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by Ricky
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Unknown tank photographed at Duxford
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Unknown tank photographed at Duxford

Not a Wespe - the chassis is a Pz IV

Pretty sure it is the Rheinmetall-Borsig prototype for the 10.5cm Waffentrager

Some more info here on wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuschrecke_10

Or page 8 on here
http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Pa ... riants.pdf
by Ricky
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: Allied/Axis numerical superiority
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Allied/Axis numerical superiority

I was idly flicking through my WW2 databook the other day, and realised something rather interesting. In all the war, only in the PTO and Eastern Front were Axis forces in-theatre consistently outnumbered. In N. Africa, N.W. Europe, Burma, there was almost always parity or even an Axis advantage Adm...
by Ricky
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Welds on the Tiger II
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Welds on the Tiger II

Excellent find - many thanks!

The inked report refers to the joints as 'Interlocking' or 'notc and pin interlocking'
by Ricky
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: 10 Most Fearsome German Wonder Weapons of World War II
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: 10 Most Fearsome German Wonder Weapons of World War II

The video isn't there any more
by Ricky
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Members' Lounge
Topic: Fun on the BBC
Replies: 90
Views: 8808

Re: Fun on the BBC

by Ricky
Sun May 15, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Members' Lounge
Topic: Happy 36th Ricky!
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Happy 36th Ricky!

Thanks Tim! Although I'm still young, my wife does tend to helpfully remind me that I'll always be older than her...
by Ricky
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: "Bebita" Hodgkiss one Brazilian Woman in the RAF
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: "Bebita" Hodgkiss one Brazilian Woman in the RAF

Thank you for sharing this. It is a very interesting subject - more so for me as my Grandmother was also a WAAF in the Met Office :)
by Ricky
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: Japanese surrender
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Japanese surrender

I thought we could have a discussion on this - not on whether the bomb was justified, but on how influential the Soviet involvement was. I have always been happy to acknowledge that the sudden and dramatic entrance into the war by the northern enemy did have a big impact upon the Japanese. But just ...
by Ricky
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Preserved Military Vehicle Registry Project
Topic: Kilgore Veterans Memorial Park, Texas 3/12/16
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Kilgore Veterans Memorial Park, Texas 3/12/16

The first one is definitely part of the Dodge M-37 family (post-WW2, entered service in the 1950s) but I can't find one with that integrated square bodywork. Possibly an attempt to recreate a WW2 era WC-64? The second is not a US army jeep - not the WW2-era Willys, not a M-38, M151 or any other vers...
by Ricky
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

I have nothing useful to add, but I am enjoying this topic immensely
by Ricky
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Preserved Military Vehicle Registry Project
Topic: 3079 - Universal Carrier (T16) - Staffs Regiment Museum, UK
Replies: 0
Views: 363

3079 - Universal Carrier (T16) - Staffs Regiment Museum, UK

Vehicle type
Universal Carrier (T16)

Current location
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Staffordshire, UK

Condition
-

History
-

Links
<http://www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com/armoured-vehicles.html>
Museum website with picture
by Ricky
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WW1 tankiversary
Replies: 0
Views: 460

WW1 tankiversary

February 2016 is a bit of a milestone - 2nd Feb 2016 marked the first ever official tank trials at Hatfield House Yesterday (8th Feb 2016) marked 100 years since the first tank was demonstrated to King George V They are having a litte exhibition, if anybody is near enough and wants to go http://www....
by Ricky
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Upper hull overhang?
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Upper hull overhang?

Upper hull overhang could be used.



Pannier would suggest more an external box/bag for stowage.

Upper side plate would simply suggest the top bit of the hull's side.
by Ricky
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Welds on the Tiger II
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Welds on the Tiger II

Take a look at some of the joints here, which may help

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworking_joints


The names for welding joints seem to be focussed very much on the two faces of the material to be welded, not on how the overall joint is fashioned

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welding_joint
by Ricky
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Members' Lounge
Topic: The Last Movie That You Watched
Replies: 705
Views: 19484

Re: The Last Movie That You Watched

Star Wars; The Force Awakens.

No spoilers in my review, except to say I was disappointed. :(

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