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Richard B.
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British quad tractors

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You may remember Bill Krieg sent me a care package :D

Well I`ve pottered about and got the first bits done, 2 Airfix Quad tractors and a limber, all repaired and rebuild with some missing parts dug out of the spares box. I added some mixed stowage and painted them up for my desert British, I now have a tractor and limber for every 25ldr I own :D

Quad 1
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Quad 2
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Limber
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Quad 1 with an Esci limber and Deagostini 25ldr
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Quad 2 with the Airfix limber and a Raventhorpe 25ldr
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billk
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Nicely done!

Tough going in that garden.
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nice
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Fire-at-Will
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Nice work, I think I'm still short of some limbers
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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
David Reasoner
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Very nice, Richard. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with mine from Bill yet. My British Quads are mostly 1/72, old ESCI CMP or new PSC Morris, so the odd 1/76 Airfix Morris Quad may end up with the DAK or Italians. My DAK already have a beute Airfix 25-pdr, and my U.S. artillery park for Tunisia has another, for the 175th Field Artillery Battalion at Medjez el Bab, etc.

David

Edit: An even better alternative would be to give the entire ensemble, Quad, gun, and limber, to my desert Free French contingent.
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"An even better alternative would be to give the entire ensemble, Quad, gun, and limber, to my desert Free French contingent."

c'mon David, show those French a little love!


Q: Does anyone know of a source for 1/87 Quads.
I have a gaming pal who is looking for a couple.
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billk wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 00:05 "An even better alternative would be to give the entire ensemble, Quad, gun, and limber, to my desert Free French contingent."

c'mon David, show those French a little love!


Q: Does anyone know of a source for 1/87 Quads.
I have a gaming pal who is looking for a couple.
Checking through the photos I have on file, it looks like the Free French actually had CMP Chevy FAT, rather than the Morris Quad, but I may cheat and give mine a Morris anyway. In addition to the 25-pdr, the CMP FAT's were also used to tow the 75mm Mle.1897 and even the odd 47mm SA Mle.37 AT gun.

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Unfortunately, I have no idea regarding a source for 1/87 Quads.

David
Richard B.
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Thanks guys :D

I now have 5 sets (so 2.5 batteries) just enough to game Sidi Nisir :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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My old Airfix quads "Beute"fied for use by the DAK

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Crew are PSC with new heads
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Richard B.
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Fire-at-Will wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 06:53 My old Airfix quads "Beute"fied for use by the DAK

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Crew are PSC with new heads
Very nice Will :D

Very nice 10th Panzer was able to create a whole extra battery out of captured 25ldrs in Tunisia, I was tempted then decided just to re-use my British ones ;)
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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