The Big Boys

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The Big Boys

Joined: October 6th, 2007, 5:04 pm

August 11th, 2012, 4:08 pm #1


Since we are wishing/hoping for some updated,US,cold war armor,please,let's have an M103a2,with lots of options for Xenon searchlight,etc,USMC and USA,and provision for re-release as an earlier "gasser" version. Berlin,Gitmo,our only Hog that could take out an IS3 frontally.Phenomenal accuracy for it's day,much better mobility than is claimed,big and mean as hell looking!
1802 Mike
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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

August 12th, 2012, 4:18 am #2

A M-103 would make a great centerpiece for US '50s-'70s armor collection.
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Joined: March 21st, 2004, 3:38 pm

August 13th, 2012, 2:04 pm #3

Since we are wishing/hoping for some updated,US,cold war armor,please,let's have an M103a2,with lots of options for Xenon searchlight,etc,USMC and USA,and provision for re-release as an earlier "gasser" version. Berlin,Gitmo,our only Hog that could take out an IS3 frontally.Phenomenal accuracy for it's day,much better mobility than is claimed,big and mean as hell looking!
1802 Mike
The M103A2 has been on my wish list for at least the past 25 years! I'd love to see a GOOD injection kit of the beast with some nice options. Of course, can it please come in cheaper than a resin kit?! PLEASE!!

Rod
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Joined: October 6th, 2007, 5:04 pm

August 14th, 2012, 7:49 pm #4


Truth! Would love to raise enough clamor for a mfgr.to notice.She's a big girl,huge main gun,prototype her off the Littlefield vehicle,makes an M51 Retriever feasable,and marking options,etc.Win-win situation,and I bet they would sell quite well!
1802 Mike
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Joined: March 21st, 2004, 3:38 pm

August 14th, 2012, 8:30 pm #5

If it were possible to get both the M103A2 AND the M51 I would be in hog heaven!

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Joined: October 6th, 2007, 5:04 pm

August 15th, 2012, 6:11 pm #6

Truth! Would love to raise enough clamor for a mfgr.to notice.She's a big girl,huge main gun,prototype her off the Littlefield vehicle,makes an M51 Retriever feasable,and marking options,etc.Win-win situation,and I bet they would sell quite well!
1802 Mike
Nothing I ever heard matched the sound of an M51 firing up at 0-dark-30. Bn. kept ours together in a section back in the early'70s,and in the field the 4 would crank up 1 at a time,til all were roaring. Huge motor,gasser,with fuel injection,,supercharged.When they began to move out,the earth would tremble.
Nostalgic 1802,
Mike
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