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African Militia

Post by Seret » 27 Feb 2019, 09:41

I've not been doing a lot of C20th stuff lately, but I did paint up this mob of African militia a little while ago. They needed a technical, so I've stuck an M2HB onto one of the cheap plastic wrecked cars from Mantic's "Walking Dead" range. Troops are from The Assault Group.


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Can anybody ID that little RCL? Doesn't look like anything I can find, but then you can get some obscure gear showing up in Africa:
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Re: African Militia

Post by Richard B. » 27 Feb 2019, 10:20

Looks like a stylised M67 90mm weapon to me

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M67_recoilless_rifle
"“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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Re: African Militia

Post by dadlamassu » 27 Feb 2019, 16:46

Richard B. wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 10:20
Looks like a stylised M67 90mm weapon to me

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M67_recoilless_rifle
Could well be. Or the similar B-10 or Chinese Type 65 - very stylised as Richard says.

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Re: African Militia

Post by Seret » 27 Feb 2019, 23:41

It's so small I was assuming that if it's anything it would be something like a 57mm. I suspect though that it's just the sculptor making something up, or using a dodgy source photo. The RPG-7 is a bit "stylised", too.

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Re: African Militia

Post by dadlamassu » 28 Feb 2019, 07:32

The 57mm M18 was widely used so it could be.
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Re: African Militia

Post by Richard B. » 28 Feb 2019, 13:02

Seret wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 23:41
It's so small I was assuming that if it's anything it would be something like a 57mm. I suspect though that it's just the sculptor making something up, or using a dodgy source photo. The RPG-7 is a bit "stylised", too.

I thought 57mm too, but it didn`t match any I could find.............
"“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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Re: African Militia

Post by Seret » 28 Feb 2019, 15:03

Richard B. wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 13:02
I thought 57mm too, but it didn`t match any I could find.............
Me neither, hence the question.

I suspect "flight of fancy" from the sculptor is the answer. Not a biggy.

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Re: African Militia

Post by Richard B. » 28 Feb 2019, 15:43

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here is a french 57mm RCL as used in Indo-China
"“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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