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Discussion in 'Kit Announcements' started by kampfflieger, Mar 2, 2006.
Small and ugly british armored car.
Model ready, coming soon!
WOW, its' ugly all right!
Might be small and ugly but the British built nearly 3000 of them 1940-43.
More at: http://www.standardmotorclub.org.uk/cars/military/features/beaverette.htm
Ugly or not, it's all a matter of taste, I suppose, she's a wonderful looking design!
Any pictures of a built kit?
Any in the UK see that TV prog on the LDV/Home Guard earlier in the week? Ist part of three, I gather. Lesson one. Stopping Panzers with dinner plates. Lay them on the road, with a handful of leaves on top. Fritz has to stop and check they are not mines, at which point you pelt him with molotov cocktails, 'Sticky Bombs' and/or potatos. Foolproof.
Alternatively, form a rapid reaction force by equipping your troops with roller skates. The sight of one poor guy going base over apex trying to kick a door down, while wearing roller skates, well....
Easy to laugh. Next weeks program covers the highly trained assassin squads, and the final prog covers a 1970s 'wargame' when military analysts worked out how thing would have gone if Adolf and his gang had got their feet wet on Dovers beaches.
Anyway, Beaverettes were just one of a huge number of wacky, and desperate, weapons fielded against the threat of invasion, and in some cases such as the Beaverette, much further afield as well.
I got a giggle picturing somebody trying to kick in a door on rollerskates................. the pictures must have been a hoot!
looks very nice, when can we get it????
Model for DeWayne Barnett (www.teuton.org/dbarnett), I have send it, but I don't know when DeWayne post it.