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Offline LemonJello

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 09:47:31 AM »
That Twister is pretty cool looking with lots of potential for other variants, too.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 04:07:56 PM »
BTW, the 324 Scarab LRV was done by Standard Manufacturing Co. Same guys that did the better-known 8x8 DARPA ALV (Autonomous Land Vehicle) and, on a smaller 8x8 scale, the Vulcan-armed Excalibur 'dune buggy'.




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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
A Twister kit would be great too.
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 03:43:43 AM »
 Here's a longer page on the Twister, which includes a set of plan views. ( Seen from overhead, it
 becomes apparent this is one weird bus...)

 http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/twisterspecial/twister.html

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 05:06:25 AM »
I so want one of those dune buggies with the Vulcan!!!!

Hmmm....wonder what a tracked version would look like?  Wonder what it would look like with USMC on the side?!  Mobile AA defense for a beach landing! 8) 
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 09:38:18 PM »
Here's the Austrian developed Pandur II vehicle currently being taken on by the Czech army:






And an 8x8 APC from Iveco:
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 09:44:18 PM »
A bit more of the Dana SPG:





And a rocket launcher also based off the Tatra 8x8 chassis:
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2012, 02:41:30 AM »
One I am surprised Jon didn't include in his post:



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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 02:43:47 AM »
Turkish designed 8x8 Pars APC:

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 02:47:12 AM »
There is also the Panhard EBR...soon to be released as a new model kit!


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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2012, 02:54:28 AM »
Let's not forget those classic German 8x8 vehicles of WWII:



Or their more modern equivalent:

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2012, 07:15:37 AM »
Turkish designed 8x8 Pars APC:




That looks suspiciously like the range GMC were designing ....
4x4 Commander , 6x6 Captain , 8x8 Colonel & 10x10 General (all were fully amphibious) ...
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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2012, 09:06:31 PM »
That T-55 "Cook Interceptor" has a lot of potential as a US WWII tank destroyer. I'm guessing a couple of 2 1/2 ton trucks would need to be sacrificed for the running gear? Definitely gets the old wheels in the brain housing group turning...

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2012, 12:38:20 AM »
That T-55 "Cook Interceptor" has a lot of potential as a US WWII tank destroyer.
Or as a infantry carrier: replace gun with fully armoured infantry comparment, give it side doors, and Greyhound turrent, and you have modern-style wheeled AFV.

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Re: 8x8 and more...
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2012, 11:44:03 AM »
That looks suspiciously like the range GMC were designing ....
4x4 Commander , 6x6 Captain , 8x8 Colonel & 10x10 General (all were fully amphibious) ...

One and the same. GPV (formerly General Purpose Vehicles LLC) sold its 8x8 Captain design (longer than the 6x6 Captain but shorter than the 8x8 Colonel) to FNSS. That Turkish company had/has US connections. The origin name was FMC-Nurol, being a joint venture between FMC (which became United Defense, US Combat Systems, and then BAE) and the Turkish Nurol Group of Companies.
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