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8 hours ago, RWG686 said:

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Took me a while to find out what that is. From http://ftr.wot-news.com/2017/03/

This is a Panhard AML armored car with MARS turret by Hispano Suiza. A single prototype was built in the 1980s. The vehicle itself is not very remarkable, but the turret is.

You see, despite its oscillating turret look, the gun is manually loaded. Let that sink in. If you are wondering how the hell that worked, there is a small hatch in the roof of the vehicle. For each shot, a crew member has to pick up a shell from inside the vehicle (the rack was on the left side), remove it from rack, squeeze it through the roof hatch also on the left side, somehow squeeze himself along with it and load the shell into the automatic loading mechanism while half of his body is exposed.

In effect the vehicle could only fire when stationary and if it came under fire, the gun turned into a single shot weapon.

*sigh*

Needless to say, this design did not gain any customers.

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On 1/27/2023 at 1:48 AM, Gorby said:

That would be a modelling challenge.

And quite an investment in Milliput if one doesn't go the resin aftermarket route.

Can you imagine the stress on the running gear of all that extra weight? If memory serves, Patton was very much against this sort of thing because of the tearing down of transmissions, running gear, etc.

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1 minute ago, dixieflyer said:

Patton was very much against this sort of thing because of the tearing down of transmissions, running gear, etc.

Apparently it didn't do much to improve protection either.

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20 minutes ago, dixieflyer said:

Tell that to the guys inside. ;)  If it was me inside, I'd pile it on!!!  ;)

I was reading a while ago something which said that the only thing which helped is when they bolted or welded additional armour plate on. The sand bags, concrete, wood they sometimes used was next to useless.

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3 hours ago, Gorby said:

I was reading a while ago something which said that the only thing which helped is when they bolted or welded additional armour plate on. The sand bags, concrete, wood they sometimes used was next to useless.

As Dixie said if it gave me an extra 1 or 2% chance of survival or put an enemy off trying anything (bearing in mind this was mostly anti infantry related) I'd whack it on as well.

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Evening All :analintruder:

Thought I'd show you a few pics of the Vehicles used by our armed forces down here... (plenty more odds and sods to come)

BADGER (very limited no built) 

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Bateleur MLRS 

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BUFFEL

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CASSPIR

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CASSPIR MAX

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ELAND 90

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G5 155MM CANNON

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G6 (RHINO FOR EXPORT VERSIONS)

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KWEVOEL RECOVERY TRUCK

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MAMBA (RG 31) 

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OLIPHANT MK2 

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RATEL 90 

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RATEL ZT3

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ROOIKAT 

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ROOIKAT SPAAG (PROTOTYPE ONLY)

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SAMIL 100 TRUCK 

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MAN TANK TRANSPORTER

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YSTERVARK (WARTHOG) 

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Thats enough for now I think, more to follow soon, loads of interesting funny looking vehicles down here

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Mad Steve said:

Thought I'd show you a few pics of the Vehicles used by our armed forces down here..

Is part of the design brief for military vehicles in Africa's bottom to injure the enemies aesthetic sensibilities. Wow, some of those fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

 

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