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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. 

Search engine results for Alabama Slammer Gun Truck
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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 ;) )
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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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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2016, 05:23:31 AM »
Wow!
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2016, 08:56:48 AM »
Trick is finding enough fuel and oil to keep it running!

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2016, 03:42:30 PM »
When searching use Image search and the terms improvised armoured ............... will give the most 'interesting' results.

Mining dump trucks are already a 1:1 reality, or if you would prefer a front-end loader:
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2016, 05:57:28 AM »
When searching use Image search and the terms improvised armoured ............... will give the most 'interesting' results.

Mining dump trucks are already a 1:1 reality, or if you would prefer a front-end loader:

I dove one of these 100 ton trucks in the Iron Ore mines Mount Newman Western Australia for a couple of weeks back in the early 90's - An eye opening experience!

Add a dozer/mine plough arrangement at the front (the solid wheels would translate any AT mines blast right through the vehicle - trust me, you don't want to be changing one of these tires in the field!  ;)
The bucket on the back would afford much armoured protection - divide into compartments for POL, water, food, and ammo;
a 120mm mortar on a 360-degree turntable - to reach out and touch somebody;
at least one ZU-23-2 23mm gun mount for anti-aircraft and engagement of high elevation targets;
a couple of Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher for close protection ;
four banks of smoke/grenade discharges - you don't want enemy infantry/rebels getting under or on this thing!.....

Ha, in hindsight, carting iron ore seems very boring now  ::)

And just think what you could do with the 200 ton 6x6 variant  :P

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2016, 08:17:33 AM »

a 120mm mortar on a 360-degree turntable - to reach out and touch somebody;
at least one ZU-23-2 23mm gun mount for anti-aircraft and engagement of high elevation targets;
a couple of Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher for close protection ;
four banks of smoke/grenade discharges - you don't want enemy infantry/rebels getting under or on this thing!.....



Bah!  Why go small?  Fit a battleship turret in the rear and a couple of CIWS... ;)

I was just looking.  The BelAZ 75710 shown below can carry a 450 metric tonne load!!! :o



We're into Land ship territory now baby!!

Anyone know of any kits?
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2016, 01:02:24 AM »
Talk about yer ultimate zombie apocalypse vehicle!

I worked in an open pit mine for a semester in the late 70s. We had 120t and 170t trucks. They repeatedly warned everyone who drove in the pit to never, ever, for any reason, stop or park or stand to the right of a haul truck. The nearest thing they could see to that side was 250 yards away. Yet, pretty much once a year, someone parked to the right of a truck with disastrous results. In the 10 years the mine had been open at that point there had been 11 incidents where a haul truck rolled over a pick-up truck (usually Ford F-150 crew cabs) and not once, ever, had the driver of the haul truck known he had driven over someone or even felt the bump as anything different than the bumpy bottom of the pit.

A very instructive work term, to be sure.

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2016, 09:49:26 AM »
Must use a locomotive engine!

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2016, 11:29:57 AM »
The big dump trucks look like something you could scaleorama using a big-scale dump truck (maybe a toy) and a small-scale cab, ladders and details.
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2016, 06:11:02 PM »
Bah!  Why go small?  Fit a battleship turret in the rear
Anyone know of any kits?

Not quite a battleship turret but flogged off a minesweeper (AK-230)  :D (attachment)
Kits are available for almost all the Belaz mining truck range @ 43rd scale (most common diecast vehicle scale) however be prepared to sacrifice your firstborn to pay for it  :icon_crap:
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2020, 06:05:59 PM »
Work in progress ::

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How about this,

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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2020, 08:15:36 AM »
Those Ural trucks can really take a beating. Looks like the driver in the first picture was in his seat when the gun was fired...