Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Carro Veloce L3/35 (CV-35)

There were two main differences between the two models. The CV-35’s armor was bolted rather than riveted, and the single FIAT mod.14 6.5 mm (0.31 in) machine-gun was later replaced by twin-mount FIAT mod.34s or Breda mod.38s 8 mm. There were also minor modifications between models, depending on the parts used and the manufacturer. This new model was mass-produced, and many CV-33s (renamed L3/33 in 1938) were retrofitted to the L3/35 specifications. The L3/35 armor was also slightly heavier, but the vehicle had a more powerful FIAT SVA petrol engine, and the speed was almost unchanged. The twin mount was an ingenious system which made lateral and vertical aiming easy, but, in the desert, sand dust tended to jam this mount. The upper part of the tracks was supported by Acacia wooden trails. A large encasing was placed just after the forward wheel to accommodate spare parts. The serie II differed only by minor details.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sci-fi Conversions By Dan : Reinforcements By Don (1)

A while back I picked up a great little army  from Dan :
Here is one of my reinforcements, there are allot more coming
as well as more commission work from Dan himself.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Megablitz and more: Somme enchanted evening

Megablitz and more: Somme enchanted evening: A couple of weeks after the Somme game reported here earlier I ran a cut-down version at the Sheffield club.  Why cut-down?  Two reasons:...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Söhne von Odin: Willkommen Brüder

Söhne von Odin: Willkommen Brüder: Welcome to my Weird World War II blog, "Söhne von Odin" (Sons of Odin), which is also the title of a fictional WWII German Spe...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TANK TACTICS: Tank Strategic Warfare (720p)

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled political chaos with
a little "Cold War Madness" just for perspective......)   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement" - Sci-Fi Short Film

Tanker's Tuesday : Burford-Kegresse (15mm) By Shouting Into The Void

This is Peter's 3d-printed Burford-Kegresse MG carrier in 1/100 (15mm) scale.

It was an interwar British vehicle that mounted a pair of Vickers guns on an adapted aerial Scarff mount. I don't believe any made it into service in WWII; the Kegresse track system was thoroughly obsolete by then.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday : T 44 Tank

T-44 production came about as a successor to the world-famous T-34. However, it was a near total redesign. It was made with the intention of having greater cross-country performance, and more effective armor. In 1943, the plan was to mount the 85mm gun on a new, and improved platform, taking into account all the lessons learned from the T-34, but when the T-34-85 was produced, it was clear that the T-44 lost out on its cutting edge design somewhat (as it shared some features with the T-34-85), and the design was considered less important than increasing T-34 production, mostly because developing and producing a new vehicle would slow down overall production of tanks – something the Red Army could hardly afford, even by this stage of the war. The T-44 project was reworked later in the war, and although it was mass produced, it was still a very secretive design. The T-44 design had some attempts after the war to give it a larger armament, which led directly on to the highly successful T-54/55 tank.

T44 Tank