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Tanker’s Tuesday: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

Posted on August 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

The Jagdpanzer Hetzer was one of the more successful conversions of the Czech LT vz 38 light tank chassishttp://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=240

Jagdpanzer 38 (t) HETZER German WWII tank destroyer Sd.Kfz.138/2 ( ST-I )

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Apocalypse Now (or in about 90 seconds)

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G.I. No | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim

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M551 Sheridan tank

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M551 Sheridan Light Tank (documentary)

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Tanker’s Tuesday: M551A1 Armored Reconnaissance Airborne Assault Vehicle (Sheridan)

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 The M551 Sheridan was developed to provide the US Army with a light armored reconnaissance vehicle with heavy firepower. The main armament consists of an 152mm M81 gun/missile launcher capable of firing conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh antitank missile (20 conventional rounds and 8 missiles). Due to problems with the gun-tube-launched antitank missile, the Sheridan was not fielded widely throughout the Army. The gun would foul with caseless ammuniton, gun firing would interfere with missle electronics, and the entire vehicle recoiled with unusual vigor when the gun was fired, since the 152mm gun was too big for the light-weight chassis. The Shillelagh missles were evidently never used in anger. In addition to the main gun/missile launcher, the M551 is armed with a 7.62mm M240 machine gun and a 12.7mm M2 HB antiaircraft machine gun. A Detroit Diesel 6V-53T 300hp turbo-charged V-6 diesel engine and an Allison TG-250-2A poweshift transmission provide the Sheridan’s power. Protection for the four-man crew is provided by an aluminum hull and steel turret. Although light enough to be airdrop-capable, the alumninum armour was thin enough to be pierced by heavy machine-gun rounds, and the vehicle was particularly vulnerable to mines.
Initially produced in 1966, the M551 was fielded in 1968. 1,562 M551s were built between 1966 and 1970. The Sheridan saw limited action in Vietnam, where many deficiencies were revealed. The missle system was useless against an enemy that employed tanks, though the Sheridan saw a lot of use towards the end of the war because of its mobility. Sheridan-equiped units participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama (1989), and was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. As projectile technology advanced, the Sheridan’s potential declined and it was phased out of the US inventory beginning in 1978.

 However, up till 1996 the M551 was still used by the 82nd Airborne Division. Some 330 “visually-modified” Sheridans represent threat tanks and armored vehicles at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California till the early 2000s.

Specifications

Weight (pounds) 17 tons
Length 22’4″
Width 13’6″
Height 12’6″
Forward speed 45 mph
Reverse speed 10 mph
Engine Detroit Diesel 6V-53T 300-hp water cooled turbocharged 2-stroke V-6 diesel.
Allision TG-250-2A powershift cross drive transmission with 4 forward /1 reverse
Vertical obstacle climb 49 in
Maximum width ditch 108 in
Fording Depth 48 in
Main Gun 152mm cannon/Missile Launcher with 20 HEAT-T-MP rounds and 8 Shillelagh missile rounds
Coaxial machinegun M240 – 7.62mm
Commander’s machinegun M2 – .50 cal
Sensors and Fire Control M129 gunner’s telescope, magnification 8x 8� field of view (FOV), M44 gunner’s IR night sight magnification 9×6� FOV, IR SACLOS data link

Some 15mm Battlefront Miniatures

I use ROCO Sheridan in my scout platoons in M60 tank Companies

British – Vehicles C15TA Armored Truck

Posted on July 24th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

When the Americans decided to phase out the White Scout Car, the British decided a replacement was needed as the White Scout Car had proven indispensable in its role of an armoured lorry. The value of the White Scout Car was not lost on the Canadian ei…

New GZG 15mm Troops

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hi all,I’ve just posted the latest EIGHT packs of SG15 figures to the webstore, they are all AVAILABLE NOW, moulds are made and they are awaiting your orders!This time we have TWO new packs for the PAU – the horse-mounted scouts in soft jungle caps rat…

Tanker’s Tuesday:Tank Maneuvers

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ZAS Infantry By : Critical Mass Games

Posted on July 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

The ZAS miniatures was created with support of Kickstarter Backers are now available for order. This page is dedicated to those who helped make this project happen. Click on the images for Larger Pictures, pack contents and more details. All miniatu…

Tankers Tuesday:Leopard 1-German-Main Battle Tank

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under Posted by

Tanks-The Leopard I Main Battle Tank-German Army Bundeswehr-105mm rifle gun-More than 6000 vehicle have been exported to nine NATO countries-Despite it’s age the Leopard 1 is still in service with a number of export operators-Armored Fighting Vehicle (…

Yak-1B (1/144th Scale By True North)

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

 

Specifications (Yak-1b)

Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter.

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.0 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.64 m (8ft 6in)
  • Wing area: 17.2 m² (185.1 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,394 kg (5,267 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 2,883 kg (6,343 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: kg (lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Klimov M-105PF V-12 liquid-cooled engine, 880 kW (1,180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 592 km/h at altitude (368 mph)
  • Range: 700 km (435 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,050 m (32,972 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 15.4 m/s (3,038 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 168 kg/m² (34 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 0.31 kW/kg (0.19 hp/lb)

Armament

  • 1 × 20 mm (0.8 in) ShVAK cannon, 1 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Berezin UBS machine gun. One-second salvo weight of fire 2 kg (4.4 lb) with both the cannon and the machine gun using high-explosive ammunition. 

Movie Cuts Review Representing Thousand Year…

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under Posted by

The moral of the story, you always run out of bullets before you run out of Chinese !

Movie Cuts Review Representing Thousand Year…

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The moral of the story, you always run out of bullets before you run out of Chinese !

Tanker’s Tuesday: JGSDF Type 74 Tank

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

The Type 74 (74式戦車, nana-yon-shiki-sensha?) is a
main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-
Defense Force (JGSDF). It was built by Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries as a replacement for the earlier
Type 61. It was based on the best features of a
number of contemporary designs, placing it in the
same class as the US M60 or German Leopard 1.
Like these  designs, it mounts the Royal Ordnance
L7 105 mm gun. The design did not enter widespread
use until 1980, by which point other western forces
were starting the introduction of much more capable
designs.

I got to see this tank in action on a training exercise
with the JGSDF twicein the  late 80s, very small
target as tanks go.

ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS PF-01-1

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Omaha Beach With Robots!

Happy 4th!

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Happy 4th!

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GZG Tomorrow’s War: RA

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GZG Tomorrow’s War RAAmbush Alley Games RA

GZG Tomorrow’s War : DPRG

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 GZG Tomorrow’s WarDPRG Ambush Alley Games

New Vistula Legion Troopers

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Oddzial Osmy New Vistula Legion troopers from Pico Armor

Tanker’s Tuesday: Leo 1 Company Part III (Support Elements Continued)

Posted on June 30th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Picked up a few more pieces for my 1960s West German Panzer force, I plan to have two Tank battalions of ten tanks each and one Panzergernadier battalion with ten APCs. With what I have thus far I’m well underway. 

Well Aren’t I Long Winded! 1400 Posts!

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under . Posted by

My thanks to everyone who has supported my silly ramblings thus far!

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