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Old 10-12-13, 11:31
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Hello all, if it seems to be rather impossible to make a new registration on the MLU forum, I am sending few pics in behalf of my friend Petr, owner of the new UCW project over here. Hope you will like it. A lot of work ahead, but apart from cutted armor, all main components are present. Dont have serial number, but we think that its MK.II late production (british made?) or Mk.III? It seems that it have Mk.III air inlets and motor cover (well remains of it). Any comments would be appreciated.
I also wonder if there are any other owners of similar UCWs (not AOPs)?
And if there will be a chance to make a registration for Petr, it would be much easier for him to keep him updated about the project progress
Thanks and regards
Duson
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Old 10-12-13, 11:48
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Hmmm! Someone else told me that they gave up trying to register for this site?? Anyway here is my MK2* from 1944. Ron
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Old 10-12-13, 14:54
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Good to hear from you Dušan. Is that British welded hull construction Petr has there?
There are a number of indicators other than the obvious welded hull and lack of rivets with supporting angle iron brackets.

I am noticing the steering gearbox, driver seat upper bracket, solid (i.e.: non-cast) Stacey attachment, cable access opening through divisional wall near driver right elbow.
Can you post some engine detail images? You may find a serial number on the block.

Once it is restored it will make a nice compliment to the mortar carrier and outstanding Windsor Carrier your group has access to at the Military Technical Museum Lešany.

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Old 10-12-13, 15:49
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The details you mentioned are pointing to british made UCW, am I right? Sorry for poor pics, but you got all the clues!
What do you think about the air inlets / hole in the division plate? I suppose its Mk.III style, however I have seen Mk.II with this style of inlets. A bit confusing
Petr will send better photos incl. engine number, hull number etc. asap. (there is a 24 studs engine).
Thanks for comments!
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Old 10-12-13, 17:04
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So many items point to British manufacture, including the water can rack. The part numbers off the brackets may also support this. The divisional wall may indicate a lack of fastening holes for the ventilator boxes, pointing to a MK-III welded hull.

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Old 10-12-13, 17:13
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I think MR is correct. British steering wheel and what looks like a bishops steering gear. British steering wheels are very hard to find in any condition, that one looks very good. Nice project, upper armour is pretty straight forward, looks like most of the frame is still there too.

Ben
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