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Aero-space / Re: F4U Corsair
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 11:08:32 AM »


What if installing a Chrysler IV-2220 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_IV-2220 in a Corsair?

Do I need to stretch more the nose?

All your comments will be wellcome.

Thanks.
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Land / Re: M24 Chaffee
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 11:06:02 AM »
Lovely!
Thanks for posting
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I just received my first kits and bits from SpotOn Designs.  Thanks to Joe and Karen.

They are the RAE OR.9001 Space Fighter and the Vulcan AEW dome.

I put my Anigrand X-20 beside the OR.9001 so you can compare their sizes.

The Vulcan AEW dome is massive. Joe and Karen provided a 1/72 drawing to help with placement and painting.


OR.9001
by Big Gimper, on Flickr


OR.9001
by Big Gimper, on Flickr


Vulcan AEW
by Big Gimper, on Flickr

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Land / Re: M24 Chaffee
« Last post by Logan Hartke on Today at 05:20:25 AM »
Here's a quick little something I threw together. An M24 Chaffee with 25mm Delco turret in Australian service circa 1980s.

Cheers,

Logan
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Scenarios / Re: Australian WWII Armour options
« Last post by Logan Hartke on Today at 05:17:21 AM »
Sorry, couldn't help myself. I didn't scale the components, because I just kludged together the pieces from a couple illustrations on Tanks Encyclopedia, but it gives an impression of the thing.

Cheers,

Logan
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Scenarios / Re: Australian WWII Armour options
« Last post by Logan Hartke on Today at 04:58:29 AM »
If there was a WWII tank that would be a good fit for the Australian military in the postwar period, I think the M24 was probably one of the best. They're still in use today, so it could definitely last for many years. It would be one of the most strategically deployable options. Postwar, you could even convert M37s into mortar carriers or APCs in the style of the Priest Kangaroo.

Hmm, now I wonder what an M24 with a Delco 25mm turret might be like... Impractical, but neat!

Cheers,

Logan
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Scenarios / Re: Australian WWII Armour options
« Last post by GTX_Admin on Today at 04:46:39 AM »
Taking my above idea a little further (and ignoring some of the real world trials done by the Australian Army during the war) we could have the following scenario:

July 1943 - Australian War Cabinet agrees to cease Sentinel Tank Program to develop and indigenous Australian tank.  Despite this, the desire to develop a better tank force is still there.

Sep/Oct 1943 - a decision is made to acquire tanks under the Lend-Lease program from the USA.  Apart from the ability to get tanks relatively quickly, this option also allows for commonality with Australia's primary ally in the Pacific.

Nov 1943 - following investigations, a decision is made to purchase two primary types:

    - initially a force of M4A3(76)W tanks
    - following on from this, a larger number of the new M24 tank of s to be acquired

Mid 1944 - the first tanks arrive
1945 - following introduction of the first M24s, Australia also adopts the concept behind the Light Combat Team and also places orders for the associated M19 and M41.
Post War - Australia keeps all the tanks in service and uses them in Korea.


Some info:



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Profiles and Pixels / Re: ysi_maniac's drawings
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 04:39:24 AM »
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Aero-space / Re: Hawker Hurricane Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 04:36:23 AM »
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 03:10:43 AM »
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