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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

"In May of 1940, Axis forces had pushed the Allies all the way to the English Channel resulting in the Battle of Dunkirk which spanned May 26th to June 4th, 1940. Any and all manner of naval vessel was called upon to save the beaten men on the French shores and return them to the relative safety of Britain to fight another day. In the wake of the fighting remained thousands of vital military vehicles, artillery pieces and small arms such was the haste in their departure.

From this collection of newly-captured vehicles was a stock of British Light Tank Mark VI systems, lightweight fighting machines built during the latter half of the 1930s. These light tanks featured a crew of three and sported all-machine-gun armament while being powered by a Meadows 6-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine of 68 horsepower output. As proved common for the Germans during World War 2, these tanks were selected for modification into Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPH), a gun carrier intended for in-direct fire against soft targets and target areas. The Mark VI in this form became the "10.5cm leFH 16 Geschutzpanzer" and at least six of the tanks were converted as such…"

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Armand

Bravo Two Zero02 Aug 2018 7:04 p.m. PST

You have taken a liking tithe 105 on any carriage that the Germans attempted or used.

I find the Wespe as the best marriage of this gun to platform that came about. Not just because I have a few of the old bandai kits in 1/48 but nice repurpose of the panzer II chassis. Was a solid foundation much like the Czech 38T chassis. Don't get me started on that one.

Still, this was another good read. Thank you.

JH

Lee49402 Aug 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Surprised it didn't collapse when it fired lol

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 10:45 p.m. PST

Certainly needs roll bars.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Armand

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