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  1. I found a snippet a bit after I posted this which -rightly- suggested that misidentification of tanks was commonplace, as US troops routinely labeled anything with a long-ish barrel and a cylindrical turret rear as a Tiger. Put schuerzen on a Mark IV and it would probably look 'Tiger' enough to anyone, especially the crew of an armored car going up against something a lot tougher and harder-hitting than they could be. Still, there's the turret-traverse question for the Tiger; and there's the fact that a Tiger of either sort is a lot larger than a Mark IV. Shot
  2. I hadn't planned to, but I might if I get some good info. At the moment the only thing I would need in terms of data is the serial for the vehicle, and the unit insignia. The latter would be easy enough to generate even if I don't have a shot of the vehicle, since the unit it belongs to was listed in the wiki entry. The Tamiya kit makes for a sweet build, I did one a couple of years ago and I got another as a result of an estate sale. I'd love to do this one up as 'Jack the Giant' (okay, 'Tiger') 'Killer'. For a sardonic giggle, a little more research found me an article which said that the Tiger was still traversing its turret when the Greyhound back-shot it, and that the Greyhound got off a total of three shots before the Tiger could return fire. Shot
  3. Pete, do you happen to have a serial for the M8 that tagged the Tiger I? Might there also be a photo of the vehicle? Tamiya has a very nice kit of the M8, which I'd like to do up appropriately. PM me on FB if that's more convenient for you. Shot
  4. I remember watching a doco about a guy in Williamsburg who recreates/recreated 17th- and 18th-century firearms, the way they did it in the old days. I found a couple of slices from what I think is that doco on YT. Does anyone have a link to the whole thing? Shot
  5. I note that gas-operated weapons operate by sending a quantity of propellant gas back along a tube to charge the weapon and feed in a new round. No problem, understood. My question is, what keeps the gas tube itself from fouling? Training with the M-16 I remember a bit of wisdom about cleaning the interface between bore and tube, but the tube itself must accumulate a lot of crud, and while the barrel itself gets cleaned regularly I don't remember any advice regarding the gas tube. Shot
  6. According to what I've been reading, the M-60 was originally supposed to have been equipped with composite armor, but went into production without it. Why? Shot
  7. Rocky Davis 'I still feel that my refusing to eat there (when the government had paid for our meals) was the right thing to do.' No argument from me. GC tries to be more than what it is, and fails to be what it should be. Shot
  8. Doing some homework for a hopefully-upcoming P-39 build, I ran across a snippet which said that Airacobras were in service with the Soviet Air Force during Korea. Given the variety of aircraft provided to the Soviets by LL, what other types were flown against the UN, in Korea? Shot
  9. Watch this movie. See if you can download it and watch it on an HD-capable TV. You will not be disappointed. Shot
  10. The Easy Eight looks beautiful. My unstinting praise to its restorers. Shot
  11. Do that. Then find aformentioned blonde with attributes as described, and fetch forthwith. Shot
  12. Sir, I do not. You know now what to get me for Christmas. Shot
  13. Third, what the previous two have suggested. Shot
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