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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2021, 05:02:50 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?
The intention or purpose of the bar grating/screen is to try and defeat HEAT rounds and ATGMs (Cone-Shaped Charge) before they come in to contact with the vehicle by causing the warheads to detonate upon contact with the screen.   
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2021, 07:14:41 AM »
Here's what it does to an RPG round:


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2021, 09:16:33 AM »
Thanks Jeff, Frank, that really explains it well ----  :smiley:

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2021, 11:44:05 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?

Detonates standoff shaped charge warheads at a sufficient distance that the explosive jet hopefully cant penetrate the base armour and the crew compartment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slat_armor

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2021, 11:52:23 AM »
There's also the possibility that it may cause a kinetic projectile to lose stability & not (fully) penetrate the base armour.
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2021, 09:39:53 AM »
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Detonates standoff shaped charge warheads at a sufficient distance that the explosive jet hopefully cant penetrate the base armour and the crew compartment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slat_armor

Nah mate, its designed to mess with the ignition of the charge. The standoff range could actually improve the effect of the shaped charge by giving it enough distance to form properly.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2021, 09:42:56 PM »
A little something for the logistician in all of us:


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2021, 03:20:41 AM »




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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2021, 05:55:34 AM »
Nice! :smiley:
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2021, 06:58:52 AM »
OMFG !!!!!! Finally

 

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 09:48:14 PM »
Another interesting release for the combat engineers among us.




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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2021, 11:43:46 PM »
I wonder if the Army pays four/five times as much for it than civvies do   ;D

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2021, 11:56:41 PM »
I wonder if the Army pays four/five times as much for it than civvies do   ;D


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2021, 11:44:58 AM »
That skid steer is cool. I think the Canadian Army DART uses that and the Gecko Supacat

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2021, 02:07:12 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2021, 01:32:36 AM »
Gecko Models will be releasing their own 1/35th scale model of the iconic Austin K2/Y Heavy Ambulance in the middle of 2021.

This model is based on original research and has no connection with the forthcoming Airfix K2/Y model. Research and planning for this model started a considerable time before the unexpected announcement by Airfix.



There will be a number of boxings of this kit, all the colour and marking schemes for which were completed and sent to Gecko, coincidentally, just the day before the Airfix announcement. These are:

1 - Famous K2/Ys (includes HRH The Princess Elizabeth figurine)

Option 1 - K2/Y driven by HRH The Princess Elizabeth at the ATS Driver & Maintenance School at Camberley, Surrey, UK in the Spring of 1945
Option 2 – K2/Y in Ice Cold in Alex film markings (2 wheel drive version only - another K2/Y was converted to 4 wheel drive using Austin K9 or CMP drive train components and used in some scenes)

2 - Early K2/Ys

4 Options to include a BEF example, 2 x Western Desert examples (including a very colourful K2/Y) and an example used in Sicily

3 - Late War K2/Ys

4 Options showing those used by the military and civilian services in the North West Europe campaign in 1944/45



Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2021, 03:47:23 AM »

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2021, 05:07:21 PM »
Hmmm?! ???

Depending on its dimensions, I may have a use for one of those! ;)
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2021, 12:03:28 AM »
A zombie squasher? Add a bunch of spikes to the edge of the bucket.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2021, 07:16:05 AM »
Probably must me... whenever I see a bobcat working I see this


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2021, 02:26:08 AM »
You know of this kit?



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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2021, 09:03:38 AM »
I'd be surprised if BT doesn't have one ... or, at least, had one. ;)
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2021, 12:29:16 PM »
I'd be surprised if BT doesn't have one ... or, at least, had one. ;)

Yep, in the stash. Also have a Queen Alien same scale. One of these days......... ::)

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2021, 02:50:34 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2021, 03:57:56 AM »




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