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'Murican Forces
A diorama showing my WW2 US themed nation's new Anti Aircraft weaponry and my Infantry units. Thanks for viewing!
About this creation

Location: approximately 5 miles outside of the Detroit industrial complexes, heavy anti-aircraft battery 18, 0700 hours

This is the 120mm M11 AA gun. It is designed to shoot down bombers at high altitude, so has a high calibre and muzzle velocity. It is being Guarded by 2 Marines.

The fire command center, being guarded by a Paratrooper who missed his flight. He was shocked to discover we don't have any transport aircraft yet, and now he is stuck outside while the officers have a party, poor guy.

The business end of a twin 40mm Bofors AA gun. with great range and accuracy, as well as a decent rate of fire, these are perfect for medium range AA duties.

Yes I used brickarms in the actual build as well as on the figures, live with it, these ammo clips were perfect.

This is a Norden gun computer. Like their famous bombsight it calculates lead on a target v=based on range and speed, getting data from the radar or it's own optical sights. (it is also a mechanical computer not electrical)

This is a mobile radar station. Towed in by truck and wired to the command center and the computer.

Our flag. We considered recruiting Eagles as dive bombers but they tended to fly away. Someone thought it was funny and this was the result. Moving on...

I tried to make the diorama realistic with lots of equipment lying around. I love the olive green printed crate. Silly 'Muricans put the wrong guns in it though.

This tank driver is having a break, and decided the bes place to sit was right next to a pile of landmines. Their is a dug in .50 cal and an air raid siren too.

The AA gun and marines again. They are on an R&R tour in a "softer" area of the front after 6 months fighting in the jungles of the outer colonies.

The M11 was designed to destroy waves of enemy heavy bombers, and so they are concentrated around our factories and industrial centers.

To Improve the rate of fire during waves of enemy bombers, a six round autoloading drum magazine was fitted, taking about 40 seconds to change, but allowing for sustained rapid fire during an attack. Spar shell casings are ejected out of the back.

The .50 cal nest

The Radar alone

My 40mm bofors design. many out there but I like this a lot



The M11 alone. Nicknamed the "stratosphere gun" for its 60,000 feet firing range, it is also effective against tanks, with around 230mm of penertration against rolled homogeneous steel. As an autoloader though it cannot hold a position alone against more then 5-6 tanks at once.

The drum of 120mm ammunition.



Gun folded and locked for transport.

Onto the men. This is our standard vehicle crew, amed with a 9mm M3 Grease gun



A standard infantry squad. Semi automatic M1 Garand rifles as standard give our men a big advantage over bolt action rifle users and mean our tactics don't centre around a squad machine gun. Instead each group may have a man with a BAR as here.

The BAR man (looks a little crazy) displaying the M1919 machine gun, used for area defense mostly, being rather heavy.

This Sergeant dropped his standard issue rifle for a 12 gauge Trench gun (to match his trench coat)

Very effective at blowing doors off their hinges and clearing corridors. He also has a .45 calibre pistol.

Here he is showing the M2 bazooka, a 60mm rocket launcher. Its HEAT warhead is effective against 100mm of armor which is lacking against frontal plates of most heavy or medium tanks, but will destroy almost all from the side and rear.

Here are my favourites, the Marines.

Trained for amphibious assault and tropical warfare, they are a hard bunch. Many prefer shorter M1 Carbines and knives in the dense jungles where a full length rifle is unwieldy.

They were sand green uniforsm with waterproof camouflage ponchos and helmet covers.

My personal favourite figure, with a frag grenade and an M1A1 Thompson.

He has a backpack in the same colour as his straps and buckles

the M1A1 Thompson sub machine gun. An expensive, quality SMG, it isn't as cost effective as the M3 but is loved by the troops. Very hard hitting with its .45 calibre slug, it has a high fire rate and is reliable in bad conditions. It is also very compact. When issued one, most men never let them out of their sight. When first used the enemy thought our men were using explosive rounds, the wounds were so great. The question is, why aren't we using explosive rounds? we'll get right on that.

A 101st airborne paratrooper.

Although we are still working on our transport aircraft, these men are in training now. Prepared to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft, they are the bravest of the brave, trained to fight with light equipment behind enemy lines with the prospect of no resupply.

His Parachute, and reserve chute. Note he has the even shorter folding stock M1 Carbine, being easier to keep on their person during a drop, it is second only to the Thompson in their priorities.

"everyone say 'MURICA!"

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to rate and comment, thanks!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 2, 2015
Quoting Lt. Noah Ruth The detail in this scene is stunning. You did a wonderful job on all of the anti-aircraft guns. You also appear very knowledgeable on the objects you built so kudos to you! I look forward to seeing future models!
I need to start uploading to MOC pages again really. Our war group and me with it moved to Flickr
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  January 1, 2015
The detail in this scene is stunning. You did a wonderful job on all of the anti-aircraft guns. You also appear very knowledgeable on the objects you built so kudos to you! I look forward to seeing future models!
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  November 8, 2014
Gory, gory, what a helluva way to die!
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  November 2, 2014
very cool scene!
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  November 2, 2014
Fantastic job!
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  November 2, 2014
Very nice, good composition, finely detailed equipment, overall a pleasing build with well written text.
Jack kenyon
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TheLoneWolf 01
  November 1, 2014
Awesome collection you've got here.
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  November 1, 2014
He he, love the custom flag. That AA gun sure is big.
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  November 1, 2014
Woah, I have not seen a good military build in along time and you did great. The Brickarms also added a nice touch along with the build. Fantastic job!
 I made it 
  November 1, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett Send in the Redcoats! :-)
I happen to be British too, I'm from New Mills near Manchester, but I was too tempted to do this as a fictional WW2 nation. 'Murica!
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  November 1, 2014
Awesome job, this diorama is a great example of organize chaos.
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  November 1, 2014
Send in the Redcoats! :-)
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  November 1, 2014
Great work, especially on the two big guns. I like the revolving magazine and the way that the legs fold on the big gun. It's good to see that direction finder too. The fences that extend the radar are a good idea: I keep forgetting that I've got some and must use them more.
 
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