Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Aug 1, 2005.
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I wouldn't mind having one myself. I'lllbet the sh**heads on the interstate would calm down.
And of course kudos to the outstanding journalist that got that pic since it's a VISMOD vehicle from NTC...........................................
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So I'm a bit out of touch ... is that an M113, and what's it tweaked to look like, a BMP or whatever the Warsaw Pact vehicle is?
Not an armor nerd, just was trained on 113's and was stationed at NTC for awhile.
That is indeed a 113, with a VISMOD kit to look like a BMP. It's an NTC vehicle. They started testing them when I was down there, I guess they figured it was more cost effecient to switch over to them, plus better fire control compared to the old, beat up Sheridans we were using when I was down there.
The Sheridans I was on was two years younger than I was, and we usually went straight to the mechanics for some BS (usually involved pulling pack at 0-dark thirty). The fire control systems on them were crap also. IIRC, they used the Bradley fire control systems on these "new" vehicles, plus there's more room and I think they were going to try and carry dismounts like the real BMP's would. Of course, the 113 has more room than a real BMP. The Soviets were kind of strange with their vehicles. The BMP's were really small and I refused to try to get into one and I tried on a T-72 gunner station. I was about 60 pounds lighter back then and I thought they were gonna have to get the torch so I could get out of the turret.
My condolences. Have you been able to live down that tragic time of your life.
Sort of. Nine months of my life, so it wasn't too bad.
Yep and all you have to do is a google image search for m113 to be overwhelmed with better pictures
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