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PostPosted: August 29th, 2017, 1:58 am 
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Let’s face it: the General Grant tank was never one of the most attractive designs in the American arsenal. No looker on its best day, to be sure, but at least it couldn’t get any worse... until someone got the bright idea to convert one into a recovery vehicle...

This is a Flames of War 1/100 scale resin and metal wargaming miniature:

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You might have noticed the unusual name of the vehicle...

The Battlefront Miniatures 1/100 scale decal sheet US941(C) I used had included a bunch of mostly typical tank names like “Blood ‘N Guts”, “Battling Bitch”, “Cobra King”, “Destruction”, “Hurricane”, but ...“Laxitive” ? Who would name their vehicle something like THAT? Maybe because, like its namesake, this sturdy wrecker was used to “get things moving”...?

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I couldn’t resist!


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Nice work. I thought recovery vehicles didn't have armament? I'm probably wrong though :grin:

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Amazing work for the scale

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Clashcityrocker wrote:
Nice work. I thought recovery vehicles didn't have armament? I'm probably wrong though :grin:

Nigel

Thanks Nigel,

You are right - those guns were were fakes installed to make the recovery vehicles less conspicuous when operating with tanks. If you look closely, you will notice that the faux 37mm tube is mounted on the wrong side of the turret! I guess it would have been convincing from a distance...

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