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Armed Trucks
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:13:26 AM »
Also known as Gun Trucks or Technicals. 

Anthony Guarderas is building an M915 Guntruck and has shared some work in progress images of the project at the Missing-Lynx forums. 

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(Image source: Anthony Guarderas)
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 05:11:44 AM »
That redoes the visuals that accompany C.W. McCall's song ''Convoy".   

Neat project.
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 05:35:46 AM »
How about a gun truck that predates the above that mates an M54 series 5 Ton Truck with the hull of an M113? It was called the Alabama Slammer. 

Of course there were the gun trucks created during the Vietnam conflict that had an M113 APC in the cargo bed of the truck but the above turns the M113 into the body of the vehicle and it looks like an easy conversion with the kits currently available. 

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 08:10:20 AM »
does this armed grader count ?
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 08:12:31 AM by raafif »

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 08:10:56 AM »
does this armed grader count ?



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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 08:13:54 AM »
you're too quick, Greg !
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 08:21:51 AM »
you're too quick, Greg !


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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 02:28:47 PM »
'Technically' armed trucks pre-date WWI and many of the early armored cars were nothing more than
an armored body on a standard heavy saloon car or truck chassis, so the subject is wide open.  ;D

McClean's gas-operated 37mm auto-cannon, truck-mounted in 1904:
 http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/MG/I/img/MG-1-121-79.jpg
Mack armored car:


100 year chronology of US armored cars that shows how closely related 'modern' armored gun trucks
are to the early days of wheeled armor.
http://www.warwheels.net/USAacChronologyHAUGH.html
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 02:11:55 PM »
This has been posted before on another forum.



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« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 02:14:37 PM by dogsbodymk1 »

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 02:16:52 PM »
Another one.

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 09:06:28 PM »
I remember Pakistan did mass-produce an AFV out of a wheeled tractor basis.
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 06:15:50 AM »
Ford F350 with a quad-.50 cal mount?  I swear I've got a pic of something like that buried somewhere.

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 04:20:44 AM »
Not sure if it is armed...but it looks like it might be:


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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 11:05:59 AM »
Afghanistan .... a Scud missile is launched but falls back causing much damage to the Maz launch-vehicle.  The crew are told to join an infantry unit but decide to do the relatively minor repairs to the still largely complete vehicle & convert it into a Gun-Truck ..... (possible future project ;) )
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 11:14:37 AM by raafif »

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 11:09:06 AM »
On something that big, I'd want something a little heavier than a 14.5mm.  Perhaps a 73mm from a BMP-1?  Loads of interesting places you've put those 12.7mm DShKs.  ;D

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2013, 11:43:27 AM »
How about a gun truck that predates the above that mates an M54 series 5 Ton Truck with the hull of an M113? It was called the Alabama Slammer. 

Of course there were the gun trucks created during the Vietnam conflict that had an M113 APC in the cargo bed of the truck but the above turns the M113 into the body of the vehicle and it looks like an easy conversion with the kits currently available. 

Search engine results for Alabama Slammer Gun Truck

Here's a shot of the Alabama Slammer under construction.
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq184/abflug_r34/reference%2520photos/M923%2520What%2520tha/095acfea.jpg&imgrefurl=http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op%3Dmodload%26name%3DSquawkBox%26file%3Dindex%26req%3Dviewtopic%26topic_id%3D131216&h=426&w=640&sz=55&tbnid=xjsT1PaHcPBSmM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&zoom=1&usg=__d611yCNmGyB_6YpojwcOUmyUqiw=&docid=gOTmsTBP1syB1M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=P9cNUe0WgdbKAaKDgLAD&ved=0CGMQ9QEwCA&dur=1096
An article I read about it said they builders were considering using an M900 series truck instead of an M800 series for more power and more electrical power to run a minigun. I bought the kits for this and just haven't started it yet.

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 11:02:07 PM »
The IDF had lots of these running around between 1948-1950.  Anything and everything was pretty much used as a base vehicle.  I am currently working on one based on the M3A1 Scout Car. 
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2013, 06:02:16 AM »
Armed jeep, Korea !!! ... thinking airfied defense.





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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 07:38:29 AM »
That looks awesome.  Great photos, too!

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2013, 06:30:02 PM »
Wicked!
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2013, 12:38:02 AM »
I can't help wondering how they changed the whole drive train of that jeep. Or did they just drive it around in reverse all the time?
All that armor plate and three man crew must have maxed out the weight limit.

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2013, 09:10:30 AM »
I can't help wondering how they changed the whole drive train of that jeep. Or did they just drive it around in reverse all the time?
All that armor plate and three man crew must have maxed out the weight limit.

I think you can see how over-weight it is by how far down the springs are compressed on the "front" suspension.

I wonder how much armour it could carry?  No more than 5mm, I'd guess.

As to the drivetrain, I suspect they simply placed the front axle on the "front" and the rear axle on the "rear".  The transfer case is in the middle on the original Jeep IIRC so the engine would simply drive the gear box and then the transfer case.  They'd have to then reverse the seats and put the steering wheel and box at the "front".

It is a well thought out design and must have taken some time to build but I don't see it beyond a well-equipped base workshop's capabilities.   The 57mm Rcl is a bit over the top though...

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2014, 11:02:05 AM »
I do not know the story behind this image.  It was posted on the What If forum.
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2014, 11:45:04 AM »
Obviously well prepped for the next Car Wars autoduel!

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2016, 04:30:16 AM »
Holy thread revival, Batman!!! That's what happens when someone doesn't spend a lot of time on the site anymore because of internet access issues. Anyway, I did a Google image search for technicals, and I found this treasure from the Concept Vehicles blog.
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