Author Topic: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles  (Read 35551 times)

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2014, 10:38:29 AM »
Go retro and give the LAV '20s-early '30s style demountable tracks for that 'temporary halftrack' look.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2014, 01:04:38 AM »
LAV-25 half-track

Would putting the sprockets to the front make more sense?
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2014, 03:18:12 AM »
Yeah, you're right. It'd probably be easier to put the transmission forward, where it won't interfere with the troop compartment as much. Didn't think of that when I did the profile.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2014, 09:54:36 AM »
I don't think it would.  Don't the LAV series (including Piranha) utilise a H drive system with separate drive shafts down each side of the vehicle?  Considering that, you'd just use the existing system with the right-angle transmission.   As you would be using the second last station's transmission you'd more than likely actually improve room in the troop compartment.  Also, doesn't the last wheel station turn to improve the turning circle?  Might be wrong on that but if it does, that would be eliminated as well, which would also improve the space in the troop compartment.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2014, 03:04:08 AM »
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2014, 03:38:56 AM »
Top missiles lose their upper fins to a low bridge?

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2014, 04:37:28 AM »
My apologies if this has been shared already elsewhere on the forum. From a fellow named Jack Herron on the No Rivet Counters Allowed group on Facebook. It's the 1/35 Trumpeter Stryker, with the turret from the LAV-AD and some added bits in 1/48.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2014, 04:44:24 AM »
Wicked!  You should invite him here.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2014, 08:45:37 AM »
where's the pic of the 6x6 AVGP where the middle trapezoid chunk was removed from the lower hull, and the 3 axles were evenly spaced? Someone on here did a photoshop of it and I've searched high & low for it.

The author called it the C-19 Ferret

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2014, 05:28:03 PM »
here are a few Belgian Army versions of the MOWAG Piranha IIIC

Piranha APC (equiped with the FN Arrows remote controlled .50 turret



the Piranha DF90 (with MECAR 90mm turret, has replaced the Leopard 1A2BE tanks)



Piranha DF30 Fus. (with 30mm cannon)



and the Piranha Engineer

on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline apophenia

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2014, 06:58:11 AM »

Nils: Great collection ... it's good to see them all lined up together!

One nit-picky/rivet-counter note, though: the 'Piranha APC' is the variant that gets the FUS suffix.

Official titles are:

AIV Piranha IIIC 8X8 FUSELIER (or Piranha FUS), and

AIV Piranha IIIC 8X8 DF30 (or Piranha DF30)

Graeme: For C19 Ferrets and Bobcats, see:
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=351.msg8125#msg8125
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2014, 08:44:22 AM »
I find the Ferrets and Bobcats interesting but they do look rather narrow and high to my eye, A.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2014, 11:42:01 AM »
Yep, you're right Rickshaw. True of all the Mowag LAV derivatives, I think.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2015, 02:30:13 PM »
ASLAV with TOW - trailed in Australia but not adopted:

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2015, 05:09:08 PM »
That turret TOW combo was offered on the Desert Warrior as well.  The turrets I believe were manufactured in Australia by GDLS.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2015, 08:59:23 AM »
Interesting - I haven't seen a wheeled APC with a bridge before:



Is developed by a company called Pearson Engineering.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2015, 04:08:28 AM »
Pearson also make those Surface Clearance Device ploughs for Strykers.
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2015, 05:12:24 PM »






More pictures here, detailing the build.  He's named it the "Bobcat II" AD vehicle.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2015, 09:19:44 PM »
Damn. 

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2015, 04:02:22 AM »
Err...that's by our very own Graeme (aka Gingie) and was featured here back in 2012...
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2015, 09:17:52 AM »
Err...that's by our very own Graeme (aka Gingie) and was featured here back in 2012...


I thought it looked familiar but wasn't sure...  My bad.   :-[

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2015, 09:33:18 AM »
USMC LAV trialed with LAV-30 turret.  Is that co-axial machinegun a .50 cal.?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 09:44:50 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2016, 12:29:55 AM »
Found these on the CASR Twitter feed:





Source: https://twitter.com/casr_ca
« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 09:42:06 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2016, 08:57:58 AM »
Thanks Carl.

Top is the GDLS-C Lav 6.0 engineering vehicle demonstrator fitted with a Magnum hydraulic crane.

Bottom is a GDELS Piranha 3 armed with the Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret by CMI Defense.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2016, 09:45:57 AM »






More pictures here, detailing the build.  He's named it the "Bobcat II" AD vehicle.


Impressive!!!!