A Sailor’s Touch
Chief Meadows Meadows
YouTube Videos of Armor Made and Produced by Chief Meadows
German Panther G.
KING TIGER 313
A Christmas Toy Becomes A Life Joy
He awoke that Christmas Morning and his eyes locked onto that glorious toy:
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A remote - controlled tank – a M4A3 Sherman Cast Hull,105 mm howitzer from Radio Shack.
Who could count the sets of batteries that were used to exhaustion driving that machine under tables and chairs, up and over a stack of books, around door frames and back again, again and again?
Like the batteries, that little boy eventually had no more energy and fell asleep – the remote clutched in his hand.
After serving in the Submarine Service for 18 years, he found himself in the National Guard, armor division, becoming a tank commander.
As with submarines, he wasn’t able to leave the tanks at their base. He had to build them, scale of course, but exact, a miniature of the big ones.
This page shows some of the ones he has built and/or modified. If you’d like one of these historically accurate reminders of the giant monsters of war, Email him at:
TANK CREW: SSGT Dale Todd (Gunner) SSGT Don Meadows (Gunner) SSG Ricky Norris (Gunner) SFC Bobby Jordan (Tank Commander PVT. Matt Kraven (Driver)
Tiger 304 (l) and Tiger Co. 3 at right.
Panther 13 (top, left, below)
Pershing 1 (left above) Pershing 4 (above right)
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