Christie tank decals

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Christie tank decals

Joined: May 13th, 2004, 7:17 pm

January 8th, 2008, 12:25 am #1

Does anyone make the three sets of decals for these tanks?

Second question is about reference books on these three vehicles?
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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 8:58 am

January 9th, 2008, 12:39 am #2

...although your reference to Christie tanks is a bit vague. Which ones do you mean?

Frank
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Joined: May 13th, 2004, 7:17 pm

January 9th, 2008, 5:35 pm #3

I was think the orginal tanks he made for the US Army in the 1930's and operated in Pine Camp, NY.
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Joined: August 20th, 2006, 7:53 am

January 10th, 2008, 4:37 pm #4

Does anyone make the three sets of decals for these tanks?

Second question is about reference books on these three vehicles?
Hi Jim,
The best and most comprehensive books I know & have about the T3 medium tank are :

- US Military Tracked Vehicles, Fred W. Crismon (Motorbooks, 1992)
- US Military Wheeled Vehicles, Fred W. Crismon (Motorbooks, 1983)
- Stuart, A History of the American Light Tank, R.P. Hunnicut (Presidio Press, 1992)
- Sherman, A History of the American Medium Tank, R.P. Hunnicut (Presidio Press, 1994)
- American AFV's of WWII, D. Crow/C. Ellis/P. Chamberlain (Profile Publications, 1972)
- US Armour Camouflage and Markings 1917-45, Steven J. Zaloga (Osprey Publishing, 1984)
- The BT2 Tank, part 1 (Armada Press, 1998) (Russian language, English captions)

The last one brings only few additionnal photos of the tank chassis.
Most of these books are now out of print and they're not by far dedicated to this specific tank, but if you're lucky enough to find them in second hand, they're really damn worth the money!
I hope this can help you!
Cheers from France!
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 11:27 pm

January 11th, 2008, 11:31 am #5

Does anyone make the three sets of decals for these tanks?

Second question is about reference books on these three vehicles?
A Russian company called Travers, from Rostov on Don, Russia, produced a set of decals for "Tanks BT" which included markings for a Christie T-3. These decals were imported into the US a number of years ago, but I have no idea if they are still available.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 7:24 am

January 11th, 2008, 12:29 pm #6

Does anyone make the three sets of decals for these tanks?

Second question is about reference books on these three vehicles?
I have the Travers decal sheet.
Not the finest I know but it includes those 3 Christie's tanks.
Contact me offline as I will not use them.

Bruno COLLIN
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Joined: September 30th, 2005, 2:31 am

January 12th, 2008, 3:01 am #7

Does anyone make the three sets of decals for these tanks?

Second question is about reference books on these three vehicles?
I made the same request of Decalcomaniacs maybe two years ago and they produced a very nice set for the three versions of the Christie T3. I am sure that Georg still has the file and could print out a set for you.
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Joined: May 13th, 2004, 7:17 pm

January 13th, 2008, 2:42 pm #8

Do you have the information to contact him? I could not find it on the web site.
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Joined: August 20th, 2006, 7:53 am

January 13th, 2008, 6:11 pm #9

They regularly sell their products on ebay.
Search for Decalcomaniacs in the ebay stores. Much of their range is available here.
Cheers
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Joined: August 5th, 2005, 9:47 am

January 13th, 2008, 8:08 pm #10

If 1/72 is your scale UM does a kit of Christie T-3 "M 1931"/ "M.1940" (No 403) wich includes markings for all three of them.

Erik
Sweden
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