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Author Topic: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures  (Read 10688 times)

Offline lou passejaire

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2014, 04:23:53 PM »
actually, i'm trying to convince mad bob to make a 1/56 Renault UE



it's a pity , there is no renault UE in 1/56 scale .

they were used by France, Germany, Italy, Poland , Romania, and even Thailand .

artillery tractor , supply vehicle to provide frontline positions with ammunition and other necessities while under artillery fire, and some crazy prototypes ...

if someone is interested , let me know .

Dans les situations critiques, quand on parle avec un calibre bien en pogne, personne ne conteste plus. Y'a des statistiques là-dessus.

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2014, 05:08:08 PM »
there was some guy who made some generic ones that resembled those. I was actually thinking of making proxy lorraines from italian 1/72 tanks...

Offline lou passejaire

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2014, 06:18:57 PM »
i have ordered 1 lorraine 37 for my 342 CACC

and 2 laffly w15t ...

i'll make some pics


Offline Nostromo

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2014, 05:51:00 PM »
Interesting-
I thought there was a special infantry carrying trailer as well.

Offline lou passejaire

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2014, 10:49:55 PM »
renault UE was not used as a tractor for infantry trailer .
it was the lorraine 38L who was the armoured personnel carrier with an armoured infantry trailer .

Offline pacofeanor

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2014, 08:37:16 AM »
The Lorraine 38 was an armoured vehicule for motorised infantry "chasseurs portés" only.

Those four bataillons were part of four "heavy" reserve armoured division:  "division cuirassée de réserve"  DCR (one batallion per division)

the most famous was the 4th DCR that was commanded by general De Gaule in a famous counter attck on Abbeville. unfortunatly the division, the last to be created, didn't received the Lorraine 38 and the "chasseurs portés" were mounted on civilian bus !!


The Lorraine 37 was only a servisable vehicule for amunition or fuel in the tank batallions (so there were lorraine 37 in Narvik with the 342th CACC (h39) tank company)

the tracteur renault UE was used for 25mm AT guns (or 40 mm AT gun for the happy few that had one !!),  to bring amunitions to the front  etc ... in infantry compagnies  not for  men .

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paco
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 08:44:53 AM by pacofeanor »

Offline lou passejaire

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2014, 11:38:37 AM »
looking at a french "ministère de la guerre" movie "narvik, 1ere opération de débarquement" , i have found some shots of the german naval artillery mounted on railway flatcars  :


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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2014, 11:41:29 AM »
every frikking way you look, improvised guns on rails....

Offline lou passejaire

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2014, 01:23:41 PM »
improvised guns on rails....

but quite efficient , used at the entrance of the tunnel .

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Re: French foreign legion, Norway 1940 Gorgon miniatures
« Reply #69 on: July 14, 2014, 02:14:18 PM »
quite efficient everywhere, actually

 

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