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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #100 on: November 21, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »
Jordanian superstructure on a Czech chassis with a British turret, mounting a Ukrainian cannon ...

Why not just call it the "الأمم المتحدة" (al'Umam Almutahida = United Nations)?
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Offline perttime

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #101 on: January 13, 2021, 06:29:05 PM »
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) was briefly mentioned before.

"The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria."
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Patria Nemo 120mm Mortar System, mounted on Patria AMV, Fire On the Move:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO2m2Pu5eOA

Offline dy031101

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2021, 07:27:08 AM »
Apparently the CM-32 + surplus GDLS low-profile turret is actually going to be pitched to the ROCA such that AFV Club of all companies is offering to custom-build the model on the side (with camouflage and display case; probably for customers in Taiwan only).
« Last Edit: August 21, 2021, 07:30:22 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #103 on: August 22, 2021, 01:30:38 AM »
DefTech AV8 Gempita:

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Offline M.A.D

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2021, 05:28:23 PM »
Apparently the CM-32 + surplus GDLS low-profile turret is actually going to be pitched to the ROCA such that AFV Club of all companies is offering to custom-build the model on the side (with camouflage and display case; probably for customers in Taiwan only).

Just a side note from the observation of this neat model ....is it the vehicle commander or the gunner's copula that has the M2 HMG here?
Because who ever it is, it appears their firing arch to port is no existent or is it the angle of the photo??🤔

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2021, 02:26:55 AM »
Just a side note from the observation of this neat model ....is it the vehicle commander or the gunner's copula that has the M2 HMG here?

Vehicle commander's.

Because who ever it is, it appears their firing arch to port is no existent or is it the angle of the photo??🤔

Firing arc to the left is rather restricted, yes.  It's basically a self-propelled gun, so the idea is probably that the MGS will always have friendly infantry in attendance and that the commander's machinegun is only there as an afterthought.

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The CM-32 is bigger than the Stryker (because air portability is not part of the considerations), has air conditioning as designed, and is already finalized unlike the M2 prototype (which, or a further developtment of which, the definitive MGS for the ROC military is to be based on) and therefore to be pitched as an interim MGS basis.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 05:09:13 AM by dy031101 »
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Offline dy031101

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #106 on: August 23, 2021, 04:49:40 AM »
The Clouded Leopard M2, still under development but with improved mobility and a more-efficient ballistic protection scheme.  This will form the basis of weapon carrier variants within the Clouded Leopard family of AFVs.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 05:11:04 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #107 on: August 24, 2021, 01:03:49 AM »
Interesting to note that the entire rear can be uncovered.
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Offline dy031101

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #108 on: August 24, 2021, 01:23:18 AM »
Interesting to note that the entire rear can be uncovered.

That top hatch is specific to the mortar carrier variant and meant to stay out of the mortar's firing arc at all time when the mortar is being used.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2021, 01:05:03 AM »
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2021, 05:01:23 AM »
What if an 8 wheels Scorpion?



Little exmple. :smiley:

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2021, 11:35:21 AM »
Neat idea, ysi! That inspires me to try my own crack at the concept.

I chose a smaller chassis, the YP-408, from closer to the time period of the CVR(T) family and scaled the turret to match, including a turret ring extension that considers the angled upper hull.



This would be a Dutch variant in place of the M113 C&V (also known as the Lynx or M113 ½). It would increase commonality with the Belgian and British armies and provide greater speed, strategic mobility, and firepower, albeit at the cost of greater size.

Also, I chose the Scimitar turret which I think is better fit and much better looking, but the Scorpion is still an option, too.



I'm calling it the YP-408 Pantserwiel Verkenning, abbreviated as YP-408 PWVK. I don't know about anybody else, but I like the looks of it more than the Bundeswehr's Spähpanzer Luchs of the same era.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2021, 03:26:40 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #113 on: September 15, 2021, 03:43:47 AM »
I'm liking your YP-408 Pantserwiel Verkenning, Logan  :smiley:

I've often wondered how difficult it would have been to get power to the second set of front wheels. I realize that having those wheels mounted so close to the transfe box makes it difficult. Maybe shaft running forward to the front pair, then[/i] dogleg back to the second set of wheels?

If anyone wants more on the RW YP-408, check out https://www.dafyp408.nl/
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