Author Topic: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread  (Read 7656 times)


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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2024, 10:21:52 AM »
I like the jeep on tracks. Iím thinking 1/35 th jeep and 1/72nd tank tracks.

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2024, 05:52:29 AM »
Found on Facebook.

This is the Shervick, a heavy tractor built by Vickers from Sherman components to help with the Tanganyika groundnut scheme. This was a massive agricultural project by post-WWII Britain in Africa to produce food and export sales during its economic slump after the war.

The Shervick was a heavy tractor built from major components of the Sherman tank, as indicated by its name (Shervick - Sherman + Vickers). Early concepts literally used a cut-down Sherman hull, but when this was deemed too cumbersome, Vickers created a new version with Sherman components.

A structural steel hull formed the basis of the vehicle, to which Sherman suspension bogies and armored transmission cover were fitted. Only two bogies were mounted on each side. Between the bogies was a mounting point for a dozer blade.

Two General Motors 6-71 engines powered the Shervick. It weighed around 15 tons.

The Tanganyika groundnut scheme was abandoned in 1951, but the small number of completed Shervicks still found use in other projects.

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2024, 05:06:57 AM »
Found on Facebook.

This is the Shervick, 


look at the post two above yours

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2024, 01:56:58 AM »
Some what similar but using M113 drive train:

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #55 on: Yesterday at 02:24:33 AM »
One of these converted into a post war fire bomber:

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 03:11:36 AM »
During the interwar period, the German flag carrier Deutsche Luft Hansa had built up a lucrative network of long range airmail routes, the longest of which included transatlantic ones. During the mid 1930s, the airline continued to hold a strong interest in the further development of its long distance routes; accordingly, Luft Hansa formulated a requirement for a new large flying boat to serve on its transatlantic routes.[2] Specifics of this requirement included sufficient space to accommodate a minimum of 24 passengers. In response, the German aircraft manufacturer Hamburger Flugzeugbau decided to design a new larger flying boat, which was initially designated the Ha 222; the company's design team was headed by Dr. Richard Vogt.


https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3723.0%3Ball

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 07:27:31 AM »
During the interwar period, the German flag carrier Deutsche Luft Hansa had built up a lucrative network of long range airmail routes, the longest of which included transatlantic ones. During the mid 1930s, the airline continued to hold a strong interest in the further development of its long distance routes; accordingly, Luft Hansa formulated a requirement for a new large flying boat to serve on its transatlantic routes.[2] Specifics of this requirement included sufficient space to accommodate a minimum of 24 passengers. In response, the German aircraft manufacturer Hamburger Flugzeugbau decided to design a new larger flying boat, which was initially designated the Ha 222; the company's design team was headed by Dr. Richard Vogt.

https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3723.0%3Ball

maybe this ?

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Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 07:46:20 PM »
You could really sidestep the onion skins of reality and put it in the MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE supersonic livery.