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m151 remote weapon station
overthedge21
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:06 PM UTC
I am about to build the Panda MATV MRAP. I was looking into replacing the turret it comes with with an m151 reomte weapon station like this
http://hobby-space.com/AFV-Club-135-AF35157-M151-Remote-Weapon-Station-M2-50-Cal-MG-or-MK19-P2801275.aspx
I was wondering if I could use this on this kit without making any major mods to the the gun or kit?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:23 PM UTC
Like these Canadian vehicles. The US did/does not use the M151 RWS on the RG-31.



You will most likely have to modify or construct a base for the M151 RWS to fit the kit since teh AFV Club set is designed to upgrade Trumpeter's Strykers.

Another option is to get the Canadian RG-31 Mk 3 w/M151 RWS from Kinetic which already has the proper mount.
Chuck4
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Like these Canadian vehicles. The US did/does not use the M151 RWS on the RG-31.



You will most likely have to modify or construct a base for the M151 RWS to fit the kit since teh AFV Club set is designed to upgrade Trumpeter's Strykers.

Another option is to get the Canadian RG-31 Mk 3 w/M151 RWS from Kinetic which already has the proper mount.






The AFV club M151 also has different arrangement of smoke candle projectors than the photos above.
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:09 PM UTC
Gary is talking about the M-ATV. Most pics I've seen show it rather fitted with the CROWS II system :



except this M-ATV SFV (Special Forces Vehicle) :



H.P.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
Whoops, I don't know why I thought I read RG-31. That's what happens when you're in the middle of a 12-hour night shift. Damn sleep deprivation.

Frenchy is right though, the M-ATV is not fitted w/the M151 RWS. The only US vehicle fitted w/the M151 RWS is the Stryker.
overthedge21
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:01 PM UTC
I kind of knew that, but i don't know where to find the crows kit. It would be a big help if someone could point me to one.
The_musings_of_NBNoG
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:59 PM UTC
m151....AFV Club AF35157...see
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/afvclub/afv35157.html

or quickly get a Blast Models - Nr. BL35146K
(they are re-structuring and the stuffs almost all gone)



also see...
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/afvclub/afv35157d01.htm
Jedge3
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 02:55 PM UTC
Bronco is adding a Crows 2 with their slat armor Buffalo. I wonder if they will sell it on its own.