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Engines and Things
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 02:42 AM UTC
I took about 40 pictures of engines, trasmissions, FUPs, and some vehicles like the M977, M978, M985, M989 and a PLS. I'll upload them this evening and once Jim gets them into the gallery, I'll post a link to them here.
210cav
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 02:49 AM UTC
Rob--assume you have no WW II engine photos?
DJ
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 02:59 AM UTC
No, just modern US stuff. The students are tearing apart the Brad and M113 engines and will start on the M1 engine tomorrow. Deuce would be the oldest stuff I have, I don't even have an M151A2. I'm trying to get rid of my artillery, any takers?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks Rob you're a great guy!! I'm looking forward to my HEMTT
tankshack
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 03:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

No, just modern US stuff. The students are tearing apart the Brad and M113 engines and will start on the M1 engine tomorrow. Deuce would be the oldest stuff I have, I don't even have an M151A2. I'm trying to get rid of my artillery, any takers?



I'll take any artillery pieces that you have left over.... I'm sure that I could get through rush hour a little faster with a good ole 155 on hand...
:-)

Thanks,
Tim
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Joined: February 15, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 04:01 AM UTC

Rob,

I had a miserable day at the office, but i'm sure your pics will make up for most of that !
I really look forward to that !

Jan

In wartime, everything you do can get you killed, including nothing.
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 09:37 AM UTC
Guys, I posted the pictures in the Gallery, go to Armor reference pictures then to the 1980-present era album, then to US forces and finally, to Rob's Motorpool. Many pictures there. I did like 10 shots of the M989 HEMAT trailer that someone requested from Holland, hopefully we can win some viewers.

There are a few shots of M977, M978 and M985 HEMTTs as well as a few shots of the PLS and its trailer. There is a shot of the front of the PLS next to an M977 to see the differences in the front grill.

I put some more shots of the M36A3's CTIS system for Jan.

Good shots of M113 engine and tranny as well as the FUP for both an M1 and a Brad.

Enjoy.

P.S. sometime in these last few posts I topped 700!
Epi
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Joined: December 22, 2001
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 11:59 AM UTC
ROB, You are the Motor Pool God!!!!!!!!!
Makes me think about getting back in active duty so i can play with ll the toys.
All we have in our Guard motor pool is support vehicles and I only get to see them once a month.
210cav
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 07:57 PM UTC
General question does any one have a colored photo of a Sherman engine? I want to find out the basic color of a factory fresh engine. I believe, for example, that the various flexible exhaust connectors are an orange color.
thanks
DJ
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 09:10 PM UTC
DJ, I believe I do in either my Sherman Walk Around or in my American Tanks of WW2 in Color. I'll check at home tonight, although they may be of vehicles that have been/are being restored.
210cav
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 10:50 PM UTC
Rob---I have the VLS engines and want to ensure they are close in color to the actual engines. You have me arranging a diorama mock-up based on our conversation yesterday regarding recovery vehicles. I hauled my other Sherman Recovery Vehicle out last night. I am wondering if they actually used the 81mm mortar mounted on the front slope.
DJ