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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:21 pm
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more photos of this incredible project from bovington

community.webshots.com...ity=HysSfO
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more photos of this incredible project from bovington

http//community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=320177966&security=HysSfO
I saw that exhibit at Bovington when I was there several years ago. One of the best ways to let non crewman see the inside of a tank. It's just like a cross-section drawing from a book, as if they took one big bandsaw and cut it in half then moved the halves a few feet apart. I wonder if they did it just for the Exhibit or if it was a training tool of some kind that they resurected.

Dontos - Do y'all have a spare M-1 and a bunch of hacksaw blades to do a similar project at Knox? Smile

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I'm sure it was done by the apprentices at vauxhall
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:11 am
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I read a wonderful story in Gun Digest (the big annual paperback) about a police officer (more than a constable) who had a wonderful collection of skeletoned handguns. He'd started deactivating them as a young pup during a stint in the Royal Marines (?). By the time he retired, he had dozens and dozens.

Cutting up a piece of technology is not as simple as sawing it down the middle. Springs push on this and that, moving parts need to be held in position. Before removing a supporting surface another part may need to be reinforced or the cut repositioned. He described the process as a great mental challenge to visualize all the relationships between the parts in order to plan the cuts.
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I read a wonderful story in Gun Digest (the big annual paperback) about a police officer (more than a constable) who had a wonderful collection of skeletoned handguns. He'd started deactivating them as a young pup during a stint in the Royal Marines (?). By the time he retired, he had dozens and dozens.

Cutting up a piece of technology is not as simple as sawing it down the middle. Springs push on this and that, moving parts need to be held in position. Before removing a supporting surface another part may need to be reinforced or the cut repositioned. He described the process as a great mental challenge to visualize all the relationships between the parts in order to plan the cuts.
I know it isn't as easy as slicing down the middle but if they do it right that is what it will look like

I also remember the over sized BAR 'training aid' that used to sit in a surplus store near where I gre up. All the workings were exposed and as I remember it the action would actually work.

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Dontos - Do y'all have a spare M-1 and a bunch of hacksaw blades to do a similar project at Knox? Smile

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ah, (searching thru my pants pockets,...) I got a 'Swiss Army Knife, Cool ...give me a few decades,..... Shocked

....maybe not!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:59 am
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Isn't there a leo 1 somewhere thats had the same treatment?
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Dontos - Do y'all have a spare M-1 and a bunch of hacksaw blades to do a similar project at Knox? Smile

Mr. Green
ah, (searching thru my pants pockets,...) I got a 'Swiss Army Knife, Cool ...give me a few decades,..... Shocked

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You're slackin off. McGiver would have it done between commercials!! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:32 pm
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Dontos - Do y'all have a spare M-1 and a bunch of hacksaw blades to do a similar project at Knox? Smile

Mr. Green
ah, (searching thru my pants pockets,...) I got a 'Swiss Army Knife, Cool ...give me a few decades,..... Shocked

....maybe not!!



You're slackin off. McGiver would have it done between commercials!! Laughing


and McGiver would have done it with a toothpick in that time Laughing rotflmao

apart from all fun, it's great to see such a big machine worked open like that.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:13 pm
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Isn't there a leo 1 somewhere thats had the same treatment?


If I remember correctly there is one at the Wehr Technische Studiesammlung in Koblenz, Germany

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Not cut in half, but there's that wonderful cut-away training T-55 or something that is/was at Borden that a member of this board sent me some great pics of a year or so ago. This one was cut-away in select areas like drive components, turret, hull, etc. to reveal the workings. Not the same "Wow" effect for the public for show-and-tell, but probably a more effective training tool. I think it was lying exposed outside with a very uncertain future if not brought indoors soon. Still looks good in the pics I was sent though.

Who was that masked man?
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The Patton Museum doesn't have anything as dramatic as a tank cut down the middle, but they used to have a cut-away M-47 on display and, of course, the cut-away Tiger II.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:16 pm
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Doug I'm sure that t55 was at bovington last year didn't see it 2 weeks ago,there is a lot of disruption due to building work.
the reason I never photographed it was, it was in a very dark corner with no access.
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Doug I'm sure that t55 was at bovington last year didn't see it 2 weeks ago,there is a lot of disruption due to building work.
the reason I never photographed it was, it was in a very dark corner with no access.
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I have some nice pics of it sent to me by, to my shame, someone whose name escapes me right now. I might post these later but wish I could credit the source. Maybe it'll come to me....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:39 am
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I saw an interesting cut-away at the ex-Yugoslav Tank School in Banja Luka, Bosnia*. They had a M84 (I think) tank that had been skeletonized so you could see the insides of nearly every part of the tank. They had hooked up some sort of power source so the auto-loader worked as intended, which was a noisy clanging thing that looked dangerous as hell in operation. They were very proud of it, and the NCO in charge looked pleased as punch to have us there looking at it.

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* Actually it is in the Republika Srpska, but screw them. It was all Bosnia before, and eventually will be again. If the racist pricks want to pretend at having their own country, they can do it without my support!

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