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This thread was a great idea. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks, 12Alpha! :drink:

OFF TOPIC POST!! OFF TOPIC POST!!

BURN HIM AT THE STAKE!!!!!!

:)

The VAB VCI appeared in the Bond movie The Living Daylights,

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_18455-Renault-VAB.html

Probably masquerading as a BTR-60,70,80 of some sort,

Along with other French Delicacies as the Panhard AML 90 (http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_59346-Panhard-AML-90.html), all courtesy of the Moroccan Army.

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Servus Leo,

is this thread part of your retirement training?:drink:

Go ahead, I like this thread.

Cheers

D u k e

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Some vintage photos I have in my collection :

VAB VTM 120 with CB 127 12.7 machinegun mount (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule Tracteur de Mortier de 120mm == VAB 120mm mortar towing vehicle)

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IIRC this version is the VAB VPM 81 (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule Porteur de Mortier de 81mm == VAB 81mm mortar carrier)

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VAB VTT with CB 127 12.7 machinegun mount

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VAB VMO with Toucan 1 20mm turret (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule de Maintien de l'Ordre == law enforcing vehicle)

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VAB VCAC with UTM800 turret (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule de Combat Anti-Char == Anti-Tank Combat Vehicle)

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VAB VCI with TLI 127 turret (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule de Combat d'Infanterie == IFV)

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VAB VTT with CB52 7.62 machinegun mount (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé - Véhicule de Transport de Troupe)

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This thread was a great idea. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks, 12Alpha! :drink:

+1

Keep them coming.

Have you considered posting some pic/information on WW2 era vehicles.

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+1

Keep them coming.

Have you considered posting some pic/information on WW2 era vehicles.

I rather stick to what we might see in SB Pro Pe in the future:cool3:

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I rather stick to what we might see in SB Pro Pe in the future:cool3:

If I remember correctly Ssnake has not totally ruled out the introduction of WW2 AFV's

At some point, But its your call

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Not totally ruled out still means "rather unlikely, and certainly not anytime soon."

Understood.

Not pushing the issue.

But some of the AFV's used in the early years of the cold war would make for some

Excellent scenarios. Vehicles like the T-34/85. Sherman Chaffee etc

I have waited ten years for a high fidelity WW2 armour simulation.

Made by any developer not just Esim.

What's a few more years . LoL

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Thanks for the OT-64 shots, 12Alfa, especially the interior one. Never seen the inside of one before. Coincidentally I was just re-reading a portion of "Red Thrust" by Zaloga where it implied the Pols' dissatisfaction with the BTR (-60?).

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But some of the AFV's used in the early years of the cold war would make for some Excellent scenarios. Vehicles like the T-34/85. Sherman Chaffee etc

I agree, and that's why I'm not ruling out the possibility. :)

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AFV of then week has been delayed due to me being tasked to the school for a month, I will return, date unknown but soon.

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AFV of the week has returned with the TYPE 96 APC :luxhello:

The Type 96 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier is operated by the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The vehicle is produced by Defence Systems Division of Komatsu. Type 96 is a high-mobility APC capable of transporting up to eight fully equipped combat troops and two crew members.

The Type 96 APC entered service with the JGSDF in 1995. Komatsu delivered 46 vehicles to the JGSDF by the end of 1999. JGSDF ordered 31 vehicles in 2003 and 14 in 2004. About 270 units were delivered by 2009. Komatsu received orders for 17 Type 96 APCs in FY2010 and 11 vehicles in FY2011.

The Type 96 APC is primarily used by infantry units to launch operations and transport troops to the battlefield.

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This armored personnel carrier is fitted with E-NBC (enhanced nuclear, biological and chemical) protection system. Vehicle is also fitted with a laser warning device.

The Type 96 is armed with a roof-mounted 12.7-mm machine gun or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. Weapons can be fired from within the cupola.

Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the rear door-ramp or roof hatches. There are two firing ports on each side of the troop compartment. Two more ports are located in the rear of the hull.

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Variants

Armoured Personnel Carrier – Rear section can accommodate 8 troops and their equipment. They exit the vehicle via a powered ramp in the rear. The troop compartment has two firing ports on each side. There are five roof hatches, three on the left and two on the right, on the top of the troop.

NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle – The new vehicle is equipped with a wide range of sensors, a weather observation system, self-decontamination system and an air filtration system. The NBC reconnaissance vehicle carries the JGSDF’s chemical warfare response force. It replaces the chemical reconnaissance vehicles and the biological reconnaissance vehicles currently operated by the JGSDF

As part of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces humanitarian mission to Iraq, during the early part of 2004 the vehicle operated out of the Dutch military base near Samawa with Japanese troops.

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They exit the vehicle via a powered ramp in the rear.

On this (and other) AFVs, is the ramp controlled by the dismounts, or a crew member? IOW, do the dismounts push a button after they get out, or do they give the crew the "all clear" to close the ramp? Just curious.

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Often (usually?) its a crewman.

Guys getting out would tend to miss hitting a button and if the vehicle is approaching at speed to pick them up you need to wait for it to stop, the guy to press the button, then the ramp lowering before they can get on.

With a crewman they can drop the ramp as soon as they stop (often a driver task) and raise it as the last guy is getting out (helps provide a sense of urgency if the ramp is going up and you aren't quite out (think draw bridge)).

Also when collecting, the crew can have the ramp down as the guys are getting up and running for the vehicle.

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The FV432 armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over 3,000 in total production completed. Much like other multi-faceted chassis of this type, the FV432 continues to serve in other roles (electronic warfare, battlefield recovery, artillery command, etc...), though not the primary frontline armored personnel carrier role it was originally designed for. The FV432 series of armored personnel carriers has since been supplanted by the modernized Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the British Army inventory.

Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce K60 No. 4 Mk 4F 2-stroke 6-cylinder multi-fuel engine generating 240bhp at 3,750rpm

Maximum Speed: 32 mph (52.2 km/h)

Maximum Range: 298 miles (480 km)

NBC Protection: Yes

Nightvision: Yes - Passive for Driver

Variants:

Battlefield Ambulance Vehicle

Command Vehicle

FV434 - Maintenance Vehicle

Mortar Carrier

Minelayer Vehicle

Battlefield Recovery Vehicle

Artillery Command Vehicle

FV432 - Features Fox turret (trainer)

FV438 - Wavell Electronic Warfare Vehicle

FV438 - Swingfire Anti-Tank (ATGW) Missile Vehicle

FV439 - Specialist Vehicle

Basic model

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