Hello all! It's been a (long) while since I last added a creation, due to problems with Java and the MOCpages uploader. A BIG thank-you to Alex Sonny for helping solve my problem!!! I've still been building tanks, and here is the British A-17 Tetrarch light tank. The Tetrarch was made to be airlifted into a combat situation, like the US 'Locust' tank. The airlifting method was only marginally successful, with the paratroop invasion only feeling safe with its tanks when larger tanks had joined it overland. Onto the pictures!
About this creation
With the Tetrarch I've tried to use more tiles as suggested in comments on some of my other creations. Hope you like the result! I do.
I used a lot of old grey to give the tank a 'used' look. I think it worked :)
I like how the turret came out. It wasn't too much of a headache to build (if I remember correctly...) It is surprisingly strong.
Lighting is off for the next few pictures...
I saw a picture of a Tetrarch in WWII and it had the Littlejohn adaptor on the gun; I thought that was interesting so I put one on my model. For anyone who isn't sure what the Littlejohn adaptor is, it's an attachment for a cannon barrel that actually narrows the inside of the barrel slightly, making the shot fly faster. This helps the round penetrate more armour, and also makes the gun more accurate because a faster round has a flatter trajectory.
The construction techniques. Not a very clear picture unfortunately. The black brick in the middle is a 1x2 jumper plate.
Ahh, the lighting works again. :)
The gun mantlet is the simplest I've ever built. Putting it on the outside of the turret made the design on the inside so much easier because there was a lot more room.
I like that turret!
The last shot you'll see of this tank. Pun intended...
Again, thanks to Alex Sonny, another great tank builder, for helping sort out my uploader problem. Check out his creations; his A34 Comet is amazing!
Very nice! The wheels and turret are superb, just like the real thing. The hull might be a bit too tall, just a tile or two, but no matter as this is a wonderful model of one of the cutest tanks there are!
I like it
March 21, 2014
Very nice Tetrarch! Your addition of tiles definitely helps. It looks a little tall, but maybe that's just me. All around good tank, from all angles. You are improving a lot!