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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-pittelli.com>
Subject: Southern Flanks Are Protected
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 20:04:26 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I am pleased to announce that Lief Goodson's Stuart Light Tank has been 
officially designated as Tank #T009 and it appears to be ready for 
battle.  With the 12 month battling season in Florida, Lief will almost 
certainly have logged dozens of hours of stick-time by the time most of 
us finish digging out from the winter that is shaping up to be a real 
nasty one.  Lief has provided some good photos and lots of good building 
information, which can be viewed at:


Everyone should take a close look at the 40cal gun assembly that Lief 
has developed, which looks like it will be a great solution for all AFVs 
that can't install a 68cal marker.  The paintball splats aren't as 
impressive and the range might not be as far, but it certainly makes 
installations easier and will probably require less maintenance.

On the 68cal front, Bryan Boucher has added some more photos to his 
Tiger-1 #T008 page at:


which shows his solution for mounting a 68cal marker.  Clearly, Bryan's 
building material of choice is aluminum and he's an accomplished metal 

Bryan's is the 4th Tiger to be built (my Tiger was a trend-setter!!) 
which is apparently making Steve Tyng a little worried because he has 
recently increased his rhetoric.  We're certain. however, that such talk 
will subside quickly once his T-34 "Tiger Killer" is surrounded by 4 
Tigers ... oh so many targets, but such little time to live ... tracks 
don't fail me now ...

        Frank "Spring Battling Should Be A Blast" Pittelli