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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Snapshots: Leopard 1


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Content_WG #1 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 19:15

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In this episode, the Chieftain gives us the in's and out's of the famous German medium tank.
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Slayer_Jesse #2 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 19:28

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you're slacking, FTR had it first! :playing:

Dodge_The_Bullet #3 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 19:50

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I love the fact that there is a side view mirror near the drivers hatch.

Pooch #4 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 20:20

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Had  some fun in my Leopard back in the 80s in German  or is that  just the Beer and Brats talking.

That's me on the my tank in my profile pic.



exRCDWO #5 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 21:06

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Pooch you were in those just before me, but if in German in the 80's you may have crossed paths with my father in law.

 

 


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Babui #6 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 21:31

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This is the Canadian Leopard 1 C2 uparmoured version used in Afghanistan before it was replaced by the Leopard 2:

 



Pooch #7 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 21:57

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Its more like the exhaust. You never know we may have  met.

exRCDWO #8 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 21:59

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yep... mexas bolt on kit. Leopard 1a5 turrets taken off tanks we bought from Germany and put on out original C1 hulls. That my friends is the ultimate in Leopard 1 development. I have all the hull numbers and info on what happened to them in theatre. They kept the C2s when the brought in the Leo2 for the plow/roller kits.

The C2 was not replaced until this past year by the Leo2.



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View PostPooch, on Jul 22 2014 - 16:57, said:

Its more like the exhaust. You never know we may have  met.


I know the rad intakes are on the top... big A$$ fans and the air filters up there also.



SpyGuy999 #10 Posted Jul 22 2014 - 23:07

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Couple of thoughts:

 

1. Coincidence MG is referred to by Germans and ourselves as a co-axially mounted MG or simply as the coax.

2. One of the key features that is not found on US tanks of the period (or since, I believe) is the QFC or quadrant fire control device which allows semi-indirect fire by the Leo. In other words, if the target was beyond direct fire range but could be observed, the QFC would be employed to bring fire onto the target. Usually used at the troop or squadron level when arty was not necessarily available. Cool feature that could be quite effective.



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the 37.4l engine became a 25l engine in the captions, for some reason. What does the russian say at 7:16?

The_Chieftain #12 Posted Jul 23 2014 - 00:54

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The problem with the snapshots is that sometimes I don't have time to check my work... I could have sworn the grills on the side were both radiator and exhaust.

Daigensui #13 Posted Jul 23 2014 - 01:03

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Need to watch this later.

Pooch #14 Posted Jul 23 2014 - 02:06

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jul 22 2014 - 20:54, said:

The problem with the snapshots is that sometimes I don't have time to check my work... I could have sworn the grills on the side were both radiator and exhaust.

Your right had to look at some old pic of me doing some engine repair, hey its been awhile. 



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View PostPooch, on Jul 22 2014 - 21:06, said:

Your right had to look at some old pic of me doing some engine repair, hey its been awhile. 

I had too look at some taken out in Edmonton, 2006. I was in during the late 80s and thru the 90s. man did not seem that long ago.. uploaded the engine bay layout..



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View PostSpyGuy999, on Jul 22 2014 - 15:07, said:

Couple of thoughts:

 

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2. One of the key features that is not found on US tanks of the period (or since, I believe) is the QFC or quadrant fire control device which allows semi-indirect fire by the Leo. In other words, if the target was beyond direct fire range but could be observed, the QFC would be employed to bring fire onto the target. Usually used at the troop or squadron level when arty was not necessarily available. Cool feature that could be quite effective.

M60A1 & M60A3 had them. They looked alot like the one in that Leo, with english instead of german.

 

Azimuth Indicator


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Walter_Sobchak #17 Posted Jul 23 2014 - 04:02

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Very cool! Thanks for making this Chieftain.

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View Postzloykrolik, on Jul 22 2014 - 19:48, said:

M60A1 & M60A3 had them. They looked alot like the one in that Leo, with english instead of german.

 

I think all American tanks had them going all the way back to the M4 Sherman. I think the M1 was the first tank to not have them. 

 

Even WWII era American TDs had them, and in some instances TD battalions fired more indirect fire than direct (MTO).



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View PostJeeps_Guns_Tanks, on Jul 22 2014 - 21:02, said:

 

I think all American tanks had them going all the way back to the M4 Sherman. I think the M1 was the first tank to not have them. 

 

 

Even WWII era American TDs had them, and in some instances TD battalions fired more indirect fire than direct (MTO).

 

I can't remember if the M5 had the indirect fire azimuth indicator or not. The Hellcat definitely did.



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Abrams used a different system for indirect. Gunner's quadrant for elevation, external references for traverse. I don't think it's been trained since the 120mm entered service.




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