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Offline Ramba

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #525 on: December 19, 2021, 05:26:14 AM »
Working on a quick what if. I am doing an Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV).


I used the AFV 1/35 Wiesel kit. I had destroyed the Wiesel turret trying to fit it onto something else so decided to use the rest of the Wiesel kit to make the EMAV. The RWS is also from AFV. Of course, mine is a what if.



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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #526 on: December 19, 2021, 06:21:47 AM »
I like the Command Vehicle, these sort of vehicles do not get too much love.

EMAV is looking sweet as well

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #527 on: December 20, 2021, 12:41:48 AM »
Getting on the bandwagon are we? ;)

Rheinmetall version recently shown:



https://defence-blog.com/german-weapons-maker-rheinmetall-unveils-new-robo-tank/

And earlier variant for France:  SYRANO (Système Robotisé d'Acquisition pour la Neutralisation d'Objectifs, "Robotic acquisition system for neutralization of targets"):

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #528 on: December 20, 2021, 12:50:19 AM »
I like the Command Vehicle, these sort of vehicles do not get too much love.

EMAV is looking sweet as well

Thanks! The command vehicle doesn't get much love because probably no weapons on them. I am adding an RWS to the top of the cab on mine though.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #529 on: December 20, 2021, 12:53:01 AM »
Getting on the bandwagon are we? ;)

Rheinmetall version recently shown:



https://defence-blog.com/german-weapons-maker-rheinmetall-unveils-new-robo-tank/

And earlier variant for France:  SYRANO (Système Robotisé d'Acquisition pour la Neutralisation d'Objectifs, "Robotic acquisition system for neutralization of targets"):



Thanks for the photos. That bottom one is basically the Wiesel. I wish I saw that photo before as it would have been easier to leave the upper hull as is. Too late for mine though as I already modified the lower hull to level it off.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #530 on: December 20, 2021, 09:13:46 AM »
You could always change yours to be a modular system, Ramba, to give it multi-(specialist)-mission capabilities. ;)
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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #531 on: December 21, 2021, 02:01:09 AM »
I quite like your approach - IMHO it better aligns with the Waffenträger concept.
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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #532 on: December 21, 2021, 11:38:33 PM »
You could always change yours to be a modular system, Ramba, to give it multi-(specialist)-mission capabilities. ;)

Yes, it is modular but I only made it to represent the way it looks in the original photo.

I quite like your approach - IMHO it better aligns with the Waffenträger concept.

Thanks! I had to look up the Waffenträger concept and that is pretty cool!

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #533 on: December 21, 2021, 11:40:43 PM »
Small update on the EMAV. The headlights, tail lights and antennas are from the Wiesel kit. The two front towing eyes and the rear towing hook are from the AFV Stryker upgrade set.


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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #534 on: December 22, 2021, 12:34:07 AM »
Can we get a comparison shot with another AFV? I know it's small, but just how small?

Overall, this is a great project, and an inspiring one, too.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #535 on: December 22, 2021, 01:03:19 AM »
Can we get a comparison shot with another AFV? I know it's small, but just how small?

Overall, this is a great project, and an inspiring one, too.


Thanks!

It is very small, only 95mm long and 51mm wide or 3 and 3/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Here it is alongside the Meng 1/35 pickup truck. The figure is an Evolution Miniatures 1/35 Russian Tanker.




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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #536 on: December 22, 2021, 05:27:11 AM »
I had to go look that EMAV up. Neat.
https://militaryleak.com/2019/05/31/pratt-miller-expeditionary-modular-autonomous-vehicle-emav/
https://www.afcea.org/content/robots-lighten-load-marines

I *think* those four beer cans at each corner of the payload deck are the navigational sensors.