You need to have a radio

In old pictures of the Strv m21, there is a triangular radio antenna mounted. On the bracket that we are renovateing, the antenna mount has been modified to carry a modern rod antenna.
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We have removed the bracket, cleaned brackets for the antenna arms and the insulating plates that the brackets are mounted on
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From two broomsticks, we have produced a new triangular antenna similar to the original image.
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Body

We have started to refit the interior of the body. All hatches are mounted. However, they are not painted jet. The fuse boxes and wiring inside the fighting compartment are mounted. The cables for the front lights are prepared for mounting.

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Mounting the thermostat.

Finding a termostat housing that fits and at the same time fits the sensor to the temperature gauge was not easy. Finally we found a house that after some modifications could be used. The first picture is taken before the modification. The second image shows the modification for the temperature sensor.

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Back home.

Now the carriage has come back from Skövde, where it attracted a lot of attention. There were many people who took their time to study it closely. One comment among many were “Do not put the body on because then you cannot look at the interesting parts” and that is true, because with the body mounted you see very little of the fascinating mechanical design.

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The Garrison day in Skövde

September 24 is the Garrison day in Skövde. The theme is The tank 100 years, and our 21-29a  will be shown. Both chassis and body will be in place. To give the body a more “authentic” look, we have mounted the tower, and some hatches.
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The hatches are not renovated yet which is why they have a deviant color.

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In the chassis the complete power pack is installed. Which will give you an opportunity for detailed studies of 100 year old technology.