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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.

Paul

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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 ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Armed Trucks
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Re: Armed Trucks
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2020, 03:51:59 AM »
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...