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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: January 23rd, 2016, 9:46 am
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Nice drawings.

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: January 24th, 2016, 2:03 pm
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Great looking tanks Oberon,looking forward to see more vehicles of this AU :D :D :D :D

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: March 1st, 2016, 4:20 am
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Hi guys,

I'm in the process (over the next few days) of uploading the latest iterations of several of my tank designs to the first post on this thread. If you're interested in the progress of this AU be sure to check-in every so often over the next week or two as I bring this thread right up to date with my current progress.


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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: March 1st, 2016, 11:54 pm
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Ok, these vehicles have been in the works for a while now, but it's time for them to see the light of day.


AV50 Series Armoured Vehicles
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AV60 Series Armoured Vehicles
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The AV50 was the baseline vehicle of the universal AV50/60 armoured vehicle series. The series has numerous sub-types based on either a 5 or 6 road wheel common chassis with torsion bar suspension and an armoured powertrain featuring a V6 rolls royce diesel engine. The APCs were designed to improve on the innovative FA10 derived APCs which were constructed from mid 1940, carrying a crew of 2 plus 8 dismounts in full battle order. A platoon of 3 AV50 APCs and 1 AV51 Mortar Carrier accommodated a DCFI pattern reinforced infantry platoon with it's support weapons section, an accompanying AV54 variant mounting an artillery spotting team if necessary. Entering service from early 1943, the AV50 missed most of the fighting in Nth Africa, but served ably in support of DCFI's commitment to the Sicilian/Italian campaign, as well as the D Day invasion. Their major impact was in Operation Overlord, providing the mobility required for fast manoeuvre and deployment of combat infantry in support of armour. Armour protection was sufficient to shield occupants against small arms and shrapnel with frontal protection of 60mm against anti-tank rounds. Additional spaced armour plating or bar armour was fitted to some vehicles after D-Day to help protect against German infantry armed with the panzerfaust and anti-tank rifles. In a war where its closest point of comparison was a tank with its turret removed, or an armoured halftrack (as used by both the allies and the Germans), the FA10 & AV50 series APCs were vanguards of a revolution in armoured warfare. AV50s served in various guises with the RFAC and other allied militaries till well into the 1970s.

5-road wheel derivatives of the system (Coded AV5x) included the Basic APC, a mortar carrier, command vehicle, armoured logistics, Pioneer/engineering and scout/recce vehicles as well as the Free flight rocket artillery system and light and medum Self-propelled Howitzers. 6-road wheel variants (Coded AV6x) included Heavy SPGs, field ambulance and logistics track, bridging and heavy engineering vehicles as well as assault gun and medium anti-aircraft artillery.

As always, constructive comment and suggestions are welcome :)

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EDIT: 12/01/2017 - AV5x series redraw and text edits

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 28th, 2016, 2:32 pm
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After some thought I've decided to use Caddaric79's established method of displaying unit ORBAT's to show DCFI unit TO&Es.

The first of these took some putting together but finally the first draft is ready.

The year is 1940 and the Arras counterattack is underway in the greater battle for France. present in the front line with 4th and 7th Royal Tank Regiment are 1st and 3rd Royal Falkland Tanks - Independent Infantry Tank units equipped with the Falklands variant of the A12 Matilda II, and the Falklands designed and produced FA10 Infantry Tank Mk. F-II. Both these tanks mount either the FQF57mm or the QF 25pdr as main armament.

ORBAT of 1 & 3 RFTR @ Battle of Arras, May, 1940
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Thoughts of a constructive nature are always welcome.

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Edit: revised image uploaded 7/5/16

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 28th, 2016, 3:00 pm
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WOW thats a piece of great work Oberon looking forward to see more units of your Army :) :) :) :) :)

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 28th, 2016, 6:36 pm
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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 28th, 2016, 11:54 pm
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FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC work there Oberon my old china :D

You must be very proud of your achievement ;)

Well Done :!:

I can't WAIT to see more :P

My ONLY negative point is, you appear to have two A Squadrons :geek:

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 30th, 2016, 4:25 am
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Hah nice pickup adenandy - will rectify in due course.

Thanks Gents for the complimentary comments - Fairly happy with how it's turned out - will add backstories for the ORBAT/s sometime soonish.
Also thanks to Pegasus206 for his recovery variant for the CMP 'blitz' posted in FD scale 9 - may have to revise this ORBAT to include this vehicle in the REME contingent.

Hoping to eventually develop 2-3 ORBATs for each year of WWII - will be a lot of work so you'll have to exercise some patience.

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Commonwealth of the Falkland Islands (DCFI) -Posted: April 30th, 2016, 9:06 am
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Great work on the OOB, everything on there looks great.

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