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#1 Martin Bull

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:41 PM

In my recent spate of 'Bulge' reading, I've come across numrous pictures of the M4 High Speed Tractor made by Allis Chalmers. This seems to be something of an 'unsung' vehicle ; it's quite difficult to find information about it ( at least on this side of the Atlantic ).

Good old e-bay produced a 1/35 kit by Hobby Boss which I got cheaply ( under £10 ) and which I've decided may make a nice early-winter project. At the same time, good old Amazon provided me with a copy of Lonnie Speer's '110th AAA - Driving Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin' which I'm looking forward to reading at the same time.

Here's a link to my little project as it stands now....

http://i23.photobuck...oys/Toys135.jpg

'Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin' - I rather like that.....:cool:
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:15 PM

some video;

YouTube - tanks in town 2008 -18 ton High Speed tractor M4

and some photos etc.;

M4 Tractor pulling an M2 8" Gun on M1 Carriage
High Speed Haulage - Build Features
1944 M4 High Speed Tractors

anything particular you need to find? or are you just looking for inspiration for a diorama/scheme?
Cheers, Nigel :)

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:44 PM

Many thanks, Nigel - but my 'modelling skills' don't run to diorama-building....just completing the model will be a major achievement! :o
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:49 PM

A book

- High Speed Tractor




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