Author Topic: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles  (Read 34365 times)

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2016, 09:58:51 AM »

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 #51 on: January 20, 2016, 10:29:26 AM »
However, when I look at it, I can't help but think that it should have been based on an 8-wheeler. ???
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2016, 11:55:39 AM »
However, when I look at it, I can't help but think that it should have been based on an 8-wheeler. ???

Six works but eight would be good too.
What gun is that? Reminds me of the 1/48th GAU-8 I have in the spares box.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2016, 10:12:46 PM »
The build is detailed on Network54 & the builder (gcdavidson) states it came from "a spare Academy M-163 Vulcan turret".

Link to page where I found it: http://www.network54.com/Search/view/169232/1258138558/Bobcat+II,+446+AD+Sqn,+Canadian+Air+Force+Regiment?term=rain+tray&page=79
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2016, 02:21:50 AM »
The build is detailed on Network54 & the builder (gcdavidson) states it came from "a spare Academy M-163 Vulcan turret".

Link to page where I found it: http://www.network54.com/Search/view/169232/1258138558/Bobcat+II,+446+AD+Sqn,+Canadian+Air+Force+Regiment?term=rain+tray&page=79


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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2016, 09:42:44 PM »
I obviously  needed to go to bed, rather than look at websites. :-[
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2016, 08:41:00 AM »
Went by the CANSEC expos yesterday:

RBS-70 on Stryker. Looking at South American market for this -


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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2016, 02:50:15 AM »
First one has potential for modelling - where does one find a 1/35 RBS70 though?

Somewhat similar might be to fit LAV or similar with Stinger mount from Wiesel 2 LeFlaSys "Ozelot":


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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2016, 07:39:45 AM »
First one has potential for modelling - where does one find a 1/35 RBS70 though?


Greg,

Believe it don't but Italeri had a 1:35th scale air-defense weapons set that included the RBS-70, SA-7/14, FIM-92 Stinger, Starstreak, Dshk 12.7mm with AA mount, and a rather crappy looking 25/30mm Bushmaster shape on a very what-if mount.  Good luck finding the set now, it has been probably fifteen years since I last saw it available for consumption. 

***edit for image. 

It took a bit of searching but I found an image of the box art for that weapons set.  Italeri 1:35th scale Anti-Aircraft Armament Set (#422).  I completely forgot about the French Mistral MANPAD included in the kit.  Anyway, good luck trying to find that kit anywhere but on eBay.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2016, 09:19:06 AM »
First one has potential for modelling - where does one find a 1/35 RBS70 though?

All it is a set of tubes and a box with a guidance window on the front.  Scratchbuild it, I'd suggest.

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2016, 11:22:43 AM »
Went by the CANSEC expos yesterday: ...

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing Graeme  :)
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2016, 08:04:06 AM »
I am thinking the USMC LAV with the 90 mm turret from the V-150.
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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2016, 04:45:25 PM »
I am thinking the USMC LAV with the 90 mm turret from the V-150.

Which 90mm turret; Mecar or Cockerill? ???
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #63 on: June 20, 2016, 07:06:08 AM »
I am thinking the USMC LAV with the 90 mm turret from the V-150.

Which 90mm turret; Mecar or Cockerill? ???

Either one.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #64 on: June 20, 2016, 07:14:37 AM »
^ Well, what are you waiting for?  >:D The Hobby Boss V-150s and Italeri LAV-25s are both cheap and plentiful!  :icon_beer:
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2016, 07:44:08 AM »
^ Well, what are you waiting for?  >:D The Hobby Boss V-150s and Italeri LAV-25s are both cheap and plentiful!  :icon_beer:
I have the Hobby Boss kit at home,and the original Trumpeter issue LAV 25 . Got the LAV for less than $30. 8)
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2017, 04:38:11 AM »
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #67 on: December 27, 2018, 01:31:29 PM »
Kongsberg PROTECTOR MCT-30 remote weapon station being the theme here......
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2018, 10:21:07 PM »


This looks really top heavy. How does the suspension hold all that extra weight?

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2018, 03:14:29 AM »
I think you will find its not that heavy (an thus not that heavily armoured).  You can find more about the Cockerill LCTS 90MP shown here.
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2019, 10:33:47 AM »
This one was trialled by Canada. I think its got a 75mm gun, timeframe is 1980:




Oh wow never seen this Piranha 8x8/AAI 75mm M32 gun turret combination before 😮😋
How the 82nd Airborne could have/should of had this in its ORBAT as an M551 replacement!
I wonder if it retained its amphibious capability with that gun/turret configuration (I can see propellers and trim vain, but not sure about retention of balance 😜)
Also wondering if it would have retained that amazing +22 elevation that was seen with the AAI Rapid Deployment Force/Light Tank ['AAI promoted the M32 as a dual-purpose gun in that, when elevated, the system could be used to counter low-flying aircraft as in a self-propelled Anti-Aircraft (AA) system']

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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2019, 02:12:45 PM »
Oh wow never seen this Piranha 8x8/AAI 75mm M32 gun turret combination before 😮😋

Just a nitpick- the 75mm gun is ARES XM274.  M32 is the 76mm gun used on the M41 Walker Bulldog  :P
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Re: MOWAG Piranha, LAV, LAV II, LAV III/Stryker ICV vehicles
« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2019, 08:27:31 PM »
Oh wow never seen this Piranha 8x8/AAI 75mm M32 gun turret combination before 😮😋

Just a nitpick- the 75mm gun is ARES XM274.  M32 is the 76mm gun used on the M41 Walker Bulldog  :P

Thanks for the correction/clarification dy031101  ;)


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