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Challenger 1 Driver Head Out Driving


Wayne B
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Did the Challenger have an interlock of some sort to prevent the turret from rotating when the driver was in a head out position, to prevent inadvertent injury/decapitation of the driver? 
 

I guess where I’m going is, would the turret always be in the forward position when the driver had his head out of the hatch?

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The drivers head doesn’t stick out that far, the turret can still fully rotate with the drivers head out, a tall driver might get a slight bump on the head but wearing the CV helmet will negate any injury. There are videos of challengers rotating the turret whilst the driver is in the head out position.

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Thanks guys. All the photos I came across where the driver’s head was visible, the turret seemed to be rotated by no more than 15 deg or so (or 180deg) so just wondered. I guess I’m free to display the turret rotated. 😄

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