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Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: Snapshots: LP2


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Content_WG #1 Posted Aug 05 2014 - 19:08

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It's the most massively produced armored vehicle in history -- the Chieftain introduces us to the LP2.

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NutrientibusMeaGallus #2 Posted Aug 05 2014 - 20:58

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 I like how they had the forethought to put a winch on the front of it. Though I wonder how useful it is being mounted so high and off center? 

lordelamin #3 Posted Aug 05 2014 - 22:32

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Wasn't this the vehicle than an Indian solder used to rescue his mates in battle once, got a fancy British award for doing it. Proof that size don't matter.

19ford41 #4 Posted Aug 05 2014 - 22:40

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Little flathead V8  :teethhappy:



Meplat #5 Posted Aug 06 2014 - 06:40

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View Post19ford41, on Aug 05 2014 - 14:40, said:

Little flathead V8  :teethhappy:

Just needs some tweaks to improve it's performance....



Baal_Zann #6 Posted Aug 06 2014 - 07:56

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Australian tech tree Confirmed

Xlucine #7 Posted Aug 06 2014 - 19:12

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View PostMeplat, on Aug 06 2014 - 06:40, said:

Just needs some tweaks to improve it's performance....

 

The chrome gives a 5% boost to power! Were the twin spark plugs really necessary? If they're so close together I'd be surprised if there was any advantage in ignition, and surely the spark plug systems of the time were reliable enough for ground use?

 

View PostBaal_Zann, on Aug 06 2014 - 07:56, said:

Australian tech tree Confirmed

 

The devs were completely unaware of this vehicle until Chieftain spotted it



FireAnt333 #8 Posted Aug 06 2014 - 21:24

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At first glance, I thought the name of the tank was "L2P." :teethhappy:

19ford41 #9 Posted Aug 06 2014 - 21:50

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View PostMeplat, on Aug 05 2014 - 23:40, said:

Just needs some tweaks to improve it's performance....

Why not ardun heads a blower and 3 deuces and maybe a 4 or 5 speed tranny :sceptic: Chrome is ok but for the looks yah 



Meplat #10 Posted Aug 07 2014 - 02:28

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View PostXlucine, on Aug 06 2014 - 11:12, said:

 

The chrome gives a 5% boost to power! Were the twin spark plugs really necessary? If they're so close together I'd be surprised if there was any advantage in ignition, and surely the spark plug systems of the time were reliable enough for ground use?

 

Dual ignition is beneficial when running high boost to ensure reliable ignition, rather than controlling the flame front.

That's basically a modern Bonneville engine for the "XO" (flathead) class. (yes, they are still made)

View Post19ford41, on Aug 06 2014 - 13:50, said:

Why not ardun heads a blower and 3 deuces and maybe a 4 or 5 speed tranny :sceptic: Chrome is ok but for the looks yah 

When you have a gear driven centrifugal supercharger and fuel injection? *shrugs*  .

Some folks swear the chromium improves cooling and flow, I'm not so sure it's any better than port matching the coolant passages and coating with Glyptal.






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