Be Cool! -MOD Style

#3
Not that new really, we did the same thing.
 
#4
By comparison it is understood the US air-conditioning units for the Stryker vehicle - similar to the Scimitar
Err, some accuracy wouldn't have gone amiss...





Do journo's actually do any research these days?
 
#5
I don't know the layout of a scimitar, but would it really be so impractical to bolt in a refrigeration heat exchanger in the NBC forced air intake?

I may be overestimating their abilities, but I'd be surprised if a REME WO and a RE WO couldn't work together to produce something effective with an all-up cost of a few hundred quid. Designed, trialled and in service within a month, too.
 
#6
putteesinmyhands said:
I don't know the layout of a scimitar, but would it really be so impractical to bolt in a refrigeration heat exchanger in the NBC forced air intake?

I may be overestimating their abilities, but I'd be surprised if a REME WO and a RE WO couldn't work together to produce something effective with an all-up cost of a few hundred quid. Designed, trialled and in service within a month, too.
And you know that's exactly why it'd never be allowed to happen...
 
#7
the_matelot said:
By comparison it is understood the US air-conditioning units for the Stryker vehicle - similar to the Scimitar
Err, some accuracy wouldn't have gone amiss...





Do journo's actually do any research these days?
Not sure what you are complaining about; they are both patently green (albeit different shades) and manned by soldiers. How much more similar do you need?
 
#8
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
the_matelot said:
By comparison it is understood the US air-conditioning units for the Stryker vehicle - similar to the Scimitar
Err, some accuracy wouldn't have gone amiss...





Do journo's actually do any research these days?
Not sure what you are complaining about; they are both patently green (albeit different shades) and manned by soldiers. How much more similar do you need?
Well Nil out of 10 for observation wnker
 
#9
I would not say that you couldn't cool down a Scimitar in the desert heat but there are a lot of things working against you - and the current (!) power budget within the vehicle isn't going to leave you much to spare, IIRC!

Warrior should be easier - more power to spare.

An interesting development task for someone!

Litotes
 
#10
Litotes said:
I would not say that you couldn't cool down a Scimitar in the desert heat but there are a lot of things working against you - and the current (!) power budget within the vehicle isn't going to leave you much to spare, IIRC!

Warrior should be easier - more power to spare.

An interesting development task for someone!

Litotes
OK, so add another £200 for a 5kVA genny to strap on the back - it could have a secondary use powering the lighting at the BBQ - or putting an electrical charge on the vehicle chassis - think Pig.
 
#12
mushroom said:
The firm that makes NBC units also make Air con' units for industrial and civilian use.
Therein may lie the problem. How to sensibly put the job out to tender when there's only one firm got the correct fittings.

Edit: Stupid spelling mistake!
 
#13
Eliots at Bishop Auckland - local MP has huge majority so no one is bothered. Perhaps they should open a branch on the Clyde, somewhere the local labour deadbeat is under pressure from an SNP deadbeat. Large orders within five mins.
 
#14
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
the_matelot said:
By comparison it is understood the US air-conditioning units for the Stryker vehicle - similar to the Scimitar
Err, some accuracy wouldn't have gone amiss...





Do journo's actually do any research these days?
Not sure what you are complaining about; they are both patently green (albeit different shades) and manned by soldiers. How much more similar do you need?
Good point, I understand the journo's first draft included this Scimitar
 
#16
whilst other posters have detailed that it has been done in the past, I suspect that some scimiter bod has been having the Daily mail on. I cannot believe that REME would name a sub unit the 'Light AIR Detachment! Nor would they waste fitters time on mods that the crews could carry out.
 

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#17
I know the guy who designed this system, his name is Mr H Robinson and he works for a firm called Tye Tartuss.
 
#18
Biped said:
I know the guy who designed this system, his name is Mr H Robinson and he works for a firm called Tye Tartuss.
What about Peltier (thermoelectric) cooling units? These are already used in the cab on some London Underground trains for providing spot "comfort" cooling for drivers. Not going to bring the overall cabin temperature down much but do provide a local supply of cool air and do not consist of much more than an array of Peltier Couples and fans.

Mr H Robinson also appears to consult for London Underground.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,,2095504,00.html

Likewise nothing in theory to stop the air being passed over some ice blocks before entry to said trousers. Might not last long but better than nothing and requires no extra on board power, just some suitable containers for ice lashed into the already H Robinson plumbing & drainage.
 
#20
black_maskers said:
are you sure they didn't mean this scimitar....
Wasn't there a guy around soltau called wolfgang who had something similar to this.?
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