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Old 11-09-2021, 04:56 PM
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Default M48 Chaparral Roadrunner

I was reading through an article on ADA plans and alternatives to those plans from the mid 90s to 2005 and came across the snip below. Does anybody know just what this potential upgrade all entailed and what it used for the anti armor capability?
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Old 11-09-2021, 07:14 PM
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https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/thr...aparral.23105/
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:28 AM
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Again, juicy!
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Named after the cartoon character, one assumes?
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Old 11-10-2021, 04:29 PM
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Maybe although Chaparral is plant that grows in the same ecosystem you find Roadrunners in fact an alternate name for the Roadrunner is the Chaparral Cock.
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Maybe someone from my alma mater, UTSA, came up with idea, We are the Roadrunners, after all...
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LOL could be Paul , could be that the person who came up it with owned a Plymouth Roadrunner.
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Did you get everything?
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got your first email about sending a link but I did not receive a link yet.
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Stumbled across the same link. It seems the MIM-72 was going to get a new propulsion system, specifically that of the XM8 Armored Gun System (AGS). Additionally, the Chaparral Chassis Service Life Extension Program (CCSLEP) identified additional weapon candidates for future integration, such as Stinger, Sparrow, AMRAAM, a lightweight version of the Line Of-Sight-Anti-Tank (LOSAT), a fire-and-forget version of TOW (once developed), as well as a version fitted with AMRAAM and Hellfire for export to Egypt.

That's not just an upgrade, that's a new fire support vehicle family. But with the end of the Cold War came the axe: AGS and army air-defense were slashed, so it's understandable that Roadrunner never saw the light of day.
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Maybe although Chaparral is plant that grows in the same ecosystem you find Roadrunners in fact an alternate name for the Roadrunner is the Chaparral Cock.
Interesting, thanks!
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I'm actively working on these now (and several others), though, as I say in the entry I'm working on, all stats are highly speculative and based primarily on educated guesses.
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