April 22, 2011

Even more Vietnam Goodness.

Here’s three more box sets i did for the FOW Vietnam release. These boxes are available from FOW retailers or the FOW store today. Get them fast as the Sheridan’s and Patton's are screaming out of the NZ, USA and EUROPE Warehouses.
M48A3 Patton (VBX04)
The M48 Patton tank was completely modernised version of the WWII M26 Pershing heavy tank, designed to fight Soviet tanks on a nuclear battlefield. Oddly, many of the lessons of WWII had been forgotten and the M48 lacked a stabiliser and was likely to catch fire when penetrated. Its impressive anti-tank capability was of little use in Vietnam.
M48A3 Patton (VBX04)...


M551 Sheridan (VBX05)
The M551 Sheridan was developed as an amphibious cavalry tank or air-landing tank capable of tackling Soviet tanks. As a result its main armament was an anti-tank missile launcher that could also fire conventional shells. Getting this complex weapon system to work delayed the introduction of the Sheridan, but it finally reached Vietnam in 1968. Once there, its crews liked its firepower, speed, and ability to cross flooded rice paddies, but missed the thick armour of the much heavier M48 and its ability to smash its way through thick jungle.
M551 Sheridan (VBX05)...
PAVN Divisional Fire Support (VBX15)
Equipped with an array of different armaments for a diverse number of roles; the PAVN Divisional Support was armed with equipment that was either Chinese copies of Soviet equipment or actual Soviet-made weapons.
PAVN Divisional Fire Support (VBX15)...

  
That’s it for all my Vietnam work.  If any of you want to know how i painted any of the miniatures shown over the last 3 weeks worth of posts just drop me a line.
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