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Posted: 11/7/2020 10:07:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2021 6:46:53 AM EDT by 4xGM300m]
Rooski stuff thread

Great photos from WWII

World War One Photo Thread





A glowing hot Swiss Army Panzer 68 hull being heat treated in an oil bath, at an Eidgenoessische Konstruktionswerkstaette facility in Thun, Switzerland, 1977.
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Land Rover Centaur

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Today's test drive

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Dutch royal family had several DAF YP-408 Armoured Personnel Carriers attached to them in case they had to be evacuated when the Cold War would turn “hot”. They were basically the same as the regular army vehicles, but they had ashtrays installed
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sweet thread... that first picture is awesome... I had no idea they heat treat an entire hull assembly..
Link Posted: 11/7/2020 10:59:38 PM EDT
Great thread and pics.

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That's a Gladiator, not a 715. The windshield is angled the wrong way.
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It's a boat, no it's a truck, no it's Super Man  a LARC-V. Replaced the DUKW (Duck) in 1963. Still in use in the Navy with Beach Masters and Under Water Construction Teams, the hulls are all Vietnam era production. The much bigger LARC-LX (LARC-60) is long retired.









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That's gonna be my next rig.  Parked next to the Wrangler....

Fucking love the stance on a properly set up M715

*yeah thought it was a gladiator...either way...
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Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
It's a boat, no it's a truck, no it's Super Man  a LARC-V. Replaced the DUKW (Duck) in 1963. Still in use in the Navy with Beach Masters and Under Water Construction Teams, the hulls are all Vietnam era production. The much bigger LARC-LX (LARC-60) is long retired.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/BMU2-1365217.jpg


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/LARC_V_JPEG-1164127.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/LARC-60-1674560.jpg


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I always have found those interesting.
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this one will always have a soft spot in my heart...

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Originally Posted By m35ben:
I always have found those interesting.
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They were a blast when surf busting on the California coast, if you hit the wave just right the spray/wave would clear the stern.  The windshields are 2" laminated glass and have been known to bust out when the force of a wave hit them at speed. We rigged up an "armor" plate with a small slit in it for the driver to cover the front windshield when we went from beach to sea.

The old girls were getting hard to keep running when I worked on and drove them as parts are about all used up. 1/2 of my 24 vehicle fleet was strictly for donor parts, we even raided some static displays for parts. A SLEP program has extended the life of some of the hulls (42 hulls according to the interwebs).
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M110 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer
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Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
They were a blast when surf busting on the California coast, if you hit the wave just right the spray/wave would clear the stern.  The windshields are 2" laminated glass and have been known to bust out when the force of a wave hit them at speed. We rigged up an "armor" plate with a small slit in it for the driver to cover the front windshield when we went from beach to sea.

The old girls were getting hard to keep running when I worked on and drove them as parts are about all used up. 1/2 of my 24 vehicle fleet was strictly for donor parts, we even raided some static displays for parts. A SLEP program has extended the life of some of the hulls (42 hulls according to the interwebs).
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Sounds like good times.
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The Russian MICLIC, UR-77 Meteorit mine clearing vehicle.  

Frying pan down, no problemo:
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Frying pan UP, beware!
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Rocket away, trailing a boom snake:
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Also handy for urban renewal:
UR 77 Meteorit mine clearing vehicle in Syria Tanks Being tanks

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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
The Russian MICLIC, UR-77 Meteorit mine clearing vehicle.  

Frying pan down, no problemo:
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/172926/Openwater2016-47_jpg-1674596.JPG

Frying pan UP, beware!
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/172926/ve_eng_ur77_p05_jpg-1674599.JPG

Rocket away, trailing a boom snake:
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/172926/ve_eng_ur77_p06_jpg-1674601.JPG

Also handy for urban renewal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTWvjoLikwY
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I have never seen that.
Link Posted: 11/7/2020 11:57:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 4xGM300m:


https://i.imgur.com/mahCU3b.jpg

A glowing hot Swiss Army Panzer 68 hull being heat treated in an oil bath, at an Eidgenoessische Konstruktionswerkstaette facility in Thun, Switzerland, 1977.
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Damn those Swiss do some cool shit.

Today, OP was a pretty cool guy.
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The French like their armor a little funky,just like their cars






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Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
It's a boat, no it's a truck, no it's Super Man  a LARC-V. Replaced the DUKW (Duck) in 1963. Still in use in the Navy with Beach Masters and Under Water Construction Teams, the hulls are all Vietnam era production. The much bigger LARC-LX (LARC-60) is long retired.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/BMU2-1365217.jpg


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/LARC_V_JPEG-1164127.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/119852/LARC-60-1674560.jpg


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There's a lot with a couple of LARC-LX's about a mile and a half away from me, I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them.
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I did not know that they heat-treat armored vehicles in the as-assembled condition! Holy shit that is a huge oil bath!  Is that steel hella-high in hardenabilty?

What do the tempering and austenitizing furnaces look like?!

Edit:  derp - I see one coming out of the austenitizing furnace back there.
Link Posted: 11/8/2020 12:07:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MountainElephant:


That's a Gladiator, not a 715. The windshield is angled the wrong way.
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Originally Posted By MountainElephant:


That's a Gladiator, not a 715. The windshield is angled the wrong way.

It's a M715. Windshield is correct.
Here is mine as a second example.




Parked facing my new 2020 Gladiator

Link Posted: 11/8/2020 12:07:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By czechsix:
There's a lot with a couple of LARC-LX's about a mile and a half away from me, I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them.
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That'd be cool

Mid 1990s when I was stationed at NAS Norfolk the Army still had a few LARC-60s in service. They used to float across the bay from Fort Eustis and use the old WW2 Seaplane ramps on NAS Norfolk for practice. They are huge for an amphibious truck, you can squeeze a couple 2 1/2 trucks side by side in the well.
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Used to drive / was assigned a gama goat 1985-1987, Ft. Polk.
Was fun to take off road, 6 x6, 4 wheel steering, not so much fun to maintain.
Ill try and find a pic I have of it, one below was pulled from the web.

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Originally Posted By m35ben:
Today's test drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mBSE3Q_W8c
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How much did you pay
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Originally Posted By bushmaster069:

Want.
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https://military.kia.com/en/kia/vehicles/km45-series/km450-cargo-truck.do#.X6eBui01ggo

KM450 KIA MILITARY English
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Originally Posted By banditbigdog:
Used to drive / was assigned a gama goat 1985-1987, Ft. Polk.
Was fun to take off road, 6 x6, 4 wheel steering, not so much fun to maintain.
Ill try and find a pic I have of it, one below was pulled from the web.

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.speednik.com%2Ffiles%2F2014%2F05%2FGama-Goat-WS2.jpg&f=1&nofb=1
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How's your hearing?
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I knew that those were a thing, but I don't think that I could get one here.
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Originally Posted By Generaldiscussions:

How much did you pay
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I didn't. We have been working on getting it street legal for a bit.
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Originally Posted By jeepdan:

It's a M715. Windshield is correct.
Here is mine as a second example.

https://i.imgur.com/2VfiGtch.jpg?1
https://i.imgur.com/xpiyCfkh.jpg

Parked facing my new 2020 Gladiatorhttps://i.imgur.com/CQiGIQ5h.jpg

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That's a real nice collection you have going there.
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That’s a cool pic OP

Here’s mine
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A friend owns this
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Another friend owns this
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US Army experimental PATA (Plenum Air Tread Amphibious Vehicle)

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1973 Series 111 24 Volt Fitted for Radio









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1955 Daimler Ferret (updated with LED lighting, cameras, and remote control turret).

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Originally Posted By elcope:



How's your hearing?
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Originally Posted By elcope:
Originally Posted By banditbigdog:
Used to drive / was assigned a gama goat 1985-1987, Ft. Polk.
Was fun to take off road, 6 x6, 4 wheel steering, not so much fun to maintain.
Ill try and find a pic I have of it, one below was pulled from the web.

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.speednik.com%2Ffiles%2F2014%2F05%2FGama-Goat-WS2.jpg&f=1&nofb=1



How's your hearing?

Ok except for tinnitus, there’s a you tube channel that has various frequencies, I can crank the 11,000 hertz tone way up and not hear a thing.
Kids and wife are screaming “ wth! turn that off!”
I used hearing protection most of the time when driving it.
Not every time however.
Thing was definitely a screamer at moderate to high (relative) speed.
3 cylinder, 2 stroke diesel sitting right behind you.
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Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:


What's the story on the "Czech Freedom Tank?"
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@fightinghellfish

Here’s the story on it but long story short it was a modified WW2 German SdKfz 254 used to drive across the boarder between Czechoslovakia and Germany to escape the iron curtain.

Afterwards it was used to raise funds for Radio Free Europe, was on the Ed Sullivan show and somewhere along the line ended up in a farmers field. My friend happened upon it and bought it for basically scrap price. He still owns it but is in poor shape and stored away.

The base vehicle is very odd in that it had road wheels with rubber tires that could drop down to drive it on normal roads or retract up to drive on the tracks. They are very rare now and I have heard there are only two in existence, one of which is the modified “Czech Freedom Tank”.

Here is what it used to look like before being modified for the escape
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Originally Posted By MountainElephant:


That's a Gladiator, not a 715. The windshield is angled the wrong way.
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No, it isn't.
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Originally Posted By Banshee35:


@fightinghellfish

<­a href="http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2013/8/12/how-to-escape-the-iron-curtain-july-25-1953-riding-the-czech-freedom-tank-through-the-iron-curtain#.Wgmd0sZl_IU=" target="_blank">Here’s the story on it but long story short it was a modified WW2 German SdKfz 254 used to drive across the boarder between Czechoslovakia and Germany to escape the iron curtain.

Afterwards it was used to raise funds for Radio Free Europe, was on the Ed Sullivan show and somewhere along the line ended up in a farmers field. My friend happened upon it and bought it for basically scrap price. He still owns it but is in poor shape and stored away.

The base vehicle is very odd in that it had road wheels with rubber tires that could drop down to drive it on normal roads or retract up to drive on the tracks. They are very rare now and I have heard there are only two in existence, one of which is the modified “Czech Freedom Tank”.

Here is what it used to look like before being modified for the escape
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/164962/008EA5F8-1F92-4E0F-BAE3-AF97F3009B0C_jpe-1675058.JPG
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Originally Posted By Banshee35:
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:


What's the story on the "Czech Freedom Tank?"


@fightinghellfish

Here’s the story on it but long story short it was a modified WW2 German SdKfz 254 used to drive across the boarder between Czechoslovakia and Germany to escape the iron curtain.

Afterwards it was used to raise funds for Radio Free Europe, was on the Ed Sullivan show and somewhere along the line ended up in a farmers field. My friend happened upon it and bought it for basically scrap price. He still owns it but is in poor shape and stored away.

The base vehicle is very odd in that it had road wheels with rubber tires that could drop down to drive it on normal roads or retract up to drive on the tracks. They are very rare now and I have heard there are only two in existence, one of which is the modified “Czech Freedom Tank”.

Here is what it used to look like before being modified for the escape
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/164962/008EA5F8-1F92-4E0F-BAE3-AF97F3009B0C_jpe-1675058.JPG

That’s awesome.
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Same guy with the Czech Freedom Tank has one of these as well
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He has several WW2 Jeep’s, a Ferret a mighty mite, a deuce and a half, some trailers, a WW2 BSA motorcycle, they are all in variable stages of being reclaimed by rust.
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US Army LeTourneau overland trains:
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Originally Posted By byron2112:
sweet thread... that first picture is awesome... I had no idea they heat treat an entire hull assembly..
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Me neither, but it makes sense if you think about it.  If you weld treated steel, you lose the heat treat - gotta get it back.

I'm curious how they kept dimensional tolerances - or did they just do all of the final machining after heat treating?
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Cool thread and pics, no love for pre war though
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I dig early Cold-war arms and equipment.  

Western governments got shit done back before they decided to just buy votes with the money.
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