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Offline bob48

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #165 on: October 21, 2012, 02:47:02 PM »
lol - well, thats that sorted - good one Stagger!
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #166 on: October 21, 2012, 02:50:04 PM »
Ha! Maybe we could take our show on the road: "I can name that tank in 4 google-chops!" "Wait, I can name it in three!"

There's a side view of it in Armored Thunderbolt. I've been furiously flipping through the pages for a half an hour. I should give the book 1st credit since that picture suggested what to look for.
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #167 on: October 21, 2012, 03:10:42 PM »
Yeah - the antique tank road-show!

Just to complete the quartet, the one in top left is an A30 Challenger with 17pdr.
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #168 on: October 21, 2012, 06:21:03 PM »
Good stuff, guys. Thanks!

I've found my skills improve at this stuff when I handle models/minis.

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #169 on: October 22, 2012, 11:53:40 AM »
I got an answer back from Bovington today, confirming what we now know. The vehicle is currently in the 'reserve' display.

Hello Bob,

Thank you for your email
 
The tank in question is the Assault Tank T14 (the first pilot tank remained in the the US whilst the second one was shipped to the UK).  It weighed approximately 47 tons and had a maximum speed of 24 miles an hour and was armed with the M3 75mm gun.  Britain wanted an assault tank but the American Amored Force never wanted the T14 and the contract to produce the tank was never started and all development work had ceased by December 1944. 

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« Reply #170 on: October 22, 2012, 05:18:58 PM »
Cool that he emailed you back so quickly. What's next Bob? Should we take on French and Italian weenie tanks? Or maybe the Antipodes have a few homebrew rattletraps that need attention...
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« Reply #171 on: October 23, 2012, 05:30:58 AM »
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981
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« Reply #172 on: October 23, 2012, 07:23:44 PM »
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981

That looks suspiciously like a Jagdpanther...only uglier.

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« Reply #173 on: October 23, 2012, 07:43:17 PM »
Ooh, well, the Ozzies had a strange looking home-grown tank called the Sentinel, we could have a look at that as a curio, or that ugly behemoth the Tortise..........maybe even the T28......

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART2981

That looks suspiciously like a Jagdpanther...only uglier.

Speaking of Uglier than a Jagdpanther: the T-28 Bob was referring to:



Unless, of course, he was referring to the equally ugly Soviet T-28 Which the Finnish referred to as the 'Mail Wagon' (I'm guessing that after facing it in the Winter War they were not impressed):

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #174 on: October 24, 2012, 09:29:24 AM »
I always thought Jagdpanthers were cool looking ever since I saw my first one on the PanzerBlitz box cover.
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« Reply #175 on: October 24, 2012, 11:57:30 AM »
Stagger, great pic's, and yes, it was the US T28 I was thinking about. I had forgotten that early war Ruskie monstrosity. The Finns in the Winter War did not seem to be impressed by anything that the Russians fielded, probably more due to poor deploymeny / doctrin and logistics than anything else. Interesting period though.

Changing to 'good looking' tanks, one of my favourits is the Black Prince, whilst not all that successful, it did pave the way to one of the all-time classics; The Centurion!

http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART3437
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« Reply #176 on: October 24, 2012, 07:16:27 PM »
Yep, the Centurion was a good looking tank and, unlike most post ww2 British tanks, saw some serious action with the IDF. IIRC some 90-odd IDF Centurions held off almost the entire Syrian Army in the 'Valley of Tears' during the 1973 IAW. (OK, a little hyperbole but you get the point  ;)).
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #177 on: October 24, 2012, 07:20:07 PM »
BTW, the IDF was able to do some amazing things with surplus M4s against much more modern tanks as well. Not that those Shermans were exactly stock anymore mind you...
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #178 on: October 24, 2012, 07:52:43 PM »
Speaking of Centurion tanks. One of the few pleasures of my time posted at CFB Kingston was walking by this beaut on the way in and out of the office

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #179 on: October 25, 2012, 11:58:37 AM »
Most Excellent!

One of the most interesting of the 'Super Shermans' was the varient fitted with the AMX13 turret and used by Egypt.
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