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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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CZ Model
« on: October 15, 2013, 12:59:57 AM »
Two new kits from CZ Model that will be available soon through PanzerShop:


SPOT-55 Fire fighting tracked vehicle (PS35C164HT)



BAT-2 Combat engineer vehicle (PS35C144HT)

Nice to see something utilitarian for a change but in this case the price may be the only real obstacle.  The fire-fighting tank conversion is quite the "swords into ploughshares" conversion. 
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 01:02:56 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 02:24:33 AM »
Hmmm...interesting.

I wish I hadn't looked at the rest of their range though. :(
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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 05:19:58 AM »
lots of very nice stuff at Panzershop ... maybe when I win several million $$$ I'll get a few of those nice beasties.

Now that they've done the SPOT-55 will we see more Fire-Tanks (like those on T-64 chassis) in model form ???

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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 05:53:45 AM »
lots of very nice stuff at Panzershop ... maybe when I win several million $$$ I'll get a few of those nice beasties.

Now that they've done the SPOT-55 will we see more Fire-Tanks (like those on T-64 chassis) in model form ???
That same modification was also performed on retired Leopard I tank hulls.  It would be nice to see something mainstream done production-wise by any company to offer a kit in injection molded styrene with more reasonable pricing.  Or just build your own version based on what information is available.  The spray nozzles could be sourced from one of the fire truck models.  The more I see of these specialized fire fighting vehicles the more I like them.  I do have a couple of brochures I found on-line a while back in pdf format.  If you want a copy just eMail me and I will share them with you. 
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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 07:43:54 PM »
All sorts of whiffy possibilities for other fire-fighting conversions, and they don't look too difficult either: basically a box on top instead of the turret.

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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 09:07:46 AM »
All sorts of whiffy possibilities for other fire-fighting conversions, and they don't look too difficult either: basically a box on top instead of the turret.

Basically, they have one or two fire monitors (water cannon). a big tank for water/chemicals and some sprinklers for self-protection.  A dozer blade is optional.

Outside of the fUSSR/WarPac, they haven't been too successful.  They tend to be expensive in fuel and spares to operate.   Which is a common problem for many military vehicles adapted to civilian use.

I know in the US several M60s have got a second lease on life as anti-Avalanche vehicles (firing HE rounds to set off the Avalanches in the US mountains).  They used to use 105/106mm RCLs but they were too expensive in propellant and the ammunition was running out, so they changed to the MBTs, which had the advantage of being self-propelled and heated.  ;D

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Re: CZ Model
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 03:17:30 PM »
I would like to see one of these kitted.
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