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This is my take on Dragon's Pz III N in Tunisia. This is the kit that comes with the extended "winterketten" so I substituted a set of Tristar workable tracks. The sandbags are a set from Panzer Art and I scratchbuilt the jerry can rack. ...
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This is from "Tank warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942," by Robert Forczyk, Chapter 3, "Armoured Operations in 1942," Enter the Tigers, August-December 1942, page 226, last par. through:page 227, 2nd par.: "Nor was the comba...
1/35 French LCM 3 from the French vietnam war 1945/1955
Tom Houlihan - Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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This is from "Tank warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942," by Robert Forczyk, Chapter 3, "Armoured Operations in 1942," Enter the Tigers, August-December 1942, page 225, last par. through 2nd par., page 226: "The first Pz. VI Tiger...
Deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., hidden for nearly four decades lie thousands of pages of yellowing and dusty Documents stamped "Top Secret". These documents, now declassified, are the Plans for Operation Downfall...
This is my take on Dragon's Pz III N in Tunisia. This is the kit that comes with the extended "winterketten" so I substituted a set of Tristar workable tracks. The sandbags are a set from Panzer Art and I scratchbuilt the jerry can rack.
I made a small base.
Paint is Tamiya, mixed by the old Mark I eyeball. Weathering is a combination of oil, acrylic and enamels.
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Enola Gay, undoubtedly the most famous B-29 bomber ever built. The big question, his fame comes from an act of heroism or insanity? Click on the link below, answer this poll and leave your opinion. The link also contains a full report and photos about this important chapter of WW2. Be sure to visit and participate.
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A Canadian Military ICON has passed away today, BGen Radley-Walters , veteran of WW2 and a great man.
Radley-Walters was commissioned in the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment in October of that year. The regiment was re-designated the 27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment) in January 1942 and embarked for England in October 1942. The regiment was part of the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade supporting the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landing in Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. Radley-Walters commanded a tank during the Battle of Normandy. On D-Day + 1, 7 June 1944, in fighting near Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, with the 12th SS Panzer Division, Radley-Walters had his first kill, a Panzer IV. Radley-Walters commanded a tank squadron in the regiment. His unit has been credited with the shot that which killed tank ace Michael Wittmann of the 101. Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung.
Radley-Walters was awarded both the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross and for his outstanding leadership and gallantry as a squadron commander. His regiment participated in Operation Market-Garden and broke through and relieved the 101st Airborne Division. By the end of the war, he was the top tank ace, the ace of aces of the western Allies (and therefore, of Canada), with a total of 18 kills. From July 1945, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and commanded the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment as part of the Allied Occupation Force.
After the war, Radley-Walters served on peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and Egypt. In 1957 he became the Commanding Officer of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's). He attended NATO Defence College in Paris and was assigned to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe from June 1961 to July 1962. He returned to Canada as commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured School in Camp Borden. In 1966 he became the Director-General Training and Recruiting at Canadian Forces Headquarters in Ottawa. In June 1968 he was promoted to brigadier-general and took command of 2 Combat Group at CFB Petawawa. In 1971 he became the commander of the Combat Training Centre at CFB Gagetown.
Radley-Walters retired in December 1974. He served eight years as colonel of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) and in November 1980 became colonel-commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
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BGen Radley-Walters, A Canadian Military ICON has passed away today
Panzercommander - 21 Apr 2015 08:26 PM