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Amphibious Inspiration
« on: May 08, 2023, 04:01:53 AM »
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2023, 06:31:01 AM »
lots of floaty busses around ... most based on LARCs.

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2023, 06:48:37 AM »
A somewhat lighter side of Amphibious landings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmAOGn4XC9M

Real World Proposal, but just had to be built of course. I got to display a 17 Pdr AT Gun in an interesting way

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2023, 08:47:05 AM »
Love the video, BT, but the comments from below it explain it better;

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The 17-pounder on the LVT is cool! 8)
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2023, 08:54:44 AM »
https://youtu.be/evQF7SJt2p0

This would be one of the inspirations for that but there were much earlier ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw37uqJ4G88
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2023, 11:04:09 AM »
lots of floaty busses around ... most based on LARCs.

I wish someone would build new real world replacements for the DUKWs and LARCs out there. Some are not to seaworthy anymore.

I wonder if a Revell PT109 hull would fit on a truck chassis?

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2023, 01:35:39 PM »
lots of floaty busses around ... most based on LARCs.

I wish someone would build new real world replacements for the DUKWs and LARCs out there. Some are not to seaworthy anymore.


They do:
Seahorse, GRP hulls, Hybrid-Electric or Diesel-Hydraulic powertrains, steerable Z-drive propeller or water jet
propulsion.


https://www.seahorseamphibious.com/our-seahorses/

https://www.seahorseamphibious.com/gallery/

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2023, 10:51:35 PM »
Lots of potential in some of the Japanese Amphibious projects...


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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2023, 11:04:10 PM »
And I remain moderately pleased about my own TH-34/85

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2023, 02:30:53 AM »

I wish someone would build new real world replacements for the DUKWs and LARCs out there. Some are not to seaworthy anymore.


Things are happening on this front under Australia's Land 8710 program.  See Varley's Ganyarra:



https://varleygroupstaging.com.au/defence-projects/land-domain-project-test-01/
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2023, 09:44:55 AM »
 8) :smiley:
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2023, 10:35:34 AM »
Looks great! I’ll take one to drive north to the Wisconsin Dells and drive into the river with all the other DUKWs!
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2023, 07:32:13 AM »
And now for something totally different !!    3D files available !

I'll do a page in the inspiration thread in the next few days

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2023, 12:37:30 PM »
Ping pong balls for the wheels! I don’t know where you would find the body!
Does that sound weird to you?


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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2023, 03:25:11 PM »
Ping pong balls for the wheels! I don’t know where you would find the body!
Does that sound weird to you?

Ping Pong balls work, depending on the subject

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2023, 12:24:19 PM »
What about a hydrocopter?
Goes on water, ice, and (in a pinch) land. Especially useful when the ice is too weak for land vehicles and too strong for boats.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amphibian_NE_hydrokopteri_Forum_Marinum_3.JPG

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2023, 08:21:52 PM »
What about a hydrocopter?
Goes on water, ice, and (in a pinch) land. Especially useful when the ice is too weak for land vehicles and too strong for boats.


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amphibian_NE_hydrokopteri_Forum_Marinum_3.JPG

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2023, 01:57:34 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2023, 02:13:37 AM »
Random idea if anyone wants to take it up:  Nimda Co Ltd is an Israeli company that does vehicle upgrades .  These are the folks who are responsible for the Achzarit Heavy APC converted from T-54/55s.  Another platform they do upgrades for is the Amphibious PT-76.  You can see the details here and a picture below:



In short it includes:

  • New Diesel Engine
  • New Added Machine Gun Stations
  • Mobility Improvement
  • a new 90 mm Cockerill tank gun
  • New F.C.S including night vision

It is in service with Indonesia.

I wonder if this could have been developed further and perhaps given ATGMs or even a 60mm HVMS (High Velocity Medium Support) gun.


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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2023, 02:17:43 AM »
It's a pity the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)/Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) was cancelled as it offered some exciting possibilities:



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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2023, 10:17:36 PM »
I wanted to get a ride in one of the prototypes while I was in uniform, but never had the opportunity.  I have some knock-off AAVs that I keep looking at, trying to figure how to use them as donors for a WhIf EFV.

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2023, 11:23:50 AM »
Different colour schemes:





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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2023, 11:49:45 AM »
Does this constitute an airborne amphibious vehicle? ;)

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Re: Amphibious Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2023, 12:00:02 PM »
 :o


Must be the Taiwanese* SEALs (SEa, Air, Land). ;D




[*: I say Taiwanese because the emblem on the hull side, just below the turret, looks like the Taiwanese Marines badge. But I could be wrong.]
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