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Operation Desert Shield-Spearheads

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 5, 2022 3:10 PM

Looking good so far.  The Brad is coming along well.

One potential issue though.  No M2 Bradleys nor M1 Abrams were used in combat in ODS.  I don't believe any 105mm M1s were even deployed.  Most units had transitioned to 120mm M1A1s by that point.  There were some M2A1s deployed, but they were all swapped for M2A2s before the ground war began.  They could be together on a training exercise prior to ODS, maybe out at the NTC (National Training Center) in California in the mid to late '80s.  They would be better in overall Forest Green though instead of sand.

The Dragon M1A1 is correct for one in ODS, so you would be good there.  An M2A2 would be more appropriate with it though.

For the M2A2, the below one by Tamiya was the type used in ODS.

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    June 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Operation Desert Shield-Spearheads
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:08 PM

I've had these sitting on the shelf and thought its about time I make them. First I'm starting with the M2 Bradley IFV from Tamiya, then I'll be making Tamiya's M1 Abrams. With that one I will have to do some scratchbuilding. But I'm looking forward to it, then I'll add Dragon's M1A1 which I've already built along with some ODS figures and make a vignette. Hoping it all comes together. As always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.


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