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Trojan Points Inactive Member30 Aug 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Based on their designation, which faction do you think those minis belongs to? And yes I know I can use them however I see fit, that's not what I'm asking…

- "Pkz VII STURMKAMPFER" can't really be anything but German/NSL…

- Is it just me (and my anti submarine warfare background) or does the "K56" in "K56 FAT BOY" feel Russian?

- "AT-71 Hound Dog" feels US to me…

- What about "VBP-2 TORTOISE"?

Legion 430 Aug 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

Yes, those work. VBP = UK, IMO …

Goober30 Aug 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

VBP – sounds FSE to me – Véhicule Blindé Patrouille?

Legion 430 Aug 2017 2:35 p.m. PST

Ah yes ! That makes perfect sense !

wolvermonkey30 Aug 2017 4:20 p.m. PST

Japan. Look up the anime Votoms.

Trojan Points Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

- K56 FAT BOY… I'd chalk up the un-Russian "Fat Boy" as being some sort of NATO reporting name used by anglo-saxon/international forces instead of the unpronounceable (to them) official designation…

- VBP as "Vehicule Blindé (de) Patrouille" or something, I'm not sure… The french do use those kind of acronyms for their gear but usually don't add a number and/or a nickname to it (they sometime do, e.g. ERC-90 Sagaie, but usually not)… Not sure either about tortoise for a French vehicle name (unless it's what someone else calls it)…

Trojan Points Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 6:45 a.m. PST


Are you saying that those designation are based on the ones used in Votoms? Or that the models themselves are based on the vehicles portrayed in Votoms?

I can't imagine the JSDF (or its successor) calling one of their vehicle "Fat Boy"…

wolvermonkey31 Aug 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

the mech designs look just like the ones in the anime votoms. The Scopedog, Fatboy, and Tortoise are all from Votoms.


Good anime. Merowlink was good too.

Trojan Points Inactive Member02 Sep 2017 9:52 a.m. PST


So that's it! Thanks!

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