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Allied WWII AFV Discussion Group

Hosted by John Prigent and Steve Zaloga, this is a discussion group dedicated to the armoured forces of the many Allied nations of the Second World War.
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  1. photo example of air recognition panel Normandy View Thread - Jack Geratic on Nov 17, 1:38 PM
    1. Interesting find - and what is also painted on the side?... - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 17, 3:22 PM
      1. mark of the 501st - Tom Cromwell on Nov 17, 5:07 PM
    2. Note the usual nonuniform uniforms - Paul Roberts on Nov 18, 10:40 AM
    3. Translation - Stef Wrobel on Nov 21, 8:16 AM
     
  2. Question on 493rd Medical Collecting Company View Thread - Stefan Landman on Nov 17, 9:33 AM
    1. most likely the second... - gary binder on Nov 17, 1:06 PM
    2. Divisional codes - Steve Zaloga on Nov 17, 2:38 PM
      1. More Medic ID info on here - - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 17, 3:27 PM
      2. Thanks for your info Steve, but.. - Stefan Landman on Nov 17, 7:01 PM
        1. When? - Steve Zaloga on Nov 17, 9:47 PM
     
  3. M4A3E2 Jumbo Aquino Info View Thread - Colin Shea on Nov 16, 10:31 PM
    1. Jumbos w/ 76 mm gun... - Kevin Kish on Nov 17, 8:04 AM
    2. Re M4A3E2 - Brian Murdoch on Nov 17, 3:18 PM
    3. Re: M4A3E2 Jumbo Aquino Info - Elliott Winthrop on Nov 17, 7:58 PM
    4. pics - Stefano Avedano on Nov 18, 3:28 PM
    5. Thanks! - Colin Shea on Nov 18, 9:30 PM
     
  4. French army green View Thread - James Pratt on Nov 16, 8:01 PM
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  6. If anyone interested in American Red Cross Clubmobiles ... View Thread - Fano Suarez on Nov 16, 6:55 PM
    1. deeply moved - jamie sumner on Nov 17, 1:53 AM
     
  7. British Airborne Armour :-) View Thread - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 16, 10:02 AM
    1. Very Nice - Tom Kaszas on Nov 17, 12:57 PM
      1. Nice, extra info - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 17, 1:40 PM
      2. Clarification re paint colour - Tom Kaszas on Nov 17, 5:36 PM
    2. Re Airborne Armour - Brian Murdoch on Nov 17, 3:30 PM
     
  8. Website with List of U.S. military vehicles by supply catalog designation View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 16, 9:07 AM
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  10. Any pictures for Universal Carrier Mk.1 with white wash in Holland or Germany ?? View Thread - Kurtis Tsang on Nov 16, 2:03 AM
    1. White washed U/Cs - Grahame Bredbere on Nov 21, 10:15 AM
    2. White washed U/Cs - Grahame Bredbere on Nov 21, 10:24 AM
     
  11. Austin K5 stowage questions View Thread - arthur krull on Nov 15, 4:31 PM
    1. Hi Arthur. - Les Piper on Nov 15, 7:34 PM
      1. Re: Hi Arthur. - arthur krull on Nov 17, 9:47 PM
     
  12. more animals. see below! View Thread - Stevie Gibson on Nov 15, 4:17 PM
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  14. Meng Char 2C release date View Thread - Dave Hansen on Nov 15, 12:33 PM
    1. Love the enthusiasm, that is probably the way I'd feel... - Pedro Sanchez on Nov 15, 12:53 PM
      1. More Shermans? - Andrew Dalziel on Nov 16, 4:10 AM
    2. That great news! I'm in HK right now,... - Val Bueno on Nov 17, 10:01 PM
     
  15. Return of Ark Models View Thread - Kurt Laughlin on Nov 14, 7:35 PM
    1. Do we have to buy them two by two? nt - Paul Roberts on Nov 15, 1:40 PM
      1. Of course! Here are six to start with: - Dick Taylor on Nov 15, 4:03 PM
        1. Ram, Skink,Crocodile?n/t - Kevin Tucker on Nov 15, 5:00 PM
    2. Nope, never went away - Scott Millican on Nov 16, 6:21 PM
     
  16. "Hunnicutt Archive" View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Nov 14, 12:49 PM
    1. Does this mean...? - Pedro Sanchez on Nov 14, 1:37 PM
    2. "Hunnicutt Archive" - Scott Taylor on Nov 14, 1:45 PM
      1. Re: "Hunnicutt Archive" - Mike Haines on Nov 14, 2:21 PM
        1. I Think So - Scott Taylor on Nov 14, 2:46 PM
    3. Photo negatives - Steve Zaloga on Nov 14, 3:18 PM
     
  17. Aftermarket Lorraine track View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Nov 14, 11:37 AM
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  19. Is the B29 tracked barrel carrier for the Russian 203mm based on the C7P chassis? View Thread - Chris Evans on Nov 14, 10:24 AM
    1. Would a Russian vehicle be built on a Polish chassis? - david nickels on Nov 14, 12:53 PM
      1. Yup, that makes more sense. - Chris Evans on Nov 14, 11:33 PM
    2. T-26 - Steve Zaloga on Nov 14, 3:19 PM
      1. Well that makes perfect sense! - Chris Evans on Nov 14, 11:32 PM
    3. The only known Russian conversion of C7P is - Marek Jaszczolt on Nov 15, 5:43 AM
     
  20. Tamiya 1/16 Pershing instructions (50 cal MG) View Thread - Greg Knowles on Nov 14, 4:08 AM
    1. Instructions Here - Andrew Ting on Nov 14, 6:52 AM
      1. Thanks Andrew... - Greg Knowles on Nov 14, 12:06 PM
     
  21. 50 cal ammo box question View Thread - dave abouserhal on Nov 13, 11:29 PM
    1. reference article - Gary Binder on Nov 14, 9:33 AM
     
  22. LF instructions for Tank Workshop STZ-001 T-34/76 interior View Thread - Ray Crawford on Nov 13, 10:22 PM
    1. I have this - John Yarosh on Nov 14, 9:20 PM
      1. Instructions found - Ray Crawford on Nov 15, 9:27 AM
     
  23. AFV Club Churchill MK IV View Thread - Mike Morton on Nov 12, 12:58 PM
    1. One option is certainly correct - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 14, 2:05 PM
    2. Re: AFV Club Churchill MK IV - Robert Madden on Nov 15, 11:18 AM
      1. Re: AFV Club Churchill MK IV - Mike Morton on Nov 15, 3:45 PM
        1. Personal choices vs historical accuracy - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 16, 5:21 AM
     
  24. Paint your wagon! View Thread - simon king on Nov 12, 12:29 PM
    1. Great! - Roger Cockburn on Nov 13, 3:31 AM
      1. workshops film - simon king on Nov 13, 5:03 AM
        1. Ford - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Nov 13, 6:52 AM
        2. CS9 - Roger Cockburn on Nov 13, 1:21 PM
          1. Amazing footage! - Erik Ahlström on Nov 14, 4:04 PM
    2. Brilliant examples of Caunter. - Mike Starmer on Nov 14, 3:39 PM
    3. Re-painting of interiors visible - Graham Boak on Nov 18, 12:31 PM
     
  25. Any LVTs used as Command Post in Pacific war? View Thread - Alex Chee on Nov 12, 10:05 AM
    1. LVT (A)4 command post - Lester Senn on Nov 12, 10:49 PM
    2. AMTRAC Command Post - Jeffry Fontaine on Nov 13, 1:57 AM
      1. Thanks for info guys! N/T - Alex Chee on Nov 13, 10:03 AM
     
  26. Need Instructions fro Miniart WLA View Thread - Andy Tedtsen on Nov 12, 10:01 AM
    1. I can scan them for you - Herve Charbonneau on Nov 12, 11:05 AM
     
  27. New Matador kit sprues on show at Telford NATS View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 12, 4:07 AM
    1. picture - Ian Howes on Nov 12, 4:57 AM
      1. Thanks, so possibly 2 kits may be done. - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 12, 5:01 AM
        1. Looks nice! - Roger Cockburn on Nov 12, 11:59 AM
          1. Wonderful! - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Nov 13, 6:52 AM
     
  28. Need 1/35th scale Russian flags... View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 11, 4:32 PM
    1. Re: Need 1/35th scale Russian flags... - Marc Brandes on Nov 12, 2:16 AM
      1. Thanks, they look good but tricky! - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 12, 3:54 AM
        1. Use Archer's decal film - david nickels on Nov 12, 7:33 AM
        2. Actually, I didn't feel they were difficult to work with. - Patrick Keenan on Nov 13, 7:57 AM
      2. I need 1/35 german newspapers! - emanuel morales (Zeke) on Nov 13, 9:13 PM
        1. German WWII Newspapers - Ed Okun on Nov 14, 7:53 AM
     
  29. Red handles on inside of T-34 drivers hatch... View Thread - Dan Capuano on Nov 10, 11:31 PM
    1. Post war - Alasdair on Nov 11, 3:45 AM
      1. The problem with B&W film is.... - Brian Colburn on Nov 11, 2:11 PM
        1. Seen on colour shots - Alasdair on Nov 11, 5:10 PM
        2. Reference to red and white wheel nuts is from period maintenance manuals.... - Tom Kaszas on Nov 17, 1:02 PM
    2. Thank you gentlemen.... n/t - Dan Capuano on Nov 14, 12:38 PM
     
  30. 5th RTR - use of purple tac signs View Thread - Andrew Lang on Nov 10, 6:27 PM
    1. Re: 5th RTR - use of purple tac signs - Mark Mackenzie on Nov 16, 5:38 PM
     
  31. Question about DML T-34 bow machinegun castings... View Thread - Brian Colburn on Nov 9, 11:16 PM
    1. Are we..... - Mark Rethoret on Nov 10, 3:47 PM
      1. The glacis blister (main housing). - Brian Colburn on Nov 10, 6:29 PM
        1. Re: The glacis blister (main housing). - Mark Rethoret on Nov 10, 7:31 PM
          1. Yes, please... - Brian Colburn on Nov 10, 9:46 PM
            1. Did you get them? n/t - Mark Rethoret on Nov 13, 3:18 PM
              1. Yes, thanks, just got them. Notice the subtle undercut.... - Brian Colburn on Nov 13, 5:13 PM
                1. Email me directly? - Mark Rethoret on Nov 14, 11:21 AM
     
  32. M4A2's on Tarawa: a new website View Thread - Romain Cansière on Nov 9, 3:56 PM
    1. WOW Excellent Link !!! - Joey Dorsey on Nov 13, 2:44 PM
     
  33. Takom does it again ! View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 9, 3:03 PM
    1. Yes, great news - Andrew Dalziel on Nov 10, 4:19 AM
      1. Agreed, but just need some more Allied trucks, ambos and staff cars ! - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 10, 4:26 AM
     
  34. Sad news View Thread - Mike Haines on Nov 8, 9:29 PM
    1. RIP Mr. Ropkey and thank you for saving a little bit of history. n/t - Brock Hopkins III on Nov 9, 6:09 PM
     
  35. AFV Club M24 on the horizon! View Thread - Herve Charbonneau on Nov 8, 1:48 PM
    1. Whoo hoo! - Brian Colburn on Nov 9, 12:28 AM
     
  36. Strange tracks on Valentine tank. View Thread - Stephen Tegner on Nov 8, 8:22 AM
    1. Re: Strange tracks - James Guld on Nov 8, 9:59 AM
      1. Not Crusader track - Robert Lockie on Nov 8, 11:59 AM
        1. Re: Not Crusader track - Adrian Barrell on Nov 8, 12:18 PM
        2. Those pesky guide horns - James Guld on Nov 8, 4:41 PM
    2. Early Valentine, so makes sense - Paul Roberts on Nov 8, 2:05 PM
     
  37. T34 with 57mm gun View Thread - Chris Kowall on Nov 7, 10:05 PM
    1. Lukin - Scott Fraser on Nov 8, 12:39 AM
    2. It's a... - Mark Rethoret on Nov 8, 9:25 AM
      1. Your right! - Chris Kowall on Nov 8, 7:57 PM
        1. No, you're right. :-) - Mark Rethoret on Nov 9, 5:10 PM
          1. Thanks, Scott and Mark - Chris Kowall on Nov 9, 8:35 PM
     
  38. Color of EEC's? View Thread - Eric McClure on Nov 6, 8:57 PM
    1. Same as tracks: steel - Herve Charbonneau on Nov 7, 4:17 PM
      1. In addition... - Brian Colburn on Nov 9, 1:40 PM
        1. Liège - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Nov 9, 3:37 PM
     
  39. CMP 15cwt spare tire carrier View Thread - Steffen Bunge on Nov 6, 9:26 AM
    1. CMP spare tire mount - James Guld on Nov 6, 9:46 AM
    2. If you want to be accurate / pedantic... - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 6, 4:16 PM
    3. Thank you both - found a walkaround with great pics - Steffen Bunge on Nov 8, 2:55 AM
     
  40. A30 Challenger lower hull side rivets View Thread - James Guld on Nov 5, 10:38 PM
    1. I bet they aren't rivets - Robert Lockie on Nov 6, 6:36 AM
      1. Hex head bolt/screws - James Guld on Nov 6, 9:25 AM
     
  41. M3A1 Questions View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Nov 5, 3:23 PM
    1. M3A1 Stuart Details and Interior - Rob Ervin on Nov 5, 3:45 PM
     
  42. New 6 pdr View Thread - Al Bowie on Nov 5, 3:07 PM
    1. Bronco's comes with airborne crew - Roger Cockburn on Nov 6, 3:47 AM
      1. If they do - James Guld on Nov 6, 9:30 AM
    2. now for the US 57mm???? - Gary Binder on Nov 6, 10:32 AM
      1. U.S. 57mm gun - Ken Daigle on Nov 6, 10:46 AM
        1. Jeep tires? - Herve Charbonneau on Nov 6, 2:10 PM
        2. Differences - Al Bowie on Nov 6, 4:46 PM
          1. Uh oh...Mea maxima culpa n/t - Ken Daigle on Nov 8, 11:00 AM
          2. Hopefully an M1A3 Carriage - Mike Canaday on Nov 11, 7:49 AM
      2. I've seen boxart for a 57mm in plastic, but I've also got... - Cliff Leverette on Nov 6, 10:55 AM
     
  43. Use of armored cars or M5 Stuarts and the 79th Armoured Division View Thread - Cliff Leverette on Nov 5, 10:02 AM
    1. Humber Scout Cars - Dick Taylor on Nov 5, 1:25 PM
      1. Thanks Dick! N/T - Cliff Leverette on Nov 6, 11:17 AM
    2. Re: Use of armored cars or M5 Stuarts and the 79th Armoured Division - R Mdway on Nov 5, 2:48 PM
      1. Thanks ekrano! NT - Cliff Leverette on Nov 6, 11:18 AM
    3. Armoured cars etc. - Robert Lockie on Nov 6, 6:46 AM
      1. I can see why the 79th didn't fight as a cohesive unit. - Cliff Leverette on Nov 6, 11:13 AM
    4. 30 Armoured Brigade - Michel Sabarly on Nov 8, 9:00 AM
     
  44. Base colour western dessert 1942 View Thread - jeff skitt on Nov 4, 6:57 PM
    1. Re:Base colour WD 1942 - James Guld on Nov 4, 7:20 PM
      1. Re base colour - jeff skitt on Nov 5, 6:37 PM
     
  45. Interesting colour footage from Okinawa View Thread - Markus Lack on Nov 4, 4:23 PM
    1. What can I say WOW!!!!!!!!! - Mark Peters on Nov 4, 8:13 PM
    2. 6th Tanks and 713th Tk BN - Bruton,Dave on Nov 5, 7:31 AM
     
  46. Achilles ammo stowage/ready rack question View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Nov 4, 12:33 PM
    1. Here you go, no need to thank me :) - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 4, 1:35 PM
    2. Another link - Jim Carswell on Nov 4, 7:06 PM
    3. Thanks! - Kevin J. McNichols on Nov 5, 9:01 AM
     
  47. M10 Interior Color Question View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Nov 4, 11:57 AM
    1. Re: M10 Interior Color Question - George Proulx on Nov 4, 12:44 PM
    2. White... and OD - Herve Charbonneau on Nov 4, 3:57 PM
     
  48. Churchill Avre Log carpet how did it look like. Right pain. View Thread - John widdowson on Nov 4, 10:47 AM
    1. Re: Churchill Avre Log carpet how did it look like. Right pain. - Cliff Leverette on Nov 4, 11:37 AM
      1. Wrong beastie - Ken Holland on Nov 4, 1:30 PM
      2. Removed... Sorry - David J Ross on Nov 5, 4:17 AM
    2. log carrier - ossie Orsbourn on Nov 4, 12:35 PM
      1. Ossie I believe I have an image of the log carrier. - Kevin Tucker on Nov 4, 5:01 PM
        1. Log carpet image. - John widdowson on Nov 4, 5:22 PM
    3. Just to clarify - Ken Holland on Nov 4, 5:38 PM
      1. Log carrier - simon king on Nov 4, 6:10 PM
     
  49. Churchill Crocodile trailer shot View Thread - James Guld on Nov 4, 10:20 AM
    1. Nice photo - Cliff Leverette on Nov 4, 11:34 AM
      1. My guess: 's Hertogenbosch - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 4, 11:40 AM
        1. Erik, you jogged my memory. What I was thinking of was referred to as... - Cliff Leverette on Nov 4, 12:04 PM
        2. That would date it - James Guld on Nov 6, 9:53 AM
          1. Nice info - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 6, 11:12 AM
            1. Yet more info - James Guld on Nov 6, 5:35 PM
              1. Re: Yet more info - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 7, 10:55 AM
        3. Check my edit - James Guld on Nov 7, 7:10 PM
    2. Very useful for several reasons. - Chris Lloyd-Staples on Nov 4, 12:11 PM
      1. Another interesting thing is... - Erik Jan Eskes on Nov 4, 1:33 PM
    3. Photos of Croc 'U-joint' valve at Ft. Benning - David Hobbs on Nov 4, 9:04 PM
     
  50. KV-1 fender supports View Thread - Richard Isner on Nov 3, 7:10 PM
    1. KV-1 fender supports - Neil Stokes on Nov 3, 8:12 PM
     
  51. US Flamethrower Tanks of World War II (New Vanguard) by Steven Zaloga View Thread - Lee Unterborn on Nov 3, 6:35 PM
    1. Does it cover the CWS-POA-H5 ? - Brian Colburn on Nov 3, 6:40 PM
      1. Re: Does it cover the CWS-POA-H5 ? - Mike Powell on Nov 3, 10:08 PM
      2. WWII Flamethrowers - Steve Zaloga on Nov 4, 9:18 AM
        1. Thanks, your book still sounds useful for KW, will pick one up. - Brian Colburn on Nov 4, 4:45 PM
    2. re: US Flamethrower Tanks of World War II - Theo Braat on Nov 4, 7:06 AM
     
  52.   Status Check - Merit International M19 View Thread - Chris Johnson on Nov 3, 10:56 AM
    1. I too am wondering.... - Shane Gowan on Nov 3, 8:04 PM
    2. Really? - Gary Owsley on Nov 3, 10:23 PM
      1. Really? - Chris Johnson on Nov 4, 7:54 AM
     
  53. 40 mm Bofors MK I/II in Soviet service? View Thread - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 3, 10:04 AM
    1. USSR Bofors gun - Eduard Sorokin on Nov 3, 12:22 PM
      1. Period picture ? - Henri-Pierre Mas on Nov 3, 12:41 PM
        1. Period picture - Eduard Sorokin on Nov 3, 1:32 PM
          1. fine with me! - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 3, 2:30 PM
          2. this one is Swedish-made. nt - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 3, 4:02 PM
          3. Bofors links - Romsits Adam on Nov 5, 3:56 AM
      2. what about that one? - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 3, 3:45 PM
        1. Looks like Swedish crew. (n/t) - Ville Kosonen on Nov 3, 7:57 PM
        2. Yes - not Russian - Eduard Sorokin on Nov 4, 1:15 AM
          1. OK - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 4, 3:24 AM
    2. Soviet Bofors - John Harris on Nov 4, 12:06 PM
      1. thank you! - Roman Volchenkov on Nov 4, 12:16 PM
     
  54. what's going on with this Sherman View Thread - Jack Geratic on Nov 2, 2:41 PM
    1. Just speculation, but... - Mike Roof on Nov 2, 4:25 PM
      1. An OP ?! - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 2, 4:49 PM
    2. Scots Greys - Al Bowie on Nov 2, 6:00 PM
      1. thanks everyone... - Jack Geratic on Nov 2, 6:22 PM
    3. Scots Greys in Italy - Mike Canaday on Nov 2, 6:44 PM
      1. Thanks, also a large gun portee at 7.25 - Andrew Tomlinson on Nov 2, 7:02 PM
      2. Another clip - Mike Canaday on Nov 2, 7:18 PM
      3. Hatch Removal - Al Bowie on Nov 3, 8:17 PM
    4. Great picture! - Cliff Leverette on Nov 4, 11:51 AM
     
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