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Offline Sinewgrab

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New Italian War Machine
« on: May 16, 2020, 05:01:56 PM »
So, a good friend of mine gave me a tank he had, that he was no longer using (he had quit playing the game it went with, but forgot to include it when he sold off the army) and I pondered for a while what to do with it.

Then I saw the rivets, and said to myself "Self, this should be Italian".





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Offline FlyXwire

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 02:28:04 PM »
Looks awesome....and I bet the Italians will find it riveting in action too!

Offline FramFramson

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 07:21:00 PM »
Pics disappeared for anyone else? I'm getting "URL signature expired"

Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 07:24:03 PM »
Pics disappeared for anyone else? I'm getting "URL signature expired"

Yep, "URL signature expired".
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 08:40:13 PM »
Pics disappeared for anyone else? I'm getting "URL signature expired"
No pictures.

Offline Sinewgrab

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 11:38:10 PM »
How odd.

I have no idea why it did that.




Offline clandaith

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 11:41:10 PM »
That's an awesome Italian super tank.  Perfect for Weird War 2.   ;)

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 11:42:49 PM »
Mom tank surrounded by her litter of pups.
I like your land Monitor.  :D
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 07:26:47 PM »
Cool.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 07:55:08 PM »
The turret doesn't look right though.
Looks too small - with that size of gun they couldn't fit any ammo in there.

I would probably be more inclined to go with that hull mounted gun and use it as an SPG.
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Offline Sinewgrab

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 12:03:39 AM »
I didn't want to have to figure out some way to cover the hole that would have sufficient rivets.

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Offline Blackwolf

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 02:28:00 AM »
Nice!

The turret doesn't look right though.
Looks too small - with that size of gun they couldn't fit any ammo in there.

I would probably be more inclined to go with that hull mounted gun and use it as an SPG.

I have built one with more realistic barrel,easy job. Have to take some pics,one day  ::)
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Offline Sinewgrab

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 01:05:11 AM »
I threw a tape on it, and in theory it scales the same as a gun used in WW2...

...the main gun on the Yamato.

 :o

Offline clandaith

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 02:39:29 PM »
I threw a tape on it, and in theory it scales the same as a gun used in WW2...

...the main gun on the Yamato.

 :o

But still a gun!  :D 

Offline warrenpeace

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Re: New Italian War Machine
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2020, 12:56:54 AM »
The "Sturmtiger" carried only 12 rounds for it's 380mm rocket mortar. The rounds needed to be loaded via a trolley rail inside, as they were too heavy to be loaded by humans. The process of reloading a single round took 10 minutes. Getting rounds into the thing needed a temporary crane erected on the back deck. I could see this Weird Italian land battleship needing something like that for its huge rounds.

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