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by dadlamassu
05 Jan 2018, 15:36
Forum: World War 2
Topic: German hydrofoil tank transporter!
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: German hydrofoil tank transporter!

I doubt that any would have been available in time for Seelowe in 1940, It would take months (years?) from specification to in-service even in wartime. The solution is, I think, a typical German over-engineering solution to a problem. After all they could not built proper landing craft in time never...
by dadlamassu
05 Jan 2018, 13:32
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Heavily armed Universal carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: Heavily armed Universal carrier

The Carrier seems to have been tested and sometimes used with just about every infantry weapon! 2cm Flak (very overloaded) http://beutepanzer.ru/Beutepanzer/uk/APC_universal/universal-aa-03.jpg 2Pdr http://wikiwiki.jp/wotanks/?plugin=ref&page=Universal%20Carrier%202-pdr&src=97a4b9c75a1363161225.jpg ...
by dadlamassu
04 Jan 2018, 23:33
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Heavily armed Universal carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Heavily armed Universal carrier

Looking for something else I found this photo of a Universal carrier with what looks like a .30 cal for the driver, a .50 cal fot the front gunner and a Bren on the AA mount. The "64" indicates a Machine Gun Battalion. http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n44/11A_02/General%20Reference%20Pics%20Page/2...
by dadlamassu
04 Jan 2018, 07:29
Forum: World War 2
Topic: German hydrofoil tank transporter!
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: German hydrofoil tank transporter!

After a bit of looking I found http://www.harhaus.de/hmneuheitenSCHELL.htm This appears to confirm a single Army (!) hydrofoil capable of operating in sea state 5 in the Mediterranean/Baltic near Gdansk in late 1944. It was lost when its engines failed. Given the dates there is no possibility that i...
by dadlamassu
31 Dec 2017, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turret vs hull hits?
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Turret vs hull hits?

For tanks in the offensive mode 33/67 seems reasonable for most tanks - though King Tigers might be 50/50. However in defensive mode where tanks are most likey hull down then 67/33 might be playable? Hull hits are more likely to "kill" a tank as penetration is not required to blow off the wheels and...
by dadlamassu
31 Dec 2017, 14:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else having difficulty with Paypal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Anyone else having difficulty with Paypal?

The ringing out was because I used an old number - I should have checked. Yes I was ordering "Persians", archers and slingers. I also think that the problem may lie in that Blacktree Deasign appear to have their finance and customer helpline in a base in the USA which complicates things. My previous...
by dadlamassu
30 Dec 2017, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else having difficulty with Paypal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Anyone else having difficulty with Paypal?

In October I tried to order model soldiers from Blacktree design. I have have done this regularly over the years without any difficulty using Paypal. On 10 October I made up the order taking advantage of the sale - and got a message from paypal to say that the payment was withheld "pending validatio...