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M56 Scorpion
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Anyone got any images that show the suspension details of the M56?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:28 pm
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Jim
try these sets
www.toadmanstankpictur...om/m56.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:49 pm
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Actually looking for some close-ups of the suspension arrangement if anyone has them.

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This is what I've got (no great close-ups): Preserved M56

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:47 pm
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What details are you looking for? I can get to a (decently run-down) vehicle tomorrow or this weekend if nobody has what you need.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:02 pm
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just views of the suspension arms front and back if you can manage it Chris?

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It was actually pretty cramped behind the wheels. Hope this is something similar to what you needed.

Rear road wheel and idler


Swing arm looking forward


Camera is placed on the swing arm looking at the wheel hub. Tire is the blackness in the upper left.


Swing arm looking to the rear:




Front road wheel, looking forward:


Looking into the missing final drive housing:


Another swing arm, looking forward shot:


Looking up at a swingarm:


I'm not sure why the formatting of the captions has become messed up. I can't seem to fix it. Anyway, the words describe the picture below them.
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I'm not sure why the formatting of the captions has become messed up. I can't seem to fix it. Anyway, the words describe the picture below them.


Well, it isn't you, Chris. Been an ongoing issue. I've asked if there's an update or workaround that we can share.

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Thanks Chris - they are excellent and just what I need.

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And a thank you from me as well!

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Thanks for the heads-up, Doug. And happy to help, guys. Any excuse to go see tanks. Wink
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Speaking from the experience of employing a former Scorpion commander, the Scorpion is anything but a tank...
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Speaking from the experience of employing a former Scorpion commander, the Scorpion is anything but a tank...

I'm sure the membership here is grateful for that clarification.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:28 pm
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And a thank you from me as well!


Jim I'll have the suspension masters ready for you by the end of the month.

When will the 90mm gun master be ready?

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Speaking from the experience of employing a former Scorpion commander, the Scorpion is anything but a tank...


That is obvious! Rolling Eyes After all it is the Antitank (like in antichrist) designed to be used by the most antitank troops in the world AIRBORNE Shocked

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