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  1. Can anyone help? Looking for clear photos or information confirming the correct markings for Vietnam era JP-4 Aviation Fuel barrels I've only found one photograph (see attached) looking at the picture this is what I think it says JP4 MIL SPEC xxxx FILL DATE 6/66 BATCH No 7 55 US GAL What do you all think? Also the marking looks applied on one side of the barrel top, just wondered why its not centered, photo does show there maybe some sort of other marking above JP-4 Your thoughts please Thanks
  2. He's a few pictures of my Howitzer being fired at a recent weekend show here in the UK Enjoy
  3. Fantastic, well worth all the effort and hard work, thanks for sharing
  4. Always great to look at these photos 7 months on and remember what a great show it was, roll on this years event
  5. Great looking find, you do find some great stuff out there
  6. Now that is a great find indeed, youve just got to get the Howitzer or M10 trailer to go in it now
  7. As firing the Howitzer at Events around England I'm looking for cleaning tools, rods, brushes etc etc or infact anything else that may be of interest, can anyone point me in the right direction. cleaning equipment is a must as the Black powder is very corrosive and I need to keep the barrel clean Thanks
  8. Yes I do get a few looks, especially when they meet me down some of the narrow roads near me, they learn how to back up rather quickly Thanks for the kind words guys
  9. Hi, I tow it around with this, gets a bit interesting driving it around some of the small roads. Never had any trouble with the police, lots of looking and then they just drive off. They may treat me different if I head into the heart of London with it???
  10. The Civil war re-enactors use between 10 - 20 grams of Black powder per shot in their cannons, I'm using between 1.5Kg - 2 Kg (3 lb - 4lb) per shot, a big difference but its worth it.
  11. Howitzer is untouched and exactly the same as the day it was made, no mods at all
  12. The Grass was ok this time, might not be so lucky next time though Yes thats it, cant own a live M1 Garand but can own a live Howitzer
  13. Yes we are well protected in my corner of little England, a mate of mine has a Priest, Hetzer and 155mm long tom about 9 miles from me, there is also a British 25pdr, 40mm Bofors and a polsten Anti Aircraft gun all within 10 miles of me in the other direction. So we cant have hand guns but we can own the big stuff I'm waiting for a friend of mine to upload some video clips, will let you know as soon as he does Thanks for the interest
  14. Hi Matt, Yes i'll be there, I'll contact you soon regarding collection. Glad you like the pictures
  15. Hi All, I thought I would share a few photos of my US 155mm Howitzer being blank fired at a Military show here in England. I hope you enjoy the pictures
  16. Glad I could help you out, You never stop learning and I like to share what I have found out over the years so that i can learn from other people. Like I say the detail and hard work you have put into this model is a real credit to you Look forward to your next project
  17. Outstanding Model, the amount of time and effort you have put into it really shows, a real credit to you. I have really enjoyed following this thread Thanks again
  18. Outstanding work. Really like it, wish i had the time and skill to make something like this, I'm ok painting my 155 but not got the patience to paint a 1.35 scale model Looking forward to seeing the final result.
  19. Hi Bob, That's my Howitzer The Red and White poles are Range poles or aiming poles, they are placed out in front of the Gun and mark important co-ordants such as other firebases or enemy positions The white poles stored on the inside of the trails are cleaning staffs / poles painted white so they can be seen during night time firing The two poles on the top of the trails are used for lifting the Howitzer off the tow vehicle and are also used for spliting the trails, they locate in holes in the end of the trails. Keep the questions comming, I'll try to help where I
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