The originals were issued to AFV crews in NW Europe in the winter of 1944/45. They were called pixie suits at the time. I know an old bloke who served with 2HCR/Royal Horse Guards at the end of the war who reckons they were the dogs' danglers.I do like those tank suits
seems to be going together ok, how are you finding fit of parts, I built their MBT70 from black label, and nothing to do with Carling. The MBT70 was great fit if you carefully followed thew instructions to the complex suspension.
Hatches are wrong. I think the mount for the 30 cal is missing as well. It’s trivia but if you have OCD it will irritate to know you’ve got bits wrong.No I haven't. i didn't realise there were incorrect parts. I'll have a look round now though. Thanks for the heads up.
whistles to himself while keeping an eye out for the expected taxi to arriveHatches are wrong. I think the mount for the 30 cal is missing as well. It’s trivia but if you have OCD like most of the posters here, it will irritate to know you’ve got bits wrong.
There’s a set of resin wheels as well
On the range at Akamas in my Saladin, I started to give the order to engage a transport target moving left, STOP,! Came from the gunnery bunny on the back deck , there are no moving targets on this range!Are the seaside pics the ranges at Akamas?
Not bad for something based on the M38 Wolfhound Armored carYou're far too young to have served in one of these Loops !
In the late 1980's they were still in service in Sri Lanka, cos they came to us for ammunition, of which we had several thousand rds.
FCO got their knickers in a twist about (76mm?) Canister so they went elsewhere.
Think up till early 90's the Omani Army had a few left over.
Bit of the history here: FV601 Saladin - Tanks Encylcopedia
- and for the truly nostalgic you can't beat a bit of Pathe News ;-D
That's the bugger, when I lived in Oz my next door neighbour was a Vietnam Vet, he told me about them.
Later upgraded with Scorpion turrets.That's the bugger, when I lived in Oz my next door neighbour was a Vietnam Vet, he told me about them.
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