Challenger 2 engine colour

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Postby Black Knight » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Ok, weird question alert! Can anyone tell me the colour used to paint Challenger 2 (and other British AFV) engines please?

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Postby jarndice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:25 pm

All the A class vehicle engines I saw while serving were Duck Egg Blue.
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Postby Black Knight » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:29 pm

jarndice wrote:All the A class vehicle engines I saw while serving were Duck Egg Blue.


Cheers. I was guessing Coral Blue - I forgot about Duck Egg!

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Postby jarndice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:55 pm

One of the things I like about the B40/B60 and B80 engines apart from most parts being interchangeable is that the series was first manufactured by Rolls Royce in 1947 and was fitted across the whole gamut of British Military vehicles as well as generators but because they had hardened valve seats to allow them to run on low grade gasoline it means that if you have an ex-service Champ it will run just fine on unleaded with no modifications needed :thumbup:
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Postby Black Knight » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:27 pm

jarndice wrote:All the A class vehicle engines I saw while serving were Duck Egg Blue.



Any idea why that particular colour?

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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 pm

Because Duck eggs look awesome!
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Postby Black Knight » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:58 pm

Eastern Front wrote:Because Duck eggs look awesome!



:haha: :haha: :haha:

True! I remember as a kid I used it on the underside of a 1:72 scale WWII aircraft (got a feeling it was an Airfix Mosquito or a 1:32 scale Me262) and loved it!

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Postby jarndice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:17 pm

I have no idea although military contracts usually include such details,
It might be a colour favoured by the Engine Division of Rolls Royce Motors but that is all guesswork.
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Postby RobW » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am

Land Rover engines that are ex-military are that colour too: I've got one (engine) from mid-late 70's that's still mostly painted.

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