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 Post subject: A1E1 Independent (15mm)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:16 pm 
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This is my model of the A1E1 Independent in 1:100 scale, 3d printed by Shapeways in WSF sintered nylon.

I've always wanted a model of this tank for wargaming, and now I have one. I suspect it will be more effective on the games table than it ever would have been in real life.

And I see, now that I've photographed it, that once again I've forgotten to paint in the headlights.


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 Post subject: Re: A1E1 Independent (15mm)
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Never seen this design before! Nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: A1E1 Independent (15mm)
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Ah, big tanks, little guns - ze Englanders never learn!!

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 Post subject: Re: A1E1 Independent (15mm)
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Bloated Corpse wrote:
Ah, big tanks, little guns - ze Englanders never learn!!


The 47mm 3-pounder was pretty crappy compared with the 40mm 2-pounder that replaced it, but on the other hand its opposition armour was pretty pathetic, so it did the job for the time. When the 2-pounder came around it outclassed every other tank gun in the world for range and penetration; it's just a pity that the foresight that got that gun issued failed to keep up with changing circumstances for so long.

There were three versions of the 3-pounder supplied, with increasingly long barrels, though no amount of barrel lengthening ever compensated for what was really a pretty mediocre AT round.

For wargaming purposes, the 3-pounder's performance was almost exactly the same as the early-war Italian 47mmL32 AT gun — i.e. not spectacular.


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