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Proposal : Launchers
spongya
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
I'd be interested.
Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC
Is this proposal going to become an official campaign?
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Peter youve got plenty of choice there. But yes tulips are fine they fit in aswell. I totaly forgot of tulips dont come across them often.

And your picture is the 251/1 D with t34 calliope
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Not that I have either kit in the stash, but if the Katyusha is acceptable I assume Tulip's, which were used as Ground to Ground rocket artillery as well, would be too?



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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:41 AM UTC
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Sdkfz 251 ( with rocket launchers attached on side. Apologies cant remember name )

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Then there is this if anyone is keen
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC
I'm in. I have the old Dragon MLRS and some etch at the bottom of the stash that needs to be built before the styrene crumbles....

or the AFV Club Sturmtiger with Voyager set

or the Lion Roar Nebelwerfer... I have not had the courage to actually build that...


http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/lionroar/l3501.html
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC
Mount the rockets and their launch cradles on the rear end of a truck bed so that the rocket flames are aimed at the ground behind the truck. Maybe a captured GAZ-AA, GAZ-AAA or RSO

Maybe this could serve as inspiration:

Maybe turned 90 degrees to get the rocket flames over the side or add a deflector plate to protect the openings in the engine deck ...
/ Robin
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi alex im looking to keep it to real world gear so no what ifs / scifi sadlt but if youve seen an engineering marvel field conversion of the type 41 rockets being added to a vehicle then by all means
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
I might be in. Most of what I have is partially built...too far along to even ask.

But I have some Tamiya German Type 41 Heavy Rocket Launcher bits that need using. Maybe add them to a tank or something.

I have to ask but are what-ifs and/or sci-fi subjects allowed?
panzerIV
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 03:07 PM UTC
Just need one more person now then can submit
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
Sound interesting. I have a couple of kits that would meet this requirement. I am in.
Conrad86
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:48 AM UTC
Another bump for interest - I have a really nice zil 131 w/grad launcher which I picked up the other day, be great to build it for this campaign!
panzerIV
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:23 AM UTC
Bump anymore interests? Only 3 more people to get another campaign starting in august
panzerIV
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
@conrad welcome your the 7th interest now hopefuly a few more. Katyusha sounds nice
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 01:11 AM UTC
I'm in, afv club sturmtiger or hobbyboss katyusha most likely!
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC

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@pasi welcome your now the 6th interest so hopefully soon be getting there to submit.

@robin you save the day again youve given me plenty of info over the past few days since starting this proposal i didnt realise the sturmtiger was actually a bigger RPG.
Ive never really looked into the sturmtiger i have nearly balought the model in past but then went onto something else. Again you save the day.



Here it is in action during the Warsaw Uprising. Briefly you can see the round as it flew to the target:



panzerIV
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:48 PM UTC
@pasi welcome your now the 6th interest so hopefully soon be getting there to submit.

@robin you save the day again youve given me plenty of info over the past few days since starting this proposal i didnt realise the sturmtiger was actually a bigger RPG.
Ive never really looked into the sturmtiger i have nearly balought the model in past but then went onto something else. Again you save the day.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC

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@tat id say that qualifies but only on basis that the round is big enough to be a mini missile and it made just as much devastating effect as like a calliope or katusha rocket launcher.



Hi Anthony,
The Sturmtiger was actually armed with a launching tube for rocket propelled grenades
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturmtiger
"..., a decision was made to create a new vehicle based on the Tiger tank and arm it with a 210 mm howitzer. However, this weapon turned out not to be available at the time and was therefore replaced by a 380 mm rocket launcher, which was adapted from a Kriegsmarine depth charge launcher."

"The main armament was the 380 mm Raketen-Werfer 61 L/5.4, a breech-loading barrel, which fired short-range, rocket-propelled projectiles roughly 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) long. There were a variety of rounds with a weight of up to 376 kg (829 lb), and a maximum range of up to 6,000 m (20,000 ft), which either contained a high explosive charge of 125 kg (276 lb) or a shaped charge for use against fortifications, which could penetrate up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) of reinforced concrete. The stated range of the former was 5,650 m (6,180 yd). A normal charge first accelerated the projectile to 45 m/s (150 ft/s), the 40 kg (88 lb) rocket charge then boosted this to about 250 m/s (820 ft/s).

The design of the rocket system caused some problems. The hot rocket exhaust could not be vented into the fighting compartment nor could the barrel withstand the pressure if the gasses were not vented. Therefore, a ring of ventilation shafts was put around the barrel which channeled the exhaust and gave the weapon something of a pepperbox appearance."

The SturmTiger therefore fits perfectly
/ Robin
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:06 AM UTC
August sounds good, I have quite much to build this spring, but not so much for fall. Not sure yet what I'd be building, but probably something quite modern with nuclear payload.
panzerIV
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC
@tat id say that qualifies but only on basis that the round is big enough to be a mini missile and it made just as much devastating effect as like a calliope or katusha rocket launcher.
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
If surface-to-surface, then I guess this qualifies as well (?)



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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 03:39 PM UTC

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@tat thank you for the 251 thats exactly which i was thinking of. Is the bottom pic the french renault tank?




Yes, it's the Renault UE Chenillette.
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Hi martin youre the 5th interest just need five more
If it gets enough intetest and go ahead il be in with modelcollects pershing launcher
Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
I'm in with Modelcollect Iskander in 1/72.
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
@tat thank you for the 251 thats exactly which i was thinking of. Is the bottom pic the french renault tank?

Im sticking with august as a start date hopefuly a few more interests