Youtube/Video Military Vehicle Restorers

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Oct 3, 2023.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This is remarkable.

    Yes, the incredibly detailed re-manufacturing of parts, the scanning, the precision, etc.
    Mostly, though; the fact all of this incredible and expensive work by Panzerfarm is made possible by there being a market for it.
    It's an assumption, but presumably the wider context will be in recreation and reverse-engineering of 'lost' parts for every kind of engineering or restoration project.
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  2. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    The Norfolk Tank Museum now seems to be delivering some tank and military vehicle videos.

    - getting a Rolls Royce 16 L diesel running after 50 years

    - an apology for learning how to make videos and restarting a CET repair vehicle

    - beginning an Antar resto.
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  3. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    What happens if you keep a Centurion engine in your lounge and it's in the way of a Christmas tree

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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Farm boys.

    That thing's core design is 50 years old, and yet still definitely about, and I still 'sort of' think of it as a modern vehicle.
    (yes, I appreciate many variants over the years, but still... Contrast with lifespan/development speed in WW2.)
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Must be something in the air re. 4 rad German ACs at the mo.
    The Weald doing its 223 (Maybe two... can't recall?) & the Aussies starting on a 221.

  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Haven't seen "Lottie the tank whisperer" mentioned. The impression I get is that she really knows her stuff. Has opinions on aspects of maintenance of the Meteor engine. Currently wiring up the IR system for the Cent.

    Tons of Centurion goodness:
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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The Farm Boys' growing rage while doing some theoretically pretty routine work on T72 is quite funny, and also illuminating.
    "Whoever designed this; I would like to kick them in the balls."
    The point about often-criticised Chieftain packs well-made,

    Increasingly wonder what would've really happened had they ever 'poured through the Fulda gap'...

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That Caernarvon, Conway etc. period of 'What's the biggest BFG we can add to existing chassis?' didn't half throw out some funny old sports.
    And strange.

    Farm Boys again:

    For context: the size of the GBMFBFG (And autoloader) intended:
    183mm L4A1.
    A gun that happens to have a tank attached...

    Did it have a Welsh town C name?
    Not sure I've seen one.
    Cardiff, Caerphilly, Chepstow?...
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Chung-Tzu, leading TwatterX tankophile points to an Armoured Archives vid suggesting Centaur.
    Peculiar. There'd already been a Centaur, and seems outside of temporary convention...

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  10. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    A waterborne vehicle update from a few days ago.

    Kind regards, always,


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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not #WW2, but anything FV600 is alright by me.
    Really nice Stolly getting a touch-up by the local farm boys.

    Once watched a beautiful freshly-restored example do the classic 'high speed jump' into a lake at Beltring, driven by some hammered people rather late in the evening. (The washboard does work. And didn't break)
    Then started sinking quite dramatically. Very funny. Sat there for an hour or two watching with a bottle of Wodka as assorted recovery vehicles and rescue methods were deployed.
    They got it out, and all appeared to have sobered up quite a bit during the effort...

    They had left the bungs out.

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