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  1. #261
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    One thing I never understood on those old heavy Tanns is in the boltwork. Why did they have the locks operating live AEDS, but without an actual interference point with the bolt?

    I am sure there must have been a reason if Tann did it, but what is the reason?

  2. #262
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    One thing I never understood on those old heavy Tanns is in the boltwork. Why did they have the locks operating live AEDS, but without an actual interference point with the bolt?

    I am sure there must have been a reason if Tann did it, but what is the reason?
    Chubby, I was not until about 1980 privvy to the design thinking in Tanns but there could be a clue in that the first boltwork designs in Stratford and leading through to Tann, used the lock solely as a servo mechanism for the live re-locker and not necessarily in it's own right.

    The reasoning as I see it is that at the time explosive attack was at it's height and when the lock is blown anything in the proximity is also likely to suffer so the re-locker placed some distance away and more firmly attached to the door plate than the flimsy lock bolts is more likely to survive.

    The Tann locking changed by the 1980's in the TS ranges where the live re-locker was placed well above and out of danger working in conjunction with the keylock which was also active in the bolt plate.

  3. #263
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    It's interesting to hear that.

    Of course some Stratford AEDs were set very close to the lock- I am thinking of the little see saw live AEDs.

    I am a big believer in long drives for AEDs putting them well away from the main action.

  4. #264
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    For anyone interested in the monster crane hinged Giant Colossus i posted a while back, heres an elusive front view I found while having a big clear out of old stored photos.
    Would still like to know for definite if these units ever went into production..
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    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    For anyone interested in the monster crane hinged Giant Colossus i posted a while back, heres an elusive front view I found while having a big clear out of old stored photos.
    Would still like to know for definite if these units ever went into production..
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    It is only 2.5 tonnes - would it really have matched vaults, as they claim?

  6. #266
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    The stated weight, as mentioned before by myself and others, doesnt seem right ? 2.5 metric tonnes ! the door looks that heavy !

  7. #267
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    I would say that 2500kg for a 185 litre internal capacity safe was pretty good. Looking at its dimensions, the safe is physically not that big.

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