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Landships Campaign
bprice1974
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 05:53 AM UTC
Count me in for this campaign.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 04:57 AM UTC

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I'd be interested. I have a couple of WWI AFVs that would fit the the theme.



There are quite a number of WW1 tanks that would work. I have a TAKOM kit that even has the HMLS decals - perfect!
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 04:55 AM UTC

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Would the M48/M60 series count since the commander's MG was in a small turret?

There's also the A9 Cruiser tank, and early Crusader which had a separate MG turret. Also the Char 2C. The Churchill Mk.I and the Japanese Type 5 Medium Tank had guns in both the hull and turret.



Yes, in the case of the M48/M60 they both had stacked wedding cake turrets and ought to fit right in.

As to the others I would say that IF it has separate turrets or sponsons it fit as well. Tanks that just had a MG in the hull or added to a single turret would not. For example, the KVs had a single turret with a MG pointing backwards. That would NOT fit the bill. The A9s with the two turrets are very much in the land ship mode.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 04:13 AM UTC
I'd be interested. I have a couple of WWI AFVs that would fit the the theme.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 04:06 AM UTC
Would the M48/M60 series count since the commander's MG was in a small turret?

There's also the A9 Cruiser tank, and early Crusader which had a separate MG turret. Also the Char 2C. The Churchill Mk.I and the Japanese Type 5 Medium Tank had guns in both the hull and turret.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:08 PM UTC
I got in a shipment from one of my usual suppliers the other day. They know me, offer a discount and, like any other addict, I'm good for a nice fat order. This time one of the items was the new Zvezda T-35 with no less than 5 turrets! I already have the Hobby Boss version but thought it unbuildable with my current modest skill level due to crazy amounts of PE.

I can hardly wait to dive into this T-35, it was the height of the Land Ship concept that was widespread in tank thinking before the second world war. I have images in my mind from period cartoons of ships, airplanes & tanks absolutely bristling with turrets and guns. Some of the early British tanks in WW1 actually had His Majesty's Land Ship and a name painted on the side in proper nautical tradition.

I want to build the T-35 but didn't see a campaign that fit the concept very well. So why not have a campaign devoted to the landships or any other tank where the designers thought two (or three or five) heads were better than one?

We could include any tank that featured two or more sponsons or turrets. This would include the WW1 tanks, the light tanks such as the Vickers 6 Ton light tanks and derivatives, the Char & Lee/Grants that featured both turrets and sponsons, the T-28 and Neubau-Fahrzeug and of course, the mighty T-35.

Also, why not add whiffers such as the KV-5? Yes, it was a cancelled paper panzer but there is an excellent new kit of it out that promises to be an easy and enjoyable build.

So - what do you think? Would anyone care to join in a Landship Campaign?