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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Converted M8/M20 armored cars :

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These Greyhounds belonged to the West German Bundesgrenschutz (BGS) or Federal Border Guard (1952) :

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AgentG
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC

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Is #551 one of the proposals for the US Crusader project, XM2001?



XM 101307 otherwise known as the "Templar" or, as the troops call it, "Black Friday"
Jmarles
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC
Any pics of British quad riot vehicles?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:28 PM UTC
A (fake) 'Riot Squad' Saracen as seen in North Walsham, Norfolk, about 10 years ago

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:41 PM UTC
During the 2009 G20 summit in London some of the anti-capitalist protesters arrived to the RBS offices with the above mentioned vehicle. They were pulled over by (real) Police on Bishopsgate, questioned and allowed to carry on their way...

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:51 PM UTC
Ex-British Army, ex-Hong-Kong Police Force Saracen now in private hands, as seen in Wiltshire, south-west England.

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:01 PM UTC
Saracens seem to be popular among protesters: this one was seen during a community protest against the sale of Fort Largs, South Australia.

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Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
Peruvian Police Casspir :

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Another Turkish V-150 :

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Rhodesian Police Marmon-Herrington Mk III armored car :

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 06:28 PM UTC
Gay (parade) SPG

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Pink IS-2 reincarnation in Prague

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Ex-Hungarian Police BRDM-1 on display

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Decommissioned Polish Police BTR-60 towed to museum

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Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:32 PM UTC
Back in the 50's the French GBGM (Groupement blindé de gendarmerie mobile) was equipped with different versions of the Sherman tank :

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In 1962, they were replaced with AMX-13 tanks and AMX VCI APC's :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC
Just came across another converted SU-76 SPG :

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RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:15 PM UTC


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It looks as if the GBGM had halftracks as well.
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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC

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It looks as if the GBGM had halftracks as well.



...and M8 armored cars too :

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and even Panhard AML's

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The accuracy of the turret fitted to this FV-432 is...questionnable . Thorpe Park Theme Park, Chertsey, Surrey, England :

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Why putting some flower pots alongside your house when you can use something more original, like a sawed off TAB-71 (Arsenal Park Transilvania, Romania) ?

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Another "work of art" (same place)

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Another example of good (ahem...) taste :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Need more converted SU-76 pics ?

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More info about the vehicles above here

Logging tractor (1960) :
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Fire fighter :

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firstcircle
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
What is going on in 602? Are they actually on holiday in that thing?
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC

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What is going on in 602? Are they actually on holiday in that thing?



They're members of a geological expedition in the Polar Urals region. Check out the article linked above.

Here are more views of the golden FV432 (a.k.a. "Gold Rush") from Australia :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Paintball FV432 :

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Want to take a ride on a Chieftain ?

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Driver's goofs are allowed

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or maybe a Abbot SPG ?

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Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 06:04 PM UTC
Hungarian paintball BRDM-2

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Another one, from Ukraine :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Here's a stretched AT-T tractor chassis (like the one used for the P-40 Long Track radar station carrier). It was used in the Arctic :

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC

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It was used in the Arctic.



Probably the base vehicle of 421-423.
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:18 AM UTC

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Probably the base vehicle of 421-423.



Agree

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Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
This Stuart-based Australian critter is fitted with a supercharged 7.0-litre V8 engine :

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https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/tank-meets-truck-20120816-24b31

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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:04 PM UTC

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Hungarian paintball BRDM-2



That's a smart looking camo...
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC

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This Stuart-based Australian critter is fitted with a supercharged 7.0-litre V8 engine



Off-roading in style...