Posts Tagged ‘Tanker’s Tuesday’

Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday : AQMF, US Army Samson

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

Tanker’s Tuesday : General Creighton Abrams

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Stocky, Lantern-Jawed, Cigar-Chomping Cavalryman

The battalion was five miles short of its goal that afternoon when its commander, Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr., stood on a hill and gazed northward toward Bastogne. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest son of a Boston & Albany Railroad repairman, Abrams was a stocky, lantern-jawed, cigar-chomping cavalryman who had graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1936 and become a courageous, resourceful professional soldier respected by all who knew him. He had earned the respect of Patton.
On that December 26, 1944, Abrams was down to 20 tanks, enough for one more assault. Should he take a chance and ask for permission to head straight for Bastogne, regardless of the strength of enemy opposition? Just then, waves of Douglas C-47 transports roared overhead and started parachuting supplies into Bastogne. Abrams’s mind was made up, and he dashed back to his Sherman, nicknamed “Thunderbolt IV,” and radioed Major General Hugh Gaffey, commander of the 4th Armored Division, for permission to move ahead. The word came a few minutes after 3 p.m.

Abrams At The Battle Of The Bulge
General Creighton Abrams

Tanker’s Tuesday : General Creighton Abrams

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A Stocky, Lantern-Jawed, Cigar-Chomping Cavalryman

The battalion was five miles short of its goal that afternoon when its commander, Lieutenant Colonel Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr., stood on a hill and gazed northward toward Bastogne. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest son of a Boston & Albany Railroad repairman, Abrams was a stocky, lantern-jawed, cigar-chomping cavalryman who had graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1936 and become a courageous, resourceful professional soldier respected by all who knew him. He had earned the respect of Patton.
On that December 26, 1944, Abrams was down to 20 tanks, enough for one more assault. Should he take a chance and ask for permission to head straight for Bastogne, regardless of the strength of enemy opposition? Just then, waves of Douglas C-47 transports roared overhead and started parachuting supplies into Bastogne. Abrams’s mind was made up, and he dashed back to his Sherman, nicknamed “Thunderbolt IV,” and radioed Major General Hugh Gaffey, commander of the 4th Armored Division, for permission to move ahead. The word came a few minutes after 3 p.m.

Abrams At The Battle Of The Bulge
General Creighton Abrams

Tanker’s Tuesday : General George S Patton

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.General George S Patton

Tanker’s Tuesday : General George S Patton

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.General George S Patton

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

Tanker’s Tuesday : T-14 Armata (Russian)

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation “Object 148”)
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next  generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.

The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests

T-14 Armata

Tanker’s Tuesday : T-14 Armata (Russian)

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation “Object 148”)
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next  generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.

The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests

T-14 Armata

Tanker’s Tuesday : M26 Pershing

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The M26 Pershing descended from a long series of medium and heavy tank prototypes, dating back from 1936. During the war, heavy tank development had been long delayed or given low priority since the US Army, USMC and Allied forces required a mass-…

Tanker’s Tuesday : T-90S Main Battle Tank

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhnyi Tagil, Russia.T-90S Main Battle Tank, Russia

Tanker’s Tuesday : Chinese ZBL-09 Snow Leopard

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The new Chinese ZBL-09 Snow Leopard armored personnel carrier was developed by NORINCO. It is a new family of 8×8 armored vehicles. Development commenced in the 1990s. This vehicle was heavily influenced by both Western and Russian armored …

Tanker’s Tuesday: BMP-3 Infantry Combat Vehicle

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle entered production in the late 1980s. About 120 BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army and over 900 have been exported to a number of countries, including United Arab Emirates (600 vehicles), Cyprus (40), I…

Tanker’s Tuesday: Warrior MCV-80

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The tracked IFV known to the British Army as the Warrior was originally known as MCV-80. It was intended to replace the old FV432 armored personnel carrier. This vehicle was developed from the 1970s onwards. A series of pre-production proto…

Tanker’s Tuesday: The M2/M3 Bradley

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The M2 Bradley, or Bradley IFV, is an American infantry fighting vehicle that is a member of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. It is manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments, which was formerly United Defense.The M2/M3 Bradley

Tanker’s Tuesday :All Quiet on the Martian Front (Ford Tanks)

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My kit bashes and conversions for AQMF