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Offline gamer Mac

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15 mm Centurion
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:50:58 AM »
Got some tanks for my 15 mm AK 47 Republic project
Got a couple centurions from QRF
Not great models, a lot of flash and various bits damaged during transport
Anyway the package has a bit in it that I don't know what it is, help?
http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/33/1912-050618114117.jpeg 

My google - fu has failed and I can't find any pictures of the bit

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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 11:56:33 AM »
At a guess, it's kinda like the thing sometimes attached to the rear of the hull that cables are attached to.
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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »

 I'll admit, it is an odd shape, but Voltan may be correct in calling it a tow bar - many British vehicles had one constructed from leaf springs & put between the hard towing points, used for pulling trailers (& in the Centurions case, a fuel bowser, given that they were quite thirsty.
 Here's a pick of the Duxford one, it's not exactly the same, but I can't think what else it could be (are  there any attachment points on the rear of the model?).


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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 03:19:36 PM »
Thanks for the effort guys, still no closer,
I am starting to think it maybe a spare bit of the suspension
It has a similar shape but not the same detail
May just leave it off

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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 03:39:44 PM »
can you take a picture of the rear and of the QRF model?  I think I know what it is... but I need confirmation...

If I am right it must be the rear support to hold the towing cables while not in use. But I need to see what the back of the model has...
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 03:43:25 PM by Arrigo »
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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 04:05:32 PM »
I think Arrigo and folk are right for my money, it's meant to be the cable roller, although it seems a bit oversized. If it is it goes on the hull rear in the centre, 'triangle point' uppermost.

A search on Google Images for 'Centurion Tank Rear' should give some views of them in situ. Or there's a few good photos here; http://anzacsteel.hobbyvista.com/Armoured%20Vehicles/centurionph_1.htm

Edit: Here's the Centurion from the Aussie War Memorial, it's got one on the back of the external fuel tank... which I can't say I've seen done before; https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C244338?image=2
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 04:10:24 PM by Arlequín »

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Re: 15 mm Centurion
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 08:49:07 AM »
No guys, thanks for the input though, but the piece I have looks nothing like any of the pictures
It can't be that important so I am just going to leave it off