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von Klinkerhoffen

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2016, 04:25:43 PM »
USA
Anti-tank gun
90mm (3.5") M1A1 (the one mounted on a cruciform) plus M4 tractor to tow  :)




USA
Artillery - Howitzer
105mm M2A1

German
Flak/anti-tank
Flak 36 88mm

German
Anti-tank
Pak 44 128mm Kanone 43 bzw.44
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 07:06:27 PM by von Klinkerhoffen »

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2016, 10:54:18 PM »
With the 250/251 expansion projects moving forward and queuing up for mould making, we now have
some time to really looking into wrapping up some open-end 3D drawings.  Here is one of them:






Enjoy!
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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2016, 12:09:26 AM »
It's a nice design, but I'd hope your first foray into artillery isn't the Pak 36.  It was well and truly obsolete before most of the vehicles you have depicted in kit form saw service. 

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2016, 12:53:41 AM »
Looks good. Does the bottom of the gun shield (below the axle) fold up for travel?

I do agree with Pinky that with your current range being mainly late War, that this might be something for when you have an early war range.

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2016, 01:17:15 AM »
It is basically a work-in-progress to add "base and wheels" to our existing weapons... then adding crew to them.
So there is no particular order of what to begin with... for the Germans, it will be the PaK 36 and the PaK 75...
may be some AA guns later!
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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2016, 08:11:55 PM »
Great idea!

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2016, 03:17:27 AM »
Hi Rubicon, I have just got a third Opel Blitz to convert into a flak wagon. I was hoping to use a 37mm Flak 36 or flak 43.
The 20mm flak in all variants is available from a number of sources, but, unfortunately no seems to do a 37mm flak in 1/56 scale.

This might be a good place to start.

Cheers
Tim


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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2017, 02:31:14 AM »
Just to push the 17 pounder AT gun, there is the M5 Stuart Gun Tractor, which should be a simple variant on your existing M5 kit.



Some more photographs here:http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/m5-combat-vehicle-stuart-gun-tractor.html
« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 02:32:56 AM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2017, 03:39:54 AM »
Neat . You would need a new upper hull or a template on where to cut . A couple of front seats , transmission , steering levers and maybe a drive shaft and cover . Or did they leave the raised floor in this

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2017, 04:55:43 AM »
The deck where the turret fits is separate, the M8/M5A1 has two decks.

The rest of the exterior looks the same. Will need the grousers (as mentioned in the stowage thread).

I could not see into the crew area.

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2017, 05:13:41 AM »
Pinky: is there an entry on this vehicle in the Tankograd book?

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2017, 09:36:38 AM »
You could probabaly make you own groucers out of Plastruct T channel . Cut to length and add a support end . Just lots and lots cutting ;D

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Pinky: is there an entry on this vehicle in the Tankograd book?

No, it only covers the basic M5/M5A1.

Did this gun tractor tow the 17-pdr?  I thought they used Crusader tractors for that.

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Re: SURVEY: Small Arms & Heavy Weapons - Nov 2014 - Updated 160509
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2017, 05:16:31 PM »
Did this gun tractor tow the 17-pdr?  I thought they used Crusader tractors for that.
I remember seeing it said that it was used to tow 17 pounders while researching it, but cannot remember where.

I also cannot remember what it said at Duxford. There is the possibility it was in the post war section (in my defence you can see the sectioned Jagdpanther next to it).