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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 03:41 PM UTC
Maybe a Northern relative of the Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 6X6 XM408 ?

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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
Stretched M151 in Alaska

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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC



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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
bobbed 2 1/2 ton
https://www.easternsurplus.net/VehicleDetails/149/Custom-Bobbed-M809-List-with-Options
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC
This CCKW-(loosely)based beast was used to test airfield matting :

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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 06:06 PM UTC
Slightly off-topic as these are not exactly 'civilized', but anyway...Libyan HAPC: in this case the 'H' probably stands for 'Hybrid'...

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Apparently the US Army doesn't lack improvisation skills neither when needed...

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
2016 at Wacken Open Air ....
This thing is epic!
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:50 PM UTC
Another Merceron conversion :

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Civilized M35A2 :

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
How did I miss the DUKW's above. They are great images, thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 02:45 PM UTC
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Merceron Pompiers (fire brigade)
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 08:23 PM UTC
Return of the DUKW :

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Full size

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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 01:53 PM UTC
For those who are still following this thread just a few more ex-military RV's :

1177 (the truck is a ex-French Army Simca-Unic-Marmon-Bocquet a.k.a. SUMB)


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1182 (converted Chevy CUCV M1010 Ambulance )


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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00 PM UTC
Argentinian DUKW's :

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Converted Sherman tractor in action :

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HitSCii2GzI

Doomsday Mk48 LVS ?

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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:42 AM UTC

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This camouflage was designed to blend-in in Woodstock like environment...



I rather believe the painter was on psychedelic mushrooms

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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
This camouflage was designed to blend-in in Woodstock like environment...

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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
Hi-res view of the "Bradley", showing the T-130 tracks :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fosterlightroom/26313341560/sizes/o/

....and here's a discussion about this very same beast we've already had back in....2006

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=86450&ord=&page=1


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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 02:40 PM UTC
They have also mirrored the engine hatch, it has a cut off angle on the opposite side to the drivers hatch so when the hatch went to the other side the engine hatch also got flipped.
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M2A2 not numbered since it does not belong in this sequence.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Anyone thought about the fact the hatch is also a fake. The roof of the hull is built up, so the driver is on the left and the slot on the front is where the vision block would be on the normally flat hull top?

A slightly different angle
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 05:56 AM UTC

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It is not based on an M113, but a British FV432, which has right-hand drive.



Are you sure about that Gino?



Maybe not an FV432, but it is based on some type of vehicle with right-hand drive. Look where the driver's hatch is. On an M113, that is where the engine is.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
BMP-1 based "Hydra Tank" from the Avengers Age of Ultron movie :

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Its main armament is more impressive than a 73mm gun

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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 01:23 AM UTC
Here's another one (or maybe the same...) :

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According to the caption, it was used for one of the Transformers movies. It's on display at the Universal Studios :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl1z9XCxLZA

I'll stick to the M113 theory

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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC

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It is not based on an M113, but a British FV432



The FV432 has a different running gear (with return rollers) as can be seen in pictures 1148-1156.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC

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It is not based on an M113, but a British FV432, which has right-hand drive.



Are you sure about that Gino ? Here's a M113 from the same angle of view :



Check out the lower hull front, the road wheels and the sprocket of the pseudo Bradley. Look like M113 to me....

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