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Chieftain Tank Antennas ...
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
What would be the standard length of Clansman radio antennas on the Chieftain Mk.10? Two further questions: certain photographs of the Mk.10 show three antennas, others with just two. Did each have a specific function? And finally, I have noticed that in certain situations, the antennas are striped black and white. Discounting this, what is the base colour of the antennas?
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Length will depend on the set installed but Iím away from my refs so canít answer that right now.

Three antennae signify a command vehicle (RHQ, I think) and the third, in front of the light projector, is for an additional set.

As issued, all the ones Iíve seen were gloss dark green.
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
2m is the standard length for the VHF antenna for the Clansman 353 radio,
not sure if the chiefy carried a HF 321 radio set, the command tanks might of, antenna lengths for HF depend on the freq used. 2m upto 4m would be the lengths.

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
These are the standard 2 metre antennae fom SMM in turned brass: https://www.scorpion-miniature-models.co.uk/product-page/smm3527-clansman-antennae-and-bases