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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 16:23 
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It's got windows? That looks more like one of the Ratel offices! !!I'll have to take a closer look at the Mk2


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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 19:05 
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Burt wrote:
It's got windows? That looks more like one of the Ratel offices! !!I'll have to take a closer look at the Mk2

Since when do tanks not have windows? The photographer is an officer at the School of Armour, so I trust his description of the photo.


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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 19:11 
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I stand corrected, I found these walkaround pictures of the Mk2, yup.. it's got windows !

http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/jacque ... php?Page=2


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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 19:22 
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Burt wrote:
I stand corrected, I found these walkaround pictures of the Mk2, yup.. it's got windows !

http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/jacque ... php?Page=2


Wow! Great find \:D/


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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 19:35 
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The reason why at first I thought it was a Ratel was see site http://www.warwheels.net/Ratel90FSVvanAardt.html the middle picture shows it best. I'm used to seeing "periscopes" and "slits" on tanks. So when that pic was posted it made me think of the Ratel which have large windows. I certainly hope those where extremely bullet proof glass ones !!


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PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 23:42 
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I think those "windows" are referred to as vision blocks :wink:

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PostPosted: 06 May 2015, 00:02 
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Hi Guys, well it seems that the IPMSSA.ZA.Org has been down for some time. And the Archive.org way back machine does not have a full copy of anything there. the only thing I found there for the Olifant was this link

http://gallery2.ipmssa.za.org/main.php?g2_itemId=29481

and when you go there it says "This Account Has Been Suspended" .. this is the AFV model Centurion conversion (NATO) into the Olifant. By any chance has anyone made a copy of the conversion article from them ? that can pass on to me.. I would appreciate it. B.


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PostPosted: 06 May 2015, 01:24 
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Burt wrote:
Hi Guys, well it seems that the IPMSSA.ZA.Org has been down for some time. And the Archive.org way back machine does not have a full copy of anything there. the only thing I found there for the Olifant was this link

http://gallery2.ipmssa.za.org/main.php?g2_itemId=29481

and when you go there it says "This Account Has Been Suspended" ..

Burt, I believe IPMSS have moved to facebook.
I have seen a link to them on this forum.


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PostPosted: 06 May 2015, 01:40 
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Well that's just great !! and of course ! i don't have a facebook account ! 7 billion people on this earth and I'm the only one without a FB account LOL!!! thanks for the info.. B.


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PostPosted: 06 May 2015, 03:08 
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Burt wrote:
...and when you go there it says "This Account Has Been Suspended" .. this is the AFV model Centurion conversion (NATO) into the Olifant. By any chance has anyone made a copy of the conversion article from them ? that can pass on to me.. I would appreciate it. B.
I don't have or recall the conversion article ... but I do have the 500+ walk-around images that were in the gallery if you want these? If you want them, drop me an email address via PM & I'll send them to you in batches ... it's around 100mb total.

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