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Offline Logan Hartke

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8x8 and more...
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:11:08 PM »
I figured I'd start this topic for vehicles with 4 or more axles and don't necessarily deserve their own thread.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6871019805/#in/photostream



http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6871012991/#in/photostream

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 03:41:52 PM »
That second one is interesting.  Any more info?
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 10:20:50 PM »
Sorry, no.  I just saw it browsing through the photos at the link.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 12:51:06 AM »
 According to the caption, its a "Firebee drone"

Catalog #: 04_04173
Title : Teledyne Ryan UAV Drone RPV Firebee
Date: 1950-1989
Corporation Name : Ryan Aeronautical, Teledyne Ryan
Location: Ryan Envelopes
Additional Information: From Northrop Grumman Donation
Tags: Teledyne, Ryan, UAV, Drone, RPV, Firebee, 1950-1989
Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive


 I thought the Firebees were more, I dunno, snarky-looking-this looks like a cousin of the ACLM...

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 01:07:17 AM »
Yeah, but most of the things in the Teledyne Ryan section are captioned that and most of them are certainly not!  I think it's safe to say that caption is unreliable in this case.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 02:32:49 AM »
It is Teledyne Ryan's Model 324 Scarab UAV - it was custom-designed in response to Egyptian Air Force requirements.



Here's some more info including on the Model 324 Launch Recovery Vehicle:  http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/M324-System-Desc.pdf
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 02:44:51 AM »
Getting back on topic - some interesting vehicles here:  http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/233317565/Bonai_8x8_amphibious_dune_buggy.html
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 05:02:34 AM »
"...and more... " --- the Rolligon Khan - a 14x14, 60-ton jumbo ATV :)
http://s4.e-monsite.com/2011/08/30/67134866rolligon-14x14-khan-pdf.pdf

BTW, the 324 Scarab LRV was done by Standard Manufacturing Co. Same guys that did the better-known 8x8 DARPA ALV (Autonomous Land Vehicle) and, on a smaller 8x8 scale, the Vulcan-armed Excalibur 'dune buggy'.

Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Nov/Dec 1987

"The [Model 324 Tactical Reconnaissance RPV] system's Launch and Recovery Vehicle - an eight-wheel all-drive tractor with a six-wheel, self-drive trailer - integrates all mission support functions. A crew of three can provide all requirements. The basic mover was developed by Standard Manufacturing Company.

The LRV's features include maximum speeds of up to 52 MPH (84 KPH) over a range of up to
six hours. The system was designed for mission flexibility with operational use from forward areas and unprepared sites. It can be transported by air or over land with its air vehicle intact."

It's a cool-looking vehicle but I'm surprised that the Egyptians didn't spec a Tatra-based LRV.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 05:06:32 AM »
Here's some shots of the Tatra 8x8 Kolos going through it's paces:












The word "Imposing" doesn't quite cover these big brutes
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 05:12:43 AM »
The Tatra 8x8 derived Dana SPG:



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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 05:24:03 AM »
Great selection 'north. Here's the underpinnings ...
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 06:17:27 AM »
BTW, the 324 Scarab LRV was done by Standard Manufacturing Co. Same guys that did the better-known 8x8 DARPA ALV (Autonomous Land Vehicle) and, on a smaller 8x8 scale, the Vulcan-armed Excalibur 'dune buggy'.




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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 06:54:25 AM »
This seems to be a neat new 8x8.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 08:06:35 AM »
WOW. Severely cool looking 8 wheelers.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 09:47:31 AM »
That Twister is pretty cool looking with lots of potential for other variants, too.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 04:07:56 PM »
BTW, the 324 Scarab LRV was done by Standard Manufacturing Co. Same guys that did the better-known 8x8 DARPA ALV (Autonomous Land Vehicle) and, on a smaller 8x8 scale, the Vulcan-armed Excalibur 'dune buggy'.




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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
A Twister kit would be great too.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 03:43:43 AM »
 Here's a longer page on the Twister, which includes a set of plan views. ( Seen from overhead, it
 becomes apparent this is one weird bus...)

 http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/twisterspecial/twister.html

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 05:06:25 AM »
I so want one of those dune buggies with the Vulcan!!!!

Hmmm....wonder what a tracked version would look like?  Wonder what it would look like with USMC on the side?!  Mobile AA defense for a beach landing! 8) 
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 09:38:18 PM »
Here's the Austrian developed Pandur II vehicle currently being taken on by the Czech army:






And an 8x8 APC from Iveco:
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 09:44:18 PM »
A bit more of the Dana SPG:





And a rocket launcher also based off the Tatra 8x8 chassis:
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2012, 02:41:30 AM »
One I am surprised Jon didn't include in his post:



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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 02:43:47 AM »
Turkish designed 8x8 Pars APC:

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 02:47:12 AM »
There is also the Panhard EBR...soon to be released as a new model kit!


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