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Title: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Leon on 09 March 2017, 10:48:44 PM
The vehicle production line continues this week, with a mix of revamps and new models for you now.  

First up we've got an addition for the French, in the form of the Laffly W15 TCC, or “Tracteur Chasseur de Chars”, meaning tank hunter tractor.  Only 62 of these were made but it's a handy little addition to the range.  Moving on to the Germans, with the newer Tigers now in circulation we've had the Sturmtiger conversion done as well.  

Finally, we've got three releases for the Soviets.  With our revamped KV chassis' we've now been able to make some much better IS-2 and ISU-152 models, plus as a new addition we've got the ISU-122 as well.  This lot were produced in rather larger numbers, with 3850 x IS-2's, 1150 x ISU-122's and a massive 4,600 x ISU-152's made.  So you'll need a few for your armies...!

WWII
French - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/World-War-II-c19/French-sc127/
FRE59    Laffly W15 TCC     £2.80

German - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/World-War-II-c19/German-sc125/
GR85    Sturmtiger     £3.50

Soviet - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/World-War-II-c19/Russian-sc128/
SV39    IS-2     £3.20
SV43    ISU-152     £3.20
...
SV78    ISU-122     £3.20


And some pics:

FRE59 - Laffly W15
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/FRE59.JPG)


GR85 - Sturmtiger
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/GR85.JPG)


SV39 - IS-2
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/SV39.JPG)


SV43 - ISU-152
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/SV43.JPG)


SV78 - ISU-122
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/SV78.JPG)

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Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 March 2017, 10:51:45 PM
Those are nice! If nice can be used to describe massive armoured killing machines!  ;D


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Womble67 on 09 March 2017, 10:57:39 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fred. on 10 March 2017, 07:43:58 AM
The poor little Laffly in the company of these behemoths  :'(

How quickly armoured warfare advanced in 4 years.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fsn on 10 March 2017, 07:51:45 AM
Russian armour's not my thing, but I bet there's an amount of post war shenanigans to be had out the Russian stuff?

Very nice, very nice indeed.

Pendraken just gets betterer and betterer.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Steve J on 10 March 2017, 08:39:35 AM
Some lovely looking new/revamped kit 8)


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 March 2017, 08:59:27 AM
Course even I can afford the entire production run of Strum Tigers, all 6 of them. Just show the unhealthy fixation on all things Tiger.

IanS


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 March 2017, 09:01:06 AM
Those are nice! If nice can be used to describe massive armoured killing machines!  ;D

You can say "Those are, like, totally killer, dude.", I suppose.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Chad on 10 March 2017, 09:25:11 AM
Ian

Are the Strum Tigers a WW2 German heavy metal band? 😈


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: kustenjaeger on 10 March 2017, 10:29:03 AM
Leon

Very nice.  While we are at WW2 vehicles, whatever happened to the Italian M11/39?  I thought it had been done but can't find it in the catalogue.

Regards

Edward


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 March 2017, 10:42:41 AM
Ian

Are the Strum Tigers a WW2 German heavy metal band? 😈

No - they are a techno one  ;)


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Techno on 10 March 2017, 11:17:56 AM
Ah yes.....I remember the song we recorded.
"The homunculus in my gazebo".

So rare, it's not even on YouTube.  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil. (And now....... back to the thread.) ;)


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Leon on 10 March 2017, 11:26:05 AM
Course even I can afford the entire production run of Strum Tigers, all 6 of them. Just show the unhealthy fixation on all things Tiger.

Geez, you moan when we release things that aren't MORE ARMOUR and then when we put out some vehicles you moan about those as well!  Anyway, I thought that 7 of them were used...  :P

Very nice.  While we are at WW2 vehicles, whatever happened to the Italian M11/39?  I thought it had been done but can't find it in the catalogue.

That's a good question, I'll have to check on that one.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 March 2017, 12:15:03 PM
Yes if they are prototypes, or non-service ones. There over 200 WWII vehicles, and roughly 1000 modern ones, so vehicles with a run of 6 really are a wasted effort considering the number of service ones there really were/are.

Cheers

IanS


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fred. on 10 March 2017, 12:27:42 PM
 But conversions of existing models are much less effort all round then new ones.  Rather like with the real ones.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: kustenjaeger on 10 March 2017, 01:17:54 PM
Not quite sure what Ian's 200 WW2 vs 1000 modern reference is meant to mean?  It is clear that there will be more vehicle types in volume service in the period post 1945 to date compared to 1939-45. 

I did a ready reckoner from my notes on AFVs in British service and got to about 138 types (I am sure with omissions but hopefully not double counting) where a 'type' is something with reasonably different external features.  Some of these clearly would not be worth making from a modelling perspective as their use was minor, peripheral or the physical differences too minor (which is I think part of Ian's other point).

Edward


 


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Matt J on 10 March 2017, 01:25:13 PM
I'm working on an Ardennes 1944 project so a couple of Sturmtigers will be welcome additions :)


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: Dave on 10 March 2017, 04:00:58 PM
Leon

Very nice.  While we are at WW2 vehicles, whatever happened to the Italian M11/39?  I thought it had been done but can't find it in the catalogue.

Regards

Edward

I wondered why we were only selling at shows!!!!!!!!! >:(

Dave


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fsn on 10 March 2017, 05:41:56 PM
Also not a Tiger fan, but I think it's a worthwhile addition to the range.

Once could argue the actual numbers of dragons used in warfare - ever to be ... slighly less than the square root of Techno's dress sense. To my knowledge, we've never actually faced the zombie apocalypse, and yet Pendraken insist on producing hordes of the undead.

Gentlemen, we must admit to ourselves that our hobby is. for the most part, devoid of gritty realism. Your English archers should be bent double with dysentry, your Napoleonic British infantry should have pink crossbelts because the dye ran in their pretty red coats because of the rain, and to demonstrate your average German soldier in WWII he's on his feet, with a rifle, avoiding the piles the horse artillery left behind.

We deal in fantasy. We shape it as we wish and call it reality ... but in the end it's pieces of metal being shoved over a cluttered table.

So there were only 6 or 7 Sturm Tigers? I have no love for the beast, but I can see a scenario for the Yanks to try and capture one of the beasties which has stalled. Could be fun. I'm also not going to buy any of the Russian monsters (I'm quite satisfied with my T35's). Doesn't matter. Somebody wants them.



 

 


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fsn on 10 March 2017, 05:44:46 PM
... and another thing. How many of those 1000 modern vehicles have actually fired shots in anger?

I seem to think that the Chieftain didn't get a run out. 


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: kustenjaeger on 10 March 2017, 06:13:25 PM
... and another thing. How many of those 1000 modern vehicles have actually fired shots in anger?

I seem to think that the Chieftain didn't get a run out. 

As far as the Chieftain is concerned not in British service but did see action in the Iran-Iraq war and Invasion of Kuwait.

Edward


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: fsn on 10 March 2017, 07:34:29 PM
Yes, well aside from Iran-Iraq War, the Invasion of Kuwait and indoor plumbing, when did the Chieftain ever get a run out?

I think my point stands though.


Title: Re: More WWII vehicles - ISUs, Sturmtiger and French W15!
Post by: kustenjaeger on 10 March 2017, 10:15:09 PM
FSN is broadly right, though it's quite interesting how many bits of kit have actually been used either as exports or in peacekeeping roles.

Regards

Edward