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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2020, 11:33:53 PM »
It's an Alvis Salamander crash tender, see https://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1133
ACE models make one in 1/72, see [size=78%]http://acemodel.com.ua/en/model/705[/size]


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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2020, 02:29:37 AM »
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2020, 04:04:01 AM »
It's an Alvis Salamander crash tender, see https://www.trucksplanet.com/catalog/model.php?id=1133
ACE models make one in 1/72, see [size=78%]http://acemodel.com.ua/en/model/705[/size]


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Thanks Robin! Too bad it isn't 1/35, but it does have mostly flat surfaces.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2020, 05:23:30 AM »
FLASHBACK!  ;D  Can't see the term 6x6 without thinking of all the rides I had in the old deuce and a half. Redefined the word 'rattletrap'!

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2020, 06:11:03 AM »
Love this POS. When I got my 404 (CAF speak for driver's license) I got to drive this icebox in January. Heating was optional.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2020, 08:41:42 AM »
Love this POS. When I got my 404 (CAF speak for driver's license) I got to drive this icebox in January. Heating was optional.

Yeah, had my 404. Can't even remember how many vehicles I was checked out on. Gone now, it was in a wallet that was stolen many years ago.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2020, 12:15:04 AM »

Unknown French portee at Bir Hakeim - 5cm PAK38

http://baberonwargames.blogspot.com/2012/08/le-revanche.html

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2020, 03:19:01 AM »
Experimental British ACS Thornycroft Amazon 6x4 S. P. 17pdr AT developed in 1942 on the basis of the same truck. This device was equipped with a 17-pound anti-tank gun, and it looked not forward, but back.





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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2020, 03:24:01 AM »

Unknown French portee at Bir Hakeim - 5cm PAK38

http://baberonwargames.blogspot.com/2012/08/le-revanche.html


In a similar vein:  A truck mounted 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 1942.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2020, 03:25:46 AM »
And this:  AEC Deacon




Which one used to be able to get a kit of from Accurate Armour:

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2020, 05:04:01 AM »
Experimental British ACS Thornycroft Amazon 6x4 S. P. 17pdr AT developed in 1942 on the basis of the same truck. This device was equipped with a 17-pound anti-tank gun, and it looked not forward, but back.





Many, many, MANY thanks for these . . .   8)
I've been looking for more pictures of this vehicle for, literally, years. The only one that I have is this one,


 


from B.T.White's 'British Tanks and Fighting Vehicles'. Of course, now I'll have to buy an Airfix Recovery Set, so that I can Finally build one . . .   ;D


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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2020, 10:24:50 AM »
Experimental British ACS Thornycroft Amazon 6x4 S. P. 17pdr AT developed in 1942 on the basis of the same truck. This device was equipped with a 17-pound anti-tank gun, and it looked not forward, but back.




Interesting concept GTX, didn't the French actually operationally field something similar?
My initial critisism is it's height - not the type of silhouette you'd want when ambushing/hunting tanks.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2020, 10:50:26 PM »
Thread title doesn't say it has to have armour or guns...

Sisu KB-45/A-45/AH-45, informally known as "Proto"



Sisu A-45 is a light off-road lorry made by the Finnish heavy vehicle producer Suomen Autoteollisuus (SAT) in 1970–1982. The two-axle, all-wheel-drive vehicle with payload of 4 150 kg was a further development of Sisu KB-45, that was originally developed after an assignment of the Finnish Defence Forces.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu_A-45

The "Proto's" are substituted in Finnish army by 2008 presented Sisu A2045 lorries.

Payload is 2 300 kg in terrain and 4 000 kg on road. The front overhang is 1 300 mm and rear overhang 1 000 mm. The turning radius is 7.6 metres and top speed 90 km/h.[3]

The good off-road capability is carried out by a torsionally bending frame structure and middle located engine which enable an even wheel load even in rough terrain. One of the wheels can be jacked up by one metre the rest three still touching the ground. During the validation tests, the vehicle was driven up 60% steep hills and it could also withstand a 45% side slope without falling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu_KB-45

I remember seeing these towing anti-aircraft guns, back when I lived near a training unit.
Some Fire/Rescue Departments had trucks based on it, for going where the going gets tough.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2020, 10:53:18 PM »

Unknown French portee at Bir Hakeim - 5cm PAK38

http://baberonwargames.blogspot.com/2012/08/le-revanche.html


In a similar vein:  A truck mounted 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 1942.




These would be one of the Chevrolet (or, possibly, Ford) CMP's so prevalent in the British Army during WW2:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Military_Pattern_truck
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2020, 02:41:58 AM »

My initial critisism is it's height - not the type of silhouette you'd want when ambushing/hunting tanks.

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Probably not an issue when one considers the height of some tanks in the same time.  If used in a tank destroyer style role it could still be effective.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2020, 02:53:38 AM »
I have the bits to mount a 17pdr on the back of one of these instead of the 40mm Bofors:

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2020, 03:27:08 AM »
This is going to end well...maybe:

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2020, 04:15:29 AM »


Armoured Bedford truck with a 37mm C.O.W automatic gun. Used for airfield defence.
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2020, 01:03:11 AM »
How about Russia's ‘Eskadron’ lightweight assault vehicle? Wheels look suspiciously like those from a UAZ 469.

https://defpost.com/eskadron-russias-new-terrain-special-forces-assault-vehicle/



Looks bouncy.

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2020, 01:27:28 AM »
It would be funny if they just put a new body on the old UAZ 469, which had/has good off-road performance. Maybe a newer engine?

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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2020, 01:57:57 AM »
Bison concrete armoured lorry/mobile pillbox:



Bisons were produced in Britain during the invasion crisis of 1940-1941. Based on a number of different lorry chassis, it featured a fighting compartment protected by a layer of concrete. Bisons were used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect aerodromes and by the Home Guard.  They came in multiple forms. Many were old and some dated from the First World War period, one had even seen service as a fire engine and some had not even been converted from solid to pneumatic tyres. With a variety of chassis to work on, Bisons inevitably varied in detail, but were made in three distinct types:

Type 1 was the lightest. It had a fully armoured cab and a small armoured fighting compartment roofed with canvas.
Type 2 had an armoured cab roofed with canvas and a separate fully enclosed fighting compartment resembling a small pillbox on the back.
Type 3 was the largest and heaviest. It had a contiguous cabin and fighting compartment completely enclosed in concrete armour.





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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2020, 06:16:54 AM »
Yay - bunker on wheels!
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2020, 08:11:06 PM »
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Re: 6x6 or less
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2021, 06:03:14 AM »
Alvis Stalwart prototype, using a Salamander cab . . .


https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/alvis-stalwart-prototype-vehicle-pv1.36680/#post-442693




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