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In addition to making more St.Chamonds - Char Caisson for instance, I plan on a FCM1A, Crompton ED3 and an Oberschliessen.  There are still some M1's and M2's to be added to the set.

I have some plans for the FCM1A, from GBM98.  Tanker and I are discussing the choice of which version has a decent set of plans.  There were several noticeably different versions.

I haven't done much with the ED3 itself because it is relatively simple.  Most of the work is in the 4.5inch howitzer that goes in it.  Two pages of screen shots of the 3D model are attached.  I "hid" the left wheel so the innards can be seen.  There is a bit of clutter around it - the bits and pieces left after I create the parts.  It is a work-in-progress, so a lot of details are still absent.  I might have to do the 4.5 in 1/32 or 1/35 scale to do it justice.

Also one page of screen shots of the Obersliessen is attached.  I interpret the available drawings a bit differently from some other modelers.

Once I get some of the "what-if" vehicles out of my system, I'll get back to the early Mks - I and II, maybe the MkVstar.  There are still so many to choose from.



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I don't know what the ED3 was, but the Oberschlesien I look forward to.

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Crompton's Emplacement Destroyer Type 3.  The attached scan is from an article in an old issue of Tankette (am I in trouble for posting this?).  The foward-firing 4.5inch howitzer would be pulled inside and the front doors shut, more or less.  Maybe it inspired the later Gun Carriers.

The Oberschliessen is a pretty modern-looking vehicle for its time, a lot more pratical than the K-Wagen and more effective than the LKII.



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Legend

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Looks interesting; is that a ventilation louvre running the length of the roof?

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Wayne,

As you have seen in GBM 98, there is some differents industrial plans (and I have an other one, also different).

Their is no photos of all side from each prototype tested during the war and we have not many

photos for the only one, always present after the war . . . . .

I think, its a very difficult model !

Good luck - Michel 



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It sure looks like a large vent/louvre to me.  I can think of no other reason for complicating the fabrication like that.  It would make a combat withdrawal a dicey business, better done in reverse, maybe.  The large aperture in the front doors would also admit small arms projectiles. 



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Michel,

Anything you can add to the FCM1A photos I have, plus the plans in GBM98 would help a lot.

Lack of plans means I must use my fertile imagination to fill out the rest of the model - not a problem <Grin>.  I suspect that is what other modelers have done.

Thanks in advance.  We can take our time with this.

-Wayne-

 



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I suppose that such a machine was not expected to be near enough the front lines for the hole in the front (or any slots in louvres) to matter. Definitely looks a good subject to model.

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TinCanTadpole wrote:

Looks interesting; is that a ventilation louvre running the length of the roof?


No, it was not a ventilation louvre. According to David Fletcher in Tankette Vol 16 No 6, the Emplacement Destroyer No 2 had a roof...

...composed of a series of crosswise strips giving a Venetian blind effect, the idea being that if it was damaged, only those parts that were hit would need to be replaced.

This was repeated for Emplacement Destroyer No 3.



-- Edited by Roger Todd on Sunday 20th of January 2013 01:41:37 AM

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Views of the 3D model of the Crompton Emplacement Destroyer 3 (ED3), with a 4.5-inch howitzer. The model is 1/72.  I intend to include parts for open or shut front doors, and the 4.5-inch howitzer.



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Out of interest, what program do you use for drawing?

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The louvre idea is, imho, a reasonable solution to the problem of venting the smoke from the gun. It wasn't until WW2 that blowing out the barrel

with compressed air was first used. With a short gun like the 4.5" howitzer the smoke build up in the vehicle would probably have been 

unacceptable without roof vents. The German A7V used a similar system of vents on the roof.

Regards,

Charlie



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It wasn't a louvre, please read my previous post.

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I use TurboCAD Pro. 



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Views of the Crompton ED3 with open doors.  The drawings don't show the wheels dismounted, but it seels a tad tight with them in place.



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