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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2018, 05:57:56 pm »
I remember getting one of those things as a soft plastic toy way back when I was a small lad.  I had it for  a couple of years.  I seem to remember it was sold as a "tank destroyer".

I have long been enamoured of the 105mm version of that vehicle, the M52:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2018, 06:37:31 pm »

The British Army didn't give names to the M-107, M-110 and M-109 in UK service, so they probably wouldn't have given one to that M-55 either.


Does that stop me giving one a name in WhiffWorld though?  ;D ;)

It's a weird looking thing, as if the turret's about to fall clean off the back of the chassis!  :o

Even weirder, the driver's in the turret, on a swiveling seat with swiveling controls  :o.

The chassis uses M-47 tank components. Perhaps a British version would be based on a Centurion chassis, but good luck finding one of those in 1/32nd...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2018, 10:54:37 pm »

The British Army didn't give names to the M-107, M-110 and M-109 in UK service, so they probably wouldn't have given one to that M-55 either.


Does that stop me giving one a name in WhiffWorld though?  ;D ;)

It's a weird looking thing, as if the turret's about to fall clean off the back of the chassis!  :o

Even weirder, the driver's in the turret, on a swiveling seat with swiveling controls  :o.

The chassis uses M-47 tank components. Perhaps a British version would be based on a Centurion chassis, but good luck finding one of those in 1/32nd...


Wouldn't 1/35 be close enough for a Whiff?  ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2018, 06:59:56 am »
Does anyone know which A-bomb comes with the 1:72 Italeri NATO weapon set?

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2018, 08:10:08 am »
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2018, 08:15:15 am »
Ah, thank you! Interesting that this Sixties design is still in use today!