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Jeff Bailey said on July 21, 2019
Ha! Very original, Jean! It looks great.
I recognise some of those tank parts: the track looks like it’s from a Tiger tank (I or II or even a Jagdtiger) ; the turret looks from an M1 tank – likely an M1 or M1-IP that had a 105mm M68/L7 *gun, as opposed to an M1A1 with a 120mm *gun. That was as far as I got, except for the turret basket mesh pieces I think you used on the “feet.”
Anyway – what a great idea!!
PS – for those who may bristle at my word use of “gun;” that IS correct: a “gun” (in armour terms) is a direct-fire weapon (it shoots basically straight at the target) as opposed to “lobbing” a round at the target to hit it miles or kilometers away in an arc shaped trajectory. (a typical modern tank CAN shoot a target up to 3 miles/5 kms. away, and some CAN be used as short-range (maybe 5 miles/ 8 kms.) artillery piece, but tanks are generally used to defeat other tanks or armoured vehicles. That idea has changed a little since so much modern fighting has moved from the flat planes of Europe to more urban or city-fighting, so a high explosive round CAN be beneficial. The US quit using HE rounds (we called them HEP – High Explosive Plastic) when the 105mm gun was replaced by the 120mm gun on the M1A1 series.
Hope I didn’t bore you. This IS about your VERY well done model after all, Jean.
Craig Abrahamson said on July 21, 2019
A very “unique”, shall we say, first posting – welcome to iModeler, sir. 🙂
jean luc said on July 22, 2019
thank you so much
George R Blair Jr said on July 22, 2019
Great looking model. It must have a really good gyroscope to keep it upright on those rollers.
good glue especially
Tom Cleaver said on July 22, 2019
Waste not, want not! Nice save.
Matija Skobe said on July 22, 2019
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