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Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 16:39
by Richard B.
Last part of my Mexican project

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More photos over on the blog:
http://baberonwargames.blogspot.com/201 ... y-pt3.html

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 19:11
by CarlL
Great photos and work, Richard.

I liked those motorbikes so much so I created a fictional Spanish Legion scout group around them!

I like your gun limber. The gun crew look like Jacklex but the limber like Tumbling dice horses?

The Ford T car from EWM is good but I found the Ford T from Frontline less fiddly. Great work.

The Irregular lorry is useful too.

CarlL

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 20:50
by Richard B.
Cheers Carl

Gun and horse limber both Jacklex

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 20:56
by David Reasoner
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 mostly on the French 75mm M1897 field gun. Indeed, it was an accident involving a "French 75" that ended his military service and left him permanently disabled.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_2.95-inch_mountain_gun

David

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 21:16
by Richard B.
David Reasoner wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 20:56
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 mostly on the French 75mm M1897 field gun. Indeed, it was an accident involving a "French 75" that ended his military service and left him permanently disabled.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_2.95-inch_mountain_gun

David
You know I knew that, I miss-typed :? It is after all your gun :D

I have some wonderful photos somewhere, stills from a film reel showing how far it jumped with recoil - pretty scary :shock:

Pershing`s force artillery (6th Artillery regiment) had Erhardt 7.7cm guns in Mexico :ugeek:

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 22:00
by David Reasoner
Richard B. wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 21:16
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:

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David

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 02:41
by bannockburn bhoy
I have a faint recollection of seeing a photograph of Patton riding about with a motorcycle with a MG mounted on it. Was he part of this unit.

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 06:24
by Richard B.
bannockburn bhoy wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 02:41
I have a faint recollection of seeing a photograph of Patton riding about with a motorcycle with a MG mounted on it. Was he part of this unit.
Patton did indeed serve with Pershing`s command :)

Killed a notable officer of Villa`s - Julio Acosta in a gun battle too, got to keep Acosta`s silver mounted saddle as a reward :D

I`ve never seen any period photos of Patton (except in uniform dress), but that doesn`t mean there arn`t any :)

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 06:25
by Richard B.
David Reasoner wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 22:00
Richard B. wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 21:16
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:

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David
Unfortunately, i can`t see the images :(

Re: Mexican Revolution Inventory pt3 Pershing`s Yanks

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 16:59
by David Reasoner
Richard B. wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 06:25
Unfortunately, i can`t see the images :(
No idea why not. They are working fine for me. Anyone else having problems seeing them?

David