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Old Dec 13, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Texas Armor Association tank battles – January 15th, 2012

Texas Armor Association tank battles – January 15th, 2012

Location: Bomber Field in Monaville, Texas.

Directions to Bomber Field can be found here: http://www.bomberfieldusa.com/dir.htm

Texas Armor Association Website: http://www.texasarmor.com/

For all acting club members, there will be a very important club meeting you don’t want to miss!

Don’t forget everyone, if you’re new to 1/16 scale IR tank battling, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this great hobby and have some fun. We utilize the Tamiya Battle System; any System that is Tamiya Compatible is welcomed. Even if you don’t have a tank, please come join us anyway. Someone always has an extra tank available that you can use and try out.

We hope to see you all there!

Happy Holidays Everyone,
Gene
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Just a reminder everyone that this Sunday will be our first battle day of the year. Since this will be our first battle day for 2012, we will be having a very important club meeting to discuss up and coming events at other locations and other matters. Club members don’t want to miss this important meeting and to voice your opinions.

Also just wanted to thank everyone that helped clean up our battlefield this past weekend.

Saturday's Crew: Ted and his brother-in-law Rob, Sam and his friend Nicolac.
Sunday's Crew: Hans and his son William, Allan and myself.

Both days were very pleasant, which made weed pulling and clean-up much easier for everyone. Hans also sprayed the entire battlefield with Round-Up and I will do the same after our tank battles on Sunday. Hopefully this will take care of our weed problems for a while.

Without dedicated club members our battlefield wouldn't be possible. Thanks again to all that helped.

Gene
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Just wanted to share with you guys some pictures from this event.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Great pictures! Someday I will be able to get down to one of your events, hopefully.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Looks like it was nice weather according to those great pictures.

It would be a special treat to be able to attend one of your dates there soon. I'll try to one day even if I have to drive all the way myself!















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Old Jan 24, 2012, 03:06 PM
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those pics look awesome
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Thanks fellow tankers for your comments. Yes, the weather was great that day, about 66 degrees. So it made for good battling weather.

If there were any one time you should come to Texas for one of our club events, it would be in September for our Annual Epic Battle Weekend. This year it will be 14-16th of September and Saturday night we will have night battles, which is a blast. What’s great about this event is that at the same time as us tankers battle, there will be an RC plane show going on, flying at Bomber Fields great RC plane airport. So your getting a double packed full weekend.

So mark your calendars fellow tankers.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I did notice that you had a dry stream bed in the battlefield, is there any water around for my LVT's to play in?

BTW I have a sister south of Houston I need to visit...sometime.
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I did notice that you had a dry stream bed in the battlefield, is there any water around for my LVT's to play in?
Yes, our streambed is usually filled up but with our drought, we haven’t been filling it up. MUST SAVE WATER! Actual there is a large lake right next to our battlefield, but last week when I was at the battlefield. The lake was looking a little sad from the lack of water. But when it’s filled up, we take advantage of it with this big boat. Fits about 3 to 4 Sherman’s inside.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Oh, that's beautiful scenery there. Very realsitic!

I'm not up on my naval vehicles ... what is the one in the first pic called? Is it operational? Certainly it's too big for that lake bed?















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Old Jan 25, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Jeff,

I believe that is called an LCM. There were a couple of different models of them made and used during WW II.


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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:42 AM
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I'm not up on my naval vehicles ... what is the one in the first pic called? Is it operational? Certainly it's too big for that lake bed? ~ Jeff
Hi Jeff, Herman is correct is saying it's a (LCM) Mechanized Landing Craft. Just dont know what type it is. Yes, the LCM is operational and needs a large lake to operate in. It's a good 5 feet long!

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