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Feb 27 13 1:55 PM

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Just purchased the Hinterland Pom Pom Gun and what a cracking model it is. I don't know much about it but some desultory research suggest that it was either a super heavy machine gun or quick fire light artillery so any suggestions as to how it would be classed in VBCW terms?

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Feb 27 13 2:50 PM

I'd suggest rating it as a quickfiring light gun, something like a 37mm autocannon. the explosive charge would be quite small so use a greande template rather than a normal shell. I had a look at the site and there is some cracking new stuff on there.

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Feb 28 13 6:20 PM

I operate a couple of 2pdr pompoms on truck mounts - one scratch built, the other a 1/48 naval piece.  Much fun can be had with tankettes if you have a pompom......

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Mar 15 13 7:45 PM

Truck mounted PomPom

I too recently got the Hinterland Pom Pom along with more trench raiders and flamethrower.  I thought the weapon would not be so useful as a big wheeled carriage, so mounted it in Crossley Tender.


See below.  Made the gunner into driver, changed hat on office (I do not like those spiked helmets for Englishwomen), added one of the naval OR minus rifle as gunner.  Now to paint up.  Naval blue for the truck, I think.  Part of the Guards Naval Brigade, Landship Flotilla.

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Mar 16 13 10:35 AM

Warings - top choice of the VBCW for the supply of Crossley tenders it seems - mine has a small oerlikon mounted on the back - atb Tim

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Mar 16 13 12:29 PM

Crowman wrote:

Just purchased the Hinterland Pom Pom Gun and what a cracking model it is. I don't know much about it but some desultory research suggest that it was either a super heavy machine gun or quick fire light artillery so any suggestions as to how it would be classed in VBCW terms?


It's really the first successful autocannon, with a RoF of 200rpm, firing a 1lb (37x94R) solid armour piercing or explosive shell.

Whatever rules you're using i'd class it as the closest those rules have to an Autocannon.

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Jul 10 13 10:34 PM

A follow up to my earlier post. Only took me 4 months but got the Pom Pom truck painted
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