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Sherman VC Firefly

Notapor ShermanVC » 13 Feb 2015, 07:10

I have just bought a Sherman VC Firefly to restore - at the moment this is a pile of parts.

My approach:

2015/16 = Look for documents, photographs, manuals and missing parts.
2017/18 = Rebuild vehicle

So, this will not be quick!

I know the British Army sold some Sherman Fireflies to the Argentine army and would like to know if anyone here might be able to help me find the following items:

1) Instruction Manual for the Firefly, especially the 17 pdr gun - happy to buy original, or scan/photocopy in any language. I think the British Army sold the manuals with the tanks... there are none here.

2) Elevation Mechanism for the 17pdr gun - this fits between the turret basket and the bottom of the gun:
3) Trigger mechanism for the 17 pdr gun

In the photograph below, the white section is the Trigger mechanism, the brass part below this is the elevation mechanism:

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4) Recoil Guard - the white metal parts in these photos which surround the breech ring (big green bit in the middle).

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If anyone has any photos from the inside of any of the Argentinian Firefly tanks, I would be very interested to see those as well please?

Also, if anyone has any other parts for sale, please let me know - I am happy to have spare parts depending what they are.

Many thanks

Tim
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Re: Sherman VC Firefly

Notapor ShermanVC » 13 Feb 2015, 07:12

A couple of pictures of the turret and gun of my project... lots of work...

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Re: Sherman VC Firefly

Notapor m606paz » 15 Feb 2015, 12:11

Hi Tim!

You have on your shoulders a long work!

Missing you have, I do not know if they can find here in Argentina, but found it will be a difficult task sent to UK for our customs laws.

I send you a PM with Boris Kvitko Surplus Store email, to contact and ask or the parts you need.

Regards
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Re: Sherman VC Firefly

Notapor ShermanVC » 15 Feb 2015, 13:06

m606paz escribió:Hi Tim!

You have on your shoulders a long work!

Missing you have, I do not know if they can find here in Argentina, but found it will be a difficult task sent to UK for our customs laws.

I send you a PM with Boris Kvitko Surplus Store email, to contact and ask or the parts you need.

Regards



Great - thanks... yes, a lot of work!


Tim
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