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Re: [SG] Religious Wars Re: Modelling Scales

From: Ryan M Gill <rmgill@m...>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:56:27 -0400
Subject: Re: [SG] Religious Wars Re: Modelling Scales

At 4:18 PM +0100 7/25/01, Tony Francis wrote:
>One thing that has always struck me when visiting tank museums etc is
>that most vehicles are considerably _smaller_ than I expected them to
>be. Many early WW2 tanks are quite a bit shorter (and some narrower)
>than my car.

Those would be the scout/light tanks.

I suspect that when you look at the Sherman and its larger brethren, 
they take up far more room. Get up to the M48/60 units and you've got 
some monsters. Same thing goes for the Panzer Vs and above. Sure the 
Renault FT was tiny, so were a number of others (harry Hopkins, 
Tetrach, Honey) but they weren't medium tanks.

Now, look at some of the wheeled armoured cars. The Puma and the 
South African (Puma like) are huge as are a number of British special 
purpose command trucks. Rommel used a captured Brit Armoured Command 
truck in North Africa.

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