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    From my New Year NI800 adventure. Stopped in on the way home.
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    I was just thinking Yesterday. I'm about the age Hitler was when he shot himself. Puts into perspective how little I've done with my life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    From my New Year NI800 adventure. Stopped in on the way home.
    the scorpions camo looks pretty amateur?

    here is something i also seen on the google search
    m113 logging skidder /fire fighter variant
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varian...sonnel_carrier
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    From my New Year NI800 adventure. Stopped in on the way home.
    Apparently every vehicle there still goes as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    You are not wrong there. Javelins should be legal. Not the pointy stick ones. The handheld anti-vehicle go boom ones.
    Hmmm Javelins are pretty pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    the scorpions camo looks pretty amateur?
    All camo is pretty amateur. It's designed to hide a fragile asset as long as possible and applied by 17 year old with stencils. That was the final camo pattern and was modelled on a universal uniform pattern current at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Apparently every vehicle there still goes as well
    One would hope not as they have all sat in the same spot unmoved for years and the bottom of the road wheels are rotten on everything except the Centurion.
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    I was just thinking Yesterday. I'm about the age Hitler was when he shot himself. Puts into perspective how little I've done with my life.



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    According to video they have 14 M113 out of 70 ish

    Some do go

    Bren gun carrier sounds like a Flat head V8 (which i guess it is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    I am pretty sure he would have anted to give her a little poke.

    i think we had karl gustofs (Sp) and the LAW.
    i seem to remember one wire guided similar beast was mounted on some m113 or Scorpions.
    maybe the karls were guided, the wasp helicopters had something)

    google says homing pigeon torpedo's and old spice cans for the wasp
    google indicates no guidance for karls
    no wire guided anything on the m113 and scorpeins but i did learn the our Scorpions had a 4.2 liter jag engine
    and the aussies mounted the scorpion turrets on M113.
    The army may still have the Carl Gustav, I don't know. The main anti-tank weapon is the "shoot and scoot" computer controlled Javelin. Ours will be an earlier version than is currently being shipped to Ukraine in numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Bren gun carrier sounds like a Flat head V8 (which i guess it is)
    Yes it is. Best engine apart from the Meteor that the Brits put in an AFV in WWII. Everything else they did was overly complex and still underpowered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    Yes it is. Best engine apart from the Meteor that the Brits put in an AFV in WWII. Everything else they did was overly complex and still underpowered.
    Cheers i have heard that a lot of farmers used them for hedge trimers and all sorts of shit after WW2
    I had never seen a video of one moving under its own power.
    I know of a few quads powered by Flat heads and not sure what the chev ones had likely the old Six.
    My dad used to drive a GMC 6x6 with a later blue flame as they were very underpowered to do 20T loads that kiwis did in 4 ton? trucks
    The Flathead sounds different as it has a cross plane crankshaft a fair few years ahead of the rest of the bikes.

    My Bro said we had a few M113 with the turret off the Scorpion but it cracked the alloy hull, so they modified them to ambulance's
    He sad they converted the Aussie ones here the same.
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    The officer appointed to examine what was available and recommend his choice prior to the M113s being purchased was the late Harry Russell MC. It can't have been a difficult decision, most of our allies were using them at the time. He certainly did a better job than whoever recommended the LAV which it subsequently transpired will not fit inside a C130. Ooops!
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    A relly who worked at Serco (and now LockheedMartin) in Trentham told a funny about the M113s - they were equipped with underbody armour which was removed from new and put into storage. Some time later the armour was to be refitted for the machines being sent to (somewhere dangerous). Armour nowhere to be found, all pilfered to make barbeque plates. He does a bit of work on the LAVs, too. They sound interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    A relly who worked at Serco (and now LockheedMartin) in Trentham told a funny about the M113s - they were equipped with underbody armour which was removed from new and put into storage. Some time later the armour was to be refitted for the machines being sent to (somewhere dangerous). Armour nowhere to be found, all pilfered to make barbeque plates. He does a bit of work on the LAVs, too. They sound interesting.
    Aussie had some made up while in Vietnam as it wasn't so good with mines, as you would expect. especially the us ones they used to dig up and place against the Yanks.
    They too put them in storage when its not getting used in war zones and it weighs i think 3/4 to 1 ton and somewhat it limits its ability to maneuver or do other stuff no need to carry it when there are no mines.
    i guess there stuff was likely sold off for the social club as well.
    From what i understand i think the other version the poms had of the scorpion for recon has never been replaced as no one builds a replacement.
    I think the scorpions biggest fault was the Jag engine later ones were (i want to say cummings powered) they were chosen t fit in a Herc.
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    An old boss, welshman in brit army gold us a story well over 20 yrs ago, so I'll make up some bits.

    Having been caught with thier pants down in last two WWs the Brits put away some army reserves. Eventually these all got old. So they pulled out a couple of brand new (NOS) Cheftain/Sherman/Centurion/insert best guess here. And drove them to Salisbury plain for target practice. They were so hopelessly unreliable they had to change the engines (maybe removable?) to get there.

    And blew them to bits.

    Anyway, I blame Jacinda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    An old boss, welshman in brit army gold us a story well over 20 yrs ago, so I'll make up some bits.

    Having been caught with thier pants down in last two WWs the Brits put away some army reserves. Eventually these all got old. So they pulled out a couple of brand new (NOS) Cheftain/Sherman/Centurion/insert best guess here. And drove them to Salisbury plain for target practice. They were so hopelessly unreliable they had to change the engines (maybe removable?) to get there.

    And blew them to bits.

    Anyway, I blame Jacinda.
    pretty sure there is a reason we drive about in Japanese cars now.
    to my mind it wasn't about the wages it was because the pom directors wee more worried about shareholder (normally toffs like themselves) returns than investing in the machinersy needed for mass production.
    Its not the quality the fact that most of the rally cars and F1 manufacturers and designers are still based in the UK proves that.
    it only took a few years to kill BSA form the worlds biggest to out of business due on the one part one bike that no one asked for that the guy that designed it want up to it for that never made production yet they had invested in the tooling and parts. when all they had to do was keep making what they knew people wanted in a quantity to fill orders.
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