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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:08 am
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In fact, as regards NoCal and the Pacific NW, the wind was coming IN from the ocean (moist air) passing in circular fashion around and over the deserts (losing that moisture, and out over SoCal). Pretty typical of this pattern on many occasions.


I have experienced this difference in weather between SoCal and Nocal first hand. I was in the US on business in Janurary, started off in Vegas, cool but very, very dry. Then spent the weekend in the bay area, and visited Jacques Ponytrax Ranch and the collection, where the temperatures had plumeted to freezing, and I mean freezing! And then on the Monday I went down to the Greater Los Angeles area where it was pleasantly warm and sunny (21 degrees celsius). In fact when I drove to the Chino museum, I could have stopped and bought Strawberries straight from the field.........

By the way Jacques collection is stunning, Kudos to him and his team

Mike Green was doing the tour, but as I was the only Brit I had to do the piece on the Conquerer!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:35 am
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Hi Doug! Hi Folks!

- Doug_Kibbey

"The coldest winter I ever saw was summer in San Francisco." Wink


San Francisco has a "Summer" season? Didn't feel like it to me! Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:17 pm
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Not picture related, but I was listening to a radio story about wildfires in Southern California, and remembered the Littlefield collection is in that general area. Anything to report to the befuddled masses?


The wildfires were 400-500 miles to the south of Portola Valley so no real danger, no.


As Rikard pointed out, no. While wildfires can occur anywhere, Northern California in general is not subject to the seasonal phenomena of Santa Ana winds, that combination of super strength, super dry, super hot winds coming off the desert to the east of us (that they dont have) that drives these fires so ferociously and makes them so dangerous (and nearly impossible to fight, as this one was). In fact, as regards NoCal and the Pacific NW, the wind was coming IN from the ocean (moist air) passing in circular fashion around and over the deserts (losing that moisture, and out over SoCal). Pretty typical of this pattern on many occasions.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...a_Ana_wind

(Notice the influence of the mountains in all this, they channel the winds right over us, see the image in the Wikipedia article)

The Cedar Fire of '03 was also in mid-late October.


That's right, no Santa Ana's up here!! I grew up with them Mad in Orange County and don't miss them a bit. Smile

So what did we in NorCal do instead? Yeah, we had to go and have an earthquake this evening Shocked . Can't let SoCal have all the fun! Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:45 pm
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Zimmerit coat on the Panther : does it mean that the restoration is close to its ending?

P-O


Getting closer. One of the mechanics said they maybe testing the engine this week. I'm hoping to get back there again this Saturday and will hopefully get another update.


Hi,

Any news?????
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:55 pm
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Zimmerit coat on the Panther : does it mean that the restoration is close to its ending?

P-O


Getting closer. One of the mechanics said they maybe testing the engine this week. I'm hoping to get back there again this Saturday and will hopefully get another update.


Hi,

Any news?????


Indeed, I'm in serious "Panther withdrawal" Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:07 pm
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That's quite bizarre because this evening, I was in Panther withdrawal too, looking for more Littlefield Panther pictures on the Internet..

Hope that we can manage to visit the Sinsheim museum with its new "attraction" (Panther 243) soon.. However autumn/winter are really not good seasons to visit museums like this one.. April or May will be better !!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:11 am
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That's quite bizarre because this evening, I was in Panther withdrawal too, looking for more Littlefield Panther pictures on the Internet..

Hope that we can manage to visit the Sinsheim museum with its new "attraction" (Panther 243) soon.. However autumn/winter are really not good seasons to visit museums like this one.. April or May will be better !!

P-O


Yep, spring is more like it for many reasons; I'll let you know. I didn't find any pictures but I did find a couple of movies on YouTube.

Littlefield Panther Oil pressure test:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OpRaRyi_T0

Panther Tank Carburetor assembly time lapse:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eI8zLZtkRY

Panther engine/crankshaft assembly Pt.1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQhIoFL1ls

Panther engine/crankshaft assembly Pt.2 (flipped over)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8sS4kNwTR0

Panther Tank Transmission install:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LP5V-QGII

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:04 pm
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Zimmerit coat on the Panther : does it mean that the restoration is close to its ending?

P-O


Getting closer. One of the mechanics said they maybe testing the engine this week. I'm hoping to get back there again this Saturday and will hopefully get another update.


Hi,

Any news?????


Hi,

Well again two weeks further now, no news yet???????

Regards.
Wim.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:19 am
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UPDATE 2MAR08
46 pics of a M60A0

99 pics of a ex-USMC M60A1 w/reactive armor

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:18 am
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UPDATE 8MAR08

14 pics of Contractor Trucks in Iraq
13 pics of a 2S7 203mm SP Gun
16 pics of an Iraqi 57mm Type 59 AA Gun

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:33 pm
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UPDATE 15JUN08
I've updated my site with the following new pics:

5 pics of the Littlefield Sherman Jumbo restoration
6 pics of the M3 75mm G.M.C. restoration
6 pics of the Littlefield Panther Ausf. A restoration
39 pics of an International M-2-4 1 ton 4x4 truck
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56 pics of a Japanese Type 96 15cm Howitzer

The M60A3 and M901 ITV pics will be posted in a couple of days.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:01 am
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Nice pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:49 pm
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UPDATE 21JUN08

39 pics of a M60A1 turret trainer

59 pics of a M60A3(TTS)

and

40 pics of a M901 ITV

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:47 am
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Nice Chris,

We had those turret trainers at Knox when I went through basic but we never used them, I started off as a 19EB8 (B8 meaning A3 tanker). Didn't get on an A1 until 1986. At least one is still around. With todays technology some one could probably take one and make a great video game.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:48 pm
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UPDATE 11JUL08
88 pics of a M1097 HMMWV
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31 pics of a ZPU-1 14.5mm anti-aircraft gun

Enjoy!

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