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Launchers Campaign
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM UTC
Thanks Robin, just wanted to be sure.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC

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My vote goes to nr 1.

The clearest image of an ancient launcher.
/ Robin



Okay, the only one I totally did from scratch and roughed it out knowing scaling would correct errors!!

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC

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My vote goes to nr 1.

The clearest image of an ancient launcher.
/ Robin



Okay, the only one I totally did from scratch and roughed it out knowing scaling would correct errors!!




but it gets the message across
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
I vote for #4. You can tell its a launcher without having to stare at it.


d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
All,

Trumpeter's kit #00352 Hotchkiss 39 (H) will be my entry into this build.




Mark
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
For clarification, is the distinguishing feature that the system be unguided (rocket) vs guided (missile), or that it simply must be surface-to-surface, in which case things like TOW and SCUD would be acceptable?

Pretty sure I'm in, but need to figure out what to bring to the fight.

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC

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For clarification, is the distinguishing feature that the system be unguided (rocket) vs guided (missile), or that it simply must be surface-to-surface, in which case things like TOW and SCUD would be acceptable?

Pretty sure I'm in, but need to figure out what to bring to the fight.




I would assume that the guided missiles are allowed:
"would anyone be interested in a launcher campaign?
when i say "launcher" i mean similar to artillery. When the standard artillery just wont make an impact and you need a big hit from a longer distance you call for the launchers and some one to press that red button to launch the surface to surface missile "
but I will leave it to the campaign leader to make the final call.

SCUD is used as long range artillery.
TOW is an anti-tank weapon and in that role it is not a substitute for artillery.


/ Robin
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Indirect fire, rocket propelled, guided or unguided. Lots of good options out there.

panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
@mark
Guided missile launchers are allowed scuds are guided launchers

I think ive finaly decided im goin to build the british MLRS
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC

Just checking to ensure my possible project fits within the parameters
XCMG ZL30H TEL


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A lob bomb (known officially as an improvised rocket-assisted mortar, improvised rocket-assisted munition, or IRAM) is a rocket-fired improvised explosive device made from a large metal canister (usually a propane gas tank that has been drained of its contents and filled with explosives, scrap metal, and ball bearings)



As per the attached photos:





Awaiting the higher being's (Campaign Leaders) answer
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Roger that fits in its indirect fire i take it this is cheap quarry blasting?! Hell of an interesting project!

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC

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Roger that fits in its indirect fire i take it this is cheap quarry blasting?! Hell of an interesting project!




I suspect the firing command sounds a lot like "Allahu Akbar!!

Improvised Rocket Propelled Explosive Device or IRPED for short ...
/ Robin
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
"Most excellent dude"
If you do a quick google for 'Aleppo Hell Cannon' you can find this and it's various derivatives.
Now to decide on scale - my preferred 25th or have a crack at the 35th scale game.
See you at the start line
panzerIV
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 03:58 AM UTC
Wowzer those hell cannons just wow!! Some logistics needed ha.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:49 AM UTC

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@mark
Guided missile launchers are allowed scuds are guided launchers



Which falls into the category of "guided or unguided" I think

I picked up a Trumpy Chinese Type 89 MBRL, which is what I will be doing for this campaign.

C[ ]
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:13 AM UTC
Guess what arrived in the mail today courtesy of evilbay!



GulfWarrior
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 01:16 PM UTC
I've done one of those before! It was a fun build. No nasty surprises that I remember.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:26 PM UTC
Good to hear! I'm kind of hoping for a quick build since I have some other projects that really need some attention. I was surprised at how much interior detail is included in the kit since it seems like it would require some major surgery to open up enough panels to make any of it visible.

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
Yeah, I didn't see much point in wasting a lot of time on the interior so I just saved myself the effort and buttoned it up.



Don't look too closely between the road wheels. I did this one about 12 years ago...
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC
Looks good, Richard. I hope mine turns out that well.

panzerIV
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
@Mark

that type 98 looks good! looking forward to seeing your build.

so were soon approaching the launch date now
just one more day but im not going to be able to order my model till end of next month now though gives some time to research the british MLRS
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
Really chomping at the bit to get started on this. So since I hope to get out of the office early tomorrow and since it will already be 1 Sep on the other side of the International Date line I'm hoping the campaign leader won't be too upset if I steal a little march on this campaign.

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 01:16 PM UTC

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Really chomping at the bit to get started on this. So since I hope to get out of the office early tomorrow and since it will already be 1 Sep on the other side of the International Date line I'm hoping the campaign leader won't be too upset if I steal a little march on this campaign.




I hear ya! That Type 63 107mm rocket launcher is taunting me!
zontar
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Roger I.: That would be a great project. Takom makes a 1/35th scale BMW that has 4 of those rockets included. You could make a diorama with the BMW providing re-supply. I don't know if the tractor is available in 1/35th though. Or, PM me if you want the rockets from my kit.

I'm in on this campaign with Tamiya's 1/48 Sturmtiger, with the Tamiya zimmerit.


Likely wont be starting until October though.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC
So it starts tomorrow
Need to free space on my working table for another campaign build