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#1 Mr King

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0300 AM

There has always been a special place in my heart for afv's that were rare, weird, and wonderful. I have quite a hoard of photos, but have not done such a good job keeping track of names. 

 

T-95

 

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Ford armored car I believe 

 

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German GEFAS prototype. 

 

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UDES XX-20

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0308 AM

German Zobel (one of my favorites)

 

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BSVM-80

 

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ZIS-153

 

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Ob'yekt 19

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0323 AM

Kolohousenka...

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0446 AM

VT-1

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0447 AM

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 0937 AM

The Vickers Medium Mk III

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1110 AM

Ford armored car I believe 

 

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Cute, it's like an M60's cupola as a whole turret!



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1121 AM

 

Ford armored car I believe 

 

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Ford/AAI prototype IIRC for the ARSV program that let to the XM-800s.  Very interesting for the mobility concept: when the standard, high pressure wheels sink into dirt/mud the wider, grooved "drums" on the axles make contact, decreasing ground pressure and increasing traction.

 

Supposedly called the "Barr Car" but no idea why.

 

Currently in a sad state in a military museum in Virginia.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1317 PM

Thanks for sharing that Luke

 

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EBR 90

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1323 PM

 

Ford/AAI prototype IIRC for the ARSV program that let to the XM-800s.  Very interesting for the mobility concept: when the standard, high pressure wheels sink into dirt/mud the wider, grooved "drums" on the axles make contact, decreasing ground pressure and increasing traction.

 

Supposedly called the "Barr Car" but no idea why.

 

Currently in a sad state in a military museum in Virginia.

 

The picture doesn't match the one at the link, so there must have been at least two prototypes.  Of course a new front end could have been built.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1343 PM

All sorts of oddball armor. In Russian but pics should be enough:

http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1402 PM

Ford armored car I believe 
 
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Cute, it's like an M60's cupola as a whole turret!
This prototype is currently at the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles in northern Virginia.


And Luke made that point already...

Edited by rmgill, 28 December 2013 - 1405 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 1810 PM

Well I gotta give much love to the endless attempts by the US Army to field a modern light tank, post-Sheridan.

 

AAI's RDF/LT:

 

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Same, with a more conventional 76mm gun, not the ARES cannon pictured above:

 

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Of course, always room for the loyal opposition, the Expeditionary Tank:

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 2142 PM

Some of my all-time favorite oddballs:

American T-92 light tank.  Cleft turret allowed for good gun elevation/depression in a very flat turret!

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The South African Rooikat armored car runs like a cheetah and carries enough ammo to plink at materiel targets all week:
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Pakistan's Al-Zarrar upgrade kit breathes all matter of new life into a seventy-year-old workhorse, like grafting a picatinny rail onto a Mosin-Nagant rifle:
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 2206 PM

I have little faith in the plates on the front turret, they are much too vertical for ERA to function effeciently



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 2235 PM

The picture doesn't match the one at the link, so there must have been at least two prototypes.  Of course a new front end could have been built.

 

The only changes of note appear to be the removal of the wheel skirts and the addition of a (foam filled, judging by the gash in it) front end. Presumably the latter would be for amphib ops?



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 0042 AM

Yep, it is an aluminum sheet nose filled with foam for, presumably, amphibious deployment. It has props in back iirc. The mix of steel turret and aluminum hull is interesting. I've examined it a bit in between goggling at the other stuff in the rear lot. Marc & Alan let me wander back there a few times and one never has enough time to look in such instances. 

I think VMMV has an RDF light tank too. 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 0136 AM

The mix of steel turret and aluminum hull is interesting.

 

 

Like the M551 Sheridan.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 0433 AM

Nothing amphibious there. Maybe an army stream crosser. This would be an example of things amphibious:

 

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Type 3 Amphibious Tank "Ka-Chi" Introduced Year : 1943 Weight : 26.5 ton Dimensions: 10.3 (with floats) x 3 x 3.8(h) m Armor (max) : 50 mm Speed (max) : 32 km/hr (ground) Engine : Diesel Engine 240 HP/2000 rpm Armaments : Type 1 47 mm x 1, Type 97 7.7 mm x 2 Crew : 7 Production Qty : 19   http://www3.plala.or...home/ka-chi.htm    


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 0619 AM

The VT-1 looks a curious beast.  Are there any more details known about this one?






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