Author Topic: Stuart tank  (Read 6632 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 11:06:03 PM »
Ooh, forgot to say, definitely remove the bow .30-cal mg. If necessary, fit a 7.62mm co-axial (I think even the largest possible turret would be too small for a .50-cal co-ax).

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2013, 02:08:33 AM »
40mm AGL --- didn't think of that - Thanks
Stuarts will be deployed as part of (1/72 diorama) archipelago defense forces mostly to thwart infiltrators.
So,,,,,   3bbl 20mm, 25mm Bushmaster, 40mm AGL  may each be mounted on different Stuarts.
Yes - 7.62 coax always good to have  :)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 02:11:22 AM by finsrin »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2013, 09:48:41 AM »
Another thought.... Would the M-1117 turret fit? 40mm AGL & .50-cal ready to rumble!
(Remember, I'm 5000 km from my stash, so I can't check.)

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Guy
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Offline jschmus

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 04:45:03 AM »
From the World of Tanks link posted in the "M4 Sherman" thread I saw this vehicle, the SO-75, an M3A3 chassis fitted with the 75mm Pak 40:
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Offline raafif

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2013, 01:38:54 PM »
Yugoslav Partisan conversion 1944 - if I remember correctly 3 of these were built plus two with German quad-flaks, all used in combat.

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 01:10:40 AM »
Got a running WWII tank for your little South American army but the lack of firepower is getting you down?  We have the solution!



Combine with new digital camo for that ultra-modern look!



Cheers,

Logan

Offline kerick

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2013, 10:13:20 AM »
OK, this "digital" camo is completely out of hand!
Nice pics.......where do you find these?

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2013, 11:00:04 AM »
Thanks!  They came from here.  Plenty of whif inspiration here.

Surviving Panzers

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_M3_M3A1_Stuarts.pdf

















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Logan

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2013, 12:20:43 PM »
Some of those are insane- the Bren carrier with the turret and what looks like an M3 with a 2pounder. The "convertible" is hilarious; 0 to 60 in about 10 minutes...

Offline raafif

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2013, 12:51:27 PM »


I only have one thing to say -- "Punk Darleks, Exterminate, Exterminate !!" ;D

Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
The biggest probblem with the Stuart is its size. It is incredibly small inside. Normal 21st century people simply do not fit inside. Peoiple that were 5'10" and 150 lb found it small. Strapping modern troopers pushing 6'2" and 220 of muscle simply will not fit inside unless you make significant structural changes.

If you want to "modernize" it, about the best you can do is what the Brazilians did in the early 70s:


If you are willing to virtually make a complete new vehicle you can get as far as this:


Either of those vehicles _could_ have image intensification systems and maybe simplistic laser rangefinders and then you could add ERA or ceramic slab armour, but the suspensions would be brutally overloaded.

If you go with a new turret with larger turret ring, then the gun can be changed to somehithg more suitable to the mission and for anti smuggling patrols the 30mm Rarden from the CVRT series of tanks is a good choice. Lots of ammo choices and a feed system that can swap between two types simultaneously loaded in the system. Also optimised for AFV use so it's not chewing through ammo like an aircraft autocannon ( ;) ).

Change the engine out for a modern diesel and add an IR suppression exhaust system and a turret bustle for radios & electronics.

Just a few thoughts,

Paul

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2014, 10:05:41 AM »
Here's an interesting one. It's an M8 HMC, but with an M24 Chaffee mantlet.



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Logan

Offline Queeg

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2014, 10:23:26 AM »
I've always like this as a Stuart upgrade, thinking about using this idea for my 20mm '46 Americans. Sorry can't credit the modeller, it's just outa my web pic stash .....

Brent



Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2014, 10:42:28 AM »
Pretty straightforward, actually. Brazilian X1A with 60mm HVMS instead of the 90mm Cockerill.

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Logan

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Stuart tank
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2014, 10:44:47 AM »
By the way, I found the source pretty readily. Graywolfgang ono Armorama about 5 years ago.



http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=135186

Cheers,

Logan