Armoured vehicle tools

Discussion in 'RAC' started by StumpyHussar, May 19, 2012.

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  1. I've been chatting to a chum about the tools we had on tanks and bet my virginity on the result of this question On the Chieftain it was still imperial measurements and we had two 7/16x/1/2 spanners which used to go missing at quite alarming regularity When Challenger was introduced the smallest tool was 10x11mm I think. This chap doesn't think that a this could be the case as the difference between 10 and 11 mm is so small can you confirm to preserve my innocence?
  2. I'm sure you're right.
    10/11mm might be close, but are both common metric sizes.
  3. Aren't spanners always like that? 8/9mm, 10/11mm, 12/13mm etc? I'm sure they all are in a Signals Tech toolkit too.

    Open Ended Spanners

    Like these ones!
  4. You are right BUT there is a 3/4 mm spanner.
  5. We had David Leaky as CO....he was a smaller me!!!!
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  6. Quite Ironic that he is now Black Rod!
  7. Made I larf!
  8. Thought the only Tools you Clanky types used was a Tele Sledge ?
  9. I thought you guys either used a Torque wrench, or a sledge hammer.
  10. AH, JBM, do you really mean Techs had Tool Kits? I thought they were just Tools?
  11. Correct, and if they cant fix it, it's an electrical fault.
  12. After exhaustive research it appears the the Tool used most by the RAC was an ARV.
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  13. Yep, pushed a few of them about.
  14. Bdum dum tish!

    We have tool boxes. What else would we sit on in the tech 9x9 while playing COD?
  15. Or a 12" AJ and a combi tool, where wuld we have been without those?