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Re: FV432 and all it's variants
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2018, 02:08:40 pm »
So where might Britain have exported the FV432 to?
Another possibility would have been pre-revolutionary Iran, which raises the possibility of modified versions with home-made or Chinese weapons.

Just as controversially, you could Argentina instead of their M113's, before the Junta came in.
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Re: FV432 and all it's variants
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2018, 02:44:00 pm »
At the risk of introducing thread drift, I have been given to understand that in the 1950's "Steak Centurion" was a dish served by tank crews. A lot of tinfoil and wet newspaper, a suitable location in the engine compartment and 12 miles across country (rare) to 20 miles (well done). Little sister has cooked a salmon in her dishwasher (full recipe on request) and Keith Floyd the TV cook once gave a recipe for what he called "Chicken Rolls Royce"  involving a Silver Cloud exhaust manifold.  Cooking time given in miles and rpm.

I've long wanted to try Salmon a la Fisher & Paykel but for some reason Mrs z has banned me from cooking in the dishwasher.

I'll get the precise details from my sister and pass them on.   Alison reckoned it was a perfectly poached fish!!

I have heard that.  I would be grateful for the recipe.

Zenrat, herewith the recipe as requested. My sister  Alison  reassures Mrs Z that it's perfectly safe and will NOT cause problems as long as you seal the fish properly.....she will even get the dishwasher cleaned out!

Dishwasher Salmon.
 It’s really a similar method to oven baking! Because the top temperature of most dishwashers is only 70C there’s no risk of overcooking and toughening or drying out the flesh. Instead, the fish is cooked very slowly to a melting, slightly translucent flakiness. If you like your salmon very firm, this is not really the method for you. If you like it soft and moist, read on.

Of course, dishwashers vary in terms of exact temperature and length of program.  I did it with a large 4kg salmon, with a 70C (160F) 2.5-hour cycle:  the results were delicious.  You could always give it another  part  wash if you really feel it needs it.

Don’t be tempted to use the eco wash for cooking the fish: this is no time for ultra-low temperatures!

How to do it

•   Prepare the salmon by seasoning the fish with salt and pepper inside and out, and stuff the cavity with lemon slices. You could use a sprig of tarragon too if you wish.

•   Oil a sheet of good quality foil at least twice the length of your salmon. Wrap the salmon in it, sealing the edges tightly and making sure there are no tears or gaps.

•    Wrap securely in a second layer of foil and seal with great care.

•   Lay on the dishwasher top shelf being very careful not to tear or pierce the foil.

•   Obviously, don’t add detergent or try to wash any dishes at the same time. Wash on the hottest wash, including the drying cycle.

•   Leave to cool in the foil.
Preparing the cooled salmon
Once cooled, peel away the skin. Stroke away the brown, fatty layer with your fingers or a spoon. Use the foil to lift the fish on to a platter. Decorate with cucumber slices and/or herbs.
Serve with lemon wedges and mayonnaise.

This has to be the ultimate in thread drift......from FV432s to salmon cookery

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Re: FV432 and all it's variants
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 02:58:17 pm »

This has to be the ultimate in thread drift......from FV432s to salmon cookery

Hehehehe, THAT'S for sure!  ;D
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Re: FV432 and all it's variants
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2018, 04:13:13 am »
Thanks Rheged.  Please pass on my thanks to Alison.

Now to persuade Mrs z it's a good idea... :o

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Re: FV432 and all it's variants
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2018, 07:03:14 am »
S&S Models do some 1/72nd conversion kits that might be relevant to this discussion:

Peak GPMG turret:

Anti-IED aerials:

Chieftain stowage boxes (widely 'borrowed' by other British Army types):

Milan Compact Turret (as mounted on Spartan IRL):

Generic remote weapon stations:

106mm Recoilless Rifle:

TOW pedestal mount:

TOW Hammerhead mount (note that the wrong picture is showing on the site):

Amazingly, they don't seem to do a salmon kettle.... :rolleyes: ;)
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