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Excellent reference site

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Ad Wouterse
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Excellent reference site

Post by Ad Wouterse » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:17 pm

Hi guys,

Stumbled over this french site with loads of pics on a wide range of vehicles from US, UK, France, Germany, Poland etc. http://maquettegarden.free.fr/walkaround%20page.htm
M2A1, M3A1, M9, T14, M16 whatever you like :wink:
Cheers,
Ad

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Post by Tony Read » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:31 pm

Could not open the files, kept getting an error message. Could someone post the 'T14' for me please?

All the reference I have says that the T14 never got beyond the planning stage. That is why there are no pics of it in any books.
For T19 halftrack restoration project go to: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/stourvalleys ... rack_1.htm

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Post by Ad Wouterse » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:45 pm

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Looking forward to your expert comments.
Cheers,
Ad

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Post by Tony Read » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:46 pm

:lol: Right, 'expert' comments here we come!!!

There were 2 T14's, one was the precursor to the M2. It was the prototype/test-bed vehicle that led to the standardization of the halftrack. The vehicle above is not that. You can see from the photograph below, taken in December 1940, that they are different in many ways.

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The other T14 never got off the paper design stage. It was for a 10 ton vehicle with armoured sides and roof.

All I can think of is that this is a (French?) post-war conversion to turn M2's into some sort of anti-aircraft system?

One thing it is not is a T14!
For T19 halftrack restoration project go to: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/stourvalleys ... rack_1.htm

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Post by Ad Wouterse » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:52 pm

And a big "thank you" to our expert :wink:
Based on the license plate the alleged T 14 comes from Belgium.
Have you been able to open the files in the meantime ? There really are some nice pics to be found.
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Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:05 pm

Doesn't that Belgian one look odd without any rear bumper and mudguards!

Adrian.

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Post by Bernard Dropsy » Sat May 24, 2008 9:13 am

"Maquette Garden" is also an Armortek addict! :lol:


http://maquettegarden.free.fr/IMAGES/Ga ... /gkgal.htm
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Post by Adrian Harris » Sat May 24, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi Bernie.

And has the addict bought himself a half-track :?: :?: :D

Adrian.
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Post by Bernard Dropsy » Sat May 24, 2008 9:44 pm

Adrian Harris wrote:Hi Bernie.

And has the addict bought himslef a half-track :?: :?: :D

Adrian.
I havn't, I need to finish my Shermy!
Bernie

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