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by David Reasoner
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New article: Operation Outward
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: New article: Operation Outward

Thanks for posting! A very interesting read. The Japanese took advantage of the prevailing jet stream winds to deploy balloon weapons against the U.S. and Canada during the war as well. https://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/AnnalsofFlight/pdf_lo/SAOF-0009.pdf Even after almost 75 years, th...
by David Reasoner
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: French additions
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: French additions

Very nice, Richard. I hadn't seen the French SdKfz.10 before, and am sorely tempted to copy your lead.

David
by David Reasoner
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

Found a scanned copy online of the applicable training manual (1936 edition) for the Vickers tank/AFV machine gun. Use of the bipod field mounting and the shoulder piece is covered on page 23 of the manual. These were accessories to permit the dismounting of vehicle machine guns for field use when t...
by David Reasoner
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone working on?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: What`s everyone working on?

Not much except for scratchbuilding some more WW2 1/2400 ships these past few months, mostly merchant types.

David
by David Reasoner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Richard B. wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:25 am
Unfortunately, i can`t see the images :(
No idea why not. They are working fine for me. Anyone else having problems seeing them?

David
by David Reasoner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Mexican Revolution Inventory
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory

granty101 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:20 pm

David, do you have any photos of these vehicles...or maybe some plans?

Grant
No plans, but I've posted the photos here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=823

David
by David Reasoner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Norwegian 1940 Gun Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Norwegian 1940 Gun Trucks

As requested elsewhere on the forum, a couple of photos of Norwegian gun trucks from the 1940 campaign. First, an ex-naval 37mm (1-pdr) Hotchkiss revolving cannon being inspected by a German soldier: https://i.postimg.cc/zfGYc7vQ/Norwegian-37mm-Gun-Truck.jpg The second is another ex-naval piece, a 6...
by David Reasoner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

I have some wonderful photos somewhere, stills from a film reel showing how far it jumped with recoil - pretty scary :shock: Probably similar to these, taken from a period photo album. Unfortunately not my grandfather's, but of the same era. I found these online many years ago: https://i.postimg.cc...
by David Reasoner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Another very nice and very different collection. If I might indulge in a sad bit of pedantry, the little Vickers-Maxim M1902 mountain gun was actually a 2.95" (75mm) piece, not 2.75". A relic of my late grandfather's time in the U.S. Field Artillery during the 1920's, although I think he served most...
by David Reasoner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Mexican Revolution Inventory
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory

Cheers David :D I`m working on a plan to build a 1ldr (37mm) revolving cannon, tricky little model, but could be an interesting challenge :D Totally useless of course, but, that isn`t the point of modelling it :lol: The Norwegians had a truck-mounted 1-pdr Hotchkiss revolving cannon in 1940, along ...