Still no 203mm Tracked howitzer for the Russians :(

Started by Ithoriel, 11 April 2019, 01:07:49 AM

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Wulf

Quote from: Orcs on 12 April 2019, 12:40:07 AM
They are superb, are you going into production?
No, purely for personal use. I'm posting to encourage others to give 3d printing a go. The (occasionally) continuing thread of my experience is here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18333.0.html

Wulf

Quote from: Ithoriel on 12 April 2019, 12:21:25 AM
Looks fine to me Wulf -- though you may need to acquire a couple of dustbin lids :)

Oh... that's annoying... Well, initially it'll be emplaced for fire anyway.

fsn



The chap sat on his own - on the gun. Is he just the most disliked member of the crew? The apprentice? The one who has personal hygiene problems?

I'm sure they could have squeeezed him into the big truck somewhere.
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15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

Orcs

Quote from: fsn on 12 April 2019, 07:40:08 AM


The chap sat on his own - on the gun. Is he just the most disliked member of the crew? The apprentice? The one who has personal hygiene problems?

I'm sure they could have squeeezed him into the big truck somewhere.

He was probably the "weird one ", possibly probably a wargamer  :)
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: fsn on 12 April 2019, 07:40:08 AM

The chap sat on his own - on the gun. Is he just the most disliked member of the crew? The apprentice? The one who has personal hygiene problems?

I'm sure they could have squeeezed him into the big truck somewhere.

Probably the "driver / brakeman"
I understand a proportion of the chassis were fitted with a tractor engine permitting a degree of mechanical handling of the unlimbered piece.


Incidentally in that video clip, one of the pieces rolls back like a smoothbore canon.
I'm glad I'm not the guy who forgot to apply the brakes.
All fun and games until you're sent to the penal battalion.

fsn

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 12 April 2019, 10:36:44 AM
Incidentally in that video clip, one of the pieces rolls back like a smoothbore canon.
I'm glad I'm not the guy who forgot to apply the brakes.
All fun and games until you're sent to the penal battalion.
Ah! I thought that was deliberate.
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition

15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

steve_holmes_11

Quote from: fsn on 12 April 2019, 11:17:47 AM
Ah! I thought that was deliberate.

Good luck running that back up.

Bricole manufacture has exceeded all quotas of the 5 year plan comrades!!

Wulf

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 12 April 2019, 10:36:44 AM
Probably the "driver / brakeman"
I understand a proportion of the chassis were fitted with a tractor engine permitting a degree of mechanical handling of the unlimbered piece.
The 3d print does include a box under the trunnions that could house a small engine.
QuoteIncidentally in that video clip, one of the pieces rolls back like a smoothbore canon.
I'm glad I'm not the guy who forgot to apply the brakes.
All fun and games until you're sent to the penal battalion.
It doesn't look like good terrain to rely on the recoil spade...

Ithoriel

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 12 April 2019, 05:49:27 PM
Good luck running that back up.

Bricole manufacture has exceeded all quotas of the 5 year plan comrades!!

The B-3, B-4 and B-5 were self powered so could be trundled around for shortish distances over relatively solid ground.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

mart678

All I will say is if you need a 203mm on table the enemy have already defeated your forward troops and surrender would be a good option 😂

Wulf

Quote from: mart678 on 16 April 2019, 10:14:20 AM
All I will say is if you need a 203mm on table the enemy have already defeated your forward troops and surrender would be a good option 😂
I like heavy artillery as an objective. Heavy artillery that defends itself spices things up...

Ithoriel

On the contrary mart, defensively they make excellent anti-tank guns apparently and, on the attack, rolling one up to a few hundred yards from a bunker or urban strong-point reduces the effectiveness of the structure fairly dramatically :)


At least that seems to have been the Russian experience.
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: Ithoriel on 16 April 2019, 10:48:03 AM
On the contrary mart, defensively they make excellent anti-tank guns apparently and, on the attack, rolling one up to a few hundred yards from a bunker or urban strong-point reduces the effectiveness of the structure fairly dramatically :)


At least that seems to have been the Russian experience.

Yes the Russians had some unique ideas about artillery during WW2.
  1. Everything's a potential anti-tank gun.
  2. If you can see the enemy, you're not reliant on some bourgeios backsliding revisionist of a forward observer (with their maps, and so called education and .....).

It turns out that for their situation, the ideas were practical and sensible.

Ithoriel

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 16 April 2019, 12:54:00 PM
Yes the Russians had some unique ideas about artillery during WW2.


Anti-tank rifles are no longer useful, comrade? Nonsense, just arm an entire battalion with them and concentrate fire on vision blocks, tracks and turret ring! :)
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Wulf

Quote from: Ithoriel on 16 April 2019, 01:40:44 PM
Anti-tank rifles are no longer useful, comrade? Nonsense, just arm an entire battalion with them and concentrate fire on vision blocks, tracks and turret ring! :)
And commanders' heads...