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Tankograd's U.S.105MM Howitzers
jimbrae
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 06:39 AM UTC
Just published, a Review of one of Tankograd's latest publications: U.S. WW II 105MM Howitzers M2A1 & M3. The Review of this excellent new reference source can be seen:

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

TimStreeter
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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 07:34 AM UTC
Kurt Laughlin has written an article on 105 ammo that will be a helpful companion piece to the Tankograd book. You can find it here: http://www.usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/105mm%20Ordnance/1%20105mmOverview.html

Tim.
Anmoga
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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 08:33 PM UTC
Hi guys,

Where on internet one can get the TM for free? Sometimes I want to detail something and the TM would come handy.

Thanks in advance,
Angel
jimbrae
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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Sometimes I want to detail something and the TM would come handy.



I'll try and find the site - there is one with many of the Tech Manuals available.

As I said in the Review, there is in my opinion, a limit to the use of the manuals. In reality, there's only a TINY part which is useful (pure gold though it is) each vehicle sometimes has several with each running to sometimes hundreds of pages). What Tankograd has done, is to cover within their TM Series, the essential parts of the vehicle and back it up with contemporary and modern images of the subject area. In that respect, with each one costing around 10 €uros they're an absolute bargain...
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 02:52 AM UTC

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Where on internet one can get the TM for free? Sometimes I want to detail something and the TM would come handy.




Here is one:

http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.htm

It's a bit involved . . . Click Research > Research Catalogs, then Military Publications, then Search. You can put the subject in the DDS Search Panel but that will pull up every digitized document that includes your terms within the full text, so something like "tank" will result in nearly everything they have. Instead, try putting the relevant term in the Title box. "Tank" there will get you 68 items. You can also put the publication number in the Title box if you know that.

Like Jim said, these are of varying utlity for modeling. Of maybe 600 pages in a later tank TM, there are about 100 useful pictures. The remainder is tables telling how to diagnose a flickering internal light, how to rebuild the turret traversing motor, and how often the brake pedal should be oiled. Also, the scans on this site are adequate but coarse and the pictures are poor compared to those in the Tankograd books. You get what you pay for, y'know.

KL
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 11:22 AM UTC
Hi,

Thanks a lot guys for your replies.

I hope I can have access to that webpage from anywhere in the world. Last year I worked in China and the year before in India. Right now I am in the process of changing work and chances are very high that I will go back to China (Finance Manager) or India (Managing Director). Personally I prefer India but my fiancéé is chinese and she is living in Beijing. This might seem an stupid question but last year, while working in China, access to certain pages was quite difficult (partly because of the "Chinese Wall" and also partly because of the webmasters.

Finally I am not going to work to the USA (Harlingen, TX). Things didn´t come up as one would have liked.

Have a nice day,
Angel
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Other than the M7 Priest did the British ever used the towed 105mm?

Thanks

Al