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Old 07-13-2023, 09:25 AM
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Default New Tongde Bradley

Quick video scroll down I think the new link is working.

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Old 07-13-2023, 09:40 AM
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That link didn't post right
Old 07-13-2023, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Max-U52
That link didn't post right
I tried to link it again not sure why itís not working.
Old 07-13-2023, 11:15 AM
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I tried highlighting it and then used "go to" and facebook said something is wrong, it didn't show the page, they say they're working on it.
Old 07-13-2023, 11:17 AM
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you can see it here

https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/foru...c.php?p=341151
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I'm going to wait and see on this one...
Old 07-13-2023, 01:21 PM
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The rate of fire and sound is all wrong on that Bushmaster.....

I think I shared this to start at 3:05 otherwise fast forward.
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Letís try this again
Old 07-13-2023, 05:56 PM
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Looks pretty cool.
Old 07-14-2023, 01:27 AM
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That is the TOW missile launcher that pops up on the left side of the turret, right? That's a very cool little feature. In the military I occasionally got a chance to ride front seat in a Cobra and the pilot would always let me play with the TSU, the telescopic sighting unit for the TOW. I also got to see them fired when I would stand guard duty at the range. Afterwards a long line of us would shuffle across the range to collect up all the wire from the missiles. Those things look very cool when they're fired. So who knows what TOW stands for?
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Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided, now they have a newer TOW 2A and 2B versions. The 2B has a version that uses an RF signal for guidance to the target:

TOW 2B RF anti-tank missile

Another development of the TOW 2B Aero, the wireless TOW 2B RF is in production. TOW 2B RF is modified with a one-way, stealthy radio-frequency command link, which dispenses with the wire link and gives a range of 4.5km. The system is compatible with current launchers.
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If I get one of these it will be very, very tempting to make it functional. Now where did I put those bottle rockets?
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Originally Posted by Max-U52
If I get one of these it will be very, very tempting to make it functional. Now where did I put those bottle rockets?
Muh hahahahahahaaaa

I built an rc fired tow on top of my 1/10 Tamiya humvee in the 90s. Was awesome!
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Regarding the Bushmaster fire rate, it appears to be linked to the machine gun circuit on the TD board. The TOW seems to be linked to the main gun circuit. I'm told the IR circuit is in the TOW launcher (see the hole to the left?) TD is using their existing electronics rather than starting from scratch. Bad for authenticity but good for cost, for us and them.
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Muh hahahahahahaaaa

I built an rc fired tow on top of my 1/10 Tamiya humvee in the 90s. Was awesome!
What did you use for the missile itself? Bottle rockets, maybe?

When the launcher your drops down you can see the light. That must be the IR circuit. Probably can't see it in person but it shows up on the video.
Old 07-14-2023, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Muh hahahahahahaaaa

I built an rc fired tow on top of my 1/10 Tamiya humvee in the 90s. Was awesome!
I unfortunately couldn't get a Tow launcher in 1/12 scale but did find a sweet M2 from Tomytec's Little Armory line.




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Originally Posted by Max-U52
What did you use for the missile itself? Bottle rockets, maybe?

When the launcher your drops down you can see the light. That must be the IR circuit. Probably can't see it in person but it shows up on the video.
I built the tow launcher from brass tubing and junk bits. It as a close facsimile not having a lot of reference in the mid 90s. I used very small model rocket motors and made foam nose cones. Without fins, it kinda went where it wanted. I dented a washing machine in a neighbors garage and lit a pine tree on fire.

Regarding the IR in Tongde tanks, I tried to use the Tongde mfu or whatever the tank control board is called.
It only fires IR with the machine gun, not the main cannon.
I also rigged up a Legodei IR unit to the tank and it would receive one hit then stop, It sometimes received a second hit then stopped. But basically didnít work beyond that.
I tested two different boards.

If they are using the same board program in the Bradley itís not going to work and youíre going to need an aftermarket board to make it work, which will bring up a lot of issues.
My point, donít be surprised if you canít use this for IR battles without a ton of modification and more money for an aftermarket board.
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
I built the tow launcher from brass tubing and junk bits. It as a close facsimile not having a lot of reference in the mid 90s. I used very small model rocket motors and made foam nose cones. Without fins, it kinda went where it wanted. I dented a washing machine in a neighbors garage and lit a pine tree on fire.
thatís awesome! kinda makes me want a HIMRS or MLRS to convert into real rocket arty.

the Bushmaster in the Tongde looks too short and the muzzle break too large. goona hide and watch on this one. already have my hands full trying to make lemonade out of a new Leo 2A4 by Hooben I received a couple weeks ago. so much potential there but so much thatís off.
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Originally Posted by Hackworth
thatís awesome! kinda makes me want a HIMRS or MLRS to convert into real rocket arty.
Hackworth, if you're up for a new approach, I heard a good one the other day, "When life gives you lemons, put them in the freezer until they're frozen rock hard, then throw them at the people who tick you off."

Have you seen what I've been doing with bottle rockets? The 1/6 nebelwerfer has been successfully tested (1/2 inch rockets) and now needs to go on a base with remote firing gear. The plan is to use an old taigen mfu (I have buckets full of mfus and TXs) and an igniter from estes, just wire it to a motor port and when you push right stick all the way it gives plenty of juice to touch things off. I also succssefully tested a 1/16 launcher with 1/4 inch rockets, and I have a 1/16 4x4 pick-up (maybe toyota, it's from jjrc) so I want to mount an mlrs in the back, but I still need to build the mounts and framwork. The tube assembly is done and tested, two rows stacked, six tubes per row. I've seen photos of real pick-ups that have been so modified that are fighting in Ukraine. All the videos for those projects are up at my YT channel if you're curious. Let me know if you need a link. The nebelwerfer looks especially cool when all six tubes go one after another, and the rockets I use give a nice bang at the other end.
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Old 07-16-2023, 10:56 AM
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Iím sold! please share a link. tried searching YT by your name here, but no joy. was an MLRS M270 crew member a billion years ago in the US Army. love the SPLL.
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Originally Posted by Hackworth
I’m sold! please share a link. tried searching YT by your name here, but no joy. was an MLRS M270 crew member a billion years ago in the US Army. love the SPLL.
Your wish was granted...today...
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Old 07-16-2023, 01:41 PM
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These are for 1/16. These tubes would probably work in the M270 above, just separate them. But I'm planning to mount this unit on this truck



Of course it will be painted and all that, and I think I have a remote launching system worked out, if the winch circuit on the new truck boards will put out enough juice.

And the launcher unit


Then there's the 1/6 nebelwerfer


Next I want to pick up another 1/6 rochobby jeep and build one of these



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Old 07-16-2023, 03:35 PM
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tankme very nice ó thank you for sharing. incidentally the SPLL shares the same chassis as the Bradley (plus 1 road wheel and a little longer).
a little constructive criticism about the model: the 6-packs of rockets should all look like the rear of the rocket side in the video. the front and back are sealed. also, ATACMS looks exactly like the standard 6-pack. they donít look any different until the missile escapes the pod.
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Next I want to pick up another 1/6 rochobby jeep and build one of these

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It was Black Friday when they were listed for $199.00. That day is approaching fast, this year is flying by. That would be a great project to follow!
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Originally Posted by Hackworth
tankme very nice — thank you for sharing. incidentally the SPLL shares the same chassis as the Bradley (plus 1 road wheel and a little longer).
a little constructive criticism about the model: the 6-packs of rockets should all look like the rear of the rocket side in the video. the front and back are sealed. also, ATACMS looks exactly like the standard 6-pack. they don’t look any different until the missile escapes the pod.
I didn't design it. A guy named Inkor did who currently resides in Ukraine. It was just released for purchase (3D .STLs) today, but like most vehicles in our hobby some details are not quite correct. A skilled modeler can usually fix any issues. It is 3D printed so some of the details may need to change to accommodate printing and I know Inkor was not a crewman of an M270. I'm sure he designed it from photos and blueprints available online. We had a few M270s on base when I was at Kandahar Airfield in 2011. I only know of two times they actually fired while I was there in 20 months, but you could hear the rockets launching from the far corners of the base when they did.
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