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randolph224323 Mar 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

I bought a bunch of tanks YEARS ago and can't recall what scale they are (15mm, 1:100, something else???). Obviously, they are two different scales. Can anyone help ID the scales for me?


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2021 10:54 a.m. PST

A Sherman is roughly 20' long or 240 inches. Your 1st model is roughly 1.5" so doing the math, 1/160th – probably 12mm/ 1:144th scale.

The PzIII is 18 feet or 216 inches and your model is 2" so 1:108 or roughly 15mm scale.

Your Tiger is 3" so roughly 1:80 scale.

My guess is these came from a game like Axis & Allies, or the toy aisle, which was made "box scale" i.e. as big as would fit in the standard box.

randolph224323 Mar 2021 11:12 a.m. PST

Thanks for the assist. And doing math makes my old brain leak cloudy fluid from my ears.

DColtman23 Mar 2021 11:45 a.m. PST

The 3" line on the ruler looks wrong – should be about 7.6 cm and it is sitting around 6.2 cm. In metric, I think all 3 in the second picture look pretty close to 1:100 or 15mm scale since I don't think a Tiger was much longer than a Sherman. I think the 1st model is 1:160 based on the metric scale since it is under 4cm and Sherman would be 6ish meters or so.

randolph224323 Mar 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

Good catch, DColtman. I never noticed that. For the record, I checked the measurements with another ruler and the metric markings are correct….so ignore the inch markings (not sure what the hell happened at the manufacturer that day, lol).

DColtman23 Mar 2021 4:52 p.m. PST

One of the advantages of growing up in Canada in the 1970s when we adopted the metric system – I am "bilingual" when it comes to linear measurements!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2021 7:27 p.m. PST

doing math makes my old brain leak

That's why they invented Excel. It took a while for it not feel like cheating when I used a spreadsheet, because it's so much easier than actually doing arithmetic.

VonBlucher25 Apr 2021 5:45 p.m. PST

Part of the problem is Battlefront, as their tanks kept getting bigger. The originals white resin in the box type packaging that was on the pegs was much smaller than the grey resin tanks in the bubble packs, and these even grew larger before they mover to plastic.

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