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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:06 am
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I took the above-mentioned photo (resized to 640x480) from outside.

The pictured component is to be found inside a MBT turret .

If possible , ID tank Wink

Thanks for a great discussion forum

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:46 am
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Hi Dirk! Hi Folks!

NO CLUE

Which country build the MTB? Shocked

Sgt, Scouts Out! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:13 am
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OK - realize that it will be difficult to ID tank with no additional info !

Here are some clues - post-WWII era MBT (althought prototype was fielded in closing stages of WWII) and secondly , tank was manufactured in Old Blighty

That's enough from me Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:40 am
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Hi Folks!

Will, why didn't you say so! Smile

It's a Mk 1 Centurion. One of my favorite post WWII vehicles.

Where is Ossie Osborn when we all need him? Ossie did you make it over here?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:03 am
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Yep - The Centurion is the nicest looking MBT ever designed Wink

Apologies to those who differ from me Smile

This is actually a South African Olifant (Elephant) Mk Ia MBT.

I'm no expert , but as far as I know the Olifant Mk Ia differs from a Cent in the following ways:

RR Meteor replaced by a West German Diesel engine
British L7 105mm gun
Laser Rangefiner installed
Think some mods to suspension / chassis etc. also made.

Roy - have a pint of Guinness , Heineken or Bud on me

Cheers - Congrats

Dirk

PS - Where's Ossie ?
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OK, I have to ask. What component am I looking at here?

David
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I know from diddly about this vehicle, but this looks like it might be part of a turret control handle.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:05 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey
I know from diddly about this vehicle, but this looks like it might be part of a turret control handle.

That's kind of what I was thinking. Did they have commander's over-ride controls for the turret back then?

David
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:25 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey
I know from diddly about this vehicle, but this looks like it might be part of a turret control handle.

That's kind of what I was thinking. Did they have commander's over-ride controls for the turret back then?

David


No idea, but this thing looks gimbeled to rotate through two axis with electrical connections to both. And, there's that switch-looking thing....

What I don't see....is a trigger.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:40 pm
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"What I don't see....is a trigger."

Just a guess but could it use a foot pedal trigger? Seems I remember some tanks doing that

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:21 pm
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The direction from which I took the internal photo.

IIRC that's the TC hatch right next to my amazing photo editing skills Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:29 pm
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Turret control handle...is that a Cent.? (or maybe a Chieftain?)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:28 pm
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South Afrcan adaptation of the Centurion - Olifant (Elephant) Mk Ia.

Cheers

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Duh! I got caught up in the component question and missed the posts about what vehicle it was. "Forest for the trees" thing.
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