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AA Campaign - what do you think?
WARLORD
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 06:59 PM UTC
Dear Armour Fans
What do you think about Anti Aircraft campaign. It could be called "Achtung Jabo!"
and any vehicle, canon or gun which was designed or used to bring birds down could be an entry. We could start in Autumn (let say October) and finish in March.
Who would like to enter such project?
Any ideas, suggestions are welcome
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 10:27 PM UTC
Missiles as well? Especially with Trumpeter's new SA-2 and SA-6, Dragon's old SA-9.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 10:37 PM UTC
You will probably have to wait till the 2007 campaign season as all the 2006 slots have been filled. I would like to see one.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 10:38 PM UTC
I wsa actually thiknking about proposing a nearly identical campaign myself some time - which of course means i am 100% all in support of your idea!
Hawkeye
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 11:41 PM UTC
If this is from any time period then i am up for this as well, got a Sdkfz halftrack c/w 37mm AA gun waiting to be built.

Regards from the Swamp

Hawkeye
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 11:45 PM UTC
Me too, I'm on a hot streak with my building... I picked up Tamiya's M16 halftrack with quad 50s and would like a reason to put it at the top of the list! It will be my first Allied WW2 piece.
The beginning of 2007 would be perfect for me.
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 04:26 AM UTC
Sounds good!
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 04:35 AM UTC
I JUST started to build a german Steyr 1500 and I planned to put on top the new Dragon 2cm flak.

I think both pieces are very up to date model, and I would be pleased to participate to one of your campaign. It would be the first time, thought I've been logging on this site for a while.

Maybe in 2007...as he said.
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 04:37 AM UTC
good to go...

Im on board
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 06:13 AM UTC
Sounds good to me but I agree that it would be a good way to start off the new year.

Paul
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 03:49 PM UTC
I thought some more of you guys would like to participate, but maybe I need to wait for some more replies. Thanks for all those who has replied so far.

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Missiles as well? Especially with Trumpeter's new SA-2 and SA-6, Dragon's old SA-9.


Why not? We have to show all we have against friends from Aeroscale
Starting after New Year is good idea so this date would be proposed to Staff.
I'll wait few days more before submiting campaign proposal so we could declare at least 15 members wishing to take part in this one.
BTW I would enter with Italeri's Crusader III AA MK.III which is waiting to be made as vehicle of Polish 1st Armoured Div.
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 08:26 PM UTC
A duck hunter campaign would be a good idea. Although someone is bound to ask if some tank can be entered because it has an anti-aircraft machine gun mounted on the turret.

It would be interesting to see the different towed, self-propelled, wheeled, tracked, cannon, machine gun and missile armed entries. It could be quite a large variety.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 03:40 AM UTC
Great idea for a campaign Would prototypes be allowed? For example a Panther with either a twin 3.7cm or twin 5.5cm flak turrets Or an M3A1 Stuart with a quad .50cal
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 03:54 AM UTC
Marcin -

Sounds like a great idea. I've got a 'WirbelWind' and some other candidates to look at in the 'stash'. I'd love to join in. However, with "MEOW" and "Purple Heart" going on, the 'New Year' start is definitely the preference. Keep us posted.

Blade48mrd
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 04:05 AM UTC
I'm in for a 2007 operation! If small vignettes/dios are allowed,I would do a flakvierling in a Tobruk type emplacement.
cheers for skeet shooting!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 12:04 PM UTC

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Although someone is bound to ask if some tank can be entered because it has an anti-aircraft machine gun mounted on the turret.


I think such entries shouldn't be allowed.

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Would prototypes be allowed?


Prototypes are ok, too.

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If small vignettes/dios are allowed [..]


Dios/vignettes are welcome.


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A duck hunter campaign ...


I'll treat that as name proposal if you don't mind, Robin.
What do you think about title "Achtung Jabo!" or maybe you other suggestions.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 12:12 PM UTC
A good idea. It allows lots of scope for participants to build a wide range of kits from a number of different countries and periods. I'm definitely up for it.

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 06:49 PM UTC
Speaking as a newby to the site, I'd love to do this campaign, I just picked up the AFV club M730A1 Chaparral, now I just gotta leave it alone till 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 06:54 PM UTC
I think this would be a great way to kick off the new year.

It will give me an excuse to do that old Tamiya Flakpanzer Gepard kit thats just collecting dust on my shelf.

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 08:06 PM UTC
Count me in!!
I have an old NKC resin kit of a SWS and and CMK Flak 43 just waiting and ready. OH BOY! My first campaign! I'm giddy.

Cheers, BillK.
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 08:10 AM UTC
Im in. I have a HMMWV Avenger kit in my pile somewhere, and am waiting for my LAV-25 AA defense kit to arrive soon. Im also sure I could find something else to throw in.
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 08:57 AM UTC
Well, it would definitely have to be after the New Year. I am running the Meow Camapaign and enrolled in the Tank Aces where I plan to do Barkman's Panther "D". And for my Master's project. A backdate conversion of a 350 scale Yamato for the Philipine Sea Campaign.

I have a 251 "Drilling" kit from Dragon I can tackle. Though one of those OPFOR missle shooters like a Gaskin or Gekko or a zoo-soo (ZSU 23-4)sounds pretty neat
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 10:19 AM UTC
While I understand your title is meant to portray a warning about incoming fighter/bombers I would probably go with a more generic title than a WW2 German phrase. Wouldn;t want to let people think it was only for German AA units.
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 11:54 AM UTC
Thanks for your replies but it's little late. The campaing has been approved.
Here are details.
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 02:53 PM UTC

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Dear Armour Fans
What do you think about Anti Aircraft campaign.



I think I should have waited before starting my Crusader AA