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Tom Dinackus

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  1. The M56 also lacked any sort of secondary weapon (machine gun), and the loader had to be standing on the ground behind the vehicle to load the 90mm.
  2. Actually, it entered service in the late 1950s and was mostly withdrawn from service by the early 1960s. It served in both airborne and "leg" infantry units. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had one company of them (Co D, 16th Armor) and took them to Vietnam, but they were mothballed pretty quickly.
  3. The M60A2 was fielded in very limited numbers. There was one battalion at Hood, 1-67 Armor in 2 AD. There were six battalions worth in Germany, 2 each in 1 AD and 3 AD, one each in 3 ID and 8 ID. However, some of these units deployed them in battalion strength, others fielded them in company strength within mixed battalions of M60A1's and M60A2's. One of the M60A2 battalions in 1 AD was 1-37 Armor, I don't know the designation of the other battalion. In 3 AD, 1-32 Armor and 3-33 Armor had M60A2s, however, 1-32 Armor was a mixed battalion at one point in time. In 3 ID, they were fielded i
  4. I'm working on a model of an M-26 "Pershing" tank of the 72nd Tank Bn, 2nd Infantry Div, Korea, September 1950, and I was wondering if anyone has any photos of M-26's in use by the 72nd Tank Bn around that time? There are very few published photos. Thanks.
  5. I am trying to determine which beret flash was worn by Company C, 3-73 Armor in December 1989 when they participated in Operation Just Cause. The basic design was a beret flash split, from lower left to upper right, with gold on the top and green on the bottom. At some point they were wearing a flash with a standard ("cut") edge, and then they went to one with a merrowed edge. In addition, the merrowed edge flash had a green border around the entire flash. Does anyone know which version they wore in December 1989? Thanks
  6. Unfortunately, I am strictly a brush guy.
  7. I'm working on a 1/35 scale diorama and I am having a hard time getting the right color for concrete. When I look at real concrete, it looks like it is just off-white, with some tan and maybe a little gray in it. I haven't found a paint that replicates this color, and my attempts to mix the right color have not worked. I prefer acrylics, and generally use Vallejo. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  8. Gents: Thanks very much. I will try these techniques. Tom
  9. I generally use acrylic paints, but they don't stick very well to photo-etched brass and other metal pieces on plastic models. Can anyone recommend a good metal primer? I would prefer a brush-on liquid as opposed to a spray primer. Thanks.
  10. The 42nd Cavalry Squadron was one of two squadrons that was part of the 2nd Cavalry Group, which became the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment after the war.
  11. Actually, it's not the 18th vehicle. The "1" indicates the sub-unit within the HQ Co, and the "8" indicates the vehicle within that sub-unit. For example, I was in the 3rd Armd Cavalry Regt in the early 1980s. Each armored cavalry troop had three armored cavalry platoons (1st, 2nd & 3rd). Each platoon had eight vehicles: A Scout Section with 4 M113 series vehicles (e.g., E-21, E-22, E-23, and E-24) and a tank section with 4 M60A1s (e.g., E-26, E-27, E-28, and E-29). The troop also had a mortar section with 3 M106A1 4.2" Mortar Tracks (e.g., E-41, E-42, and E-43), a maintenance sectio
  12. Dwight: I was in 2/3 ACR, 1980-83. We had M60A1s. I've never been in an M60A2, and I've always wondered . . . how did the loader load the main gun? Wasn't the breach to his right and above his head, since he was sitting on the left side of the turret where it was cut-down? Tom
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