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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2015, 05:11:01 PM »
Ripley: I concede your point re: track width, I misread my references, though cromwell also used the 15.5in track. The track width I dont see as a problem for a dual kit though, at this scale, the 2.5inch difference (assuming cromwell mark with 15.5 inch track) amounts to just 1.1mm each side, the 8inch length difference (according to my sources) is less than 4mm difference, representable with a new overlayed rear hull plate.

Regarding the suspension however, British tanks have never, to my knowledge, used torsion bars owing to maintenence problems (though some light armoured vehicles, such as APC's do). Comet I believe was the last of the British tanks to use Cristie suspension as on all cruiser tanks from the A13 onwards, I would be interested to know what source you have that states that Comet used Torsion bars.

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2015, 09:46:19 PM »
Your right , my bad . Got to get my glasses checked ( again )  ::)

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 11:40:37 PM »
Back on topic though, I think its a shame that Comet seems to have been almost forgotten when it comes to late WW2 tanks. It's short service life means I think a dual kit is the best chance we have of getting one in anything other than resin :(

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2015, 12:20:46 PM »
Early war: Matilda and Crusader tanks maybe the M3 Grant

Mid war: M4 Sherman,  Comet/Cromwell

Brit heavies: Churchills or different kinds 
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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2015, 05:17:02 PM »
I guess the little Vickers MK VI could be interesting, but maybe a little limited in appeal.

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« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2015, 11:11:44 PM »
The  M-3 Grant would be a good choice. Then with a different turret you could have the M-3 Lee.You could then use the same suspension and track for an early M-4 or M-4A1 or even a M-7 Priest

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2015, 05:37:50 PM »
Yeah, I agree.

Useful from Early 1942 through all battles of El Alamein and Tunisia. An excellent opponent for your Panzer III I think :-)

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2015, 01:21:57 PM »
Is a Cromwell/Challenger kit possible?
 
I'd be in for a troop of 4 (3 Cromwell + 1 Challenger) for a late-war 1st Polish Armoured Division troop.
 
While not many Challengers were made, the Cromwell/Challenger combo may prove popular as an alternative image to the Sheman/Firefly combo troop.
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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2015, 08:54:19 PM »
Challenger & Comet please.
No one makes an A30 Challenger in 1/56.

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2015, 11:56:32 AM »
Well suffice to say, this topic now is slightly obsolete with the crusaders!

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2015, 12:52:13 PM »
Well suffice to say, this topic now is slightly obsolete with the crusaders!

Not necessarily, Crusader will not be the only British tank we will do.  Still need brainstorming to come up with more... ;)

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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2015, 01:30:15 PM »
Much as I'd love to see some early war British armour (like a MkVI Light Tank), it's never going to sell enough.  So I'm going to continue to push for a Sherman I (with parts to make an early version suitable for North Africa, and a Firefly), and a Churchill (preferably one of the mid-production variants).
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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2015, 10:10:26 PM »
Yay, there's still hope for a Challenger.
 
If you consider the M4A1, I hope that could include the M4A5 Canadian Ram variants.  I'ld snap up a handful of Ram Kangaroos!

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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2015, 09:05:46 PM »
I'd also love a Challenger, unfortunately I don't think a combo kit with the Cromwell would be easy,  (or maybe even possible) as while Challengers were based on Cromwell chassis, they had to stretch them, adding another road wheel, (plus, I think widen it) in order to fit a turret big enough to fit a 17 pdr  in it.
This would probably require a separate kit as the stretched chassis wasn't utilised for anything else - a similar problem would present itself for the Churchill Black Prince.
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Re: British Tanks? What British Tanks?
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2015, 09:15:19 PM »
British tanks are particularly difficult to make them multi-variant because of their subtle little differences and obvious modifications.  Extra time and efforts to do research unless you try to ignore those differences.

The Crusader is pretty straight forward (in some way), but we still have to bent some corners to put everything into a single kit.
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