Vickers E vs 7TP

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  1. NULLMOON

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    ive just purchased the latter from modelik (vickers) i already have gpms 7tp twin turret i was wondering just how different are these two vehicles? i dont know if the modelik vickers has internal detail so i was going to steal(scan) bits from the 7tp (engine,engine compartment,cabin) any ideas?

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    I did a quick search and came up with nothing so far. All reasoning would say yes the internals are the same sans main gun gear and ammo racks. So you would have less to install.
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    A few differences:

    - different machine guns - the Wz 30 Polish guns were derivatives of the French Hotchkiss guns.

    - engine on the 7TP was a diesel - this shows up as a different rear deck on the 7TP.

    - lots of small details like a different periscope for the commander, radio installed as standard.

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    Charlie
  4. NULLMOON

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    i knew about the guns......i knew about the engine being a diesel but somehow i missed that the entire rear of the tank was a different shape:oops:
    the cabin is quite simple i can add or remove whatever im trying to make a point of giving internal details to kits it adds alot more depth i think
    ill see if i can find some pictures of the engine compartment i googled the engine type and it comes up as an aero engine is that right?:confused:
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    The Vickers tank used the Armstrong Siddeley Puma engine - I think that was mostly because there were a lot of these engines made but not many were used in aircraft - read "picked them up cheap". British tank designers used a lot of aeroengines in their designs - aside from the Vickers tank - the Crusader, Covenanter and Cavalier all used the Liberty engine. The Cromwell, Challenger, Comet and early Centurion were all powered by a modified Merlin engine called the Meteor.

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    Charlie
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    This feels like my .... Build just a KV1 Turret and use my KV2 body model to make a whole KV1.
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    That does make sense though - according to battlefield.ru the colloquial Russian terms for KV-1 and -2 were KV (Klimenti Voroshilov) tank with small turret and big turret respectively.

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    Charlie
  8. NULLMOON

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    any ideas of how this was installed in the vehicle?

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    exellent the t-26 was closer to the vickers than the 7tp:thumb: