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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Conqeror


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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Feb 10 2013 - 23:00

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We move now to the FV214 Conqueror, that wonderful British heavy tank.



















































































































































































































































































































































































http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qhG9tig06MA


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LFQ59KZ6y1s



BrackDynamite #2 Posted Feb 16 2013 - 18:59

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Awesome Chief. I was waiting for this.

LoooSeR78V #3 Posted Feb 16 2013 - 19:36

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Wating for part 2  :Smile_smile:  Thanks, Chief!

Mow_Mow #4 Posted Feb 16 2013 - 20:03

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Look forward to part 2. An excellent video. Did Catstalker give you that bruise-looking thing on your forehead?  :Smile_teethhappy:

lordelamin #5 Posted Feb 16 2013 - 23:08

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Interesting, looking forward to part #2.

the_moidart #6 Posted Feb 16 2013 - 23:40

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Great choice for a video, if a bit short-feeling. Look forward to part 2!

Xlucine #7 Posted Feb 17 2013 - 02:13

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Better than challenger's IMO

Bonesaw1o1 #8 Posted Feb 17 2013 - 06:15

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just for reference manganese is a chemical element that is often added to steel (in particular stainless steel) to remove sulphur impurities and thereby increase rigidity, when you add between 9-12.5% manganese to steel you get what is known as Hadfeild steel, which is extremely resistant to impact and abrasion but is consequently much harder to shape while cool (luckily it has a lower mailable temp than standard steel, meaning it casts and forges easier)

so in answer to your statement, yes manganese alloy is good, very good, means less track shredding ect and therefore less time having to bugger around fixing tracks and re-tensioning them

speaking of which is it just me or do a lot of the tanks from this era seem to have the track repair/maintenance  modus operandi of 'get the track in position, then wedge it with a chunk of wood or whatever you have lying around and then bodge it with a wrench and/or hammer until it looks right, the track is now properly installed'  ? you'd think for such an important and relatively high maintenance part of a tank they'd have a more streamlined method of repair (not to mention safer)  :Smile_trollface-3:

Renshaw #9 Posted Feb 17 2013 - 07:06

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Just got into the Conqueror the other day (don't have the 120 yet, so it's more of a Conqarvon, really) so this series is timed rather well. :)

Edited by Renshaw, Feb 17 2013 - 07:06.


PhoenixAshen #10 Posted Feb 17 2013 - 20:43

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I always get excited when I see a new Inside the Chieftan's Hatch announced. I really appreciate how the level of detail has increased throughout the series. Things like how track tension is set, may seem mundane compared to the engine, armour, and gun, but it's those little things that I believe us tank nuts really enjoy. Personally, I love anything suspension related, and I really liked the bit about extremely high compression when adjacent wheels must go up.

LoooSeR78V #11 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 08:24

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Chief, look here: "Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Conqeror" there is typo - should be Conqueror  :Smile_trollface-3:

Edited by LoooSeR78V, Feb 18 2013 - 08:24.


Daigensui #12 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 09:02

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Loved it.

Zevined #13 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 09:22

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There's an article on manganese at Wikipedia. It's just an element that can make a steel alloy with high tensile strength. It has other uses as well, but 90% of it is used in steel making. It's also used in cheap stainless steel.

So, the extra tensile strength that steel gets from manganese allows the steel to last longer in high tension uses (as a tank track, for example). The anti rust aspect is obviously a boon for anything subjected to the elements as frequently as a tank.

partisan1941 #14 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 17:55

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I laughed at the ending lol "whats manganese alloy ?  i'm not sure but it must be good " lol. BTW I would love to see a video on the legendary T-34, is it going to be eventually made?

LunaLuxLepus #15 Posted Feb 19 2013 - 01:11

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I wish Chieftain did a video on FV4202 the Chieftain tank prototype soon. That'd be interesting. Chieftain explaining Chieftain's development history...

Xlucine #16 Posted Feb 19 2013 - 18:37

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Reason #82739 to come to england. Although I'm afraid it probably isn't in good enough condition, judging by the thickness of the layer of dust on it.

Meplat #17 Posted Feb 21 2013 - 08:09

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I figure that if Chief is around those enough, he ends up with "love taps" from the vehicles.

Just about every vehicle I've crawled around has put a dent in my head.  (hence the toque in my piccy)
I have a good gouge right now from a 43'GPW that took offense to my adjusting it's timing.

bears5150 #18 Posted Feb 22 2013 - 07:22

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nice

whitedragonking #19 Posted Feb 24 2013 - 17:05

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i wish he does the T95

Berean01 #20 Posted Feb 24 2013 - 17:51

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Heh I wonder when the British army converted from brass casings to the combustable charge bags for the 120mm L11.




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