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Modern AFV Discussion Group

The Modern AFV discussion group is hosted by Erik Gustavsson and covers the variety of AFVs used by all nations in the post WWII era.

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  1. What are they? View Thread - Phil Goodwin on May 6, 2017, 8:09 AM
    1. Ok... - Gary Owsley on May 6, 2017, 2:52 PM
      1. Don't think he plans to have a functioning one on his model :-) n/t - Roy Stevens on May 7, 2017, 12:49 PM
      2. could be for a what-if - Graeme Davidson on May 8, 2017, 10:37 AM
     
  2. VBCI details and VPC View Thread - Olivier Carneau on May 5, 2017, 7:41 AM
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  4. What units in US ARMY Europe operated the IPM1 Abrams View Thread - Nick Garver on May 4, 2017, 6:12 AM
    1. POMCUS assigned units - Marc Brandes on May 4, 2017, 2:17 PM
      1. Just a guess - Rob Gronovius on May 5, 2017, 9:03 AM
     
  5. Could a Soviet 57mm S-60 be made from the Takom or Trumpeter ZSU 57? View Thread - Chris Evans on May 3, 2017, 11:02 AM
    1. Trumpeter's kit instructions - Henri-Pierre Mas on May 3, 2017, 11:40 AM
      1. Thanks. The two guns appear different - Chris Evans on May 3, 2017, 12:07 PM
    2. 57mm is a single weapon. - Stephen Tegner on May 3, 2017, 11:54 AM
      1. That's right. I'm wondering if I can split the two guns - Chris Evans on May 3, 2017, 12:09 PM
        1. I don't think it's impossible. - Stephen Tegner on May 3, 2017, 4:27 PM
          1. That would be terrific, thanks! - Chris Evans on May 3, 2017, 11:48 PM
            1. The S. A. National Museum of Military History. - Stephen Tegner on May 4, 2017, 5:07 AM
              1. Very cool! - Chris Evans on May 4, 2017, 4:27 PM
                1. Published books. - Stephen Tegner on May 5, 2017, 6:22 AM
     
  6. Lyran illumination mortar dimensions View Thread - Paul Truhe on May 2, 2017, 5:08 PM
    1. Lyran measurements - Lars brändström on May 4, 2017, 2:56 PM
      1. Thanks - Paul Truhe on May 6, 2017, 12:00 PM
     
  7. Hull mounted cal.30 in Korean M36 - when introduced? View Thread - Marwin Albertema on May 2, 2017, 5:25 AM
    1. M36B1? - Gino P. Quintiliani on May 2, 2017, 10:00 AM
      1. Not an M36B1 - Marwin Albertema on May 2, 2017, 10:05 AM
    2. M36 hull MG - Peter Smith on May 2, 2017, 12:10 PM
      1. It's a standard M36 with a new gun - Greg Buechler on May 2, 2017, 1:02 PM
        1. That's not what makes an M36B2 - Kurt Laughlin on May 2, 2017, 8:50 PM
          1. All true, Kurt... - Greg Buechler on May 2, 2017, 11:36 PM
            1. Another M36 - Kurt Laughlin on May 3, 2017, 6:42 AM
          2. M36B2 vs M36 modernized - Marwin Albertema on May 3, 2017, 2:50 AM
            1. ROK M36 and M36 w/E9 suspension... - Brian Colburn on May 3, 2017, 3:21 PM
              1. M36 with cal.30 mount picture from January 1953 - Marwin Albertema on May 4, 2017, 4:07 AM
     
  8. Anyone seen this T29 picture before? View Thread - Greg Sutton on May 1, 2017, 8:19 PM
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  10. T-55 (and T-62) OMSH & RMSH tracks..When? Where? View Thread - Jordi Älbir on May 1, 2017, 6:06 PM
    1. Have you tried a search? - Robert Lockie on May 2, 2017, 2:55 AM
    2. track ID - Sean McAndrews on May 2, 2017, 12:17 PM
     
  11. Sand coloured Strykers in Syria View Thread - Andrew Ting on May 1, 2017, 7:19 AM
    1. Re: Sand coloured Strykers in Syria - Gino P. Quintiliani on May 1, 2017, 9:02 AM
    2. Great that there's no bar/slat armour! - Greg Knowles on May 1, 2017, 8:45 PM
      1. Re: Great that there's no bar/slat armour! - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on May 2, 2017, 1:03 AM
     
  12. delete nt View Thread - Marc Brandes on Apr 30, 2017, 6:32 PM
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  14. Russian T-14 interior pictures View Thread - John Harris on Apr 30, 2017, 1:11 PM
    1. Thanks for the link John. - Stephen Tegner on May 2, 2017, 3:31 AM
    2. Not exactly roomy - Simon Hammerton on May 3, 2017, 8:00 AM
     
  15. Marine 6X6 International trucks View Thread - Ed Keene on Apr 29, 2017, 10:56 AM
    1. A few more Korea War trucks - Henri-Pierre Mas on Apr 30, 2017, 2:44 AM
     
  16. Looking for T-64A/B side skirts View Thread - Igor Vukajlovic on Apr 28, 2017, 10:01 AM
    1. The folding skirts also come in the Eduard etch set - David Nickels on Apr 28, 2017, 5:43 PM
      1. Re: The folding skirts also come in the Eduard etch set - Igor Vukajlovic on Apr 30, 2017, 4:11 PM
     
  17. Vodnick's Abrams kit comparison View Thread - Cameron Lynch on Apr 26, 2017, 3:45 PM
    1. I have no idea... - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Apr 27, 2017, 3:08 AM
      1. turret face armor panel sizes - Sean McAndrews on Apr 27, 2017, 9:06 AM
        1. Yes. - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Apr 27, 2017, 9:12 AM
          1. just the right side ? - Sean McAndrews on Apr 27, 2017, 10:52 AM
            1. Re: just the right side ? - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Apr 28, 2017, 3:53 AM
              1. Thanks Pawel - Sean McAndrews on Apr 30, 2017, 12:24 PM
      2. Longer turret - Peter Nepio on May 5, 2017, 6:35 PM
     
  18. Are Chieftain/Challenger 1 tracks identical? View Thread - Christian Pålsson on Apr 26, 2017, 3:30 AM
    1. No, Challenger tracks are wider. [n/t] - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Apr 26, 2017, 3:40 AM
      1. Thx. a lot :) Cheers Pawel n/t - Christian Pålsson on Apr 26, 2017, 7:13 AM
    2. And the pads are attached differently - Robert Lockie on Apr 26, 2017, 1:47 PM
      1. Thx. a lot! :) Cheers Robert n/t - Christian Pålsson on Apr 27, 2017, 7:47 AM
     
  19. Another M1 ABV Question... View Thread - Joel Smith on Apr 24, 2017, 3:52 PM
    1. Yes... - Gino P. Quintiliani on Apr 24, 2017, 8:18 PM
     
  20. M1 ABV Questions View Thread - Joel Smith on Apr 23, 2017, 7:54 PM
    1. M1 AVB - Ed Mummey on Apr 23, 2017, 8:25 PM
      1. Thank you for the info. n/t - Joel Smith on Apr 23, 2017, 9:40 PM
    2. The 8-shot is just two 4-shots stacked on top of each other - Rob Gronovius on Apr 24, 2017, 9:49 AM
     
  21. "Calot Rouge",exercise by 1st infantry regiment, french army View Thread - Julie Ludmann on Apr 23, 2017, 10:51 AM
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  23. Chinese parade 1949 View Thread - JMehner on Apr 21, 2017, 11:45 AM
    1. Burma Dodge T234 - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Apr 22, 2017, 3:56 AM
     
  24. . View Thread - . on Apr 20, 2017, 12:56 PM
    1. T-handle - tony zadro on Apr 20, 2017, 2:37 PM
    2. Must use your full name - Jon Feenstra on Apr 20, 2017, 5:20 PM
    3. HALON Fire Extinguisher Handle - Gino P. Quintiliani on Apr 20, 2017, 6:38 PM
     
  25. T-54 with three fuel barrels on rear View Thread - Geoff Steer on Apr 20, 2017, 8:57 AM
    1. More views of the Thun Museum T-54A - Henri-Pierre Mas on Apr 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
      1. Thanks again Henri, exactly what I needed!! n/t - Geoff Steer on Apr 20, 2017, 1:15 PM
     
  26. Snow Shoes needed in 1/35 scale View Thread - Bill Nix on Apr 20, 2017, 1:53 AM
    1. CAD - Matt Leese on Apr 20, 2017, 6:25 AM
     
  27. Difference between Type 59 and 69-1 lower hull fronts View Thread - Geoff Steer on Apr 18, 2017, 3:43 PM
    1. The Type 69 lower hull is correct, - Gary Owsley on Apr 19, 2017, 12:28 AM
     
  28. Swiss panzer colors and crews View Thread - Angel Baena on Apr 17, 2017, 5:04 PM
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  30. New Eland 60 and 90 interior images added to album. View Thread - Stephen Tegner on Apr 17, 2017, 8:51 AM
    1. Thanks Again Stephen! Also, an Eland Question - Patrick Keenan on Apr 17, 2017, 11:18 AM
      1. Sorry Patrick I don't really know. - Stephen Tegner on Apr 17, 2017, 12:37 PM
        1. Wow, after your steller showing with the pics, you've - Patrick Keenan on Apr 17, 2017, 1:24 PM
     
  31. What type of HUMMVEE is used by Iraqi in Mosul 2017 ? View Thread - Kurtis Tsang on Apr 16, 2017, 1:09 PM
    1. Another shots - Kurtis Tsang on Apr 17, 2017, 6:52 AM
      1. My guess is - Henri-Pierre Mas on Apr 18, 2017, 4:28 PM
        1. Thanks ! - Kurtis Tsang on Apr 20, 2017, 1:34 AM
     
  32. Takom news View Thread - Theo Braat on Apr 15, 2017, 4:45 AM
    1. Those AMLs are great news for those of us interested in "smaller" armies! n/t - Roy Stevens on Apr 15, 2017, 12:56 PM
    2. Awesome news! - Rory Bailie on Apr 15, 2017, 5:00 PM
      1. SADF didn't use the AMLs. - Gary Owsley on Apr 16, 2017, 2:11 AM
        1. SADF did start with AML's - Paul Napier on Apr 16, 2017, 3:00 AM
          1. SADF vehicle differences. - Stephen Tegner on Apr 16, 2017, 12:18 PM
        2. RE: - Rory Bailie on Apr 16, 2017, 9:45 AM
          1. Stephen??? - pat mc cumiskey on Apr 16, 2017, 7:09 PM
            1. Yes Pat, I work there. - Stephen Tegner on Apr 17, 2017, 6:35 AM
              1. Thanks - Pat Mc Cumiskey on Apr 20, 2017, 8:17 PM
     
  33. US Olive Drab for M41A3 Bulldog View Thread - BradMain on Apr 14, 2017, 6:17 PM
    1. I think - Dave Bruton on Apr 15, 2017, 12:11 AM
    2. No. - Gary Owsley on Apr 15, 2017, 2:53 AM
      1. Good to know - Dave Bruton on Apr 15, 2017, 9:43 AM
      2. Many thanks for the reply and info Gary nt - BradMain on Apr 15, 2017, 10:01 AM
      3. What about Marine Corps Green - Rich Botsford on Apr 15, 2017, 9:52 PM
        1. Re: What about Marine Corps Green - Gary Owsley on Apr 16, 2017, 2:08 AM
          1. Tamiya MC Green? - Rich Botsford on Apr 16, 2017, 6:51 PM
            1. Probably just Dark Green - David Nickels on Apr 17, 2017, 10:30 AM
      4. Korean OD - Dave Bruton on Apr 16, 2017, 11:57 AM
        1. Re: Korean OD - Gary Owsley on Apr 17, 2017, 12:21 AM
          1. Yep - Dave Bruton on Apr 17, 2017, 10:27 AM
          2. Don't forget 23070 - Brian Colburn on Apr 30, 2017, 9:41 PM
     
  34. Any armor kits from the Falklands War? View Thread - Rob Gronovius on Apr 14, 2017, 1:41 PM
    1. Falkland Scorpion/Scimitar - Michael Baker on Apr 14, 2017, 2:13 PM
      1. thanks - Rob Gronovius on Apr 14, 2017, 2:59 PM
    2. Don't forget the Argentinean LVTP-7s... - Christophe Jacquemont on Apr 14, 2017, 2:55 PM
    3. Quite a few - Robert Lockie on Apr 14, 2017, 3:35 PM
      1. AML - Ian Garnett on Apr 14, 2017, 4:36 PM
        1. That's great! - Roger Cockburn on Apr 15, 2017, 2:23 AM
      2. Back date - Gary Owsley on Apr 15, 2017, 2:57 AM
        1. Not to mention... - Michael Shackleton on Apr 20, 2017, 4:48 AM
     
  35. Looking for dozer blade parts from Trumpeter Challenger II View Thread - Nick Garver on Apr 13, 2017, 11:17 PM
    1. M1 ABV - Andreas Kirchhoff on Apr 14, 2017, 3:34 AM
      1. Already available as a seperate release, sorta. - Jim Carswell on Apr 14, 2017, 4:16 PM
    2. Re: Looking for dozer blade parts from Trumpeter Challenger II - Jeffry Fontaine on Apr 14, 2017, 3:35 PM
      1. Re: Looking for dozer blade parts from Trumpeter Challenger II - Nick garver on Apr 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
     
  36. Master Club 35156 modern Russian soldier with PKM machine gun. Afghanistan or Chechnya? View Thread - Jordi Albir on Apr 12, 2017, 5:45 PM
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  38. Takom FV432 View Thread - Bob Locke on Apr 12, 2017, 11:24 AM
    1. Sounds good! - Marc Brandes on Apr 12, 2017, 1:35 PM
      1. Yes - Bob Locke on Apr 12, 2017, 2:30 PM
        1. FV - Brad Belsheim on Apr 12, 2017, 7:14 PM
          1. Perhaps a FV432 with Rarden Turret - Aaron Hutson on Apr 13, 2017, 2:57 AM
    2. Bulldog announced. - Aaron Hutson on May 16, 2017, 7:46 AM
     
  39. Sherman late Commander's Cupola Question View Thread - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 10:32 AM
    1. I'm not an expert on the subject.... - Robert Lockie on Apr 12, 2017, 12:05 PM
      1. What I figured - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 12:51 PM
      2. Kit variations - Kurt Laughlin on Apr 12, 2017, 8:40 PM
    2. Further to what Robert wrote... - Herve Charbonneau on Apr 12, 2017, 1:35 PM
      1. Cool - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 1:51 PM
        1. Overhang was variable - Greg Buechler on Apr 12, 2017, 8:06 PM
          1. Agree - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 11:05 PM
          2. Only on late high bustle turrets. - Gary Owsley on Apr 12, 2017, 11:40 PM
    3. Answer(s) - Kurt Laughlin on Apr 12, 2017, 8:18 PM
      1. Thanks - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 11:07 PM
     
  40. Early IDF Water Cans View Thread - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 11, 2017, 1:42 PM
    1. IDF Cans - Peter Smith on Apr 11, 2017, 5:22 PM
      1. Thanks - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 12, 2017, 9:24 AM
     
  41. Collector finds £2m in gold in Iraqi tank View Thread - Nick Morgan on Apr 10, 2017, 7:11 AM
    1. Re: Collector finds £2m in gold in Iraqi tank - John Stubley on Apr 10, 2017, 7:48 AM
      1. Re: Collector finds £2m in gold in Iraqi tank - John Harris on Apr 10, 2017, 8:35 AM
        1. Still think it's a hoax? - Nick Morgan on Apr 12, 2017, 4:26 PM
          1. Yep don't believe everything you read. - Simon Barnes on Apr 12, 2017, 7:59 PM
     
  42. Trumpeter T-90 version? View Thread - Niko Asposalo on Apr 9, 2017, 9:36 AM
    1. Re: Trumpeter T-90 version? - Olivier Carneau on Apr 9, 2017, 1:19 PM
      1. Thanks and example of differences - Niko Asposalo on Apr 9, 2017, 1:41 PM
        1. Re: Thanks and example of differences - Gary Owsley on Apr 9, 2017, 10:10 PM
          1. Gary, thanks so much:) - Niko Asposalo on Apr 10, 2017, 1:18 AM
            1. No need to scratchbuild the deep wading covers.... - Yann Jouault on Apr 10, 2017, 3:38 AM
              1. You are right! - Niko Asposalo on Apr 10, 2017, 7:57 AM
     
  43. M198 gun tube View Thread - Ed Keene on Apr 8, 2017, 9:20 AM
    1. Re: M198 gun tube - Gino P. Quintiliani on Apr 8, 2017, 5:54 PM
      1. That's what I thought, but .... - Ed Keene on Apr 8, 2017, 7:35 PM
    2. Not cammo - Scott Dutton on Apr 15, 2017, 8:42 PM
     
  44. What type of T-72 does the Tamiya kit really give you? View Thread - Rob Gronovius on Apr 7, 2017, 11:02 AM
    1. Not having seen the VP kits... - Sean McAndrews on Apr 7, 2017, 1:46 PM
      1. recommendations for a turret? - Rob Gronovius on Apr 7, 2017, 1:55 PM
        1. Re: recommendations for a turret? - Sean McAndrews on Apr 7, 2017, 2:22 PM
          1. Thanks - Rob Gronovius on Apr 8, 2017, 11:05 AM
            1. Yep, typical Tamiya - Sean McAndrews on Apr 10, 2017, 9:12 AM
              1. thanks again - Rob Gronovius on Apr 11, 2017, 9:39 AM
    2. Blog on Armorama inc Verlinden turret and hull - Marc Brandes on Apr 8, 2017, 11:35 AM
    3. Tamiya and Verlinden - Gerald Owens on May 3, 2017, 4:04 PM
     
  45. Spanish M47 View Thread - Peter Nuebler on Apr 7, 2017, 8:46 AM
    1. It's not even out yet. n/t - Gary Owsley on Apr 7, 2017, 4:22 PM
      1. M47 - Peter Nuebler on Apr 7, 2017, 6:10 PM
     
  46. more M47E1...Spain View Thread - Luis Pitarch on Apr 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
    1. Thanks! That Jeep in the last pic, do you have more photos of the type in Spanish use? - Christophe Jacquemont on Apr 5, 2017, 2:23 PM
      1. Spanish Army Jeeps - Henri-Pierre Mas on Apr 5, 2017, 4:41 PM
        1. Merci! (NT) - Christophe Jacquemont on Apr 5, 2017, 6:15 PM
        2. CJ3B / M606 - Gino P. Quintiliani on Apr 5, 2017, 7:07 PM
        3. Willys-Viasa - Javier de Luelmo - Diesel on Apr 6, 2017, 5:37 AM
     
  47. Meng T-90 kit - a quick measurement (TS-014 w. dozer) View Thread - Christian Pålsson on Apr 5, 2017, 4:31 AM
    1. Nobody has this kit? Anybody? n/t - Christian Pålsson on Apr 6, 2017, 9:54 AM
    2. I don't have calipers but... - Yann Jouault on Apr 6, 2017, 11:53 AM
      1. Thx. a lot... - Christian Pålsson on Apr 7, 2017, 5:24 AM
     
  48. BM-21 paint scheme and markings source View Thread - Cristobal Vergara on Apr 4, 2017, 5:42 PM
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  50. Designation: Russian Armored Dune Buggy? View Thread - Peter Ong on Apr 2, 2017, 1:53 PM
    1. Re: Designation: Russian Armored Dune Buggy? - Henri-Pierre Mas on Apr 2, 2017, 5:05 PM
     
  51. Walkaround - the French AML 60 View Thread - Pierre PIVETEAU on Apr 2, 2017, 10:50 AM
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  53. Another T-72 walkaround View Thread - Olivier Carneau on Apr 1, 2017, 1:31 PM
    1. I believe it's a T-72M. - Sean McAndrews on Apr 3, 2017, 6:46 AM
      1. And Czech or Polish build I think - Haydn Neal on Apr 3, 2017, 7:25 AM
    2. Got another answer ... - Olivier Carneau on Apr 3, 2017, 7:33 AM
      1. T-72M export tank - Sean McAndrews on Apr 3, 2017, 9:11 AM
        1. Re: T-72M export tank - Olivier Carneau on Apr 3, 2017, 12:52 PM
          1. T-72M - Yann Jouault on Apr 5, 2017, 5:22 PM
            1. Merci Yann ;-) n/t - Olivier Carneau on Apr 6, 2017, 2:03 AM
     
  54. Heng Long 1/16 Challenger 2 View Thread - Dick Taylor on Apr 1, 2017, 6:59 AM
    1. I guess it depends on how fussy you are - David Nickels on Apr 1, 2017, 2:22 PM
     
  55. British American Antenna Mounts Post WWII IDF Photo View Thread - Mark David Aldrich on Mar 30, 2017, 12:27 PM
    1. If it is a 19 set... - Robert Lockie on Mar 30, 2017, 2:07 PM
      1. Thanks - Mark David Aldrich on Mar 30, 2017, 3:15 PM
    2. See Vol 1 - Rober Manasherob on Mar 31, 2017, 6:36 PM
      1. Thank You Sir! - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 1, 2017, 10:42 AM
        1. Something to take note of, Mark... - Greg Buechler on Apr 1, 2017, 4:17 PM
          1. 1956 - Rober Manasherob on Apr 1, 2017, 6:37 PM
            1. Thanks again!!! - Mark David Aldrich on Apr 3, 2017, 9:17 AM
     
  56. Meng Shilka View Thread - Doug Bauer on Mar 28, 2017, 12:01 AM
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  58. Messed up my Heller Leclerc hull bad View Thread - Marc Luzietti on Mar 26, 2017, 1:49 PM
    1. Go Tamiya? - Peter Smith on Mar 27, 2017, 10:22 PM
    2. try to write to heller - marco folin on Mar 27, 2017, 11:36 PM
      1. Isn't Heller bankrupt? - Gerald Owens on Apr 3, 2017, 3:34 PM
        1. They have been bought by a French toy distributor, IIRC last year. n/m - JMehner on Apr 3, 2017, 4:52 PM
    3. Friends don’t let friends build a Heller kit. Go Tamiya on the Le Clerc - Mike Witous on Apr 3, 2017, 3:51 PM
      1. Well ... - Olivier Carneau on Apr 5, 2017, 2:50 AM
        1. do not throw away. - frank lever on Apr 7, 2017, 12:40 PM
        2. Well, actually... - Marc Luzietti on Jun 1, 2017, 2:37 PM
     
  59. JGSDF HOFFMAN DEVICE View Thread - Ted W. on Mar 26, 2017, 10:37 AM
    1. Hoffman - Jeffrey DeRosa on Mar 27, 2017, 9:31 AM
    2. Yes, the Tamiya 1/35 Type 74 winter version has the parts for this. - Christophe Jacquemont on Mar 28, 2017, 11:18 AM
      1. JGSDF HOFFMAN DEVICE - Ted W. on Mar 29, 2017, 5:43 AM
     
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