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#41 wlewisiii

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 0803 AM

Seeing the old M60 at a museum reminds me of my favorite museum story...

 

I remember being in OSUT for armor (M60A3!) at Ft. Knox in 1982. Being lucky, I volunteered (!) and was sent to the Armor Museum (the ones who didn't volunteer picked up litter all day :) where I spent the day dusting the exhibits. Being allowed to climb on the King Tiger, the Stug, and others was a delight. It was also where I decided I really liked the M8 Greyhound armored car. Not very practical, I admit, but I found it really cool and I've always had a softspot for the 37mm pop gun.

 

Someday I'll get to Bovington.


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#42 Manic Moran

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 0004 AM

Change of pace.

 


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 1134 AM

And 

 


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#44 Markus Becker

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 1344 PM

Change of pace.
 


That could come in handy if your tank has a sudden case of 88, 76.2, 75. :)
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 1446 PM

 

Change of pace.
 


That could come in handy if your tank has a sudden case of 88, 76.2, 75. :)

 

 

More like 85, 100, or 115mm, given that the M43 was produced in the 1950's and 1960's.  :D  It's M37 parent vehicle (upgraded as the M37B1) saw use in the Vietnam War as a convoy section commanders vehicle, basically a small gun truck with 2-3 M60 GPMGs.


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#46 shep854

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 1539 PM

Hey! We Yanks finally got something right! :D


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#47 Walter_Sobchak

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 2341 PM

And 

 

 

 Can't wait for part 2!  I've always been interested in the Crusader.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 0301 AM

Change of pace.
 


If you want time in Vandal or in a friend's cherry restored Daimler Dingo, let me know. We can make that happen in ways that will include road time. I suspect the Dingo drive would be in and around the DC environs.

Edited by rmgill, 04 August 2018 - 0327 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 0509 AM

Change of pace.

 

"Door glass regulator handle." Reminds of what the Navy called an umbrella, "an anti-moisture personal protection device."


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#50 Chris Werb

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 0554 AM


Change of pace.
 

"Door glass regulator handle." Reminds of what the Navy called an umbrella, "an anti-moisture personal protection device."

My favourite is "area denial submunition".
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#51 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 0647 AM

My favourite is 'Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier'. Made the entire Berlin wall sound like a giant condom, which I suppose in one sense it was.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 0854 AM

'Regulator' really is the industry term for the mechanism that raises and lowers the door window glass.  Google 'window regulator'; you'll get an eyeful. :P


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 1357 PM

We had three quads when I first joined.  Good little trucks.   The battery under the passenger seat was a bit of a hazard during a roll over due to leaking battery fluid.  Some units removed the top of the cab to turn it into a big jeep.  We replaced them with a militarized variant of the Chevy K series trucks.  The 1976 Pattern 1 1/4 Ton SMP turned out to be fairly good.

 

[rivet counting] The rear lights are not the original pattern.  It was very similar, but had a much smaller red light.  The newer pattern light may be to conform with current regulations to make it street legal. [/rivet counting]


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 0124 AM

remember the vacuum operated wipers?


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 0323 AM

remember the vacuum operated wipers?

Yes I do. I also remember seeing the road pass by under my feet as the floor on one of our '53 pattern Jeeps was rusted out. We were happy to get the hand-me-down '70 pattern M38A1 a couple of years later.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 0911 AM

We had three quads when I first joined.  Good little trucks.   The battery under the passenger seat was a bit of a hazard during a roll over due to leaking battery fluid.  Some units removed the top of the cab to turn it into a big jeep.  We replaced them with a militarized variant of the Chevy K series trucks.  The 1976 Pattern 1 1/4 Ton SMP turned out to be fairly good.

 

[rivet counting] The rear lights are not the original pattern.  It was very similar, but had a much smaller red light.  The newer pattern light may be to conform with current regulations to make it street legal. [/rivet counting]

Don't know what the M37 had, but those tail lights were are the same as mounted on the M35 2 1/2t and M813 5t vehicles.

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Edit to add.  Looks like the original tail light assembly was the same as used by the M38 and M151 jeeps.

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#57 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 0948 AM

See that 3/4-ton, and speaking of watching the road through the bottom, in the late 60s, I was "privileged" to drive a 3/4-ton truck which had been prepared for air dropping. These babys were not palletized, they were simply dragged out the back of the plane by a small parachute. Hopefully with the handbrake on. And landing — again, hopefully— intact and right-side-up. Anyway, besides being pretty well stripped down, holes had been cut over the shock absorbers. What with the lack of tarps, windshield, and doors (also removed for airdropping), it was a very unpleasant vehicle to drive. Heater? We're talking late 1960s here. Most jeeps and 3/4-ton vehicles did not have heaters. At least not in Europe. :blink:


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 1133 AM

Same tail lights as the Jeeps and 3/4 ton on the M135 deuces too.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 1302 PM

remember the vacuum operated wipers?

Back in the late 60s, I drove a Ford Falcon with vacuum wipers. Going up a grade in the rain was interesting.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 0022 AM

The vacuum is just to give Soldier B some help.
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