Author Topic: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan  (Read 88733 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #100 on: September 05, 2016, 04:58:09 PM »
Mine would have six 7.62 mm machine guns.  Would carry more ammo to kill more zombies.  >:D

How about a dozen 5.56mm miniguns?  Or several dozen .22" LR?

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #101 on: September 05, 2016, 09:06:20 PM »
I've always wondered about the practicality of those multi-gun projects. What I've read was those .5's fired at about 1100 rounds a minute, so X6 you're looking at 6600 rounds fired in a minute. How much room is needed to store that amount of ammo? 1 minutes worth of firing doesn't make it very good in my opinion

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2016, 10:34:11 PM »
North American P-51 Mustang: approx. 30 sec of firing time
Guns: 6 × 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns with 1,840 total rounds (380 rounds for each on the inboard pair, and 270 rounds for each of the outer two pair)
Rate of fire: 750–850 rounds/min (AN/M2)

Hawker Hurricane/Supermarine Spitfire: approx. 18 sec/19 sec of firing time
8 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (Spitfire - 350 rounds per gun) (Hurricane - inner guns 338 rounds, next gun 324 rounds, outer guns 338 rounds)
Rate of fire: initially 1,100 rounds/min

Given the above, 1 minute of firing time sounds pretty good.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2016, 02:01:46 AM »
In an aircraft I would agree with you, but this is a tank --- firing during air combat wasn't done at minutes at a time, anti-aircraft was just a continuous stream of firing. you'd need to be able to carry 1/2 hour or more of firing time. You'd just not be able to stuff that much ammo into the turret area.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2016, 02:29:10 AM »
The  ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" carries 2000 rnds and fires at 3400-4000 rpm. So about half a minute total firing time. Of course this machine is radar guided so it would be easier to fire short bursts and be effective. Plus there would be more than one vehicle so one could be firing while others reload. Multi guns increase the rpm and anything that does that uses up ammo at that rate. Also applies to "gatling" type weapons too.

Same trade off between larger calibers vs smaller calibers. Larger calibers hit harder but its more difficult to carry large amounts of ammo. Same augment has been going on concerning the M-16 for generations now.

Mine would have six 7.62 mm machine guns.  Would carry more ammo to kill more zombies.  >:D

Plus you can't kill a zombie, they're already dead. :o ;D

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #105 on: December 09, 2016, 01:49:31 AM »
AFV Club  has announced a M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle is in the works.  This coming kit should be based on their already release M60 tank kits, and should be a real hit.  No release date as of yet, but stay tuned for more details as the become available.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #106 on: December 09, 2016, 02:46:52 AM »
About time!
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #107 on: December 09, 2016, 07:19:16 AM »
Cool! 8)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2017, 03:53:58 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2017, 08:18:37 AM »
I wish I could read Chinese! What is that?

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2017, 08:50:58 AM »
It is the Republic of China (Taiwan) Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo (經國號戰機) commonly known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF).



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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #111 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:53 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #112 on: April 11, 2017, 12:04:45 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #113 on: April 11, 2017, 05:59:40 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

Speak for yourself
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #114 on: April 11, 2017, 06:04:40 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

I'm confused! :-\

'Coz 1/48 IS the ONE TRUE SCALE*! :)





* : Well, for aircraft, at least. ;)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #115 on: April 29, 2017, 02:27:06 AM »
1/35 M109A3 2.5-Ton 6×6 Shop Van:


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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2017, 05:29:47 AM »
A very tempting upcoming release:








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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2017, 04:03:50 AM »
1/48 HESA Saeqeh-80:



1/35 HAWK:

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #118 on: September 30, 2017, 10:52:31 AM »
M-54 5 ton truck announced too. Not holding my breath on a release date.

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2017, 10:54:44 AM »
The HESA I would build.   In Khemed markings.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #120 on: October 25, 2017, 01:38:17 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #121 on: November 23, 2017, 01:56:29 AM »


One comment I read:  "It looks as if AFV Club will be releasing their 1/48 scale F-5 in Iraninan Air Force markings".  ???  Well Doh!  Who's else would they be considering given it only exists in Iran?
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #122 on: January 08, 2018, 02:55:35 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #123 on: January 08, 2018, 09:47:12 AM »
I keep to-ing & fro-ing about whether to buy a M60A2 or not.

Anyone know if there's a PE/metal 1/35 GAU-8 barrel set available &, if so, where I can get one? ???



Otherwise, I could always try the 1/32 Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - GAU-8 Avenger Gun Tip from Master Models, which scales out to about 32.8mm (but I'd still have to figure out barrels & a support structure), or I could always drop down to a mere 20mm M-61 Vulcan (for which I already have the barrel set).

I could probably re-purpose a 1/350 ship's search radar &/or scratch build that & an enclosed targeting radar, for acquisition & tracking.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #124 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »
Anyone know if there's a PE/metal 1/35 GAU-8 barrel set available &, if so, where I can get one? ???

Guy,

Why not go with the T250 six-barrel 37 mm Gatling gun that was part of the T249 Vigilante Air Defense System?  This would be the ideal weapon system for shredding ground targets in 'War Hammer 40K' mode.   :smiley:

 
(Image source: Reddit.Com > War Thunder > T249 vigilante with an 37mm Gatling gun

The T250 was revisited and chambered in 35mm for the DIVADS program so it has potential.  Personally I would rather see a 57mm chain gun in the M60A2 turret just because. 
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