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SciFi & Fantasy / Re: Odd sci-fi
« Last post by Frank3k on Yesterday at 11:44:34 PM »
His Lunar Unicycle looks buildable:



Estes made a flying model rocket from his Mars Snooper:

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Scifi and Fantasy / Space fighter whatsit
« Last post by smeds on Yesterday at 11:34:28 PM »
Just something I rustled up.


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Land / Re: Russians-in-Ukraine T-series Shed Tank build pics
« Last post by Frank3k on Yesterday at 11:28:41 PM »
If you watch videos of these things in "action", the gun is limited to about the same range of travel as a SPG. Visibility is also very poor; FPG drones can get past the cope cages and the metal does a great job at reflecting the blast forces back towards the tank. Sadly, the shielding greatly reduces or eliminates turret throw events, so these tanks don't qualify for that competition.
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SciFi & Fantasy / Re: Odd sci-fi
« Last post by Dr. YoKai on Yesterday at 11:25:33 PM »
Francis Tinsley was an artist/illustrator, including during WWI

 And a frequent illustrator at Mechanics Illustrated, the Popular Science/Popular Mechanics of it day. I recall he also illustrated "Why don't we build Flying Rams?" and "Why don't we build Underwater Tanks." (A youtuber who goes by 'Cone of Arc' does a neat short video on the latter.)
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A simple conversion I might give a go

FV101 CVR(T) L23A1 76mm Scorpion turret with TOW double launcher.
Evidently it didn't get any sales
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Land / Re: Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 Tanks
« Last post by Old Wombat on Yesterday at 08:22:42 PM »
OK, maybe I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but why are they putting the Skyranger 35 turrets on Leo 2 hulls, which are still effective front-line units, instead of on Leo 1 hulls, which are, if not obsolete, becoming more of a second tier vehicle, because they're surely capable of taking the turret (as it's a noted option)?

Unless their manufacture of hulls is out-pacing their manufacture of MBT turrets?

Or the Skyrangers are expected to be on the front line with the MBTs?

Because, although drones are a new obstacle for AFVs, MBTs are still essential in forcing a decisive action (either offensive or defensive) on the modern battlefield, as shown in Ukraine, & it would be stupid to limit production of your front-line MBTs to provide support vehicles.
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Land / Re: Russians-in-Ukraine T-series Shed Tank build pics
« Last post by Old Wombat on Yesterday at 08:06:22 PM »
When you slap that much armour over it, where is the point you stop calling it a "tank" & start calling it an "SPG"?

And, beyond that, when do you stop calling it an "SPG" & start calling it a "bunker"?

 ??? ???
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Tips, Tools & Techniques / Re: Igmar_TV-ScaleModels
« Last post by Igmar on Yesterday at 03:18:11 PM »
Greetings, colleagues.
In continuation of birch tree assembly we will form the crown of the tree from the blanks that we prepared in the first part. Assembly will be done with a soldering iron.
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SciFi & Fantasy / Re: Odd sci-fi
« Last post by Frank3k on Yesterday at 11:45:35 AM »
Francis Tinsley was an artist/illustrator, including during WWI
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SciFi & Fantasy / Re: Odd sci-fi
« Last post by Kerick on Yesterday at 11:09:27 AM »
Second reaction: "I bet babies make terrible tank crew."

Don't give the Russians ideas...

The original drawing is from 1952, by Frank Tinsley.



He also had this contraption:



I wonder if good old Frank had a job in the defense industry. I hope not……
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