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Old 08-09-2015, 10:02 PM
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Default if you could have any vehicle

Ok this is intended as a thread for those that would like to have an in game vehicle.
I am thinking that is should have several qualities. It should also be in the realm of reality (ok your reality).
Mine is somewhat ala Kelly’s Hero’s and Donald Southerland, I am reminded of his traveling Sherman gypsy band.
I would like the LAV-25 C and C sans com gear. Keep the attached tent and some of the goodies.
Modify the MAG mount to a Ma –deuce. It has a lot of good things, for a Marine ride, it swims without a lot of trouble getting in or out of the pool. It has the typical multifuel engine, quick release trailer hitch and you have firing ports and good hatch arrangement.
Nice fuel consumption and storage amount and ROOM. Ok it has a high profile and the armor is not the best and you need to have a portable anti-tank weapon (I kinda like that idea thou).

all in all my pick
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:01 PM
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I'm inclined to go for a wheeled vehicle to cut down on maintenance and scavenging for appropriate track links but I wouldn't immediately discount the M113 series (being almost ubiquitous across NATO, getting spares wouldn't be so much of a drama).

I have personal liking for the German TPz1 Fuchs, doesn't have much in the way of armament (typically just one or two 7.62mmN MG3 MGs) and while it can mount a Milan firing post, it requires the operator to be halfway out the hatch to do so.
A lot of British and US troops would be familiar with it from time in Germany and/or the issue of the derivative M93 Fox NBC recce vehicle.
But it is amphibious, will carry up to 10 troopies and can travel up to 800km on a full tank of diesel. Also, it's also much quieter than similar vehicles.

Failing that, I have a soft spot for an older British vehicle, the FV 1103 Leyland Martian, 10-ton, 6x6 artillery tractor.
It ain't fast, it ain't pretty, it runs on petrol with a really crap mileage (1.24kpl/3.5mpg) at a top speed (on road) of 56kmh/35mph and it's big (well, huge would be a better description) but it has a 12-man cab, a 10-ton winch, very good ground clearance and will tow a load of 8000kg/17,600lbs and it just looks interesting (to me anyway!)

FV1103 Leyland Martian Medium Artillery Tractor

And just in case anyone thinks the guy on the bumperbar is a real short-arse, here's a pic with an SLR against the fuel tank for scale!

All images ruthlessly pillaged from here: - http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread...nd-Regiment-RA
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:05 AM
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if i had to choose - an M1 or Bradley for their ability to actually reach out and touch enemy armor - sure they also make you a target and are fuel pigs - but they give you the best chance to actually survive those chance encounters with armor that your Hummer or deuce and a half are going to be nothing but flaming debris against

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:23 PM
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My practical choices: m113, t-72, hmmvvw
my just because choices: bmp, obj-279, btr-152, Cadillac stingray, mi-24 hind...
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:43 PM
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Light and heavy HumVees, good old M35/M36 possibly as a gun truck. Even civilians could have an M113 or a V150, they cost in the Real World though. Saw a video from Syria which proves a T55 is not a runner up at all.

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Old 08-10-2015, 10:19 PM
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Westphalia Camper Van.

sleep and eat in comfort. Absolutely useless in combat, priceless as comfort on wheels....... Ridiculously common.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by .45cultist View Post
Light and heavy HumVees, good old M35/M36 possibly as a gun truck. Even civilians could have an M113 or a V150, they cost in the Real World though. Saw a video from Syria which proves a T55 is not a runner up at all.
Is that the one that got popped in the turret with an ATGM and tipped it's hat?

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