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Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate) - Huntly, NZ
« on: October 01, 2012, 12:00:18 PM »
Hi Guys
Finally got around to bringing the data stick with these pics into work. Most of these were taken at the Men Of Steel show at Horotiu Quarry, Hamilton NZ, about 2years ago
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 12:04:14 PM »
And more
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 06:57:07 AM »
And more. Correct date of photo's 31/10/2009.
Being an Early production M41, much of the detail is different from the Mid & late production vehicles - Sprocket & idler with lightening holes, different tow rope brackets, GTL mount, number of engine grille hatches, hinges & stops (5 LHS, 6 RHS, vs 3 each side of the later vehicles), early turret with larger cast area - nose & lower turret.
Early light mounts with horseshoe splash guards, area around drivers hatch  & surrounding the turret ring cast, rather than welded

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 02:16:56 PM »
Came across a Facebook page for the Armoured Museum Charitable Trust, who have acquired NZ30549, and given her a much needed facelift.

As she appeared in 2009, making a splash - [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] rusting [ Guests cannot view attachments ] red oxide [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
painting [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 12:48:57 PM »
Checked up on the AMCT website - a WIP [ Guests cannot view attachments ] and an updated pic of their M41 [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
Looks much better

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 12:12:38 PM »
A couple of close up pics of guys engaged in engine repair work [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
Not hugely exciting, but you might have wanted pics of those areas?

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate)
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 07:58:00 AM »
An update on the AMCT facebook page
Engine being rewired [ Guests cannot view attachments ] & the vehicle dressed - pioneer tools, jerrycans, canvas bag? behind turret stowage box & cam net [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

"Recently the boys took a day trip down to Waiberia to the QEII Army Museum to visit Grant and Sam to pick their brains on what appears to be our major problem, the magnetos and to discuss their M41 (NZ30548, Assassin) and see what changes they have done to their engine?

To keep things simple they've done away with the magnetos and replaced them with a couple of Falcon distributors and re-wired it as per pics , we on the other hand have rebuilt the mags, rewired the dash and are rebuilding our booster box by copying one we borrowed from the Army Museum"


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HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate) - Huntly, NZ
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 12:53:35 PM »
Jerry cans close ups, work still in progress

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate) - Huntly, NZ
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »
Found this pic, from prior to the 'facelift'

Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate) - Huntly, NZ
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 10:04:20 AM »
Having imported some sparkplugs from the US over Xmas, the M41 is back up & running
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Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion

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Re: Kiwi M41 - NZ 30549 (Annihilate) - Huntly, NZ
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 12:52:44 PM »
Further photo update
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Mal
HL M41A3 X 6.5 - NZ M41A1 MERDC, AVRNZE, 3 X Barely touched, T50 ARV WIP - 6 wheel hull, Taigen M41A3
HL M26 - MERDC Dots & HL M26A1
Bruder MB Actros Low Loader, Bruder MAN TGA Low Loader - both now 4 axle.
Ultimate Soldier 1/18th M113A2 X 2
Spyder Works 1/16th FV101 Scorpion