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Real world generators stuff and stuff.
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:08:05 PM »

RAAGUNNER ,is that a generator swichboard in your name thing ,  ?



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Re: LOCATIONS IN YOUR PROFILES
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 08:03:11 PM »

 
Negative the generator is outside.
 
It is the operators console.
 
Close up, don't let the 'grey' fool you not Naval.
 
 
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Re: Re: LOCATIONS IN YOUR PROFILES
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 12:27:07 AM »

Negative the generator is outside.
 
It is the operators console.
 
Close up, don't let the 'grey' fool you not Naval.


That looks like some sort of gunnery control system.......
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Re: Re: LOCATIONS IN YOUR PROFILES
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 02:43:40 AM »

Negative the generator is outside.
 
It is the operators console.
 
Close up, don't let the 'grey' fool you not Naval.


That looks like some sort of gunnery control system.......

Should get Ken to move this to another spot on Chit chat.
 
Correct, Fire Control console.
One of these British units, used by Commonwealth countries, until till early sixties where upon missiles replaced the Guns.

 
 
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Re: Re: LOCATIONS IN YOUR PROFILES
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 10:08:25 AM »

Hello,
Picture of a  3Mk7 Mortar locating Radar, with a Meadows generator.
Used in Germany by 94 Regiment Royal Artillery, was replaced by a new Radar, "Green Archer" in 1963.
I spent hundreds of hours cooped up in one !!!!!!!.
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Re: Re: LOCATIONS IN YOUR PROFILES
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 10:45:22 AM »

I think we were still using the generators in the early 90s in BAOR. We used them to provide power to the CP and mobile workshops.
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Re: Real world generators stuff and stuff.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 11:25:39 AM »

Yes Australia also converted the Radar AA No.3 Mk7 to mortar locating, until they were replaced by American radars in ViteNam.
 
The  Radar AA No.3 Mk7, was withdrawn from Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiments in 1963, when the regiments were coverted to Light Anti-Aircraft and thence disbanded, into field regiments, 25 pounders.
 
Does anyone know where to get drawings to enable the making of a scale model of the Radar.
 
Because the 3 Mk7 was "British" there are no drawings available in Australia either from RAE (Engineers), RAEME (electrical, mechanical engineers) or RRAA (Australian artillery) museums.
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Re: Real world generators stuff and stuff.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 03:51:59 PM »

Hello,
We were required to watch and give grid references of a Parachute drop by hundreds of Yanks.
Got all set up, along came the planes, about a dozen of them, out came the Paras, all floating gently to earth.
The Radars went crazy !!!, tracking back and forth along this great long line of bodies and metal bits.
Our set was trying to lock onto thousands of targets all at once !!.
All we could do was give a Compass Bearing and say it happened "over  there"!!!.
Good laugh tho !.
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Re: Real world generators stuff and stuff.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 08:02:59 PM »

They would have been better using the Tactical Radar (TC) 4 Mk1 (Canadian)  instead of the more precise fire control (FC) 3 mk7,  as it was designed for locking onto and tracking a target then sending current data to the predictor.
 
Nowdays, computer, which predicted the future position of the target and at which point the guns were aimed and engaged the plane.
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Re: Real world generators stuff and stuff.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 11:56:44 PM »

 
Help needed.
 
Does anyone know where, or who to contact, for drawings to enable the making of a scale model of the No.3 Mark 7 Radar. Photo at reply No.3.
 
The 3 Mk7 was "British", there are no drawings available in Australia, either from RAE (Engineers), RAEME (electrical, mechanical engineers) or RRAA (Australian Artillery) museums.
 
Appreciate any assistance.
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