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Mark VIII Liberty tank walk around
zvezdah1
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 09:24 PM UTC
I thought you guys might enjoy this walk around with good quality images of a Mark VIII Liberty tank here at Ft. Benning GA Armor museum
http://www.armorjournal.com/index-tanks-Mark_VIII_Liberty.php



Me109G
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 09:35 PM UTC
It would be nice if Takom, Tamiya or Meng released a 1/35 kit of this monster!!
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 03:01 AM UTC
That V-12 Liberty engine is quite interesting. This may be the earliest "aero-derivative" engine.
Can you imagine what the noise must have been like in there...
zvezdah1
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 03:32 AM UTC
they're presently restoring, it'd be nice if they'd restore to fully working condition but probably too much to hope for! I'll be keeping an eye on this project.
Beastmaster
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 06:05 AM UTC
Thanks for posting those Chris. I'll be having a detailed look at those later on with a nice glass (or 2) of beer.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC

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It would be nice if Takom, Tamiya or Meng released a 1/35 kit of this monster!!




Yes it would be nice and not only nice but an absolute must! Come on Meng, Tamiya and Takom. We've already had some great WW1 kits from you so let's have this monster too.
Beastmaster
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:04 PM UTC
Great pics. One of the manufacturers has to do this beast at some point surely.
8Hussar
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 05:22 PM UTC
This is superb and thank you very much for your effort! All future pictures would be welcome! Thank you again. Cheers!
Don
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 06:38 PM UTC

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I thought you guys might enjoy this walk around with good quality images of a Mark VIII Liberty tank here at Ft. Benning GA Armor museum
http://www.armorjournal.com/index-tanks-Mark_VIII_Liberty.php






COMMANDER MODELS makes one of these in 1/35. Full-resin kit, available on ebay from 3weids, about $185 or $189 + shipping. I've been debating with myself whether I REEEEALLY want one of these. Should I wait for a plastic kit, or should I take the plunge..?
cdharwins
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 07:24 PM UTC
Thanks for the pictures, Chris. Good stuff. It looks like there's a couple of other "goodies" in the shop, too.

Chris
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 03:52 PM UTC

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It would be nice if Takom, Tamiya or Meng released a 1/35 kit of this monster!!




Yes it would be nice and not only nice but an absolute must! Come on Meng, Tamiya and Takom. We've already had some great WW1 kits from you so let's have this monster too.



HERE-HERE!!!
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 05:30 PM UTC

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I thought you guys might enjoy this walk around with good quality images of a Mark VIII Liberty tank here at Ft. Benning GA Armor museum
http://www.armorjournal.com/index-tanks-Mark_VIII_Liberty.php






Just a bit of general FYI about the Mk.VIII "Libery" Tank:

The British originally designed the tank in 1917. Plans to build the Mk.VIII were delayed during 1918-19 because of material shortages and funding. Full-scale production of 1500 tanks was cancelled, but it was decided to go ahead and build 100 vehicles, using parts and components from the original production program... Only one vehicle was running by the time of the Armistice.

US versions were powered by the US "Liberty" aero-engine, while British versions used a Rolls-Royce powerplant. British versions used Hotchkiss MGs, while US versions used .30 cal Brownings. In 1925, a stroboscopic commander's cupola, similar to the French 2c unit was substituted for the original commander's steel box. The Mk.VIII tanks remained in service until 1932...

One of these in 1/35 would look great next to my COMMANDER MODELS diminutive Ford 3-ton Tank...