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Chieftain Marksman
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 10:59 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Chieftain Marksman Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun in 1/35th scale from Takom, and builds the turret to see how it goes together.

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ULIX-VM
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 02:27 AM UTC
takom coming to late.why? because tamiya models coming first years ago. the takom is good but the tamiya version is better.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 02:57 AM UTC
This is a Marksman Turret not a Gepard.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 07:12 AM UTC
I love the "what if" Urban Camouflage option included in the painting guide! Great kit!
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 07:42 AM UTC

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takom coming to late.why? because tamiya models coming first years ago. the takom is good but the tamiya version is better.



Tamiya hasn't ever done a Chieftain with the Marksman turret
mogdude
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 05:25 PM UTC
Is this the same turret that was put on the T55 hulls ?
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 06:47 PM UTC

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Is this the same turret that was put on the T55 hulls ?



Yep - the Finns are the only users to date. (The turret is a self-contained system, so only needs an adaptor ring to fit a new hull type...)
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 09:59 PM UTC

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Is this the same turret that was put on the T55 hulls ?



Yep - the Finns are the only users to date. (The turret is a self-contained system, so only needs an adaptor ring to fit a new hull type...)



Yes and no.
I don't know for sure but the kit turret looks like the prototype as fitted to the Duxford example and used in the sales program not a production variant as fitted to the Finnish T-55 and Leopard 2A4 there are differences. Muzzle break for one, the covers over the breech blocks different shape and other minor items. Other than that Tom is correct.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
The Finnish T-55 Marksman turret has a lot of little differences, and the Leo 2 version has a few more. Check out my build here to see them. I stuck with the kit barrels as there were no other options.

Jim