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Yog_Shoggoth
02-11-2005, 03:42 PM
You could try this:
http://www.swampworks.com/

Yog_Shoggoth
02-11-2005, 03:42 PM
You could try this:
http://www.swampworks.com/

TriggerHappy57
02-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Looks like fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bearcat99
02-11-2005, 04:04 PM
Yeah but the "Jug" was called the "Jug" because it looked like a milk bottle....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

AlmightyTallest
02-11-2005, 04:49 PM
Still have my swampworks magazines from the early '90's I didn't think they still did that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also look up the "Big Gun" version of the swampworks models. They try to simulate the armor of the ships and the bb guns can be different calibers. It is great fun, and I'd encourage anyone interested in giving it a try, though it does get expensive like all hobbies I guess. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
02-11-2005, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Yeah but the "Jug" was called the "Jug" because it looked like a milk bottle....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I though they called it a jug after a particular brand of toilets (not a joke, I'm sure I read this somewhere).

fherathras
02-11-2005, 05:28 PM
Hail Shoggoth!



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Yellonet
02-12-2005, 05:39 AM
That model ship combat seems very fun. Here's a page with good info and nice pictures: www.ausbg.org (http://www.ausbg.org)

If only I was a rich man...

VMF223_Smitty
02-12-2005, 05:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Yeah but the "Jug" was called the "Jug" because it looked like a milk bottle....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I though they called it a jug after a particular brand of toilets (not a joke, I'm sure I read this somewhere). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bearcat is partially correct.
The P-47's nickname, the Jug, is a commentary about its bloated, pug nosed appearance. The British, however, believed it to be an abbreviation for Juggernaut. Both monikers, in their own way, are true.

It was also in reference to a common name for a container used for storing alcoholic beverage. "Little Brown Jug" was a popular song by the 40's era big band Glenn Miller Band and "Lil Abner" was one of the most popular comic strips of the day. It was replete of course with Hillbillies carrying their "jug of shine". These jugs were invariably squat, bulky and of course the contents could kick your living a__ . I am sure that you have all seen the jugs with the triple XXX


By the way - The P-47 was the creation of a Russian immigrant in the USA: Republic's chief designer Alexander Kartveli (the designer of the Seversky P-35), an evolution of the unsuccessful P-43 Lancer.
See Republic P-47 : P-47 Thunderbolt (http://www.freearchive.info/p-/p-47-thunderbolt.html)

Also, another great site on the reflections of the Jug by William M. Wheeler, Tuskegee Airman
332nd Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron at "Shaking the Jug (http://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/aircraft/jug.html)


As far as 3.JG51_BigBear's toilet comment, probably conceived from the "Thunder Jug" idea. Thunder Jug being the nickname of a container (Chamber Pot) that was used when indoor plumbing was rare.

Hoatee
02-12-2005, 05:55 AM
That concept of simming doesn't appeal to me at all (rather like playing with 'frozen' model soldiers on table tops).

The other type of simming involved playing with cardboard pieces representing military units moving and fighting on hex maps - that at least comes close to the games that headquaters played in real life (remember the scene in the movie 'The Longest Day' where a German Army staffmember uncannily 'predicts' an Allied invasion of Normandy during a 'wargame'?).

ps. what's the next logical step after Silent Hunter III? Destroyer Command III? I hope so. And I hope that copyright issues do NOT play a role - at least not to the extent that companies actually sue other for use of certain planes, ships, tanks, etc. - which is downright pathetic.