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Mysterious fittings on an M24 Chaffee
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:25 pm
Post subject: Mysterious fittings on an M24 Chaffee

Hello,

could somebody tell me what are the fittings circled in red? What were they used for?

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They are 'bump pads' found on late production versions. As far as I know they were intended for use towing/pushing engineer equipment - a project that never seems to have quite come to fruition...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:04 am
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These - as well as those seen on the front - were factory-applied mounting pads for T6 floatation devices. Oddly, they weren't both added at the same time in the factory.

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These - as well as those seen on the front - were factory-applied mounting pads for T6 floatation devices. Oddly, they weren't both added at the same time in the factory.

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You mean the T7/M20 flotation device?

I wasn't aware that the rear pads were introduced at a later date and it could explain why they were added to the list of approved equipments later on.

Any idea when the rear pads were added to production versions Kurt?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:48 am
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Yeah, that's it - the "T6 type" device. The dates are in Hunnicutt; I forget whether the front or rear was installed first, but they weren't simultaneous.

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Hunnicut? Ah I remember them when ordinary people could afford them not just millionaires..

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