it takes bloody ages) I just got around to compiling it into a PDF today. So here it is, the Centurion 105mm gunnery Pamphlet. I dont know why they call it a pamphlet its nearly 300 bloody pages long....

https://www.dropbox....5 1964.pdf?dl=0


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 1233 PM

Thank you for your efforts!


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#14 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 1253 PM

No problem fella. Ive got a couple of 20pdr manuals (Mk3 and Mk7/8) somewhere, but they are a bit difficult in they are not loose leaf. Cant really bung that in the document feeder.

 

Ill upload some of my older stuff again before I do something else. At the moment im flirting with doing the early Chieftain Gunnery manual (ie, RMG), is anyone interested in that?


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 1643 PM

Yes, please!


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 0324 AM

Ill see what I can do.

 

In the meantime Ill try and reup the Challenger 1 manual tomorrow.


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 1301 PM

OK, here is the first part of Challenger 1.

 

https://www.dropbox....system.pdf?dl=0


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 1312 PM

Communications.

https://www.dropbox....ations.pdf?dl=0

Stowage

https://www.dropbox....ls (2).pdf?dl=0

Equipment schedule.

https://www.dropbox....bb/ces.pdf?dl=0

Driver training.

https://www.dropbox....er Mk1.pdf?dl=0

 

Fighting Compartment.

https://www.dropbox....ystems.pdf?dl=0


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 1632 PM

Thanks for sharing these, fascinating reading.
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Posted 06 February 2020 - 1013 AM

This is the Chieftain Armament manual from 1968.

https://www.dropbox....t 1968.pdf?dl=0

 

This is the brochure for IFCS, which it was later updated with.

https://www.dropbox....amplet.pdf?dl=0


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