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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:11 PM

Hello Bish, I don't think I was aware of the rota-trailer either until seeing the boxart.

The trailer was a logistics answer to the African desert, but it did not get much use there let alone anywhere else.

Under Canadian trials using the Ram tank, the trailer seemed to be a great idea.  Fuel consumption, handling capability and speed - all seemed not to be affect by the trailer.  The Brits did discover that under less than ideal ground conditions, the tow bar was too weak as was the tow hook on the tank.   Fixes to the problems were attempted but could not be rectified, and the whole program was scrapped at the end of October 1943.

There's a good write up here from the Canadian perspective:

https://milart.blog/2013/09/16/canadian-manufacture-of-the-rota-trailer/

 

regards,

Jack

 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:30 PM

Looks very good, Mark.  Nice work with the painting.

Hope you have a pleasant and safe holiday.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:18 AM

Mark,

Interesting to see how the Alclad blues are working out.  The Corsair is looking quite nice.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:24 AM

Cheers jack, great info. That will explain why you don't see pics of them in Europe. The only other trailers i have seen behind tanks are for flamethrowers.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:18 AM

Hi everyone,

Managed to get the decals on, in between work and the World Cup!

 The decals were predominately from the Aeromaster set (72-082) Island Hopping Corsairs and a couple from the spares box. There wasnt that many and despite the age of the decals they went on OK, but still a little silvering.

 A touch of Flory Models Dark Dirt wash, and a final sealing of Xtracrylix Flat coat finished the evening.

 Thats it for now folks. Thaks for all the kind comments I really appreciate it.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:41 PM

That is looking really good, bud. That wash looks great. I think I might have to get some of that stuff. I can't believe Croatia is in the final. Croatia?? What?

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:18 PM

That is very sharp-looking, Mark.  Great job you've done!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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