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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

So Sabres were OEM's then? eg not remanufactured CVR(T) chassis' with a redundant Fox turret. Vague recollections of a conversion kit to make this from a Scimitar/Scorpion base kit, but with a revised engine deck layout, anyone remember the kit mfr?
JUN 09, 2011 - 03:17 AM
Not 100% sure on that Jon? I did serve with two former Scimitar drivers in my platoon, so scimitars were in use by armoured infantry battalions at one time? I am not clear on when the sabre was introduced and if they were older hulls mounted with new turrets? The whole CVR(T) fleet underwent a modernization program not so long ago and had a lot of revisions made to them such as a new diesel engine to replace the old Jaguar petrol engines, I think there was also upgrades made to the suspension on the vehicles? I am sure someone in armorama land can tell you better what they are?? There was a resin kit at one time to convert the AFV club kit but I think it is not in production anymore?
JUN 09, 2011 - 03:30 AM
The chassis is from the Scorpion and the turret from the Fox, other threads have covered this area so wont bore you, The model manufacture is castoff, had some very good castings, They are not around now, use to supply Scale Link Ltd.
JUN 09, 2011 - 03:30 AM
Thanks Frank that rings a bell now I knew it was something like that, I remeber now some units ahd a mix of scropion and scimeter.
JUN 09, 2011 - 03:35 AM
Thanks Frank that rings a bell now I knew it was something like that, I remeber now some units ahd a mix of scropion and scimeter. [/quote] Thanks for info guys, my question was erm... a question, My Refs for this are Terry Ganders' Modern British AFV's, & the paperback doesn't cover The Sabre.
JUN 09, 2011 - 04:03 AM
Damn. I was hoping for more pictures of the LEP upgrades. In this thread, Terry seems to indicate that Castoff is coming back: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=108302&page=1 And I think this website is new: http://www.castoff-models.co.uk/home Paul
JUN 09, 2011 - 04:15 AM
Gents, I had a discussion recently with Bovington's Education Officer about amongst others the Afghanistan FOB display. He was quite open about the fact that the "Scimitar" was indeed a Sabre - that had been in the museum's collection for 20 years or so. The museum workshop added the slat armour and ECM spoiler, and replaced the chain gun with a GPMG. The vehicle certainly looks the part, but I wouldn't use it as reference. HTH, Olaf
JUN 09, 2011 - 08:22 AM
Hi What ar those to box at the front of the Scimitar ??? Ant what do they do.???
DEC 02, 2013 - 09:58 PM
I believe the boxes sticking up are part of an anti-IED system. Also seen on Warriors.
DEC 03, 2013 - 02:51 AM
Hi Darren, Great set of photographs, The first one gives the best indicator that it is a Sabre, there is an added spacer ring between the turret and the hull. Anto Ps Terry at Castoff does the kit, I got is years ago a s a present, its a great conversion.
DEC 03, 2013 - 03:31 AM