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Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:37 am
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This is to be the final Armor Conference from Ft Knox. Crying or Very sad

I figured I would try to highlight some of the more interesting exhibits

Set up has begun and the Patton Museum is making its final appearence as 'The Museum of Cavalry & Armor' with the display of the restored Sd Kfz 251/9.

The recently restored vehicle began its trip on Friday, by being loaded on the HETT:



Then it was placed in its display location for the event.





I will post more as the week goes on. Stay tuned

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:37 pm
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Not too many displays but here are a few interesting things.

The M1A2 SEP (w TUSK):


New type tail light protective cover:


Redesigned hub cap:


'Grass Skirt' mudflaps...!!??


More to come
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:43 pm
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Stryker 'Stuff' -

MGS:







Fire Support Vehicle (AKA Mortar Vehicle)



And then there was this 'thing'. "Protector' RWS turret (?!?):




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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:53 am
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Don,
Did you not feel yourself in mortal danger being that close to a "wheeled death trap"?! Shocked

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Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the dissappearence of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:34 am
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A couple of additional views of the Fire Support Vehicle:





For all those '11C' fans.....
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:04 pm
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- Dontos
Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the disappearance of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

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Don


Yeah, I wish the Army was going the common chassis direction for the new Ground Combat Vehicle - which by all open evidence is going to be a stovepiped one-off IFV that they will need to do a lot of recurring R&D on to make it the basis of anything else... Its like Army has forgotten all of the lessons learned from 1980-2000 just because of the new "lessons" from FCS.

As a result more than half of the $ that was going to deliver 8 variants of Manned Ground Vehicles will deliver just an IFV, and the remaining $ will somehow have to be used to replace the Paladin that needs replacing even worse than the Bradley, and for any future Recce, Direct Fire vehicles, etc...

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:20 pm
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I like the slave receptacle being next to the tail light which is also next to the batteries. With this set-up a driver could remain buttoned up and still get slaved. I guess this would be good if being shot at. I wonder what the box is underneath it. Thanks for fotos Don!

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:16 pm
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I wonder what the box is underneath it.


External phone box for communicating with crew.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:56 pm
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The lower box has a 'J' box in it. You can use the long extension hand mike or even a CVC. Its tied into the intercom system.

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- Dontos
Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the dissappearence of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

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INFIDEL! Laughing

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