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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. US/German (a few British) AFV in BW and Colour View Thread - Mark Mackenzie on Dec 27, 6:11 PM
    1. Thanks! Love that Jeep with "civilian" tyres. - Christophe Jacquemont on Dec 28, 3:12 AM
      1. Slat grille MB - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 28, 6:55 AM
     
  2. USMC on Iwo Jima 'face painting...? View Thread - Graeme Wear on Dec 27, 3:55 PM
    1. Zinc oxide sunburn cream? - Kurt Laughlin on Dec 27, 4:08 PM
    2. It was an issue item - Anderson, Merrill on Dec 27, 8:18 PM
    3. Flash cream on Iwo - Jeff Flint on Dec 27, 9:30 PM
    4. Intimidation - Kevin Carroll on Dec 30, 11:02 AM
     
  3. .50 Cal on the M24 View Thread - Mario Navas on Dec 27, 2:22 PM
    1. pedestal mount... - gary binder on Dec 27, 3:05 PM
      1. Thanks Gary! NT - Mario Navas on Dec 31, 2:42 PM
    2. Some photos - David coyne on Dec 29, 8:29 PM
      1. Thanks David! - Mario Navas on Dec 30, 11:46 PM
     
  4. Is this a known Bishop pic? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 27, 12:33 PM
    1. Italy - Ken Holland on Dec 27, 6:23 PM
     
  5. Sherman Funnel Question View Thread - Adam Marot on Dec 27, 10:04 AM
    1. Is there one in the Academy Lee / Grant? - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 27, 12:15 PM
      1. Resicast Funnel - Adam Marot on Dec 27, 8:36 PM
        1. Shipping - John Rybak on Dec 28, 6:40 PM
          1. Re: Shipping - Adam Marot on Dec 29, 9:20 AM
      2. Re: Is there one in the Academy Lee / Grant? - John Wypyszinski on Dec 28, 9:42 AM
        1. Bronco ones are not the type - Al Bowie on Dec 28, 4:53 PM
          1. Yes, that type is in the Resicast set I have. - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 29, 8:55 AM
     
  6. USMC use of Sherman 105's View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Dec 26, 5:20 PM
    1. Nobody did... - Greg Buechler on Dec 26, 6:54 PM
      1. Doubtful - Herve Charbonneau on Dec 26, 8:41 PM
        1. No - John Eckhardt on Dec 27, 3:50 PM
     
  7. Pye or Pie Force Combined Ops? View Thread - Andy Wright on Dec 26, 3:33 PM
    1. Re: Pye or Pie Force Combined Ops? - Keith Matthews on Dec 27, 8:13 AM
      1. thanks - Andy Wright on Dec 27, 5:06 PM
    2. Could it be (Geoffrey) Pyke? - Andrew Ting on Dec 27, 1:53 PM
      1. thanks - Andy Wright on Dec 27, 5:07 PM
    3. re Pye force - Brian Murdoch on Dec 27, 3:50 PM
      1. thanks - Andy Wright on Dec 27, 5:08 PM
     
  8. M4 75mm wet late in Composite hull View Thread - Gert Mons on Dec 26, 2:01 PM
    1. All were dry... - Greg Buechler on Dec 26, 4:37 PM
      1. Thanks, Greg - Gert Mons on Dec 31, 3:29 PM
     
  9. Thanks to Terry, PMMS again... new Carrier Mk 2 ! View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 26, 4:49 AM
    1. Actually I would thank Riich models - Christopher Mrosko on Dec 26, 11:25 AM
      1. Riich and George Moore would be appropriate - Alan McNeilly on Dec 26, 12:46 PM
    2. Should be a great kit! - Mike Roof on Dec 26, 5:36 PM
    3. Which Mark for 6 Pounder Prime Mover? - Mike Carroll on Dec 27, 12:17 PM
      1. Loyd carriers - Robert Lockie on Dec 27, 12:42 PM
        1. Bren carrier and 6 Pounder - simon king on Dec 27, 3:01 PM
        2. Thanks - Mike Carroll on Dec 27, 10:24 PM
      2. T16 & FAT - Alan McNeilly on Dec 28, 6:02 AM
      3. Canadians used Universal Carriers in Normandy - Bill Inglee on Dec 28, 10:46 AM
        1. Interesting comment on page 23.........Valentine DD's - Kevin Tucker on Dec 29, 5:09 AM
          1. Valentines never issued for operations. Passage is unclear - Bill Inglee on Dec 30, 12:03 PM
            1. Yes but I just surprised to see it in print.. n/t. - Kevin Tucker on Dec 30, 3:49 PM
      4. 6-pdr Gun Tractors - Bob Ascah on Dec 28, 11:47 AM
     
  10. have a question about scale,,, View Thread - francis on Dec 25, 7:10 PM
    1. roughly 75mm as far as a figure scale goes nt - david nickels on Dec 25, 7:22 PM
     
  11. And who painted this wavy Crusader camo ?! View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 25, 5:29 PM
    1. Pvt Butch McGregor....Maybe n/t - Ken Daigle on Dec 25, 8:37 PM
      1. Definitely not suffering from AMS..... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 26, 4:36 AM
    2. Note the camo on the turret too - Martin Dogger on Dec 26, 10:42 AM
      1. I thought it was my eyes at first - yes, the hidden 'block' design is there... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 26, 2:52 PM
      2. Crusader Camo - Andrew Jones on Dec 26, 3:53 PM
        1. Could be - if you expand the pic to the max - - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 27, 8:44 AM
    3. Turret art - Graeme Wear on Dec 27, 9:34 AM
     
  12. When did the Diamond T have these tilts fitted from? (and other Diamond pics) View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 25, 4:40 PM
    1. 66 Cdn Tk Tptr Coy - Bob Ascah on Dec 26, 11:33 AM
      1. I even found some on vehicles painted in stone / sand - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 26, 2:54 PM
        1. Rear tow shackle info - - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 27, 12:51 PM
     
  13. Happy Holidays for everyone! View Thread - emanuel morales (Zeke) on Dec 25, 1:03 PM
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  15. WW2 Indian motor cycles? View Thread - Nick Morgan on Dec 25, 12:59 PM
    1. Indian 741B - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 28, 3:57 PM
      1. Re: Indian 741B - Nick Morgan on Dec 30, 7:22 AM
     
  16. New captured vehs decal sheet looks v useful - View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 25, 5:17 AM
    1. French panther A? - Marko Milosevic on Dec 25, 6:40 AM
      1. There is one - Marek Jaszczolt on Dec 25, 4:24 PM
    2. The second Panther, is that a Canadian Maple leaf? - Geoff Steer on Dec 25, 2:50 PM
      1. So if that's the case, would it be... - Gary Donaldson on Dec 29, 1:13 PM
      2. That would be "Deserter" - W. Bruce Clark on Dec 30, 6:23 PM
        1. Thanks Bruce n/t - Geoff Steer on Dec 31, 10:45 AM
     
  17. cmp otter mk1 View Thread - de kruijff Tom on Dec 25, 5:05 AM
    1. Check your mail. - Kevin Tucker on Dec 25, 5:21 AM
    2. Walkaround pics - Henri-Pierre Mas on Dec 25, 1:11 PM
    3. Otter pics - Mark Cooper on Dec 25, 9:27 PM
    4. info Otter - de kruijff Tom on Dec 27, 5:48 AM
     
  18. Anyone got a replacement Tamiya Tilly gear lever? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 6:13 PM
    1. looks easy enough to scratch build - david nickels on Dec 26, 9:00 AM
      1. Thanks, Was going to use a dresspin, but it turned up! - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 30, 3:51 AM
     
  19. Progress on The Fury film - View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 6:30 AM
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  21. Merry Christmas! View Thread - John Prigent on Dec 24, 4:51 AM
    1. Re: Merry Christmas! - Alan McNeilly on Dec 24, 4:54 AM
    2. Thirded! - Dick Taylor on Dec 24, 6:40 AM
    3. Merry X´mas !!!! - Serra, Marcos (Panzerserra) on Dec 24, 11:15 AM
    4. Merry Christmas too all. I hope Santa was good to you. - Kevin Tucker on Dec 24, 6:59 PM
      1. Yes, onnce I figure out how to paint all the sub-assemblies on the Diamond T! - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 25, 5:20 AM
     
  22. Another Diamond use - View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 2:00 AM
    1. Diamond conversion - Andrew Jones on Dec 24, 2:30 AM
    2. That isn't a Diamond T980. - Mike Starmer on Dec 25, 8:39 AM
     
  23. What is this odd US vehicle - rear shot? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 1:26 AM
    1. Odd US vehicle - Andrew Jones on Dec 24, 2:27 AM
    2. T4 - Jon Warneke on Dec 24, 8:12 AM
     
  24. Pimp my jeep ! Now that's a first... View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 12:53 AM
    1. Note also... - Herve Charbonneau on Dec 24, 7:44 AM
     
  25. M19 in US service North Africa or Italy? View Thread - John Hale on Dec 23, 7:40 PM
    1. The 42nd Div site had some - but is that Germany? Sent by mail - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 1:22 AM
      1. Thank you Andrew! - John Hale on Dec 24, 8:06 AM
    2. M19 In Italy - Bob Holt on Jan 2, 9:50 PM
      1. Thanks Bob - John Hale on Jan 5, 7:25 AM
     
  26. To All Our Guys and Girls Serving in Foreign Fields...... View Thread - Kevin Tucker on Dec 23, 5:14 PM
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  28. Did the Yugo M3A3 Stuart / Pak 40 conversion come out? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 23, 4:25 PM
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  30. The Latest Version of British / Commonwealth Names Tables View Thread - Kevin Tucker on Dec 23, 3:32 PM
    1. Thanks guys. This is a great reference. - Patrick Keenan on Dec 24, 4:18 PM
    2. Which volume covers the Korean War? Thanks. nt. - Kevin Ingraham on Dec 24, 10:25 PM
      1. Page 41 of the PDF file Post War 1946 --> n/t - Kevin Tucker on Dec 25, 3:08 AM
        1. Thanks Kevin & Merry Christmas. nt - OtherKevin on Dec 25, 5:55 PM
     
  31. Can Tamiya M1 Super Sherman be used in Battle of the Bulge? View Thread - James Naveira on Dec 23, 12:10 PM
    1. Here goes...IIRC the T-23 turret was introduced - Ken Daigle on Dec 23, 12:48 PM
      1. Short Answer - Yes without muzzle break - Chuck Rothman on Dec 23, 1:58 PM
    2. M4A1 76mm late production - Jeremy Moore on Dec 23, 1:29 PM
      1. Re: M4A1 76mm late production - George Proulx on Dec 23, 3:22 PM
        1. M4A1 76mm Late Production - Jeremy Moore on Dec 23, 4:27 PM
    3. Muzzle brake on 76mm gun - Mike Canaday on Dec 23, 3:34 PM
    4. Can Tamiya M1 Super Sherman be used in Battle of the Bulge? - Lance Whitford on Dec 23, 4:56 PM
    5. Here's my build... - Jeremy Moore on Dec 23, 11:40 PM
      1. Lookin' Good! - Lou Ursino on Dec 24, 4:37 PM
     
  32. Chocks on M9 Rogers trailer, where do they go when not in use? View Thread - Geoff Steer on Dec 23, 10:34 AM
    1. Re: Chocks on M9 Rogers trailer, where do they go when not in use? - Adrian Barrell on Dec 23, 11:22 AM
      1. Beware similar pics... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 6:40 AM
     
  33. Your source for Mirror Models? View Thread - Tom Hall on Dec 22, 10:27 PM
    1. Tom here is one place to check - Brock Hopkins III on Dec 22, 10:54 PM
      1. Hobby easy - Alex Curlis on Dec 23, 1:49 AM
        1. Hobby easy - Peter Mossong on Dec 24, 1:25 AM
    2. Go to the source! - John Prigent on Dec 23, 4:33 AM
      1. Go to the source! - Peter Mossong on Dec 25, 3:21 PM
     
  34. Any word on the Merit M-19 yet . Good or Bad? View Thread - Brian Jones on Dec 22, 8:27 PM
    1. Good .... very good - roy chow on Dec 22, 9:28 PM
    2. Re: Any word on the Merit M-19 yet . Good or Bad? - Andre Ellis on Dec 23, 7:52 AM
      1. Watch your alignment!!! - Geoff Steer on Dec 23, 10:50 AM
        1. Thanks - having just obtained one ... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 23, 2:56 PM
          1. No Andrew, the radiator should not "lean" - Geoff Steer on Dec 23, 4:34 PM
            1. Thanks. Don't worry... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 23, 4:54 PM
    3. Not bad - John Hale on Dec 23, 5:15 PM
      1. My thoughts so far.. - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 1:49 AM
        1. Test fit - John Hale on Dec 24, 8:13 AM
          1. And what does the thing on the roof do? Air vent or light? - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 24, 2:34 PM
            1. Cab Ventilator - John Hale on Dec 24, 3:19 PM
        2. Tow rope / cable? - Kevin Tucker on Dec 24, 4:48 PM
          1. Only found 1 pic with cable so far... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 27, 12:21 PM
     
  35. Hobby-Boss White 666 again! :-) View Thread - Erik Ahlström on Dec 22, 7:53 PM
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  37. In the movie Band of Brothers View Thread - Christopher Mrosko on Dec 22, 4:19 PM
    1. Assuming you're talking of the scene just after the Brécourt fighting... - Niels Henkemans on Dec 22, 5:14 PM
      1. Bloody Gulch - John Eckhardt on Dec 22, 9:25 PM
     
  38. Anyone seen pics of the new Mirror Brit trailer in use? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 22, 6:26 AM
    1. British GS trailers - Anonymous on Dec 22, 7:11 AM
      1. British GS trailers - Tony Lawrence on Dec 22, 7:12 AM
    2. pathe - simon king on Dec 22, 2:43 PM
     
  39. Firefly breech and elevation mechanism questions View Thread - Marek Radziwonowski on Dec 22, 12:31 AM
    1. I can help out. - Stephen Tegner on Dec 22, 2:58 AM
     
  40. Monty's Humber View Thread - Peter Nuebler on Dec 21, 4:43 PM
    1. Quite likely in F.E. - Mike Starmer on Dec 22, 3:27 PM
      1. Humber - Peter Nuebler on Dec 22, 8:27 PM
     
  41. Meng Char 2c sprue images. View Thread - Stephen Tegner on Dec 21, 3:55 PM
    1. OMG - is that ugly ... it's huge! - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 21, 6:17 PM
      1. Yes wheels will be a killer to do. - Stephen Tegner on Dec 21, 6:23 PM
        1. It's really an original 'steampunkt' in disguise... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 21, 6:27 PM
        2. Really, I thought from the instructions the - Ken Daigle on Dec 22, 1:06 AM
          1. Seems easy just repetitive - david nickels on Dec 22, 11:18 AM
    2. Saw the kit "in the plastic" on Thursday... - Christophe Jacquemont on Dec 22, 4:42 AM
      1. Does it work if you turn the decal round? - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 22, 6:28 AM
        1. Yeah, cut and reverse! (NT) - Christophe Jacquemont on Dec 22, 11:10 AM
          1. Road wheels - Frank Blanton on Dec 24, 7:38 AM
            1. LOL ! - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 25, 4:36 AM
     
  42. Useful WLA motorcycle site - and has a cartooned DWagon pic as well - View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 21, 6:02 AM
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  44. Rare desert transporter with Valentine lorry camo pic? View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 21, 5:54 AM
    1. Nice one - David Wormell on Dec 22, 11:29 AM
    2. White-Ruxtall 922 - Mike Starmer on Dec 22, 3:32 PM
    3. Re: Rare desert lorry camo pic? - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 22, 3:48 PM
     
  45. New Masterbox tank riding Paras ! View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 20, 3:08 PM
    1. can do this now! - Chris Meddings on Dec 20, 6:25 PM
    2. Scenario for use? - Steve Zaloga on Dec 20, 7:22 PM
      1. Band of Brothers - Pat McGrath on Dec 20, 7:30 PM
      2. Not Para uniforms either! - Christopher Mrosko on Dec 20, 9:07 PM
        1. M1943 - John Eckhardt on Dec 21, 4:47 PM
    3. Market Garden - John Eckhardt on Dec 20, 7:38 PM
      1. As Pat mentioned above, - Ken Abrams on Dec 20, 7:50 PM
        1. I saw - John Eckhardt on Dec 21, 4:28 PM
          1. No worries - Ken Abrams on Dec 22, 2:15 PM
      2. BAR was used by paras - Herve Charbonneau on Dec 21, 12:07 AM
        1. C-46 - John Eckhardt on Dec 21, 4:42 PM
          1. BARs and C-46s - Jeff Flint on Dec 21, 10:19 PM
        2. BAR and paratroopers - gary binder on Dec 23, 10:11 AM
    4. They are in progress - David coyne on Dec 21, 5:27 AM
      1. Good - and the tank is just a 'trial' to see if it works... - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 21, 5:33 AM
        1. The female figure is depicted as a German - Ken Daigle on Dec 21, 5:28 PM
     
  46. Is this a "comb device?" View Thread - antonio perdices on Dec 20, 1:10 PM
    1. Could be. - Paul Roberts on Dec 20, 2:41 PM
    2. Comb - Mike Canaday on Dec 20, 10:42 PM
     
  47. Scale query? View Thread - Kevin Tucker on Dec 19, 3:32 PM
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  49. Power plant for M19 View Thread - Kevin Tucker on Dec 19, 3:08 PM
    1. Re: Power plant for M19 - Henri-Pierre Mas on Dec 19, 5:07 PM
    2. another link - Henri-Pierre Mas on Dec 21, 11:19 AM
     
  50. Zim on Brit tanks View Thread - Cliff Leverette on Dec 19, 3:00 PM
    1. bits of rubber............. - Michael Kenny on Dec 19, 3:42 PM
    2. There were articles in AMPS Boresight and Military Modelling... - Michael Karnowka on Dec 19, 5:46 PM
    3. Brit zimmerit - James Guld on Dec 19, 6:34 PM
    4. And in Tankette over 20 years ago - Robert Lockie on Dec 20, 3:06 AM
    5. email with pics sent - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 22, 6:34 AM
     
  51. Some more ref pics to captured Soviet equipment View Thread - Esa K Marttila on Dec 19, 8:24 AM
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  53. Speaking of lorrys View Thread - Ian Howes on Dec 18, 2:43 PM
    1. Cross your fingers - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 19, 8:30 AM
    2. Re: Speaking of lorrys - simon king on Dec 19, 12:19 PM
      1. Hell, that would be nice - Ian Howes on Dec 19, 3:39 PM
     
  54. Sherman M34 mount question View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Dec 18, 1:46 PM
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  56. British lorry ID? View Thread - Steve Zaloga on Dec 18, 12:09 PM
    1. Lorry - Eduard Sorokin on Dec 18, 12:25 PM
    2. Looks like a Morris C8 to me - Robert Lockie on Dec 18, 12:25 PM
      1. Thanks! - Steve Zaloga on Dec 18, 2:16 PM
      2. Re: Looks like a Morris C8 to me - Jay Bluff on Dec 21, 4:29 AM
    3. Morris C8 Quad - Patrice DEBUCQUOY on Dec 19, 5:07 AM
     
  57. Info on Ballyragget M4A4? View Thread - Mark Peters on Dec 18, 8:00 AM
    1. Marking help - James Guld on Dec 18, 12:26 PM
     
  58. Another M4A3 75mm HVSS View Thread - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 18, 7:53 AM
    1. Thanks - David coyne on Dec 18, 10:39 AM
      1. about saving picture - Fano Suarez on Dec 18, 5:23 PM
    2. neat photo - gary binder on Dec 18, 11:50 AM
      1. M15 trailer - Kurt Laughlin on Dec 18, 8:10 PM
      2. Don't think this saw combat - Herve Charbonneau on Dec 18, 9:25 PM
        1. It was deployed for sure! - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 19, 8:33 AM
        2. deployed versus combat... - gary binder on Dec 19, 11:10 AM
    3. I'm building one of these Shermies right now ... - Serra, Marcos (Panzerserra) on Dec 18, 1:50 PM
    4. Useful top shot - is that a high bustle? - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 18, 4:28 PM
      1. I think so... - Greg Buechler on Dec 18, 6:47 PM
      2. Yes. Note height of square turret antenna bracket - Kurt Laughlin on Dec 18, 8:08 PM
      3. Turnbuckles - Patrice DEBUCQUOY on Dec 19, 5:31 AM
        1. Great - might solve the prob ! Thanks. - Andrew Tomlinson on Dec 20, 3:11 PM
    5. Nice n/t - Fano Suarez on Dec 18, 5:17 PM
    6. Another interesting detail - Peter Schweisthal on Dec 19, 5:09 AM
      1. Yes, there it is - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Dec 19, 8:29 AM
     
  59. Differences between Ford and Chevy CMP vehicles? View Thread - Brian Colburn on Dec 18, 1:01 AM
    1. Differences between Ford and Chevy CMP vehicles? - Peter Mossong on Dec 18, 1:30 AM
      1. Pete, thanks for the short cut !!!(n/t) - Serra, Marcos (Panzerserra) on Dec 18, 7:29 AM
      2. Thanks. Going further... - Brian Colburn on Dec 18, 3:02 PM
        1. Maybe not the Tamiya - Tom Kaszas on Dec 18, 4:55 PM
          1. Maybe not the Tamiya - Peter Mossong on Dec 19, 2:46 AM
     
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