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Old December 29th, 2015, 01:22 PM

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Default India OOB18 v.8.1 (a short one)

Few observations concerning Indian OOB:

01 Lt Tank Mk IIa - according to AFV Weapons Profile 05 Light Tanks I-V: "In 1933 approval was given for the conversion to light tanks of two of the eight armoured car companies of the Royal Tank Corps the serving in India" - apparently they received tanks only in 1933/34 (now 1/30).

First tank was Mk IIb Indian Pattern (there is no mention about Mk IIa Indian pattern in books, although it appears on some Net pages). They differed in a turret with cupola - pm27994 or http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/...c3621ca03f.jpg

02 Lt Tank Mk VIc - C produced since 1939 only, and for the British Army (now: 9/32). Possibly Indian units could acquire these tanks during the war? (we have also second entry #08 from 1942)

05 Lt Tank Mk Ia - there were only trials of 4 tanks on Indian Frontier (which led to a decision of rearmament with Indian Pattern light tanks). Unfortunately, I don't know when and how long [Osprey NV217: British light tanks].

84 4.7in naval gun - photo is Hunt class destroyer with 4in guns, better is 707 Tribal class (same for UK OOB #84)

68 8in Naval Gun - photo is a cruiser with smaller guns (Hawkins class?) - better is 8890 (same for ANZAC OOB #86)

126 Rolls Royce A/C - photo is desert 1940 modification. It could be original 21117 - or it's worth to create an Indian Pattern one, with spherical turret http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww...ern-Outram.jpg or http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww...an-Pattern.jpg
BTW: Indian pattern cars were armed with two Vickers MGs.

206,209 Commando Sapper, 210 Cdo Support - photo is 2in mortar (used s such for #215)

255 75mm Pack How - should have single tail (best seems icon 2111)

311 Gladiator - has Belgian photo should be British 12552

314 Buffalo - photo is P-35, could be 30024
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Old December 29th, 2015, 04:55 PM

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Default Re: India OOB18 v.8.1 (a short one)

One more detail:

107 Sherman Adder - according to Osprey New VanGuard 136 Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower, "although 50 kits were ordered the Adder was still not ready when the war ended, but development continued (...) for issue to India". For curiosity, it took 80 gallons (363 l) of mixture. The CMG was kept, as well as the BMG.
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Default Re: India OOB18 v.8.1 (a short one)

Only three things for v.9 OOBs:

(sorry to bother you with minor things, but for since I wrote them down...)

5 Lt Tank Mk Ia - photo is ordinary Mk I, while Mk Ia tanks were quite different. On top of that page there are photos of tanks tested in India, with modified cupolas: http://seryj221221.livejournal.com/207844.html

126 Crossley IP - it had two independent MGs, manned by two crewmen.
Winter icon 1496 seems best for all uses, since according to Osprey NV 189 on Rolls-Royce armoured cars, "extreme heat led commanders to prefer white or silver/grey shades" for Indian Pattern cars.

482-484 LMG Group - I've found such flavoured photo of Indian soldiers with VB LMG (instead of a soldier in Mk II helmet and probably Bren) http://www.historicalfirearms.info/p...n-the-original

..I promised three things only, but a wagon icon of 262 Limber might be replaced with a proper limber 2849 or 2848
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