Author Topic: M113 Family of Vehicles  (Read 87067 times)

Offline Twiddle

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #315 on: September 30, 2018, 02:33:41 PM »
M113 camper-van

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Offline dy031101

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #316 on: October 22, 2018, 01:40:01 PM »
The M59, the predecessor to the M113, is said to be unreliable due to its power system of two truck engines mounted on each side of the hull and directly connected to the transmission.

Does anyone know if this lack of reliability comes directly from the engines, or other components of the drive train?
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Offline kerick

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #317 on: October 22, 2018, 02:24:43 PM »
I saw one of those once, a very long time ago at Ft. Hunter-Ligget in California. Very odd set up with the engines. One on each side of the crew compartment, Up in the sponson. Mechanics must have a real good time servicing the side of the engine facing the armor wall in f the vehicle.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 06:26:29 AM by kerick »

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #318 on: October 22, 2018, 10:07:04 PM »
In fairness, the LVT-3 had the same sort of setup with Cadillac V-8s and the USMC seemed to prefer it over the LVT-4. That drivetrain came from the M5 Stuart, though, so you know it worked in principle.

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Logan

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #319 on: October 23, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »
The M59, the predecessor to the M113, is said to be unreliable due to its power system of two truck engines mounted on each side of the hull and directly connected to the transmission.

An interesting claim.  Hunnicutt doesn't back it.  He notes that the US Army were quite happy with the M59, until its use revealed that it was a tad underpowered.  No problems with the drive train apart from the lack of power it seems.   They abandoned it's development because a better, smaller vehicle had come along in the meantime - the M113, not because there wasn't any problem that couldn't be fixed with a little bit of effort and attention.,.


Offline Frank3k

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #320 on: October 24, 2018, 03:51:57 AM »
This is a good video of the M59:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOVn61qnBHI

Offline kerick

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #321 on: October 24, 2018, 06:34:30 AM »
I looked up a couple of articles and one mentioned it being unreliable. The others didnít. Must be one of these fables that get passed around.
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Offline dy031101

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #322 on: November 03, 2018, 12:24:30 PM »
No problems with the drive train apart from the lack of power it seems.
I looked up a couple of articles and one mentioned it being unreliable. The others didnít. Must be one of these tables that get passed around.

I see.  Thank you.

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 08:36:01 AM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline dy031101

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #323 on: November 04, 2018, 01:27:11 PM »
Hellfire Manned Turret System
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?