Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WWII Italian Infantry Eastern Front

Latest Ebay haul: Italian Infantry Eastern Front

Tanker's Tuesday: Cruiser Mk VIII Challenger

The Tank, Cruiser, Challenger (A30) was a British tank of
World War II. It mounted the 17 Pounder gun on a chassis
derived from the Cromwell tank to add heavier anti-tank
firepower to the cruiser tank units.

The design compromises made in fitting the large gun onto
the Cromwell chassis resulted in a tank with a powerful
weapon, but with less armour. The extemporised Sherman
Firefly conversion of the US-supplied Sherman to take the
17 pounder was easier to produce and, combined with delays
in production, meant that only 200 Challengers were built.
However, it was able to keep up with the fast Cromwell tank
and was used alongside them.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Tanker's Tuesday: Tank, Cruiser, Comet I

The Tank, Cruiser, Comet I (A34) was a British cruiser tank that
first saw use near the end of World War II. It was designed to provide
greater anti-tank capability to Cromwell tank squadrons. It was armed
with the 77mm HV which was effective against late war German tanks
and a superior weapon to the 75mm gun of the Panther when firing
APDS rounds. As a development of the Cromwell, it was an interim
design before the Centurion tank.

The Comet saw post World War II combat during the Korean war, and
remained in British service until 1958. Comets sold to other countries
continued in some cases to operate into the 1980s.


WWII FOW French Infantry

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The British Are Coming!

I'm putting together a very late war to early cold war
British armored unit.

10 Comets
3 Challengers

2 Ram Kangaroos
1 Defrocked-Priest
3 Diamler Mk II Armored Car
1 Sexton
2  Quad Tractors
2 25 Pdr Guns
1 Archer Anti-Tank Gun
1 Cromwell ARV
1 Dingo Mk II Armored Car
2 Bedford QLT 3 Ton Lorry

1 Bedford 1.5 Ton  Lorry

That's the unit so far, need to add some ADA and Command Vehicles yet.