Friday, 17 February 2012

Buffalo Mark IV & LVT's - 1/144 scale

O conjunto completo de veículos amfíbios blindados da Wargames-South.

A new set of Amphibian armoured vehicles from Wargames-South.

Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT)
1/144 scale miniatures

The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was a class of amphibious warfare vehicle, a small amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they rapidly evolved into assault troop and fire support vehicles as well. The types were all widely known as amphtrack, amtrak, amtrac etc., a portmanteau of amphibious tractor.


Monday, 13 February 2012

sIG 33 Howitzer 10mm vs 1/144

Mais uma comparação entre escalas/tamanhos de figuras.
Neste caso, diferença de tamanho é bastante evidente.

Another comparison between scales / sizes.
In this case, the difference in size is quite evident.

Left - Pendraken 10mm / Right - Wargames South 1/144

The Invasion of Poland had shown that the sIG 33s assigned to the infantry gun companies of the motorized infantry regiments had difficulties keeping up with the tanks during combat. The easiest solution was to use a spare tank chassis to carry it into battle. It was first mounted on a Panzer I chassis and given a lightly armored superstructure. This produced an adequate vehicle, but the center of gravity was very high, and the chassis was overloaded. As a result only a few dozen were built. Since the over-loaded Panzer I chassis was too small for the gun, production switched to models using the chassis of larger, more suitable tanks. In 1942 the PzKpfw II chassis was modified to accept the sIG 33. This version also received better armour protection. Eventually production switched to a modified version of the PzKpfw III and later still to the Panzer 38(t).