Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

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Richard B.
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Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 23 May 2019, 10:29

A few extra French bits for my Vichy Forces in Syria/Lebanon

Ft17 75 BS
An SPG with the 75-mm short-barrel S-type Blockhaus Schneider howitzer installed in the armored cabin. It was larger than previous guns, which increased the vehicle mass to 7.3 tons and cut its ammunition to 30 shells. High command saw value in the project and placed an order for 970 vehicles. By the end of World War I, a total of 39 vehicles were manufactured; after that, production was discontinued. At least one was captured in Syria/Lebanon
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My rather crude model based on the Hat Ft17
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Gen. Weygand reorganised the French colonial forces after the armistice in 1940, among his suggestions was mechanisation and the organising of mixed motorised columns. I saw this image and based my model on it:
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The truck is by Schellhole Scenics (1.5ton Chevy), the gun is Hat, the crew are Elheim`s brand spanking new French tropical guys, I built the racks and added the stowage
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Same gun with more of Elheim`s wonderful figures (he does two packs, I mixed them)
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"“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

cartfc
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by cartfc » 23 May 2019, 19:39

Very nice Richard and the FT17 SPG was new to me.

Cheers Fred.

CarlL
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by CarlL » 23 May 2019, 19:45

Great work Richard.

Lovely gunners, both the figures (I missed these being released! Useful for British in tropical kit!?) and your paint job is beautiful too.

CarlL

Richard B.
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 23 May 2019, 20:52

cartfc wrote:
23 May 2019, 19:39
Very nice Richard and the FT17 SPG was new to me.

Cheers Fred.
Yes, interesting isn`t it - the photo from Syria peaked my interest to do a bit of digging :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

Richard B.
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 23 May 2019, 20:53

CarlL wrote:
23 May 2019, 19:45
Great work Richard.

Lovely gunners, both the figures (I missed these being released! Useful for British in tropical kit!?) and your paint job is beautiful too.

CarlL
Cheers mate, yes lovely figures - Matt is very, very talented :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

granty101
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by granty101 » 24 May 2019, 14:18

Richard,

I don't know if it's my browser settings or your photographs, but they are all appearing way 'over scale' and I can't see them correctly. :cry:

Grant
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by dadlamassu » 24 May 2019, 15:01

Super addition to your forces. I particularly like FT - I made one years ago from a Matchbox FT witha Balsa and paper turret. Yours looks so much better!

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by CarlL » 24 May 2019, 17:48

Richard,
I forgot to say that if you wanted 75mm French gun with tyred wheels you can get these from Irregular by asking them to replace spoked wheel on their WW1 French 75mm with tyre version wheels! I may have painted one for their website? But it maybe the spoked version on website!
Great bit of use of HaT gun.
CarlL

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Fire-at-Will » 25 May 2019, 06:31

Just saw the 75mm SPG on Braille Scale Forum it's a new kit from Flyhawk
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missing ... 19579.html
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.

Richard B.
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 25 May 2019, 10:43

granty101 wrote:
24 May 2019, 14:18
Richard,

I don't know if it's my browser settings or your photographs, but they are all appearing way 'over scale' and I can't see them correctly. :cry:

Grant
No idea sorry, can`t do techie stuff, the photos are the same as always
"“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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