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Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 6:37 am
by poiter50
Perry Miniatures make a very nice Dodge Tanake truck with a 37mm Infantry gun on a pedestal and a pintle mounted LMG. Can't find it in the Consolidated Arsenal, so has anyone done stats for it? My Tirailleurs would love to field that for Operation Exporter and North Africa.

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:36 pm
by 7dot62mm
CoCulated using the July 13, 2017 CoCulator:

Armor 2, AP 1, HE 3, LMG, Wheeled, Open Top
7 points, Force Rating 3

The armor rating is problematic because much the front of the truck seems to be unarmored.

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 pm
by 7dot62mm
There was also a 25mm version:

Armor 2, AP 4, HE 2, LMG, Wheeled, Open Top
9 points, Force Rating 3

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:06 am
by poiter50
Thanks, 7dot.

25mm version? Sure its not a flash suppressor on the 37?
7dot62mm wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 pm There was also a 25mm version:

Armor 2, AP 4, HE 2, LMG, Wheeled, Open Top
9 points, Force Rating 3

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:43 am
by 7dot62mm
poiter50 wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 12:06 am
25mm version? Sure its not a flash suppressor on the 37?
Well, it's in Rapid Fire for example and Benno's mentions it http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9055 so at least I didn't invent it :)

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 4:07 am
by poiter50
Just combined your 2 lots of info so I can do a print out for my force list.

Dodge Tanake armoured truck Post by 7dot62mm » Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 am
CoCulated using the July 13, 2017 CoCulator:
Armor 2, AP 1, HE 3, LMG, Wheeled, Open Top - 7 points, Force Rating 3

There was also a 25mm version:
Armor 2, AP 4, HE 2, LMG, Wheeled, Open Top - 9 points, Force Rating 3

The armor rating is problematic because much the front of the truck seems to be unarmored.

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:20 am
by Truscott Trotter
Maybe just give it gunsheild?

Re: Dodge Tanake armoured truck

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:56 am
by andysyk
Quite a bit of differing stats floating about for these. Some refs say 10 were built others 10-29 or 30. Most sem to have mounted 37mm though there are mentions of 25mm and even a mention of 47mm.
Armour on the main body was 12mm. The cab had an exterior armoured windshield and interior armour panels. The engine compartent also had interior armouring. 6.35mm?
The Free French users were Moroccan Spahis not FFL.
Crew was 4 but there was room to carry others and it is believed the photos showing white kepis are passengers.

Quite a few survived the war and served in Syrian service.

Its interesting that in real life these type of lightly armoured vehicles do rather better survival wise than on the wargames table.