Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A box within a box within a box

Peter pig has made some very wonderful, characterful models over the years, and Martin's M113s are no exception. With several hulls and a range of accessories, these really are the top of the line in terms of competition. It makes one with PP would delve more into the modern arena, a PP made M1, T-72 or m60 would be unmatched I would say.

I've painted these with the same Dualtex camo I used on my previous US vehicles. This was a long arduous task, and was supplemented by the sheer amount of crap hung off these vehicles, a good day's work invested.

The M113 has been one of the prime people movers of the US army for a good 50 years. The vehicle has always has always illicited mixed feelings amongst crews, many who feel that it lacks enough protection, while simultaneously presenting a large bulky target for anyone interested. The advent of Soviet IFVs in the BMP-1 saw a mad scramble amongst designers that lead to a prolonged development of the Bradley IFV. The Brad took a long time to come online, however, and the US was forced to rely on the M113 as its battle taxi. Had the two met in Europe, one could surmise that the field would have favoured Soviet mechanized units over their United States counterparts.

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and an objective marker of the same can.

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