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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 18:58

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WulfeHound #2 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 19:06

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Excellent as always

RoboT95 #3 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 19:25

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I get curious, i look up the Mono-Trailer, i expect something similar looking to a flamethrower propellant trailer...

Oh was i wrong

 

you get this -Thing- that looks like something the devil himself put in a paper shredder 

 

Eww, ive seen it all now


Edited by RoboT95, Aug 18 2016 - 19:25.


Slayer_Jesse #4 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 19:53

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View PostRoboT95, on Aug 18 2016 - 13:25, said:

I get curious, i look up the Mono-Trailer, i expect something similar looking to a flamethrower propellant trailer...

Oh was i wrong

 

you get this -Thing- that looks like something the devil himself put in a paper shredder 

 

Eww, ive seen it all now

 

that looks only slightly better than the matilda's trailer, lol.

killswitch95 #5 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 20:06

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Nice, Normally you don't post these in posts though, probably because the portal is down right?

 

 

I don't wanna be that guy, but stuff doesn't phase through the gun barrel like it does in the game :trollface:

that had to suck though, cause you only needed like an inch of room to... 


Edited by killswitch95, Aug 18 2016 - 20:33.


Avalon304 #6 Posted Aug 18 2016 - 22:36

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Been waiting for this one Nick! Was a good watch, cant wait for part 2!

Walter_Sobchak #7 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 03:18

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Oddly enough, the tank trailer has never truly gone away.  Earlier this year the Israelis resurrected it.



_Freddy_ #8 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 12:36

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Aug 19 2016 - 02:18, said:

Oddly enough, the tank trailer has never truly gone away.  Earlier this year the Israelis resurrected it.

 

The Brits never stopped using a tank trailer

 

We (RE's) used to tow trailer's with 2 x Class 60 trackway, Giant Viper and Python MCLC (Still in use) - although the trailers could be used to carry other equipment, REME Warriors tow a trailer that can carry stores or 2 spare engines (or a mix), we also towed minelayers, stores and bridge trailers behind our FV 432's.



Hanz_Gooblemienhoffen_42 #9 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 14:14

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Can anyone point me towards a good resource for its combat performance in Korea?

 

Have seen some sources..but not a ton on British tank performance specifically...



Bronezhilet #10 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 19:09

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A bunch of pictures of Centurions with monotrailers attached:

 

(Thanks to Wulfehound telling me how to properly embed pictures)

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(Photos are owned by the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Not for commercial use.)

 

 

Also, something interesting to note is that the sprocket, due to whatever reason, could be insanely difficult to remove, to the point where tankers used another Centurion to pull it off its axle. It... didn't always end well.

I should have a photo of it somewhere, but I have no idea where I stored/saved it. I'll post it when I've found it.


Edited by Bronezhilet, Aug 19 2016 - 19:31.


WulfeHound #11 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 19:15

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Here's the images embedded:

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You just needed to remove the 's' from the link


Edited by WulfeHound, Aug 19 2016 - 19:15.


Bronezhilet #12 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 19:30

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View PostWulfeHound, on Aug 19 2016 - 18:15, said:

Here's the images embedded:

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You just needed to remove the 's' from the link

Awesome, thanks. I'll update the post.

 

In the meantime, I found a few pictures of a sprocket being removed. Sadly I haven't found the photo showing how they actually pulled it off.

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View PostRoboT95, on Aug 18 2016 - 19:25, said:

I get curious, i look up the Mono-Trailer, i expect something similar looking to a flamethrower propellant trailer...

Oh was i wrong

 

you get this -Thing- that looks like something the devil himself put in a paper shredder 

 

Eww, ive seen it all now

What is with the British and putting trailers on tanks. Why couldn't they take a cue from the soviets and stick a couple of fuel barrels on the side or the rear.



The_Chieftain #14 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 20:31

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Any sprocket wheel is going to be tough to remove. We used an M113. First chain snapped.

 

http://data.primepor...q/sprocket3.jpg

 

I have been told that if the final drive is disconnected before breaking the track, it might be possible to break the sprocket loose with the engine, but I've not seen it done.



zloykrolik #15 Posted Aug 21 2016 - 01:36

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I helped change a sprocket on an M60A3 once, it was a serious [edited]to get the bolts off the sprocket from the hub.

Kaeto1 #16 Posted Aug 21 2016 - 14:56

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They used to sell a trailer for an automobile that was rigged the same way as the mono-trailer. And it appears they still do.

 

 

 

 

 



_Freddy_ #17 Posted Sep 05 2016 - 20:34

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View PostAlias72, on Aug 19 2016 - 18:35, said:

What is with the British and putting trailers on tanks. Why couldn't they take a cue from the soviets and stick a couple of fuel barrels on the side or the rear.

 

We use the trailers for a lot more than just fuel (although fuel trailers like the mono wheel are long gone). The mono wheel did not have a long life with the British as they modified their cents with additional fuel on the vehicle (although the range was still pretty short - people keep going on about the Cents poor range but it was no worse than the M48 iirc)

AquaShrimp #18 Posted Sep 08 2016 - 23:23

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Tank trailers might not be as bad as they seem.  During the Iraq War, at the Battle of Nasiriyah, M-1 Abrams tanks were going into Nasiriyah to support marines.  The Abrams didn't have trailers though, they had fuel bladders strapped to the outside of the tank.  As soon as they started taking heavy fire, the Abrams cut away the fuel bladders and subsequently ran low on fuel and had to withdraw from the battle.

 

So compared to strapping giant bags of gas to the outside of one's tank, a trailer doesn't look like such a bad idea.

 

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