Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Snow Tiger"

Radio Controlled model Tank. A Tiger 1,..I think. Anyway like most pacifists I have a fascination with military stuff,..go figure. Anyway this sort of thing is something I may get into.

Constructing, and operating something seriously cool like the Tiger here is something I'd enjoy.

This just after the 2nd Great Depression ends, and I retire.

..right, any day now.

(Click on image to enlarge.)

Seriously cool!


Zaek said...

I guess this means I'm not a pacifist, 'cause tanks just leave me cold. I'm into real snow tigers, like they have in Siberia. As a kid I drew tigers a lot.

Uncle 2012 said...

Don't worry I'm the one with the problem. I'm a pacifist, just not a very good one.

graymogul said...

The heaviest combat in World War II was fought on the Eastern Front so most of the German panzers -- Tigers, King Tigers, Panthers, Elephants, etc. -- were destroyed or disabled on the Eastern Front. Therefore, the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics captured the most German tanks and other vehicles, which is why the WW2 movies of the Soviet Union have the best production values and the most accurate military hardware.
Unfortunately, the video stores in the U.S.A. do not have any of the fantastic WW2 Russian war movies. If you're not a pacifist already, the carnage of the accurate Russky war movies will likely make you one.

Uncle 2012 said...

I've seen some of the war flicks that the former CCCP used to grind out. Very accurate from a tech, and hardware point of view.

Maybe they'd have to be since so many of their civilians of the war generation saw actual combat first hand, and would spot bullshit at once.

Also if you notice the story lines have that Russian humanist slant on things.

(Sadly their flirtation with democracy, and now rule by their mafia is killing that off.)

They may have been a deadly dictatorship under Uncle Joe, and his scary pals.

However the Russian soul always came out in them films Even in their version of the "B" movies it surfaced.

Btw, many war era, and post war Russian titles are available on dvd from the 'net now.

I suggest "Ivan's Childhood".