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#1 Unreal John

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 2307 PM

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It's the hood ornament that cracks me up.



#2 rmgill

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 2323 PM

I think my father had that exact 70s era living room decoration...



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 2326 PM

Shocking but a BRDM-2 would actually be an improvement.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 0009 AM

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It's the hood ornament that cracks me up.

Is that fiber board?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 0323 AM

Shocking but a BRDM-2 would actually be an improvement.



True,with the middle wheels dropped down it could carry more boards.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 0351 AM

Needs moar horse figurines and streamers.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 0925 AM

Shocking but a BRDM-2 would actually be an improvement.

Is that a Simba?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 0931 AM

 

Shocking but a BRDM-2 would actually be an improvement.

Is that a Simba?

 

 

Yes. Good spot Colin. I'd assumed it was a Commando with a revised driver's station.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1052 AM

Apparently these are being employed entirely as fire support, since the main hatch on the left side is blocked off in both examples, and unlike the typical humvee in Iraq, there is no sign of combat damage.  They may not be seeing any action at all, giving the crews too much spare time.  



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1226 PM

 

 

Shocking but a BRDM-2 would actually be an improvement.

Is that a Simba?

 

 

Yes. Good spot Colin. I'd assumed it was a Commando with a revised driver's station.

 

Upgraded V-150 Commandos fitted with add-on wood 'armor' look like this:

 

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Noted that the V-150s' side doors remain accessible.  They can also bear the weight a bit better thanks to their having been re-engined in the past decade by Textron.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1440 PM

Whats the RHA equivalent of mahogany planking?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1639 PM

1" = 2x4 , more if with creosote but who puts creosote on mahogany?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1654 PM

My first impression was a question: Are the terrorists using magnetic mines?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1718 PM

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Not exactly a new idea, but are AT rifles on Mindanao?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1741 PM

Propably RPGs



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1757 PM

 

 

 

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It's the hood ornament that cracks me up.

I just realized he miss-spelled "armoire". :D

 

As a fellow Filipino I'm appalled they are reusing IKEA shelving as improvised armor. Hell one of my local plastic shops has 1/4" thick sheets of ballistic nylon, Lexan and thick rubber sheets. Hell my local hardware store has perforated steel sheets and diamond plate. Not trying to be an ass but how much protection does the improvised armor provide versus the weight penalty it imposes?



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1758 PM

 

Dammit! Double post.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 1833 PM

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Not exactly a new idea, but are AT rifles on Mindanao?

 

I often wondered if those logs weren't meant as much for crossing bad terrain as for protection.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 2049 PM

 

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Not exactly a new idea, but are AT rifles on Mindanao?

 

I often wondered if those logs weren't meant as much for crossing bad terrain as for protection.

 

I can't imagine they would need six logs for getting unstuck from some nasty terrain.  



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 2323 PM

 

 

stug_iii_02.jpg

 

Not exactly a new idea, but are AT rifles on Mindanao?

 

I often wondered if those logs weren't meant as much for crossing bad terrain as for protection.

 

I can't imagine they would need six logs for getting unstuck from some nasty terrain.  

 

 

Nor I.  but those logs could be useful for filling in a small gap or trench.






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