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I really shouldn't should I, but......

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Hi all.

Just a change of subject and a series of fortunate events. OK, don't hold your breath its not really that earth shattering, honestly :lol:

I like to collect bits & pieces of militaria relevant to the projects I am building, Chieftain being one such case.

Over the Christmas break I received an email offering 10% off and free P & P, a good start as I had been umming & arring, should I shouldn't I. Anyway I did.

I bought a 120mm Practice round(used,of course). Once painted up will be a nice prop,IMHO!

Next up how's about something to keep it in?

That very useful book Haynes manual for Chieftain(page 62) identifies "box ammunition for the use of" C.238 MK.2(SV67A). After a troll round Ebay, an 'Independent Trader' based in Plymouth had one, you couldn't make this up honest, plus extras.

The boxes arrived with all markings obscured with paint. This is normal practice for surplus ammo boxes. However me being me and a gentle application of Acetone, low and behold:-
A series of fortunate events
A series of fortunate events
The smaller H82 (0ct58) ammo box, once the paint was uncovered revealed:-
Ammo 1.jpg
I would be grateful if someone could shed some light on this one, I have never come across this white "explosive class" marking before. The actual box is in very good condition and you can still see where the belt was lying in the bottom of the box.

As always I appreciate your input/observations.

Cheers all and have a good weekend.

Charles

PS Now a not such a great event. 1990, I bought a surplus Chieftain gun sight(£15) at Bovington. Sold it for £36 2013 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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What’s so unusual about that ? I think it’s only sensible to collect bits and pieces relating to the particular tank you’re building. In my case I’ve got:

- loads of original postcards and photographs of Liesel, my Mark IV Beutepanzer. They are pretty well 100 years old now …..

- an original Victor comic telling the story of Sergeant Rogers VC, that my Universal Carrier is based on;

- a 25th Dragoons badge, relating to my ‘Burma’ M3 Lee;

- original photos and medals relating to the Korean War, which covers my Centurion;

and books …. lots of books.

So, what’s the problem ? :wink:

All the best,

Chris
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Hi All, again.

Thank you Chris, you are quite right about books, books can't get enough, just love them. More reliable than internet(thus start debate).

As this title suggests, should I etc.

"The Siegfried Line" After the Battle format.

www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

Oh I think so.

Cheers

Charles
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You can never have too many tank-related items. Period. 8)
'Konan', my Tiger 1 Mid
'Gunther', my Panther G

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You can never have too many tank-related items. Period. 8)
'Konan', my Tiger 1 Mid
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Marco Peter wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:21 am
You can never have too many tank-related items. Period. 8)
So true, unless you forget your using it in a dimly lit passage way as a door stop and step on it.😫
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