Op.111 Hiker ex British Military.

Discussion in 'Optimus No:111 (all variants) + later Hiker & Hike' started by kerophile, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. kerophile

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    Hi here are some photos of an ex-British Army Optimus 111 Hiker. I have had this silent burner stove since 2009 and when using it today realised that I had never posted any images of it operating:

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    Nice one Kerophile :thumbup:
     
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    I like that! The multi-fuel capability and silent burner make it a cut above your typical 111. Thanks for posting! Jerry
     
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    Big fan of that kettle!
     
  5. kerophile

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    Hi @Gavin Mulholland .This model of copper kettle is one of my all-time favourites.
    It is model R52, Made by Tagus, Portugal.
    It is made for use rather than ornament, so is tin-plated internally.:
    Check out Tagus kettle on Ebay.
    Best Regards,
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    Could you post a pic of what the vaporiser/burner unit looks like under the shield please ? :)
     
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    To answer above request:

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    thanks!

    looks like someone chopped the case hole for the control knob shaft out with tinsnips rather than by design!
     
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    I also have a nice kettle, made in China。

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    Nice stove @kerophile. How does this military stove compare with the civilian version?
     
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    The British Military added a crude paint job to the civilian Op.111 and that was it!
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Really nice specimen. One of the best versions of the 111 an with an interesting story.

    Doesn't it look like the hole for the control knob has been cut larger? It makes sense as the needlethreading of trying to poke the thing through the tiny hole in the case, is one of the weak points in the design. More so when you're a grunt suffering from mild hypothermia.