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Airborne Jeeps - Duxford 2013

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Military Vehicle Open Day, IWM Duxford, 16th June 2013
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Great Pics Alan! I'll definitely be using these to help with my Resicast Jeep Conversion Sets.
JUN 28, 2013 - 02:23 AM
Hi Patrick, I still have the Recce version to build along with the Med Jeep. I need more modelling hours lol. Most of these are probably reproductions/salvage jobs, I don't think many/any originals survived. The spec looks correct though and it's good to see how the kit fits onto and into the trucks. Cheers and thanks for dropping in. Al
JUN 28, 2013 - 02:54 AM
Great pictures , thanks Alan . Did you happen to notice how the ammo drums are held onto the side of the jeep ? Was there clips undernearh or are they glued on like my 70s Italeri Airbourne jeep model ?
JUN 28, 2013 - 02:31 PM
Hi Jim, Sorry no is the answer there. However, if you look at the main pic behind the passenger seat on the RHS is a small bracket with a pin on it. Could this be the means they were affixed by? I can see the outline of something similar under the magazines that are mounted. I don't know whether the Lewis magazine had a small central opening or not, but if it did that might be one answer, other wise this could be a home made method for display purposes but either way they must have sat on some kind of clip or pin affair. Perhaps someone else knows or I can ask them next year. Cheers Al
JUN 28, 2013 - 08:47 PM
From the pictures there seems to be a small post on the jeep with a cotter pin on the end to hold the drum secure . Hope they added a length of webbing to the pin as it would have been hard to pull and switch mags quickly under fire . I guess if there was a wire basket or other kind of bracket the guys who restored the jeep would have added it , right.
JUN 29, 2013 - 12:24 PM
Hi Jim, If you look over on this site there is a restoration going on of an original. These chaps could probably answer your query. http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/airborne-and-special-forces/orginal-british-airborne-radio-jeep-143323-8/ You'll have to register but there is a lot of useful original material on the site. Cheers Al
JUN 29, 2013 - 10:33 PM
Thanks . I'll check it out
JUN 30, 2013 - 03:11 AM