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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 »
It's a B61 bomb
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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!

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2018, 03:43:33 am »
This is what "Cold War" means to me.










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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2018, 03:46:51 am »
Last picture is of a "Hot War", not a "Cold War"...   :banghead:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2018, 03:49:59 am »
It is indeed.  That was what I was hoping we could avoid.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2018, 04:04:55 am »
Then, man, we need more of this:



And less of this:





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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #85 on: February 26, 2018, 05:12:52 am »
Fergies towing Calliopes? Whatever next!  :o
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #86 on: February 26, 2018, 05:29:47 am »
Fergies towing Calliopes? Whatever next!  :o

Everybody focuses on the ICBMs.  They ignore just how ramshackle the rest of the DPRK's armed forces actually are, Kit.   :banghead:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2018, 12:14:17 pm »




The Female Revolutionary cohort demonstrate how difficult it is to march in a tight skirt......or else it's the Democratic Republic Ladies Formation Gymnastic Team  about to perform a mass splits manoeuvre.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2018, 02:36:47 pm »
My #1 cunning plan (there are others....) having been OK'd by the mods  :thumbsup: ;D here's the components.



It's an Azur Vautour night fighter, minimally pre-assembled U-2 wings (now THERE'S a surprise....  ;D) and the F-4E(S) conversion kit from 12 squared, a veritable gem of all sorts of 'useful stuff'.

The back story has the IDF/AF. after testing out the HiAC G-139 camera pod deciding to give the LOROP camera a proper test at altitudes the standard F-4 cannot reach. Accordingly a time expired Vautour is shipped over to the USA where General Dynamics update it with the planned F-4X camera nose and wings from a handy high altitude aircraft factory that's 'just down the road'......  ;D ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #89 on: February 27, 2018, 12:34:47 am »
Then, man, we need more of this:



And less of this:



More of these then.




I don't have a kombi in my stash but I do have something in 1/72 which I may have to peace up.  Psychedelic paintwork that small will be a challenge.  Maybe decals.
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