Strange Vehicles.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    My brother sent me some pics of advanced mentalism from the postwar French.
    I give you the ACMA Troupes Aeról Portées Mle. 56, which apparently saw action in Algeria and Indochine... essentially errr... a recoilless rifle mounted on a Vespa for paratroops...
    I have never, ever, ever wanted to own a Vespa, I hate them, this is worryingly tempting though.
    Any more high strangeness military vehicles from any period?
    Cheers,
    Adam.

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Can you imagine a Mod with that down at Brighton in the old days?
    "C'mon Rockers if you think you're hard enough!"
     
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  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    My brother sent me some pics of advanced mentalism from the postwar French.
    I give you the ACMA Troupes Aeról Portées Mle. 56, which apparently saw action in Algeria and Indochine... essentially errr... a recoilless rifle mounted on a Vespa for paratroops...
    I have never, ever, ever wanted to own a Vespa, I hate them, this is worryingly tempting though.
    Any more high strangeness military vehicles from any period?
    Cheers,
    Adam.

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    David Hackman mentions "the Mule" which was designed for airborne forces as a trailer. it failed miserably but was still issued to the forces.
     
  4. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Luckily, some things don't get past the drawing board:

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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice one.
    Got a feeling the civvie version of that did make it off the drawing board, I'm sure I've seen newsreel film of it.
     
  6. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    If I was ever to get a scooter it would have to be one of those :D
     
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

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    <small>MAZDA CONVOY ESCORT VEHICLE</small>
    <small>The ever present threat of ambush meant that civilian vehicular travel around Rhodesia was severely disrupted. Travel was restricted to cumbersome daylight movement in convoys with armed escort vehicles. The photograph to the left is a typical convoy escort vehicle. The one ton pickup was fitted with an armoured cupola on the rear. Inside the cupola, sat a single gunner who operated a Browning .303 belt-fed machine gun. The gunner could traverse the cupola and fire through a 360° field. The pickup itself was not armoured.

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    <small>LEOPARD </small>- <small>Mine and ambush protected vehicle</small>
    <small>The VW Beetle formed the donor vehicle for the Leopard. The monocoque hull provided ballistic protection against AK-47 rounds and the sturdy externally mounted roll cage protected the occupants from the inevitable roll-over in a mine incident. The wheels were off set from the hull, a feature designed to minimise the blast around the hull. The vehicle could seat 5 - 6 people. The vehicles visible in the background are Kudus.

    From: Rhodesian devised armoured vehicles


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  8. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

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    I found this on ww2incolour - the original V-weapon?
     
  9. Kyt

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  10. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

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    I found this on ww2incolour - the original V-weapon?
    Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! Oh My God I nearly spat Coke all over the screen! That is hilarious and I thought that nothing could top the Vespa!!!
     
  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Actually what sort of Pack sorry Pak is that??? :D
     
  12. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Actually what sort of Pack sorry Pak is that??? :D

    I'm confused. A Panzerfaust with a Panzerschreck shield? Never seen that before. Can anybody help?
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm confused. A Panzerfaust with a Panzerschreck shield? Never seen that before. Can anybody help?
    I would suggest that Military life can sometimes be very very boring indeed. Got to find some way to pass the time. :)

    Fallschirmjager, Sunshine, latish faust. Greece? Balkans?
     
  14. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    I would never balive that the germans used this donky.. i still cant balive what i see.
    If i haven't seen the soldier i wouldn't guess it is german.
     
  15. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

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    </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Another of our newest exhibits is of 1890s military bicycles. These three machines have been retrofitted with the exact specifications that the Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford, CT, offered them to the United States Government back in the 1890s, complete with the rifles, pistols, Colt machine gun, and other field equipment.




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    Haven't quite figured out how one fires a machine gun and peddle at the same time?
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  16. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

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  17. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Sorry VP - i seemed to have hijacked your thread! But I can't stop without posting this one:

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    UDES XX20 Articulated Tank The tank which the Swedish army manufactured as an experiment in 1985.
    Armament : 120mm X 1

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    'Hijack' away mate, don't think I'd call it that though, all good stuff, especially the last 2.
    I have never heard of the Swedish thing at all, and that was largely my intention.
    All in a similar spirit to my starter.
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  19. Kitty

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  20. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Slightly better picture:

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    And the Swedes do like strange AFVs:

    The KRV
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