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Old 04-11-2015, 09:05 AM
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I have a silly ? In that movie at the last, was the tanks that went by walker bulldogs?

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what one these ones?

https://youtu.be/WehoPJtnH30
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Click here

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Jacket

You'll have to scroll down to get to the Bulldog.

Papa ooo mau mau
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Originally Posted by Airbrushler View Post
what one these ones?

https://youtu.be/WehoPJtnH30
Yes Sir.

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Originally Posted by Max-U52 View Post
Click here

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Jacket

You'll have to scroll down to get to the Bulldog.

Papa ooo mau mau
That be the one's

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yep...one of several inaccuracies in that movie and why it took such a nose-dive after the scenes transitioned to Vietnam.

Marines never had Bulldogs in the inventory.
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They also used Bulldogs in "Patton".
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That shows how new I am. Guess I better look up what they did use. That is why I was looking at the bulldog. I have a lot to learn.

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while in South Viet Nam, the USMC used 3 tracked vehicles, M-60 tanks, ONTOS anti tank weapon and the Amtrac an amphibious assault vehicle , I was not a tanker, I was grunt.....
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No M113s?
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Army used 113s and 114s.
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In the movie Apocolypse Now an Air Force load of napalm cleared away the LZ for those Hueys. Airpower!
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M60's- in Nam? - think you mean M48's probably A3's? They also has a couple of M51 Heavy Recovery Vehicles

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Speaking of heavy recovery vehicles



Does anyone know what year the M88 entered service and if it would be a viable RC conversion? Could you build this on a pershing lower hull? The roadwheels seem spaced further apart on the 88 and it has two less return rollers. The 88 is probably much longer than the 26, eh?
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:42 PM
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Now this might be a cool project.



I'm not sure I've seen rubber pads quite like that before. Martin would know!
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Hi Max U52
The M88 entered production Feb 1961 - Feb 1964. (M88A1 was built from 1975) It was based on the M48, but was longer & narrower. There is a good write up of it by Geoffrey Tillotson in Modern Combat Vehicles 4 - M48.
You could use a M26 hull but you'd have to do a lot cutting to get the spacing right. I've started a ARV using a stretched M41 hull - 6 road wheels - http://hobbyhavoc.com/forum/index.ph...32432#msg32432 - but haven't progressed it much.

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Thanks for the link, Mal, but they won't let me see the photos. I was in Germany in '79 and we moved our Direct Support aircraft maintenance company to the field and part of the process was moving the SPAM (shop portable aircraft maintenance) out to the airfield for the Chinooks to grab. I'm pretty sure the 88 was the vehicle used to move them. I caught a ride on one and it was a real beast. Talk about feel the power through the soles of your boots. A SPAM is about the size of a cargo container but a bit shorter, and that HRV plucked it up like an empty beer can and marched right across the airfield like a Caddy on the e-way. Very impressive.

I think converting a pershing is a bit beyond my current skill level, but one day I might take a crack at the one on the Sherman chassis. A Tamiya kit already has the HVSS and would make a real good start. I think this is definitely one to do in 1/35 first. Rex has probably already made two, so I know who to ask when I have questions.

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Originally Posted by flyme2moon View Post
while in South Viet Nam, the USMC used 3 tracked vehicles, M-60 tanks, ONTOS anti tank weapon and the Amtrac an amphibious assault vehicle , I was not a tanker, I was grunt.....
Correction...M48s...specifically the A3s. M60s were a later model and were used by the Corps in Desert Shield/Storm...and other contingencies in between.

If I recall correctly, the M88 Recovery Vehicle is based on the M60 chassis, which has its roots in the Pershing, but is a long cry from a "few tweaks". Recommend getting Hunnicutt's books on US Armor...good references. They're out of print, but a lot of libraries have them.
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Hi Philipat
No, the M88 ARV was based on the M48 chassis, the M88A1 was the update that used M60 parts to be more compatible with the M60 fleet. See my Havoc Hobby thread.
Not sure where you got the 'few tweaks"?
Yes, have Sheridan & Bradley, plus downloaded Firepower for M51 details.

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By "few tweaks", I meant that trying to convert a Pershing hull to make the M88 would not be a matter of just a few tweaks. It would be a significant endeavor, if even possible, especially since the shape of the hull is very different.

Thanks for the correction on the M88 variants. I wasn't aware the difference between the M88 and M88A1 actually moved between the M48 and M60 chassis.
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Marines used M-48's in nam i rode on enough of them
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