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"Tank Gallery 23"

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.

"Sherman Firefly"

sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

The Sherman Firefly was a World War 2 British variant of the American Sherman tank, fitted with the powerful British 17 pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle with the 17 pounder in World War II.

Though the British expected to have their own new tank models developed soon (and were loath to consider using American tanks), British Major George Brighty championed the already-rejected idea of mounting the 17 pounder in the existing Sherman. With the help of Lieutenant Colonel Witheridge and despite official disapproval, he managed to get the concept accepted. This proved fortuitous, as both the Challenger and Cromwell tank designs experienced difficulties and delays.

After the problem of getting the gun to fit in the Sherman's turret was solved, the Firefly was put into production in early 1944, in time to equip Field Marshal Montgomery's forces for the Normandy landings. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy at standard combat ranges. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first. Between 2100 and 2200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945.

If you would like a tank like this contact Peter on

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

DID YOU KNOW

Hitler kept a framed photo of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, on his desk.

Henry Ford also kept a framed photo of the Nazi leader on his desk in Dearborn, Michigan.

In Mein Kampf, Hitler included some anti-Semitic views attributed to Ford.

"Panzer Rest"

sent in by Ernie Oliver from London UK

These shots are compsed by Ernie to show off his tanks in a more forested

combat ready situation I think the perspective of the seperate tanks and

background view has merged and come off well.

King Tiger (Porsche Turret)

sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

A nicely finished and realistic model with the updated Porsche Turret added from a  kit even the commander and loader look realistic, this is a very large model in every way.

If you would like a tank like this contact Peter on

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

''Krups Cargo Truck''

by Michael Dady - Nottingham UK

Dear Battlefrontmodels 

Here are a few pictures of a German supply truck! The guy who bought my Tiger tank asked me if I could convert a ‘toy’ Indiana Jones truckmade by Hasbro for him to compliment the Tiger tank!!!! After a few ‘umm and arrrs’ I reluctantly agreed to have a go...without spending too much time and money on it! After a couple of days working on it I found it was actually looking quite realistic and the guy was very happy with the results He has since purchased lots of stowage for the truck (Oil drums and tools etc..) and he has assured me it looks great with the tiger tank! regards Mick.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also see Gallery 14 for a similar model
 

DID YOU KNOW

Japan and Russia never formally ended hostilities after WWII. Plans for them to sign an official peace treaty

 in 2000 failed because Japan wanted Russia to return four offshore islands it had taken after the war.