A tank a day keeps Politicians at bay.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Nov 1, 2019.

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  1. Owen

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    Smudger Jnr posted photos of one here. 1/6th scale.
    While I remember
    It's not his though.
    His has a turret.
    "Honey tank" - Turret-less or otherwise.
     
  2. Dave55

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  3. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    A tank a day helps you work rest and play - to misquote the god of war (Mars)
     
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  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

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  5. stolpi

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    Hoofdstraat (main street) of Velp ... a village hard NE of Arnhem ... most likely 49 West Riding Division
     
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  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Oh, no question it's 49 Division (and their AT regiment, 55 AT Reg't) :) - it's blurry, but that's definitely a polar bear on the lower left of the front of the tank. You're probably aware that the division held the line in the area of Arnhem for a considerable length of time.

    I also located the original of an Archer parked in front of an apartment building apparently in Velp, so maybe I'll be able to license it for my book.
     
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  7. Don Juan

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  8. Owen

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  9. von Poop

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    Adore that Cuneo factory art.
    Would maybe be prepared to get a bit carried away if I ever got the chance to own one of his sketches.
    (Though, in truth, I'd be more distracted by a Beryl Cook if I had a few grand to spare...)

     
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  10. canuck

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  11. Don Juan

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    There appears to be some damage in the bottom left corner, where it seems there was a label applied. So the mouse may have been erased from history.
     
  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    From "Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum". Label reads "Bevrijdingsfeest 1945, defilé Kätchen en Tigertank gezamelijk voor de Willibrorduskerk. De man in het kanon is Koos van Hintum." which Google says means "Liberation party 1945, Kätchen parade and Tiger tank together for the Willibrordus church. The man in the gun is Koos van Hintum."

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  13. Vintage Wargaming

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    Those look more like tank destroyers to me
     
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  14. von Poop

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    Made me think.

    There's only a solitary AFV picture on the wall in my house, drawn by sprog alpha a few years back.
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    A FAMO poster too, but that's it for vehicular goodness.

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    Hmm.
    Maybe should address this.
     
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  15. Dave55

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    Great drawing and accurate too.

    If a child drew that at school in the states he would be immediately expelled and possibly arrested.
     
  16. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Of course - they should be concentrating on that new semi automatic rifle they'll be getting soon:whistle:
     
  17. canuck

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    Not before the school was put under lock down and the S.W.A.T. team called in.
     
  18. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Courtesy of "The Tank Corps".

    With my good eye/bad eye vision I thought initially that this was the forefather of all SP guns, but on closer inspection it appears to be a transport job only.

    I wonder if it sowed the seeds though in some young arty subaltern?

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.

    THE TANK CORPS What is it.jpg
     
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  19. von Poop

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    6" Howitzer on a Carrier Mark 1.
    The 6" could actually fire from the vehicle.

    Always seem to see the same picture of a Howitzer-equipped one.
    Nice to think you might have the book it first appeared in.
     
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  20. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    I think that honour really goes to the Birch Gun
     
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