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2009 Armor Conference Displays
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I was at the display area this morning, set-up has begun. I got a few photos of some 'new' Bradley based vehicles that were awaiting off loading from the haulers. I'll post them a little later.

Since I will be manning the Museums exhibit, I will have the chance to photograph the exhibit vehicles, so stay tuned.

If anyone else plans to check out this years exhibits, stop by and say 'hi'.

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First one appears to be some sort of artillery re-supply vehicle.

Last one appears to be a Bradley APC - akin to the British "Armoured Battlefield Support Vehicle" - take off the turret, and walla, a simple APC. Probably being pitched as an M113 replacement, albeit likely an expensive one...

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I think first is more like the C2V command vehicle.

The last is definitely a mortar track.

I'll find out Monday, when the exhibit area opens, although I will be stopping in on Saturday &/or Sunday. I'll make sure to have camera with me.

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Is it just me?!

I love the idea of an armoured vehicle protected with bubblewrap to stop it getting damaged..!

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Hi. The first series looks to me like a replacement for the M-577 (?)
The US Army must have a lot of spare M-2 hulls lying around for
convertion.

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- TrevorLarkum
Is it just me?!

I love the idea of an armoured vehicle protected with bubblewrap to stop it getting damaged..!


The bubble wrap is stand-off for RPG's or else it aids floatation Wink

A big question jumps out at me? If they are developing this stuff then what happened to the Future Combat Systems vehicles?

Don, Wish I was there to see this. Get lots of photos! Mr. Green

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Just noticed external fuel tanks. Shocked

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THE BRONTOS


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Was able to get some photos today, should be able to get better in the following days. Really cool stuff

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The Bradley Command Track (a M1068 / M577 replacement) built out of OIF Bradley chassis.







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The Bradley Mortar Track









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Another Command style track with some wicked antenna clusters





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A 'new' Stryker variant





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The one before the Stryker I've seen before. Its a Paladin-based "Operation Command Vehicle."

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Oh,..... The Bradley Medic Track rear interior



All the bubble wrap was removed for the public safety... Rolling Eyes

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