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How anoying is the FISTV you try to snurgle up to get better eyes on and every time you have to slew the sights from the 6 o clock position? Whats all that about? No doubt its a good bit of kit but i think that they could employ a similar system to us brits. we have the warrior opv which just looks like a normal warrior but can do the same as the FistV. Note its my personell opinion and i dont want to rattle any bodys cages, could they not employ a bradley as we do the warrior.

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I 'get around' the turret direction problem by turning downslope just before the crest, and then slowly reversing up in the direction of the crest in small steps until the sight just clears the ridge and I have eyes on the target.

As the hull is substancially protected (by cover) it doesn't matter that the (barely) thicker hull front is facing the 'wrong' way. It also gives the dual advantages of a faster getaway if you are spotted, and a turret that doesn't rotate to any direction that the direction of observation whenever you adjust position.

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No doubt its a good bit of kit but i think that they could employ a similar system to us brits. we have the warrior opv which just looks like a normal warrior but can do the same as the FistV. Note its my personell opinion and i dont want to rattle any bodys cages, could they not employ a bradley as we do the warrior.

Of course they could.

It's called the M7 BFIST.

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In the same way that they took an M901ITV and simply replaced the TOW missile tubes with electronics to make the FIST-V, they've done the same with Bradley by taking out the TOW missile tubes and sticking cameras in it.

What did the British use back in the FV-432 days, before Warrior OPVs came along?

Remember, FIST-V was not a unique vehicle.

This vehicle has anti-tank missiles, the M901, and there was a full company of them in a mechanised infantry battalion.

ve_fv_m901_3.jpg

This is a FIST-V

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Not so easy to identify the artillery vehicle from a distance, is it?

NTM

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Not so easy to identify the artillery vehicle from a distance, is it?

It's probably the one not shooting TOWs at you ;)

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ah thats cleared things up mate cheers. we used to have the foo in a 432 and the ack had a ferret. pretty shit eh? are they not going to try and impliment these OP vehicles in steel beasts cos the fistV does my head in.

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ah thats cleared things up mate cheers. we used to have the foo in a 432 and the ack had a ferret. pretty shit eh? are they not going to try and impliment these OP vehicles in steel beasts cos the fistV does my head in.[/quote

Ummmm,was that english.....plz explain...lol ;)

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FOO: Forward Observer Officer.

432: FV-432, British APC of the 60s. Looks kindof like a blockier M113 with return rollers, an extra roadwheel and made of steel.

Ferret: Small little 4x4 armoured car.

NTM

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Ferret is far superior to a Hummer.

A its smaller

B its got armour

And it can reverse just as fast as it can advance. :)

Not so comfortable for the driver though.

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Correct. 5 speeds forward or reverse. Of course I dont know how anybody could drive 45 mph backwards with no view other than side mirrors.

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I think we would all agree that the FISTV needs seriously updated. How difficult would it be use the recently resculpted and supurb M901 as a basis?

Pete

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I think we would all agree that the FISTV needs seriously updated. How difficult would it be use the recently resculpted and supurb M901 as a basis?

Pete

It is on the list.

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It is on the list.

The List? I keep hearing about this mysterious list. Can you share the list? How do I petition to place something on the list? Is that even possible? Where is the list, a safe, a repository?

I myself have a many lists........

Here is one:

#1- Politicians

#2- Lawyers

#3- Doctors

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The List? I keep hearing about this mysterious list. Can you share the list? How do I petition to place something on the list? Is that even possible? Where is the list, a safe, a repository?

I myself have a many lists........

Here is one:

#1- Politicians

#2- Lawyers

#3- Doctors

Add your pleas here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php/The_List It will have at least as much effect as mentioning it here.

Mog

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Dude,

You forgot bankers.

That's funny man! I looked at the link for "the list" and all I can say is that sh*t is crazy. What self respecting tanker would climb into a crewed T-72?

Oh I see, to get the feel of the "other guys" as they are blasted from the cupola!

Seriously the FISTV model is there, with a few minor changes and so are the parts to make an IPM1.

Pete

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The List? I keep hearing about this mysterious list. Can you share the list? How do I petition to place something on the list? Is that even possible? Where is the list, a safe, a repository?

I myself have a many lists........

Here is one:

#1- Politicians

#2- Lawyers

#3- Doctors

Hmm...I SMELL A HERETIC.

*Hail the list*

;-)

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Hmm...I SMELL A HERETIC.

*Hail the list*

;-)

Indeed!

A HERETIC!

Action must be taken to appease almighty codex of the_List.

"ALL HAIL the_List!"

*Makes grand bowing gesture of supplication*

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I fear this will not suffice...many a sacrifice will be needed.

(I can hear the rodents tremblke in their dens .)

and...*looking cautiously to both sides* Ah yes: ALL HAIL THE LIST

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That's funny man! I looked at the link for "the list" and all I can say is that sh*t is crazy. What self respecting tanker would climb into a crewed T-72?

Pete

anyone who wants a bit of a challenge.

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Or who want to play the great OPFOR (Fr:
). :biggrin:

I often like to perform the "bum rush" with the T's. Burst out of the trees, in company formation, 1000m from the NATO platoon. Often the 10 on 4 is enough to overwhelm the M1's!

Pete

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Or who want to play the great OPFOR (Fr:
). :biggrin:

Nooo, we need AMX-30s to play FORAD...something I'm near positive may or may not be on the list.

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