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From: "Brian & Hope" <beshws-at-alltel.net>
Subject: Re: Southern Flanks Are Protected
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 22:17:44 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

If I come up with some tank destroyer I will back you up! 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Pittelli" <frank-at-pittelli.com>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 8:04 PM
Subject: Southern Flanks Are Protected

> 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:
> http://www.rctankcombat.com/order-of-battle/tanks/T009
> 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:
> http://www.rctankcombat.com/order-of-battle/tanks/T008
> which shows his solution for mounting a 68cal marker.  Clearly, Bryan's 
> building material of choice is aluminum and he's an accomplished metal 
> worker.
> 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