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1/16 SCALE RC TANK MODELS

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"Tank Gallery 15"

The following Photographs have been donated by Battlefrontmodels Customers they range from basic customised RC tanks to heavily modified models, if you would like to submit a project to the Tank Gallery please email us at the Battlefront HQ for details.

Panther

Sent in by Malcolm Thulbourne of Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Malcolm has done a stirling job on his older model HL Panther (Pantiger) doing a massive upgrade using Battlefrontmodels kits including Shurzen skirts, wheel trim sets, Drivers viewers and Pennant kit  the modifications took Malcolm 10 months to do and the Tri colour weathering and zimmerite are excellent, we are very impressed with the battle damage and the rust effect paintwork on the tracks and exhausts.

Malcolm is currently re working a Tiger 1 and a 1980s model King Tiger we look forward to his photo's keep up the good work.

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OLDER HL PANTHER 'Schurzen' ARMOURED PLATE KIT

Designed for the OLDER HL 1/16 Heng Long Panther

'EZI - FIT SYSTEM'

Comes complete with full pdf file fitting instructions.

Skill Grade - TWO star project.

From This To This

The kit provides the modeller with various build options and the following photographs show different ways of applying the plates

Whole Plate System

Battle Damage Missing Plates

Complete Kit £10.00 plus pkg and post.

DID YOU KNOW

Vasily Grigoryevich Zeytsev sniper in the 284th Rifle Division is credited with over 225 kills in Stalingrad alone and was asked to start a sniper school.

It is estimated that the snipers his school trained killed more than 3000 enemy Axis soldiers.

Zeytsev died at the age of 76 in Kiev.

Vassily Zeytsev

Panoramic View of Stalingrad

Sherman "Tulips"

Sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

Quite an different Sherman this time from Peter featuring 'Tulips' 60 LB Rockets slung on rails and attached to the sides of the Turret.

The RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch), was a British rocket used in the Second World War.
Though primarily an air-to-ground weapon, it saw limited use in other roles. Its 60 lb (27 kg) warhead gave rise to the alternative name of the "60 lb rocket"; the 25 lb (11.3 kg) solid-shot armour piercing variant was referred to as the "25 lb rocket".

They were generally used by British fighter-bomber aircraft against targets such as tanks, trains, motor transport and buildings, and by Coastal Command and Royal Navy aircraft against U-Boats and shipping.



Tank Use
In 1945, some British Shermans were fitted with two rails, one either side of the turret, to carry two 60 lb (27 kg) headed rockets. These were used at the Rhine Crossing by tanks of the 1st Coldstream Guards. The tanks were called "Sherman Tulips". The tanks fitted included both conventional Shermans and the more heavily armed Sherman Fireflies.


The rockets were highly inaccurate when fired from a tank as they were being fired from a stationary point and had little slipstream over the fins. Despite this, the RP-3 was valued by tank crews for the destructive effect of its 60 pound warhead.




If you would like a Sherman Tulip just like this why not contact Peter

on    http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com/


DID YOU KNOW

Over 600,000 Jeeps were made during World War 2 one came off the line every fifty seconds.

German sdkfz 222 Armoured Car

Sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

An unusual model to see this   'Leichter PanLeichter Panzerspähwagenzerspähwagen'  sdkfz 222  the top quality model is also RC controlled with all the 4 x 4 running gear modified by Peter. 

 

Time for some Desert TLC

The Leichter Panzerspähwagen (German: roughly "Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle") were a series of light four-wheel drive armoured cars produced by Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1944.

They were developed by Eisenwerk Weserhütte of Bad Oeynhause . Chassis were built by Auto Unio  in Zwickau and assembled by F. Schichau of Elbing and Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen in Hanover-Linden.

It used the standard sPkw I Horch 801 (heavy car) chassis with an angled armoured body and turret.

The rear mounted engine was a 67 kW (90 hp) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). It had a maximum range of 300 km (186 mi).

Used by the reconnaissance battalions (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) of the Panzer divisions, the type performed well enough in countries with good road networks, like those in Western Europe. However, on the Eastern Front and North Africa, this class of vehicle was hampered by its relatively poor off-road performance. In those theaters, it gradually found itself replaced in the reconnaissance role by the Sdkfz 250 half-track. The Sdkfz 250/9 was the Sdkfz 250 with the same turret as the Sdfkz 222.

The Sdkfz 222 was examined by Soviet designers before they created the similar BA-64 light armoured car.

Front and sides were made of 8 mm (0.3 in) steel; thinner 5 mm (0.2 in) plates protected the top, rear, and bottom. Cast vision ports later replaced ports cut into the armour. The open topped turret was fitted with wire mesh anti-grenade screens.

SdKfz. 222 Turret

This version of the vehicle was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun. The third crew member was the gunner, relieving the commander of that task. Some versions included a 28 mm armored piercing cannon. A prototype version included a 50 mm cannon. Two armored prototype versions were completed.

If you would like an Sdkfz 222 just like this why not contact Peter

on    http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com/

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                        

DID YOU KNOW


In February, 2006, the remains of around 4,000 German soldiers were discovered in a disused factory building in the Czech
town of Ústì-nad-Labem. (Aussig an der Elbe). The remains were found piled high in numbered cardboard boxes which had
been stored in the building for over sixty years.


These Wehrmacht soldiers had fought and died on Czech soil during World War 2 but were never given a dignified burial.
A cemetery in the northern town of Hilucin was chosen as their final resting place, the local council agreed to purchase and extend the cemetery land.