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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 5/22/2001 5:43:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 5:42:25 PM EDT by BLACKGUN]
I was in Lancaster today and saw 10 of these tanks heading toward the mojave desert. Also saw a stealth fighter (sorry no photo). The place has some real strange people living out there but I see some unusual military equipement. Blackgun [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1424891&a=10668381&p=49000528[/img]
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:07:02 PM EDT
That's not a tank, it's an APC, from some NATO country. (It's not an M2 Bradley.) This has been ongoing for years, rumor is that Nato troops are training for ops in CONUS.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:16:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By paspecops: That's not a tank, it's an APC, from some NATO country. (It's not an M2 Bradley.) This has been ongoing for years, rumor is that Nato troops are training for ops in CONUS.
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Actually, it is a Bradley. The side-mounted TOW missile launcher and add-on armor plating are dead giveaways (as is the suspension for those of us who've worked with Bradley/MLRS vehicles.) The 25mm gun isn't mounted on this one for some reason - perhaps they remove them for transport in a more secure manner. It looks like it's being carried on one of the new HET (Heavy Equipment Transport) trailers.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:20:12 PM EDT
All the personal I saw with the convoy were dressed in U.S. military fatigues,green not desert tan. No blue helmets or black helicopters Blackgun
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:22:25 PM EDT
It [b]is[/b] a Bradley. Below is a pic of an M2 "in action" (as they say in the Squadron/Signal books [:)] ) G2 [img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m-2-bfv-dvic338.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:25:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 6:23:54 PM EDT by cpermd]
Yep Bradley,they run around on 70,000 acres that my farm adjoins.You ought to see the Warthogs shoot,just over my barn into the impact area
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:25:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Grenadier2: It [b]is[/b] a Bradley. Below is a pic of an M2 "in action" (as they say in the Squadron/Signal books [:)] )
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Ahh.. one of those [b]track[/b] furniture Bushmasters I've been hearing about, must have one.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:26:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 6:36:22 PM EDT by C_Rion]
That is an M3A2 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle. It is heading for the NTC, or national training center. The armor isn't add on, it is standard on the M3A2. The gun is a 25mm bushmaster auto cannon. The auto cannon is removed before transport on the HET. HTH
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:52:39 PM EDT
Saw a whole trainload of those go through Northern Utah on Sunday. Truly impressive mix of Bradleys, M113s, Humvees and M-1 Abhrams. Don't know where they were headed but they were the same paint scheme.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 6:55:29 PM EDT
does WOLF ammo work in it?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 7:03:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_Rion: The armor isn't add on, it is standard on the M3A2.
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Didn't they have a kit for the earlier Bradleys about 10 years go? I could have sworn that I saw the plating unbolted from a Bradley back in 91 or 92, while over at 724th Maint Bn (24th Inf Div (Mech)) getting my own track worked on.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 7:09:40 PM EDT
Kewl, quick on the draw with a camera too.huh?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 7:17:41 PM EDT
Are they training in maneuvers to disarm the masses? Welcome to the new UN-USA
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 7:19:32 PM EDT
must have been a site, ten in a row.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 9:11:27 PM EDT
It's getting to be time ofr a lot of Guard units to be doing AT> Quite a few (including mine) do NTC rotations for AT. Looking forward to next year.. Back to El Sal! Aviator
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 10:34:20 PM EDT
When the Warren tank plant was still open near Detroit, I saw a whole train load of Abrahms. You dont realize how big they are until you are standing next to one. One tank per car. They were painted desert yellow. Is that just the primer or were they going to the Middle East?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 10:46:24 PM EDT
It was a sight. These transports were cruising down the freeway at 70 miles an hour. I took the photo out my passenger window as I passed them with my Sony mavica digital camera Blackgun
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 11:42:40 PM EDT
That's a nice camera. All the black helo's are over my house.[whacko] Eric
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 5:22:46 AM EDT
blackgun killed in 70mph head on crash while trying to take pic of fancy Bradley... Nice shot though for the situatuion! All of your Bradleys are belong to us!
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 5:35:07 AM EDT
Did ya get a shot of the M1070 tractor pulling the rig also? See Page 112 in Modern US Military Vehicles. 8x8 badboy! Hope, hope...
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:06:46 AM EDT
Nothing like a 25mm chaingun
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 7:34:57 AM EDT
I wasn't able to get a complete photo of the tow vehicle.I'll post photo's of vehicles & aircraft I see when I'm out there. For some reason on tuesday and thursday I see Stealth fighters, B-2 bombers flying out of Palmdale. And when it lands on the west cost the Space shuttle. Blackgun
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 8:08:57 AM EDT
NO erickm, the laquered shells gum up the chamber... BISHOP
Link Posted: 5/23/2001 8:13:38 AM EDT
No, It looks like they are delivering my Hunting Truck. [:D]
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