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Panama City Mine roller info
youngtiger1
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 01:48 PM UTC
Hey Guys, I need your help. I have been looking high and low on the net to find information on the Panama City mine roller. I am trying to find itís overall measurements and the size of the wheels and tires it used. I have asked a friend who can print 3D parts to help printing the wheels & tires but he asked about the size. There are several photos showing the wheel and tire but nothing close enough to make out the detail of its size. So, I hope someone here might be able to help. It will makes things easier for us. Thank you in advance for all your help.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 02:18 PM UTC
I would think that you could take known distances from the MRAp's behind this and calculate it out, just sayin':

https://www.darch.org.uk/MilitaryVehicles/SPARK-Mine-Roller-Kit/
youngtiger1
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:03 PM UTC
Now there is an idea I did not think about. I will try to figure out the tire size by measuring out a wheel/tire size on the cougar. Only thing, I donít have a cougar model. I hope it will be the same size tire as on a M-ATV as I have it in 1/35. Anyway, thanks for your input Bruce.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 08:26 PM UTC
Why not buy a 1:1 one for references ?

https://www.govplanet.eu/for-sale/Transportation-Attachments-UII-PC-GEN-III-Mine-Roller-System-North-Carolina/2078679/NSN/2590-01-579-4990?iprefoh=www.govplanet.com

https://www.govplanet.eu/for-sale/Transportation-Attachments-UII-PC-GEN-III-Mine-Roller-System-North-Carolina/2078674/NSN/2590-01-579-4990?iprefoh=www.govplanet.com



These tires/wheels are the same as those used on many boat and cargo trailers :

https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Galvanized-ST215-75D14-Wheel/dp/B07R8P99HC/ref=sr_1_22?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=ST215%2F75D14&qid=1581756049&sr=8-22

H.P.
youngtiger1
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 07:58 AM UTC
Wow H.P. that is a gold mine. It sure answers my tire question and then some. I had known about govplanet selling military surplus but I did not think about looking into as a reference. A very useful resource. Sure makes you wish you have extra $$$,$$$. laying around. Iíd buy a humvee in a heart beat.

Thanks for your input.
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC
You're welcome Mike. Looks like there are buyers for this kind of stuff...

Here are more views of the Hydraulic Power System kit designed for it :





H.P.
youngtiger1
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
You are right as there are always people with extra funds. But, what can one do with something like this PCMR? I suppose if the buyer is somewhere in Middle East other then that it doesnít make sense to purchase such equipment. Btw, if you do come across closeup photos of how it is attached to M-ATV then please do share. Iím going to build one in 1/35 but itís truly a practice run for the 1/16.