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Canadian Armor group?
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:23 AM UTC
I didn't want to insult our friends to the north by having all the US and UK forum groups but nothing for dear old Canada. If you are scratching your head at this point I am speaking of the new sub-groups under ARMOR in this forum. See the main Armor forum page for details.

Would you folks who build various Canadian Armor like a group designation? Or would you prefer to just use the generic groups (Modern, WWII, etc.)

Also if in favor what's a good nifty name? MapleTracks? hehe

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Jim
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:39 AM UTC
That's funny, we have more members online at any one time than Canada has tracks!

Just kidding, although I'm sure that the Vermont National Guard has more tanks than Canada.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:40 AM UTC
Maybe some people would find a Modern Canadian AFV section useful. I only build WWII stuff, so I can't say for sure. We do use stuff that neither the Brits or Americans use, so it would make sense. As far as WWII goes, Canadians generally used the same equipment in combat as the British did, so I don't think there's really a need there. But if you want to make us feel special, do right ahead

Nic
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:55 AM UTC
Nic,
I was thinking it would be an all encompassing group for Canadian armor, so WWII thru today.

Rob...lol, Vermont has tanks? I thought that was against their hippy principles?

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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 06:37 PM UTC

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Nic,
I was thinking it would be an all encompassing group for Canadian armor, so WWII thru today.

Rob...lol, Vermont has tanks? I thought that was against their hippy principles?

Jim

Yes, back in my college days, I was riding tanks there. There is a brigade of the 42 Infantry Division in Vermont, with at least a battalion of tanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 01:21 PM UTC

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That's funny, we have more members online at any one time than Canada has tracks!

Just kidding, although I'm sure that the Vermont National Guard has more tanks than Canada.



Come on guys, we get enough abuse from our politicians. Canada does have a lot of unique stuff, even if the numbers aren't high. (There area total of 114 gun tanks in the Canadian Army). the much maligned LAV III and the LAV 25 are Canadian products. There are about a dozen variants of the AVGP, Bison and Coyote (served in Afghanistan complete with 'I love NY' bumper stickers) in service as well as some unique M113 variants. I would certainly support such a forum.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 07:27 AM UTC
Canadian Armour Forum (Note Spelling:)) ? Yes Please!!!!

also a note to Sabot: We may not have more tracks or wings than the ______ (insert state) National Guard but at least our forces are THE best trained armed forces in the world , just ask your 101st A/B boys in Afghanistan, they'll tell you.

JC Hayes
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 08:38 AM UTC
It would be nice to have an all Canadian section for those of us who are interested. If nothing else we would have a place to exchange links for uniquely Canadian topics such as cam schemes and vehicle markings. It's actually fairly hard to find a lot out there. And being posted to CFB Gagetown I have access to almost every piece of modern equipment we have, short of aircraft. Excluding the Griffons of course. Maybe we can help each other out here. :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 10:50 AM UTC
I'd like to toss in a "yes" to this idea of a Canadian or Commonwealth Armor Forum too. I'd certainly like to broaden my armour modeling horizon and learn more about subjects from both.

Gunnie
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 01:36 PM UTC

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Come on guys, we get enough abuse from our politicians. Canada does have a lot of unique stuff, even if the numbers aren't high. (There area total of 114 gun tanks in the Canadian Army). the much maligned LAV III and the LAV 25 are Canadian products. There are about a dozen variants of the AVGP, Bison and Coyote (served in Afghanistan complete with 'I love NY' bumper stickers) in service as well as some unique M113 variants. I would certainly support such a forum.



You tell 'em Paul
I'd love a Canadian Forum
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 02:20 PM UTC
Canadian Armour Group sounds like a great Idea Jim!


Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 09:07 PM UTC
I think a Cdn armour group is a great idea....Cdn armour was involved in Italy, Normandy, North-West Europe....Korea....UN peacekeeping missions....NATO....
lots of opportunities
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 01:50 AM UTC
Perhaps it's the way I use (misuse ) the site, but I don't use any of the groups.

I look at the latest message page, and follow threads that way. I suppose I must miss some stuff, but I'm too lazy to go poking around the forums page and look at the different sectors. So post lots of CDN armor stuff so I can follow the threads!! :-)

Andy

and for the first time this year:
go Habs go
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 01:52 AM UTC
Canadian Armour Group? Yes,please! ( note typical Canadian politeness) we are a small (but loud) niche and a corner to trade news would be helpful. First Topic! I heard that someone was planning resin conversions for the Italeri& Tamiya CMP's trucks&FAT's. Any ideas of who or what and when? I've got some kits stashed just for this eventuality. I got the Eduard PE for the Quad FAT. It says Italeri on the package but most of it is good for the Tamiya kit too. Standardization, just like the real thing. The set looks great by the way. You want a sight name? How about; TOQUES&TRACKS, HOSERS IN ARMOUR, or The ARMOURED TOBOGGAN! How's that for IRONY OF THE NORTH! JOCK
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 07:22 AM UTC
Okay then. A Canadian Armor group will be made. We can always change the name later if anyone has further suggestions.

Enjoy!

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 12:13 PM UTC
Seems like I offended our Canadian brethren. Either they can't/didn't read the "Just kidding," at the beginning of my second sentence, or they have some sort of complex.

I agree that the Canadian Army had/has many interesting variants of the Sherman chassised vehicles and their current armor has plenty of variety with M113 vehicles and the LAVs.
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 12:27 PM UTC

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Seems like I offended our Canadian brethren. Either they can't/didn't read the "Just kidding," at the beginning of my second sentence, or they have some sort of complex.


Um, I probably would have left that part about Canadians having a complex out of your post, Rob ... Just trying to be diplomatic here... (notice appropriately placed smilies!! )

Seriously, we all love our neighbors of the North! If they love hockey, they're alright in my book!

YodaMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 02:58 PM UTC

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Seriously, we all love our neighbors of the North! If they love hockey, they're alright in my book!



Heck Yoda of course we love hockey, we invented the darn game

Now if your Detroit team would share that silver cup with you Toronto "brothers" to the north instead of luring our star goalie away from us...

Sigh no more cups in Detroit!

"Go Leafs Go!"

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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002 - 02:39 AM UTC
I think a Canadian section is awesome!!!! We Canadians are always getting the shaft when it comes to historical references or vehicle production and such. We are quiet and proud and very deserving of our own catagory. There is a lot of unique Canadian modelling ( of course the model companies don't know that! ) So I say good job to armourama for thinking of us Canucks, and giving us a place to rant about all the hosers in the world EH!

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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002 - 03:28 AM UTC

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Seems like I offended our Canadian brethren. Either they can't/didn't read the "Just kidding," at the beginning of my second sentence, or they have some sort of complex.



Yeah, we have a complex about having a puny armed forces!

How are these groups going to affect the use of the forums?
So far I'm not a 'groupie' yet, and I don't notice any differences in accessing messages etc.
What's going to change?

Andy
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002 - 10:09 AM UTC

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Seems like I offended our Canadian brethren. Either they can't/didn't read the "Just kidding," at the beginning of my second sentence, or they have some sort of complex.

I agree that the Canadian Army had/has many interesting variants of the Sherman chassised vehicles and their current armor has plenty of variety with M113 vehicles and the LAVs.


Rob,
Just kidding from our side of the border too.
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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2002 - 06:23 PM UTC

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How are these groups going to affect the use of the forums?
So far I'm not a 'groupie' yet, and I don't notice any differences in accessing messages etc.
What's going to change?

Andy



Andy,
The "groups" concept is not fully hatched yet but at this point you can click on the Canadian Armor (should I change that to "armour") link on the main Armor Forum to see all the posts that are in this group.

Eventually what I want to be able to have users do is set their preferences for which groups to show and which to not show. So for instance if Braille Scale isn't your cup of tea you can just filter those messages out. This kind of scaling power will really be needed if the forum continues to ramp up (usage wise) the way it has over the last 10 months.

Cheers,
Jim