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Offline Logan Hartke

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Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« on: October 03, 2012, 03:18:48 AM »
You don't have to worry that much about external threats in your kingdom.  Your neighbors are all either peaceful or subjugated.  In fact, your army primarily exists for parades and airshows.

So, actual cost, effectiveness, logistics, etc. aside, what equipment does your army consist of?

http://youtu.be/-UdGk61wor4?t=9m44s

What could you stand to see rows and rows of as you drive by in your staff car?  Personal preference, pure aesthetics and cool factor, any era.



I know some that would DEFINITELY make my list:

Ju 87B Stuka dive bombers
Tiger I tanks
B-36 Peacemaker bombers
Avro Vulcan bombers
Mi-24 Hind gunships

Hmm... AT-ATs?

http://youtu.be/mkCx3xQ6XKQ?hd=1&t=1h39m47s

What does your version of Tomania's army have?

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Logan

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 03:47:48 AM »
Maybe some Chromed tracks... ;)
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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 03:53:44 AM »
And white-walled tires.  So how about you, Greg?  You being the evil overlord of the forum, I'm sure you've though of what you'd like to see rows of in the secret underground volcano base.

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 04:01:41 AM »
You HAVE to have some of these TIE Fighters!!!  Flames, LEDs, and a spoiler!

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 04:31:14 AM »
Logan --- B-36,  you show good judgement and taste  :)
Also sign me up for the B-36.
Tanks,,, I'm going with M47 or M48A3.   
Love that 1950's style in planes, ships, tanks, cars.

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 04:40:25 AM »
The M47 was always a neat-looking tank.  From an aesthetics perspective, it's a neat choice.  I don't know if that would be mine for the era, but I certainly approve.  From the '50s, I think I'm still a T-10M or M103 kinda guy.  The Conqueror is too ungainly to me, but it's still cool.

One totally outdated tank from that era that I think would look cool in parades is the ARL-44, though.



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Logan

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 04:56:00 AM »

http://http://youtu.be/-UdGk61wor4?t=9m44s

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 07:06:21 AM »
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Hmm... AT-ATs?
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Upon reading that, an image appeared before my mind's eye. AT-ATs and AT-STs, marching by on parade, "eyes right" and - dramatic pause -  in goose-step!  ;D
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 10:24:04 AM »
Here's a list of some I like up to WWII.

Between the Wars-Early WWII

Army

  • Char 2C
  • TG Tank (Tank Grote)
  • Landsverk L-30/80
  • Landsverk L-60/Toldi
  • SMK
  • KV-1
  • KV-2

Air Arm

Airships
  • USS Akron & Macon

Bombers
  • Junkers K.51
  • Martin B-10
  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.79
  • Boeing XB-15
  • Junkers Ju 87

Transports
  • Couzinet 70
  • Junkers G.38
  • Burnelli UB-14
  • Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky
  • Douglas DC-4E

Flying Boats
  • Savoia-Marchetti S.55
  • Sikorsky S-42
  • Martin M-130
  • Boeing 314

Fighters
  • Curtiss Hawk series
  • Boeing P-26 Peashooter
  • Polikarpov I-17
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Nikitin-Shevchenko IS
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 187
  • Fokker G.I

Navy

Submarines
  • M-class
  • Argonaut-class
  • Surcouf-class
  • Orzeł-class

Torpedo Boats
  • E-boats

Destroyers
  • Fubuki/Akatsuki-class
  • Tribal/Grom-class

Cruisers
  • Gotland-class
  • Myōkō/Takao-class
  • Mogami/Tone-class
  • Väinämöinen-class

Battleships
  • Nagato-class
  • Nelson-class
  • Yamato-class

Aircraft Carriers
  • Lexington-class

Carrier Aircraft
  • Curtiss Hawk series
  • Blackburn Ripon/Baffin
  • Northrop XFT
  • Northrop BT
  • Vought V-141/143
  • Nakajima B5N


Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Tomania - A Generalissimo's military
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 02:58:38 PM »
Here's a list of some I like up to WWII.

Between the Wars-Early WWII

Bombers
  • Junkers K.51
  • Martin B-10
  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.79
  • Boeing XB-15
  • Junkers Ju 87

Cheers,

Logan

Certainly would buy K.51 and XB-15 if available in 1/72.  Both are  8)
Have other three.  Like to build B-10 in silver/white underside with SAC markings. 
Do a SAC flightline diorama with B-10, B-36, B-70 ready for war alert scramble.
Modernized Barling bomber with turboprops and other contemporary touches (SRAM ?) would be a neat build too.