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#621 Chris Werb

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 0525 AM


This needs a bit of love.
 

 
I'd love to be able to have one, but I'd need a farm to drive it on.

 
It will be better in a Scottish estate harboring one or more lakes. :D
I'd keep a backup outboard or a dinghy in the back for when it inevitably breaks down in the middle of the Loch.

At least, as a private owner, you won't have to worry about an engine fire directly under pallets of 155mm ammunition...
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#622 DB

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 0813 AM

 

At least, as a private owner, you won't have to worry about an engine fire directly under pallets of 155mm ammunition...

 

You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment.

 

(But for the home user, 105 for the Abbot would be more likely :D )


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#623 Chris Werb

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 0920 AM

The 105 or 155 itself would be a Section 1 firearm that you could put on your FAC. HE-FRAG ammo might be problematic with your local plod though :)


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#624 shep854

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 0959 AM

Powertrain access would be the challenge for my camper conversion... :/

Edited by shep854, 21 April 2019 - 0959 AM.

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#625 rmgill

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 1037 AM

Access plates in the floor of the camper.
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#626 Panzermann

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 1352 PM

Powertrain access would be the challenge for my camper conversion... :/

 

 

Access plates in the floor of the camper.

 

This or build the camper as a conatiner on legs so you can easily remove the camper.

 

 

Too bad that these vehicles were not developed further. With a reliable drive train and better access for maintenance there sure is a place for a high mobility vehicle like this. At least at any cheesy SciFi movie set when painted silver. ;) Today the British Army is bloody boring and drives MAN KAT 1 lorries. 


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#627 shep854

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 1451 PM

Access plates in the floor of the camper.

Yep, but there would also have to be provision to move furnishings and fittings so the access panels could swing open.  Smaller panels over specific components could be an option.


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#628 Markus Becker

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 1645 PM


The world wonders what that vehicle is. It's neither a car, not a truck, not usual stuff Nick reviews.

https://youtu.be/8xJz6Vy6Rvg
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#629 shep854

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 1656 PM

The world wonders what that vehicle is. It's neither a car, not a truck, not usual stuff Nick reviews.

https://youtu.be/8xJz6Vy6Rvg

Hm. How much water can it hold?
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#630 Manic Moran

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 2204 PM

 

The world wonders what that vehicle is. It's neither a car, not a truck, not usual stuff Nick reviews.

https://youtu.be/8xJz6Vy6Rvg

Hm. How much water can it hold?

 

 

I don't know. Supposedly it has a tank for drinking water (similar to Centurion), but I couldn't find the bloody thing.


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#631 shep854

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 2222 PM


 

The world wonders what that vehicle is. It's neither a car, not a truck, not usual stuff Nick reviews.

https://youtu.be/8xJz6Vy6Rvg

Hm. How much water can it hold?
 
 
I don't know. Supposedly it has a tank for drinking water (similar to Centurion), but I couldn't find the bloody thing.
I was trying to play on the term, tank...🤪
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#632 Manic Moran

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 2229 PM

I know, but I just decided to be literal...
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#633 R011

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 2238 PM

Does it come with a wee keg of brandy for the crew commander to wear on his collar? A birdie that pops out to yodel when the FCS is on target? Its own numbered account?
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 0145 AM

The world wonders what that vehicle is. It's neither a car, not a truck, not usual stuff Nick reviews.

https://youtu.be/8xJz6Vy6Rvg

 

I don't think that's completely correct about Australia being caught out by lack of supply, there had been plans to purchase new up to date tanks since the end of the war but the purchase was delayed while the UK was building up its own forces and the Centurions were only ordered around the beginning of 1949, well before Korea kicked off. The tanks destined for Australia were instead diverted to UK forces, and it is usually stated something along the lines of "with the agreement of the Australian government", the loss of those tanks to be made good by the UK at a later date.


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#635 shep854

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 0715 AM

I know, but I just decided to be literal...

:D


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#636 Markus Becker

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 1336 PM

https://youtu.be/AYCyiG4KkTM

Let's see if there are any boiling vessels and birdy things.
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#637 DKTanker

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 1727 PM


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#638 shep854

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 1845 PM

From the outside, the turret looks like it would be pretty cramped.  The loader's space seemed OK, though--or was that the wide-angle lens?


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#639 Stefan Kotsch

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 0929 AM

And commanders seat was a bad joke.

 

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#640 Markus Becker

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1908 PM



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