±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 400
Total: 400
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Downloads
09: Community Forums
10: Home
11: Home
12: CPGlang
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Member Screenshots
16: CPGlang
17: Community Forums
18: Home
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: CPGlang
27: CPGlang
28: Photo Gallery
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Community Forums
33: CPGlang
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: News Archive
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Home
40: Community Forums
41: Photo Gallery
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: CPGlang
47: CPGlang
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Home
51: Home
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Home
55: Home
56: Photo Gallery
57: Member Screenshots
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Home
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Downloads
65: Community Forums
66: Home
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Home
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: CPGlang
76: Member Screenshots
77: Community Forums
78: Photo Gallery
79: Home
80: Home
81: Home
82: Community Forums
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: CPGlang
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Home
89: Home
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: Your Account
93: Member Screenshots
94: Downloads
95: Community Forums
96: Photo Gallery
97: CPGlang
98: Community Forums
99: CPGlang
100: Community Forums
101: Home
102: Home
103: Community Forums
104: Home
105: Community Forums
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: CPGlang
109: Community Forums
110: CPGlang
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Photo Gallery
116: Home
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Member Screenshots
120: Community Forums
121: Downloads
122: Home
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Downloads
126: Home
127: Photo Gallery
128: CPGlang
129: Community Forums
130: Home
131: Photo Gallery
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Statistics
135: CPGlang
136: Home
137: Photo Gallery
138: Member Screenshots
139: Community Forums
140: CPGlang
141: Community Forums
142: Home
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Photo Gallery
147: Home
148: CPGlang
149: Community Forums
150: Photo Gallery
151: Community Forums
152: Home
153: Photo Gallery
154: Community Forums
155: Home
156: CPGlang
157: Community Forums
158: Home
159: Home
160: CPGlang
161: Downloads
162: Photo Gallery
163: Downloads
164: Community Forums
165: Downloads
166: Community Forums
167: Home
168: CPGlang
169: Community Forums
170: Community Forums
171: Home
172: CPGlang
173: News
174: Community Forums
175: Downloads
176: Home
177: Community Forums
178: Downloads
179: Community Forums
180: Community Forums
181: CPGlang
182: Community Forums
183: Member Screenshots
184: Community Forums
185: Community Forums
186: Community Forums
187: Home
188: Your Account
189: Home
190: Community Forums
191: Community Forums
192: Community Forums
193: Community Forums
194: Community Forums
195: Photo Gallery
196: Community Forums
197: CPGlang
198: Community Forums
199: Community Forums
200: CPGlang
201: Home
202: Community Forums
203: CPGlang
204: Community Forums
205: Community Forums
206: Home
207: Community Forums
208: Home
209: Community Forums
210: CPGlang
211: Community Forums
212: Home
213: Home
214: Photo Gallery
215: Home
216: Community Forums
217: Photo Gallery
218: Community Forums
219: Home
220: Community Forums
221: Home
222: Photo Gallery
223: Home
224: Home
225: CPGlang
226: Photo Gallery
227: Photo Gallery
228: Community Forums
229: Community Forums
230: Community Forums
231: Community Forums
232: CPGlang
233: Community Forums
234: Downloads
235: Home
236: Community Forums
237: Home
238: Photo Gallery
239: Community Forums
240: Community Forums
241: Home
242: Home
243: Home
244: Community Forums
245: Downloads
246: Photo Gallery
247: Downloads
248: Community Forums
249: Community Forums
250: Home
251: Home
252: Home
253: CPGlang
254: Community Forums
255: Photo Gallery
256: Community Forums
257: Photo Gallery
258: Community Forums
259: Home
260: Community Forums
261: Community Forums
262: Community Forums
263: Home
264: Home
265: Community Forums
266: News
267: Community Forums
268: Community Forums
269: Home
270: Community Forums
271: Home
272: Community Forums
273: Home
274: Community Forums
275: Photo Gallery
276: Community Forums
277: Community Forums
278: Home
279: Community Forums
280: Community Forums
281: Community Forums
282: Community Forums
283: Photo Gallery
284: News
285: Community Forums
286: Community Forums
287: Community Forums
288: Community Forums
289: Community Forums
290: Home
291: Home
292: Community Forums
293: Home
294: Community Forums
295: Community Forums
296: Community Forums
297: Community Forums
298: Your Account
299: Community Forums
300: CPGlang
301: Photo Gallery
302: Community Forums
303: Community Forums
304: Community Forums
305: Home
306: Community Forums
307: CPGlang
308: Photo Gallery
309: Home
310: Community Forums
311: Home
312: Community Forums
313: CPGlang
314: Home
315: Community Forums
316: Downloads
317: CPGlang
318: Photo Gallery
319: Community Forums
320: Downloads
321: Home
322: Home
323: Downloads
324: Community Forums
325: Community Forums
326: Photo Gallery
327: Community Forums
328: Home
329: Home
330: Community Forums
331: Community Forums
332: Community Forums
333: Community Forums
334: News Archive
335: CPGlang
336: Member Screenshots
337: Home
338: Home
339: Community Forums
340: Community Forums
341: Photo Gallery
342: Community Forums
343: Home
344: Home
345: Community Forums
346: Home
347: Community Forums
348: Community Forums
349: News Archive
350: Community Forums
351: CPGlang
352: Home
353: Photo Gallery
354: Community Forums
355: Community Forums
356: Home
357: Home
358: Home
359: Community Forums
360: Community Forums
361: Community Forums
362: CPGlang
363: Community Forums
364: Community Forums
365: CPGlang
366: Member Screenshots
367: CPGlang
368: Community Forums
369: Home
370: Community Forums
371: Community Forums
372: Home
373: Downloads
374: Community Forums
375: Community Forums
376: Home
377: Community Forums
378: Community Forums
379: Community Forums
380: Community Forums
381: Photo Gallery
382: Home
383: Community Forums
384: Home
385: Community Forums
386: Photo Gallery
387: Photo Gallery
388: Home
389: Home
390: Member Screenshots
391: Home
392: Home
393: Community Forums
394: Community Forums
395: Community Forums
396: Home
397: Community Forums
398: Community Forums
399: Photo Gallery
400: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:47 pm
Post subject: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

This is a very funny place, one of those rare location when both AFV geeks and family can have fun at the very same time. I am publishing some pictures on Flickr, the gallery is still a work in progress:
www.flickr.com/photos/...071703458/

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:49 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

I need to id a bunch of things (many artifacts are badly mislabelled over there). This should be a tank engine:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Here another piece:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Michel_Krauss
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 30, 2009
Posts: 953
Location: Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:54 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

I think it is (or was Wink ) a Continental AV-1790-5B Air Cooled V12 powerpack of a M47 tank
At the enclosed photo you see a complete powerpack consisting of the enigne (your 1st photo) and the transmission (your sencond photo)



I'm only 100% sure about the Continental AV-1790 part
There are a lot of different type's of this engine used in all sorts of AFV's around the world

Other options are Continental AVDS-1790 or Continental AVSI-1790, they a look similar

Michel

_________________
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:53 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

That would make sense, since it's in Italy

Thanks

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:37 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Massimo -

Museo Gottard Park looks like a fun place! Like the front yard I envisioned having when I was a child. Not like I've really grown up - just gotten older! LOL!
Great photos - as usual.

Cheers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Yes, it's a fun place. I'll post more shots asap

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:45 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

What about this? I can't id it:





Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:49 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Looks like a Brockway B666 Bridge erecting truck (bridge layer)





P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:58 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Thanks Pierre-Olivier!

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:14 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

This should be a mine-cleaning Aardvark JSFU.
Who uses this kind of vehicles?



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

More:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
C_Sherman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 590

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:01 am
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

- Massimo_Foti
This should be a mine-cleaning Aardvark JSFU.
Who uses this kind of vehicles?



Massimo


"Aardvark clearance machines have been used by the military and humanitarian mine clearance organisations in Europe, Africa and in the Middle and Far East. Aardvarks have also been chosen by the British and American forces for landmine clearance in Afghanistan and Iraq."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardvark_JSFU

According to the article, the following nations use it:

* Canada - deployed in Afghanistan
* France
* Netherlands
* Republic of Ireland
* Saudi Arabia
* South Korea
* United States)
* United Kingdom
* Latvia

I've also seen it used by non-military de-mining organizations in different parts of the world. These are humanitarian Governmental or Non-Governmental Organizations (GO/NGO) that work to remove mines left over from various conflicts around the world. I saw something very similar in Bosnia in 2003, and pictures of a similar machine somewhere in Africa since then.

Chuck

_________________
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it
will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
L.Delsing
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:49 am
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

The Netherlands has tested it, but now the testvehicle is preserved at the Engineer School at Reek. Aardvarks are not in use in the Netherlands

regards,
Lesley
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:21 am
Post subject: Re: Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park

Thanks, I already read the article on Wikipedia, I mostly wonder which armed forces or military organizations use them

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 3
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum