Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

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Richard B.
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 25 May 2019, 10:46

CarlL wrote:
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
As i wasn`t modelling a "real" piece I didn`t think using spoked wheels was an issue after all the French Army in 1940, the Vichy forces and the French fighting with the Allies in Tunisia all had quite a few horse drawn batteries, so the locals making use of one of those guns didn`t seem silly to me - after all you use what you have in war time :D
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Coconuts » 25 May 2019, 16:34

I came across a reference to these old FTs being deployed (I think they were deployed during the Damour battle), I wish I could remember which book it was in.

The Vichy forces had an interesting mixture of equipment, some old and worn, some very modern (like some of the latest 105mm field guns). There was an interesting selection of troops. Surprising that there is no real range in 20mm and that someone made figures for the Franco-Thai confrontation before Syria...

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Richard B. » 25 May 2019, 20:07

Coconuts wrote:
25 May 2019, 16:34
I came across a reference to these old FTs being deployed (I think they were deployed during the Damour battle), I wish I could remember which book it was in.

The Vichy forces had an interesting mixture of equipment, some old and worn, some very modern (like some of the latest 105mm field guns). There was an interesting selection of troops. Surprising that there is no real range in 20mm and that someone made figures for the Franco-Thai confrontation before Syria...
Ft17s fought the Yanks during operation Torch, later some were used against the Germans and Italians in Tunisia too. Plus of course the Germans had a few runners in Normandy in ´44 also :)
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 25 May 2019, 20:43

Theres a Ft 17 in a museum in Helsinki :?

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by dadlamassu » 26 May 2019, 08:48

At least two were found in Iraq and taken to USA while others were found in Afghanistan.

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by ianrs54 » 26 May 2019, 09:21

The French sold the thig all round the world. And the Russians copied it - called it "The English Gentleman"
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by dadlamassu » 26 May 2019, 10:01

ianrs54 wrote:
26 May 2019, 09:21
The French sold the thig all round the world. And the Russians copied it - called it "The English Gentleman"
Was it not the Medium MkII that was the "English Worker"?

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Kalinovsky » 26 May 2019, 11:58

dadlamassu wrote:
26 May 2019, 10:01
ianrs54 wrote:
26 May 2019, 09:21
The French sold the thig all round the world. And the Russians copied it - called it "The English Gentleman"
Was it not the Medium MkII that was the "English Worker"?
Yes Alan actually the English Workman - 15 examples bought and used for training.

The FT17 derived Russian Tank was the T-18/MS-1. There was an SP version the SU-18 which used the 76.2 mm regimental gun and the design was based on a captured French FT17 BS - so bringing us back nicely to Richard’s original post.

Fitz has done both the T-18/MS-1 and the SU-18 and they are available in various scales from his Shapeways shop. I have a shed load for my 20mm Kalinovsky Brigade and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone interested.

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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by granty101 » 26 May 2019, 17:49

Kalinovsky wrote:
26 May 2019, 11:58

Fitz has done both the T-18/MS-1 and the SU-18 and they are available in various scales from his Shapeways shop. I have a shed load for my 20mm Kalinovsky Brigade and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone interested.
Clive, will you have any examples on display at the Durham Wargames Show?

Grant
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Re: Reinforcements for the Armee du Levant

Post by Kalinovsky » 26 May 2019, 19:08

No I don’t think so but if you’re going and I decide to go we could arrange to meet up and I’d bring one or two with me to show you.

There are some pictures of the general set up here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=84863.0

I thought I had posted them here but I can’t find the post, the Russian tanks (T-18 and T-24) I think are all Fabbri diecasts from before Fitz did his (partly at my request to fill the ranks out)

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