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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 09:54 AM UTC
Matt Flegal shares with us a huge number of pictures of the MBT 70.

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Thanks!
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 10:19 AM UTC
Great pictures Matt!

Well, it's about time to build another one of my Aurora kits. Waiting for a REAL 1/35 kit.





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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 12:52 AM UTC
I just wish I'd brought a crowbar. We tried for about 10 minutes to open up the AA gun hatches but they were rusted shut.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:19 AM UTC
Hope DML comes out with a US version of their new kit.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC
Matt, great feature!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 09:56 AM UTC

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I just wish I'd brought a crowbar. We tried for about 10 minutes to open up the AA gun hatches but they were rusted shut.



Those hatches are linked to the gun cradle by struts, so they are pushed open or pulled closed as the gun goes up/down. If you'd got them open with a crowbar something would have broken!
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 03:38 PM UTC
Great pictures Matt, I've been pouring all over them, interior views particularly, they are the only views of this tanks interior on the whole worldwide web, fantastic, you are the first. just starting Dragons kPZ70, I'm not making another empty shell, just made two Leopards, empty shells, the interior is as important and interesting as the external features, so I'm scratch building the MBT70 interior, using only your pictures, and a few basic drawings as a guide. Might post them up on here, but I'm brand new to the site, so it might not be a good Idea, might hanfg around a while and get to know it better. Cheers Matt.
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 04:15 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Welcome to the site!

This is an old thread, but if you scratch an interior I'd love to see it! (Don't suppose you'll gear the driver's seat and hatch to rotate when the turret is turned? His seat always faced "hull-front", unless reversing, when it could spin 180 to face hull-rear. That meant he spun opposite to the turret direction as it rotated, leading to problems with sea-sickness during trials!)
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
Thank you for the welcome Tom. I've had problems with my computer, so have had to adopt Metadyne as my username, I've been surfing MBT70 for internal detail information for my project and combining the site Abrams a history of an american tank and Matt's images here, still the only one's on the whole internet I can find, it's like solving an AFV riddle, the images show the drivers position, with the warning light and anncillery controls on the turret wall, commanders seat, and gunners seat with the stainless steel round rotary base junction. Very helpful, but more pictures of the inside would help, anyone???
windsheer
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 02:14 PM UTC
more detail study shows that the gunners seat is not actually shown at all in Matt's pictures, it may have been removed altogether with the gunners controls. The foot rest with gripper plate texture is in fact the commanders seat. Plastic-card at the ready...