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The_Chieftain #41 Posted Jan 02 2018 - 18:07

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Nicholas did mention in the preface that he'll prioritising rare images that lack quality over common high quality images that are floating online since he wants to avoid just being a repetition of what's alreadfy out there.

 

No, he's right. There's poor quality, and there's a complete miss.

 

I'm back in the office and found my hardcopies waiting for me. Some of the photos in the book have been printed far more darkly than they had been sent in. Example, open up the spread on pp. 58/59. Those two photos at the bottom were originally as follows.

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Very obviously the equivalent photos in the book are far too dark to be of use. I'm chewing around how to fix this, and at worst may simply just go through the book and publish online any images which I feel are so dark as to be far less use than the original intent (Of the several hundred images, I'm thinking 60 are not what I would like them to be). I'm also waiting back to hear from the publisher, there may be some other options. More to follow.

 

[Edited to add: OK, I have received a good reply from the publisher, and I believe we have a plan which will be satisfactory to all parties. Will take a few weeks to implement, however]



Winterlander #42 Posted Jan 04 2018 - 20:37

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Just got my copy in Canada.... I am only part way through but i love the book. I especially enjoy the "how they got to the final design" descriptions with the changes included as the vehicles evolved.  Well done overall. 

 

You have set the bar high for your next book ;-)

 



screng #43 Posted Jan 12 2018 - 21:06

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WOW, ordered on Wednesday when i got paid, just came in today (fridays) post!  

 

So the bonus code is M56 scorpion - what does the invite code do please?

 

havent had time to open it yet!



Targeted #44 Posted Jan 26 2018 - 11:39

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Just received my copy, nice read so far well done.

Landsraad #45 Posted Feb 19 2018 - 12:35

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Great read. I especially find the section on 90mm vehicles hilarious because with each one the TD Corps seems to be getting more and more irritated at having to repeat "we don't want this, we want the T70, shut up and let us work on it!" until they finally cave and accept the Jackson.

FrozenKemp #46 Posted Feb 19 2018 - 13:09

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Has the issue with the photos been fixed?

The_Chieftain #47 Posted Feb 19 2018 - 20:08

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I believe so, I’m waiting on final approval from all to announce that the e-books version will be sent out to everyone.

DukeTestudo #48 Posted Mar 15 2018 - 20:16

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Feb 19 2018 - 19:08, said:

I believe so, I’m waiting on final approval from all to announce that the e-books version will be sent out to everyone.

 

I understand things are probably crazy busy at WG right now but - any idea when the links will be sent out (and from whom?)  Emails from Echo Point keep ending up in my spam filter, and I don't want to miss the link email by accident.  Thanks. 

 

(Also, FWIW, thanks for all the historical content that you do, I find that information really interesting and informative.)



The_Chieftain #49 Posted Mar 15 2018 - 22:47

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It will be from Echo Point, but I'll be sure to post here once they tell me they've started, so you know to look out for it.

US_3rd_Army #50 Posted Mar 16 2018 - 16:59

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Was finally able to get the money needed to get the book, can't wait to get it :)



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Mar 15 2018 - 21:47, said:

It will be from Echo Point, but I'll be sure to post here once they tell me they've started, so you know to look out for it.

 

Thanks!

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I got my book today and I got to say, it was nice how they made sure that it would never get damaged during shipping because the book itself was in one of those bubble wrap package inside a box.

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It now takes it's place in my library next to Firepower. Thank you Cheftain for writing the book and thank you Echo Point Books for publishing it. :honoring:

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The_Chieftain #53 Posted Apr 23 2018 - 06:15

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The emails with the e-book version should have gone out by now. Check your spam folder if you haven't received it.

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Chieftain,

Note on page 3, the bottom photo of the T2. There is a subcaliber firing device installed, Looks to be a modified M1903 receiver and trigger group. An interesting look at the kind of testing done by the testing authorities. Well done on the new book, hope to see more offerings in the future.


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FrozenKemp #55 Posted Jan 06 2019 - 04:33

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If anyone has not been watching the Chieftain's videos:  he and the museum of the Ontario Regiment have come up with a way of selling Can Openers more cheaply to Canadians - through the museum's shop!  Shipping is $10 Cdn which is pretty good I think.   I just - finally - ordered a copy. 

 

http://www.ontrmuseu...seum/gift-shop/


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Beausabre #56 Posted May 14 2019 - 02:04

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1. "There is a subcaliber firing device installed, Looks to be a modified M1903 receiver and trigger group. An interesting look at the kind of testing done by the testing authorities."

"Model 1903A2 Rifle (Subcaliber Device)

Artillery, tank guns and anti-tank weapons training used very expensive ammunition and required extremely large ranges for obvious safety reasons. By using a "sub-caliber" device in the cannon to fire rifle caliber ammunition, training could be conducted on regular rifle ranges available at most Army posts. This was essentially a standard rifle action bolted into an adapter to fit into the cannon barrel. Around 1935-1940, an estimated 1,000 Model 1903 rifles had the stock assembly and front and rear sights removed, and the trigger staked in place, and were designated Rifle, Model 1903A2, to be kept specifically for sub-caliber use. Some were marked with the "A2" marking, but not all. By the end of WW2, the sub-caliber use was abandoned and most of the Model 1903A2 rifles were rebuilt into regular service rifles. Most collectors are familiar with the M1903A1 and M1903A3 rifles, but have never seen the M1903A2. Most were later rebuilt and issued as standard infantry rifles.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=80928C8C1771E39F86416FB626A9B0F9FF9ABB2A&thid=OIP.iu5LUkme6QEtjIv_doH4AwHaFh&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fweaponsman.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F07%2FM1903A2_Ord18292.jpg&exph=746&expw=1000&q=m1903a2&selectedindex=7&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=2,6

 

 

Odd that he claims sub-caliber training was abandoned after WW2, because we were doing it with 30 cal ammo when I led an AT Platoon armed with 106mm Recoilless Rifles back in '75 at Ft Lewis and in 7.62mm and 50 Cal on M60 and M1 series tanks after I went back to tanking. Not just because of expense, but also range limitations. And yes, I have seen what appear to be ordinary '03's with receivers marked M1903A2

2. A great book, explaining the "why" as well as the "what". If you are interested in TD's, it's a no brainer

3. Chieftain, when is volume 2 coming out for the vehicles you didn't mention like the M50 Ontos ?






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