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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2016, 01:58:52 AM »
Any more details?
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2016, 10:37:12 AM »
Any more details?


Nope.  It appears the turret was developted:



The GDD-B turret.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2016, 02:55:11 AM »
It would be interesting to see a Luchs with a dedicated ATGM turret (conceptually akin to a M1134 Turret or VAB Mephisto arrangement - see below):



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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2016, 03:33:29 AM »
Hypothetical 35mm armed Luchs

Good find :)  I wonder, was that the same Oerlikon-Bührle GDD-BOE turret fitted to the Mowag Shark?
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2016, 04:36:35 AM »
It would be interesting to see a Luchs with a dedicated ATGM turret.....

Doesn't the Luchs lack the space to carry reserve missiles though?
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2016, 12:14:21 PM »
Hypothetical 35mm armed Luchs

Good find :)  I wonder, was that the same Oerlikon-Bührle GDD-BOE turret fitted to the Mowag Shark?

No idea.  Do you have a picture of the Shark?   I wouldn't surprised as Mowag appears to have mounted multiple different turrets on their vehicles.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2017, 01:12:10 PM »


Brazilian "Octopus" 8x8 truck prototype which appears to have been abandoned early on.  Featured "computerised" control of the drive to the wheels.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2017, 03:29:05 AM »
Japanese Type 16:



No kits available that I am aware of though definitely cool looking.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2017, 09:47:27 AM »
There is a Japanese 1/72 model.  Nitto?  Fujimi?  Can't remember which one...

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2017, 09:53:15 AM »
Type 16 otta get around fine long as mud/snow aint too boggy/deep.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2018, 06:01:04 AM »
There is a Japanese 1/72 model.  Nitto?  Fujimi?  Can't remember which one...

Can’t be Nitto, they ceased production ~ 1990.

Aoshima has a 1/72 kit of the prototype.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2018, 08:57:06 AM »
There is a Japanese 1/72 model.  Nitto?  Fujimi?  Can't remember which one...

Can’t be Nitto, they ceased production ~ 1990.

Aoshima has a 1/72 kit of the prototype.
https://hlj.com/product/AOS01017

I wasn't aware that Nitto had ceased production.   However, that is the one I was thinking of.  Apparently the JSDF aren't happy with this vehicle and are already thinking about replacing it with an electric powered one, based on a 6x6 prototype they're playing with.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2018, 07:35:08 AM »
If anyone is interested, Nitto-Kagaku went bankrupt back in 1988. Afterwards, Fujimi re-issued most of Nitto's 1/76 scale vehicles ... but no 8x8s AFAIK. See Fujimi/Nitto 1/76 kit list here: http://henk.fox3000.com/Fujimi.htm
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2018, 09:08:21 AM »
Model of Mitsubishi version of the MCV:


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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2018, 01:35:15 AM »
Boy does that lend itself to half track conversion... ;)
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2018, 11:25:38 AM »
Re-post from the tank destroyer thread due to the vehicle being an 8x8.  Bismarck, one of the three Rooikat proposals.  42 tons, Olifant turret (and later possibly TTD turret).



« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 11:27:42 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2018, 02:21:20 AM »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2018, 01:39:14 AM »
Great shot! Is that the Cockerill 3030/40? (Looks too big to be an ATK 30mm.)
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2018, 02:11:57 AM »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2018, 11:14:45 AM »
It would be interesting to see a Luchs with a dedicated ATGM turret......


Recently I came across this.

I like the idea of a quad TOW or Hellfire launcher (since I don't know if there is actually space within the Luchs for a meaningful missile reload, 'might as well carry as many missiles at ready as possible); the RIwP carries two but is armed with a co-axial machinegun, offering some degree of protection against, say, enemy infantry at close range.

For systems that are available earlier, maybe ZT3 Ingwe triple launcher or UTM-800 HOT turret......
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2018, 01:05:26 AM »
Maybe also something such as MGM-166 LOSAT, though maybe not this version:



Maybe something more akin to this:

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2018, 01:31:35 AM »
Speaking of which:

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #72 on: June 04, 2018, 08:39:19 AM »
That's one BIG box of badness, that is! :icon_surprised:
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #73 on: June 04, 2018, 12:37:36 PM »
There is also the Panhard EBR...soon to be released as a new model kit!


Would the 105mm GIAT G1 gun (used by the SK-105 and allegedly AMX-13 105 refurbishment) be within Panhard EBR's handling limit, or would the 90mm GIAT F3/F4 or Cockerill Mk. 8 gun be a better bet?

« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 12:29:36 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2018, 12:24:32 PM »
Top and Middle: French-designed VBCI "UAE Configuration", with the turret of BMP-3 (contract is instead won by a variant of the Turkish ARMA).

Bottom: The spiritual predecessor (Patria AMV lengthened in the middle [?] to accommodate the BMP-3 turret while maintaining the number of dismounts)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 10:09:45 AM by dy031101 »
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