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#41 jmcmtank

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1044 AM

This looks like a tank chassis under a dump truck. Maybe one of those high-speed artillery tractors?
Anyone recognize the track style?

 

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In this Thursday, June 27, 2013 photo, a truck hauling dirt rides along a berm set up to contain an approximate 22-acre sinkhole in Bayou Corne, La. Neighbors in the town face a wrenching decision after the sinkhole opened up near their homes: Stay or go? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

You mean this one? http://www.weather.c...munity-20130709

 

if so there's another shot of it which shows a bandtrack, looks civilian.

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#42 jmcmtank

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1051 AM

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MOROOKA MST600V?


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#43 Sovngard

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1110 AM

120mm FER on the Vextra POLE

 

FER = Faible Effet de Recul (Low Recoil Effect)

POLE = POrteur LEger (Light Carrier)

 

 

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AMX-30 DFC : Démonstrateur Furtif à Chenille (Tracked Stealth Demonstrator).

 

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#44 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1127 AM

This looks like a tank chassis under a dump truck. Maybe one of those high-speed artillery tractors?
Anyone recognize the track style?

 

louisianasinkhole10.jpg

 

In this Thursday, June 27, 2013 photo, a truck hauling dirt rides along a berm set up to contain an approximate 22-acre sinkhole in Bayou Corne, La. Neighbors in the town face a wrenching decision after the sinkhole opened up near their homes: Stay or go? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Yeah its a civilian vehicle although it wouldn't surprise me that much if there wasn't some military force using them for some job or other.  They can be fitted with all sorts of equipment apart from the standard dump body, including hydraulic tree spades, drilling rigs, access platforms and small augers. 

 

These crawler dumpers are often seen in marshy areas or more sensitive environments like nature reserves etc where they don't rip op the ground as much as their wheeled counterparts do.  The tracks are rubber, although some larger ones may also have a steel core; I'll have to check up on that.  Various companies produce them now, Morooka, Takeuchi, Hitachi, Yanmar, Kubota and Yamaguichi to name a few.  I'm sure there's a few more! 

 

Could the Tsar Tank be considered a prototype or was it just fate that only one was built?



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1134 AM

Interesting UC varient. "Destroy, Destroy"

 

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Germans had some cool stuff at Normandy.  Those are 81mm mortar tubes.

 

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These look scary.

 

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Army of One BREN gun carrier.

 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 1429 PM

120mm FER on the Vextra POLE

 

FER = Faible Effet de Recul (Low Recoil Effect)

POLE = POrteur LEger (Light Carrier)

 

 

1388504816-1380132100011.jpg

 

 

AMX-30 DFC : Démonstrateur Furtif à Chenille (Tracked Stealth Demonstrator).

 

stealth7mu.jpg

 

Man I hate those low-poly count models in 'sims! ;)



#47 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 0829 AM


Germans had some cool stuff at Normandy.  Those are 81mm mortar tubes.

 

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Quite scary indeed, I'd hate to be on the receiving end of a salvo from that vehicle.  I'm just wondering how you'd load such a setup?  It looks like there might be a rear plate for a loader to stand on just above the small wheel over the right track.  But how do you load the front row?  Would they be fired in the typical infantry-style mortar fashion or could all tubes fire at once?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 0852 AM

Seemingly they were pre-loaded and could be fired all at once. Based on Somua S307 (f) chassis (other similar chassis too). Found a few more pictures;

 

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#49 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 0931 AM

Thanks for sharing the pictures. 

 

Sure beats carrying all those mortar tubes around by hand! 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 1514 PM

Israel is always good for weird and wonderful 

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 1707 PM

A modern version of the multi-barrelled mortar system is the SM-4 developed by Noricum of Austria. The original system was mounted on a Unimog chassis. The Multi-Mortar-Gavin™ was developed to meet a Canadian requirement.

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 1806 PM

The Israelis are good for weird & wonderful because they don't like to throw anything away. Instead, they convert it. Hence all the Sherman-based SPGs & SP mortars, & the Centurions, captured T-55s etc. rebuilt into anything & everything. "It's a chassis. Put something on it."

 

The Germans in WW2 were much the same with all their captured Czech & French tanks (& the hulls still coming out of the factories).


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#53 DougRichards

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 1835 PM

A modern version of the multi-barrelled mortar system is the SM-4 developed by Noricum of Austria. The original system was mounted on a Unimog chassis. The Multi-Mortar-Gavin™ was developed to meet a Canadian requirement.

 

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Are you sure that isn't a pipe organ for the use of chaplains?

 

I can hear 'Amazing Grace' just looking at it.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 2210 PM

Interesting UC variant. "Destroy, Destroy" "Exterminate! Exterminate!"

 

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FIFY.  Presumably an early model before they went to the tower configuration and added the plunger.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0008 AM

 

Interesting UC variant. "Destroy, Destroy" "Exterminate! Exterminate!"

 

GB-PrayingMantis-HomeGuard.jpg

 

 

 

FIFY.  Presumably an early model before they went to the tower configuration and added the plunger.

 

 

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger, Danger  (at  least that one had tracks)



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0138 AM

The Israelis are good for weird & wonderful because they don't like to throw anything away. Instead, they convert it. Hence all the Sherman-based SPGs & SP mortars, & the Centurions, captured T-55s etc. rebuilt into anything & everything. "It's a chassis. Put something on it."

 

The Germans in WW2 were much the same with all their captured Czech & French tanks (& the hulls still coming out of the factories).

 

Yeah, the Israelis had a boatload of T...62s?  regunned with M68/L7 105s and re-engined with teledyne diesels.  Did they keep those for own use or sell them after re-manufacturing?



#57 rmgill

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0142 AM

I still wonder how two crew on that elevating MG carrier were supposed to fit in that mechanism and be remotely comfortable...



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0228 AM

And some posters knock my creations, this topic is sooo refreshing. Got a few real odd ones in mind to add here.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0229 AM

Swamp Master

 

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#60 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 0240 AM

I still wonder how two crew on that elevating MG carrier were supposed to fit in that mechanism and be remotely comfortable...

Looks like a tow bar on the front. Possibly towed behind another vehicle, such as another carrier?






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