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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 06:00:48 AM »
'The Bucket Shop' was a great resource for M113 reference and model stuff. Alas, The Bucket Shop is now gone but the Internet Archive has preserved most of its pages (and images):

http://web.archive.org/web/20011202055935/http://www.armouredengineer.force9.co.uk/bucket/intro.htm
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 06:25:26 AM »
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:47:44 PM »
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 01:00:54 PM »
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 07:28:42 PM »
Australian T-50 M113 Conversion

One version of the 1/35th scale M113 from Academy does include the T-50 turret plus a few other interesting items such as the M40 Recoilless Rifle and flame thrower turret for the M132 Flame Track. 
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:34:33 PM »
Australian T-50 M113 Conversion




I wonder what the copper wire is meant to be.  I've never seen  T150 turret with a guard or handle shaped like that on it.

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 08:45:06 PM »
Apparently the guard is a "Fire suppression rail" to stop the possibility of firing the mgs into the cargo area of the Bucket.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/firestorm/fst081.htm  (specifically the 3rd Photo & paragraph directly above this).

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 04:06:04 AM »
The book Vietnam Tracks, includes a photo in which one can see an ARVN M113 equipped with an M8 armored-car
turret, along with photos of M74C turret equipped ARVN and Oz vehicles.

Another early ARVN addition was the mounting of armored helicopter seats on top of the original ACAV-type vehicles for
unit commanders and their US advisors. 
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 04:54:26 AM »
I do wonder if a version that would have six road wheels per side would degrade it's swimming capability.
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 05:15:45 AM »
Another early ARVN addition was the mounting of armored helicopter seats on top of the original ACAV-type vehicles for unit commanders and their US advisors.


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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 02:41:27 PM »
I do wonder if a version that would have six road wheels per side would degrade it's swimming capability.

The Australian Army uses the M113AS4 which is a six roadwheel modification of the baseline M113.  It isn't amphibious at all although it's also uparmoured which could account for this degrade in capability.

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 03:07:58 PM »
I do wonder if a version that would have six road wheels per side would degrade it's swimming capability.


The Australian Army uses the M113AS4 which is a six roadwheel modification of the baseline M113.  It isn't amphibious at all although it's also uparmoured which could account for this degrade in capability.

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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 06:51:55 AM »
I just may try to build a version like that, :o
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Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 09:19:41 AM »
I just may try to build a version like that, :o


how about like this ??