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Martyn Smith
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When my brother and I were little lads we spent a LOT of time playing with and talking about tanks.

At eight years old my very favourite tank was the Tiger and all these years later it still is.

I don't know why and I don't want to argue about it or justify it, either morally or aesthetically - it just IS arrrh

Anyway, my brother recently gave me the tank pictured below as a present and it now has pride of place in my living-room.

I just thought some of you might like to see it.

Have you got a long-cherished 'favourite tank' or is it just me?








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You will immediately find out about my favorite tank when you look at my username meeple
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Whenever Tigers are mentioned I like to post a link to this fabulous site..

http://www.alanhamby.com/tiger.html
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I always had a liking for the JagdPanzer 38t, Hetzer.
Also the T34.
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Not sure it's THE favorite, but I have an irrational affection for the Ferdinand/Elefant. I think it's because it was the first model tank kit I got (Fujimi's old 1/76 scale). It looked and sounded so impressive as a kid, now as an adult, I know what miserable failure it was (but I still like it).
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The T34 is iconic.



I don't have a favorite German WWII tank, but I have a soft spot for the Stuka...

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Go big or go home. laugh


Stereotypical I know, not the best tank of WWII by far, but just damned big and heavily armed. I never got quite how big it was until I saw one in person at the Patton Tank Museum (Used to be in Fort Knox but I think they have since moved the museum to GA). The thing is MASSIVE!

Modern wise, any of the 'T' series from the Russians, T-55 - T-90. Forced to choose one, probably a tie between the T-72 and T-80.
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Hungadunga wrote:
The T34 is iconic.



I don't have a favorite German WWII tank, but I have a soft spot for the Stuka...



The T-34 is my second favourite and the Stuka my favourite plane...

Strange really isn't it? shake
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My favorite 'tank' is the M18. Its quickness made it arguably the most formidable tank-vs-tank vehicle of WWII. Its gun was powerful enough to penetrate the flank armor of any tank of the war, and its engine was powerful enough to get it to the flank before the enemy could react.

Its most worthy post-war successor was the South African wheeled tank destroyer, the Rooikat 76 and the Rooikat 105.

Another very innovative vehicle which was designed to capitalize on its speed by using speed instead of armor as a defense, was the gun-mounted Toyota truck, which played havoc with the heavy Libyan tanks in the 'Toyota wars'.
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
Go big or go home. laugh


Stereotypical I know, not the best tank of WWII by far, but just damned big and heavily armed. I never got quite how big it was until I saw one in person at the Patton Tank Museum (Used to be in Fort Knox but I think they have since moved the museum to GA). The thing is MASSIVE!


What tank is this?
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bob_santafe wrote:
What tank is this?


King Tiger!
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Tanks for the memories.
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Also, you may need these slippers:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/108449743/pattern-for-tiger-1-t...
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Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Hunting Tiger...I like 'em big blush
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I just realised that maybe I didn't state it clearly enough, my brother didn't just give me this tank - he made it and painted it too!

What a star eh?
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The good old Matilda II for me, possibly triggered by the West of Alemein box art.

I love playing early war tank battles and seeing those German 37mm shots bounce all over the place.
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Tanks for the mammaries...

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The Pz1000 'Ratte'
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I've always had a thing for the tanks of WWI and in particular the A7V Sturmpanzerwagon:



Being able to see the only original one left ('Mephisto') is always quite a thrill - it was on display in the Queensland Museum after having been captured by the AIF during the Battle for Villers-Brettoneux in 1918 (in which occurred the first tank-to-tank battle) and shipped to Australia.
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The Centurion (israeli variant), because it's the first model kit I built in junior high.



Oddly, I now have almost no interest in Middle East wargames. Or tank battles in general, really. It has been a long time since junior high...

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One of my favorite subjects! I have so many favorites and I've built so many models of them over the years.

But I reserve a special spot for the Lynx and the Stuart:




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zaccardi wrote:
One of my favorite subjects! I have so many favorites and I've built so many models of them over the years.

But I reserve a special spot for the Lynx and the Stuart:






Very nice work indeed
 
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thechangingman wrote:
Very nice work indeed


They are very good, but not mine! I used them as examples. I still have my Stuart but would have to dig through the garage for it.
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