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FV434 with engine
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No: 10781   Contributor: Chris Stone   Year: 1994   Manufacturer: GKN Sankey   Country: Germany
FV434 with engine

The FV434 of the LAD, Cyclops, 2RTR with the blown engine pack out of the Chieftain on the left of the pic, Soltau Training Area 1994
Picture added on 18 July 2013 at 07:39
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Great action shot.
As you are no doubt aware L60's were not the most reliable of engines until they were fitted with modified cylinder liners.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 13 September 2013.
Thanks Stephen, The date should be 1984! Seem to remember going through more gearbox's than engines! Chris

Added by Chris Stone on 13 September 2013.
Following a House of Commons report in 1978 regarding the reliabilty problems with the L60 a programme to improve the engine, known as Sundance was instigated.
The modifications included new cylinder liners and changes to the gear casing and fan pulley casing.
From what I recall most L60's were modified at 38 Base Workshop REME, Chilwell, Nottingham and the programme continued into the early 1980's.
Best wishes,

Added by Stephen Prosser on 14 September 2013.
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