Wednesday, 20 June 2012

As can be seen in this inside view the main weapon mounting bracket is unfortunately completely missing. 
These bolts hold the exterior protective tube and also serve as the attachment for the missing mounting. 
The bolts are slowly coming out. 
The protective tube is removed. 
And how it looks on the mantlet side, much rust here. 
The rotor removed from the mantlet, you can see on the side where the welding was. 
An inside view of the mantlet with the rotor removed. 
A close up view of the rust and welding spot, this was quite difficult to cut due to the fine tolerances of the parts. 
Once everything has been separated the various components have been laid out for reference purposes. 
The components from another angle.

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