The AMX-40 was developed as a private venture specially for the export market. It was first revealed in 1983. The AMX-40 uses a number of components of the AMX-32 prototype MBT, however it is considered as a new design. Four prototypes had been built by 1986, unfortunately no production orders were placed on this MBT.
The AMX-40 main battle tank has all-welded hull and turret with composite armor on the frontal arc. Frontal armor can withstand hits of 100-mm projectiles. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.
This is Part 5 of what has turned out to be a bit of a magnum opus (part 4 is over here) When the idea of a Cold War Byzantine army occurred to me to fight Iain's Imagi-nation Poles, I thought it would be simply a case of choosing some kit and inventing a TO&E structure. It turned out I "needed" to think about the military strategy that it was designed for to get the overall army structure that a Medieval system might make some sense in, and then the post WW2 & early Cold War equipment that would still be in the army, just so the structures & equipment of the period we plan to fight...
Scale: 1/300 Source: Bolo series created by Keith Laumer.
The Bolo, Mark XXIV (Cognitus), introduced in 2962, was the first genuinely autonomous Bolo. Where previous Marks had allowed tactical autonomous direction, the Mark XXIV's improved personality center and id integration circuitry permitted truly independent, strategic self-direction.
All is nicely back up to date after all the sorting out post-SELWG, order turnround is back to normal fast service, and I've just uploaded the SELWG new releases (and more!) to the store, so you can now mail-order them!
The new-sculpt JAPANESE POWER ARMOUR (SG15-J31), FSE POWER ARMOUR (SG15-F31) and HELMETED KRA'VAK (SG15-K11) are now fully available, just scroll to the foot of the news page and click on them (or check the relevant 15mm infantry pages of course).
Each of the new F31 and J31 Power Armour sets contain bodies, jetpacks and arms/weapons for SIX figures, with two extra right arms carrying automatic support weapons - so you can build all six figures with the standard hand-weapons, or make four with hand weapons and two with the big SAWs!
Don't forget that for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, the SG15-K11 pack of Kra'Vak (like the earlier K10 pack) contains TWO EXTRA FREE FIGURES of SAW gunners - these will only be included for another couple of weeks!
Also AVAILABLE NOW are three more V15-ACC range turrets and accessory packs - some twin-barrel autocannon turrets (V15-ACC32, 4 to a pack), tribarrel mini-turrets (V15-ACC31, 6 to a pack) and Multi-Sensor package mounts (V15-ACC30, 4 to a pack) - these are also in the new items section at the foot of the front (news) page, or under "15mm Buildings and Scenics - Accessories".
During the Merkava Mk. 3's years of production, a number of modifications have been introduced, the major ones being a modern fire control system with an automatic target tracker ("Baz") and significant improvements in ballistic protection.
The production of the Merkava Mk. 3 lasted until 2002, whereupon the Merkava Mk. 4 was first fielded to the Armor Corp.
The Char de bataille was Col. Estienne’s concept. The French “father of tanks” wrote a memorandum (Mémoire sur les missions des chars blindés en campagne) in 1919, full of war experience, tactical reports and theoretical concepts of mechanized warfare, notably the proper use of different types in the offensive. The “char de bataille” (“battle tank”) was a heavy tank, near to the “char de rupture” or “breakthrough tank”, but the former was more a dual-purpose (infantry support and antitank) machine than the “char de rupture”. The latter concept gave birth to huge the FMC F1, with the sole purpose of terminating fortifications.
These models represent the irregulars and, increasingly, semi-regular forces of highly-regarded Kurdish fighters. Peshmerga means "he who confronts death" and that name is increasingly apt in the intense fighting occuring in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq, and, especially, the rise of ISIS in post-occupation Iraq and Syria. These models are meant to portray the better equipped standing forces on the Peshmerga.
Most Peshmerga use Russian weapons but stocks of western rifles have been provided to them as well, and we have made sets for each.
The AMX-30 is a main battle tank designed by GIAT and first delivered to the French Army in 1966. The first five tanks were issued to the 501st Régiment de Chars de Combat (Tank Regiment) in August of that year. The production version of the AMX-30 weighed 36 metric tons (40 short tons), and sacrificed protection for increased mobility. The French believed that it would have required too much armour to protect against the latest anti-tank threats, thereby reducing the tank's maneuverability. Protection, instead, was provided by the speed and the compact dimensions of the vehicle, including a height of 2.28 metres. It had a 105-millimetre (4.1 in) cannon, firing an advanced high explosive anti-tank warhead known as the Obus G. The Obus G used an outer shell, separated from the main charge by ball bearings, to allow the round to be spin stabilized by the gun without affecting the warhead inside. Mobility was provided by the 720 horsepower (540 kW) HS-110 diesel engine, although the troublesome transmission adversely affected the tank's performance.
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)