Screw-retaining-intermediate-firing needle-withdrawal- lever

#2
Hmmm...was it a screw that prevented the withdrawal lever that acted on the intermediate firing needle from disengaging?

Something like that anyway...

Bored on a Saturday - off for a run...
 
#5
or this
105AVRE said:
GrumpyOldMan said:
Pielover said:
Scimitar for me! I didn't work on Scorpion too long before they withdrew it from service so didn't do much with the 76mm. Enjoyed converting to 30mm even though it has the most confusing and drawn out component names in the world - "rack catch plunger release catch cam" anyone?
Ahhh........happy days! Allegedly the longest part name in the British Army 8O
.........but I worked mainly on Scorp, so I have a lastig love/hate relationship for the beast: no sooner do you list a list of krap things - then up pops a list of (fairly) good things..........a good gun to work with, as long as you had you had a good gunner: the ammo was blah!...........firing HESH at Castlemartin in a strong L to R wind and first lay had to be at least 50m outside the extreme left of arc..........feckin' wind BLEW the bleddy thing back in :D
But it was a child of its times........the engine was pants, no power traverse but it was fast, agile, low profile and ideally suited to pairs work......I loved it! :lol:
That's not very long... :) how about screw retaining intermediate firing needle withdrawl lever? the smallest part of a cent 105 breech block!! 8O
 
#6
Yes, but the longest named part in your regiment was 'saddle' :)
 
#8
elovabloke said:
Do we care or can you find it on a bottle of Carslberg :numberone:
Now I heard, although I cant say if it's true, that all things can be found if enough Carsberg bottle botoms are looked at. I think it's called 'a six pack beauty queen' but I than again, who knows.
 
#9
the_butler said:
or this
105AVRE said:
GrumpyOldMan said:
Pielover said:
Scimitar for me! I didn't work on Scorpion too long before they withdrew it from service so didn't do much with the 76mm. Enjoyed converting to 30mm even though it has the most confusing and drawn out component names in the world - "rack catch plunger release catch cam" anyone?
Ahhh........happy days! Allegedly the longest part name in the British Army 8O
.........but I worked mainly on Scorp, so I have a lastig love/hate relationship for the beast: no sooner do you list a list of krap things - then up pops a list of (fairly) good things..........a good gun to work with, as long as you had you had a good gunner: the ammo was blah!...........firing HESH at Castlemartin in a strong L to R wind and first lay had to be at least 50m outside the extreme left of arc..........feckin' wind BLEW the bleddy thing back in :D
But it was a child of its times........the engine was pants, no power traverse but it was fast, agile, low profile and ideally suited to pairs work......I loved it! :lol:
That's not very long... :) how about screw retaining intermediate firing needle withdrawl lever? the smallest part of a cent 105 breech block!! 8O
Good job 'Butler' a master sleuth if ever there was one!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#10
Core blimey you kids with your Dinky toys. No wonder these latter day MBT's ie, Chieftan, and Challenger are like kiddies pedal cars designed by the Early Learning Centre ........... Do they run a day course, I found that you just steer them,.........REAL tank driving NEEDS REAL MEN. Screw retaining etc, etc, was first used in the Centurion main armament breech block, the rounds were fired electricaly and all susequent main armaments. The afore mentioned screw, retained the lever that withdrew a firing needle ( as it did'nt have a firing pin), because the needle was in contact with the base of the round it could be damaged if it was not drawn clear when the breech opened. When the breech closed. the firing needle moved forward again into a firing position. :cheers:
 
#11
Core blimey you kids with your Dinky toys. No wonder these latter day MBT's ie, Chieftan, and Challenger are like kiddies pedal cars designed by the Early Learning Centre ........... Do they run a day course, I found that you just steer them,.........REAL tank driving NEEDS REAL MEN. Screw retaining etc, etc, was first used in the Centurion main armament breech block, the rounds were fired electricaly and all susequent main armaments. The afore mentioned screw, retained the lever that withdrew a firing needle ( as it did'nt have a firing pin), because the needle was in contact with the base of the round it could be damaged if it was not drawn clear when the breech opened. When the breech closed. the firing needle moved forward again into a firing position. :cheers:
 
#12
bintheredunit2 said:
Core blimey you kids with your Dinky toys. No wonder these latter day MBT's ie, Chieftan, and Challenger are like kiddies pedal cars designed by the Early Learning Centre ........... Do they run a day course, I found that you just steer them,.........REAL tank driving NEEDS REAL MEN. Screw retaining etc, etc, was first used in the Centurion main armament breech block, the rounds were fired electricaly and all susequent main armaments. The afore mentioned screw, retained the lever that withdrew a firing needle ( as it did'nt have a firing pin), because the needle was in contact with the base of the round it could be damaged if it was not drawn clear when the breech opened. When the breech closed. the firing needle moved forward again into a firing position. :cheers:


Cor blimey, 2 rounds, same lay.

Is that a double tap?
 
#13
I remember the last 12 Centurion dryclads out in Hong Kong.......with C Sqn 16/5L. They had the honourous duty of driving them down to Kowloon in the middle of the night to get them onto an LST to go for resale. I sort of remember there was a bit of a hoohar about the road damage!!!!... "Honest Gov...it must hae been construction equipment...we've got CVR(T)!!!!!!!
 
#14
wasnt their something about a dogs head in the left track as well??? remember someone from C Sqdn telling us that?
 
#15
scarletto said:
Yes, but the longest named part in your regiment was 'saddle' :)
actually I believe it was Jus**n Or***le Clem**t Sh****y Po**er Joh***n
a very nice chap and he never touched a saddle :highfive:
 

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