Tuesday, 11 October 2016

15mm FOW Battlefront Team Yankee ZSU 23-4 "Shilka", 1.5 million hits.......

..........and has anyone seen my blog rolls?

A couple of 15mm ZSU 23-4 from Flames of War new Team Yankee range set around the time of the cold war in the 1980's, the pieces are resin with metal parts, they're not too bad apart from some damage to the hull (broken pieces not in blister pack either). Painted up for forces either in the middle east or eastern Europe and still in use to this day!

Trying to use what I can for my modern skirmish gaming and have used some other vehicles from the range including scenery!

Hit 1.5 million hits a while back but wasn't online at the time and in the last few days have lost both blog rolls ( I know a little careless but they have vanished) and I am currently trying to catch up and remember a lot, if you want to remind me of any just check the current blog roll to the left.

The acronym "ZSU" stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (RussianЗенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount"; the "23" signifies the bore diameter in millimeters; the "4" signifies the number of gun barrels. It is named after the Shilka River in Russia. Afghan soldiers nicknamed it the "sewing machine" due to the sound of firing guns. It is also referred to by its nickname of "Zeus".









15mm figures from Flytrap and Khurasan to show scale.

66 comments:

  1. Lovely looking stuff as always Fran! When exactly do you plan on taking over the world ☺

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  2. Very nice additions. Rayonia must be quaking with fear.

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  3. Excellent job, I do like AAA. Congrats on 1.5million hits, anybody would think that you had something interesting to say

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  4. Nice job. Who shall we blow up today?
    Your blogroll came back. Others have mentioned it happening. Just Blogger screwing with people.

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  5. was it a blog loss or just some secret Autumn cleaning? :))
    Great colours on them tanks!

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  6. Nice painting on the ack-acks Fran - also handy for dealing with rioters or infantry incursions from Rayonia :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, will you join the fight against the curs from Rayonia!

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  7. Excellent AA tanks
    I suspect those in the halls of power at Google are starting to view you as a direct threat.

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  8. Ugg to blogger issues.

    Awesome job. But wow, say their name 3 times fast, either way. That's a mouth full.

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  9. Nice work Fran, and congrats on all the blog hits!

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  10. Congrats on the 1.5 million mark. Well deserved. I really like the vehicles too. I wanted one for a support vehicle for my 1982 Syrian force.

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  11. All rady for the hot and cold climates of Franconia; great paont-job on these, hard to think they're so small.

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  12. Lovely tanks Fran, and congrats!!

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  13. Lovely.
    I didn't know that Foundry have a 15mm range.

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  14. Greetings! My General! Wunderbar! Intel from my Man Divot says that these Iron Annihilators are for thinning the Zed hordes who are sent shambling across your sovereign border by the Rayonian Rascal himself.

    HAIL FRANONIA!!!

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    1. Hail Franonia my Field Marshal, have another medal!

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  15. Those are some nice looking vehicles! Hate to have one of them coming towards me with that 'sewing machine' nickname!! :x Congrats on the 1.5m hits, wow. Didn't catch your return earlier, good to see ya back.

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  16. Those look great Fran and congrats on the hits!

    Christopher

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  17. Nasty beasties Fran. Great job!

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  18. 1.5 mill hits!! Well done ol' chap!! Great tanks as well!! Didn't know Foundry did 15mm figures??

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  19. Awesome dude they look cracking!

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  20. Those are some dangerous looking guns. The skies of Franonia will be safe for years to come. Congrats on hitting 1.5 million pageviews. You must be doing something right my friend.

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  21. Congrats on the hits Fran, has the Badger reached that amount yet? Anyway the AFV's are brilliant too, I specially like the Middle Eastern one, it really has a very nice colour scheme and weathering.

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    1. The Badger is well behind and I've been offline for nearly a year!

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  22. Hey, that's great looking stuff!

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  23. Very nice. I especially like the orange bush :)

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  24. One for each climate - brilliant. Awesome bit of firepower there Francis!

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  25. One for each climate - brilliant. Awesome bit of firepower there Francis!

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  26. Sorry about your blog roll and wow, that's a lot of hits. Very cool.

    What do you like better? G+ or Blogging?

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  27. Those look awesome. And dangerous. Also, I may never look at a sewing machine the same way again. Next time my mother uses one, I may just hit the ground for cover.

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