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Gunny-- M-123 Ideas
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 02:38 AM UTC
Gunny,
Thanks for the referances. Wanted to let you know I got some inspiration from your web site and built King Cobra Guntruck a couple of months ago after seeing it there and on US Army Transpo Center museum at Ft. Eustis, VA site. Great site with lots of info and pictures of Gun Trucks in VN.

http://www.eustis.army.mil/DPTMSEC/MUSEUM/convoy_operations.htm

For King Cobra, I lenthened an AFV Club M35 cab and dropped it onto a Italeri BMY chasis, as can be seen in article about Honest John launcher. Also modified bed to back date to M54. Was looking at doing simmilar with M-123. I was thinking of doing same with M35 cab and using tires and wheels from M-26. I think they are about the right size. Actual tire size is 14.00 x 24-20. Thinking of using Itelari BMY chasis. What do you think? I will convert Tamiya M15 trailer, easy convert. I prefer to convert and scratch-build as opposed to resin. I don't like paying that much for a kit when I can convert one, scrath-building is more fun too.

Gino P. Quintiliani
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Gunny,
Thanks for the referances. Wanted to let you know I got some inspiration from your web site and built King Cobra Guntruck a couple of months ago after seeing it there and on US Army Transpo Center museum at Ft. Eustis, VA site. Great site with lots of info and pictures of Gun Trucks in VN.

http://www.eustis.army.mil/DPTMSEC/MUSEUM/convoy_operations.htm

For King Cobra, I lenthened an AFV Club M35 cab and dropped it onto a Italeri BMY chasis, as can be seen in article about Honest John launcher. Also modified bed to back date to M54. Was looking at doing simmilar with M-123. I was thinking of doing same with M35 cab and using tires and wheels from M-26. I think they are about the right size. Actual tire size is 14.00 x 24-20. Thinking of using Itelari BMY chasis. What do you think? I will convert Tamiya M15 trailer, easy convert. I prefer to convert and scratch-build as opposed to resin. I don't like paying that much for a kit when I can convert one, scrath-building is more fun too.

Gino P. Quintiliani



Gino - okay - I believe you can get to a Mack 123 the route you want to take. Let me go home and pull out mine to give you more specifics on the conversion before you begin, okay?

Gunnie
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 02:55 AM UTC
Thanks, Gunny. I'll be waiting for your reply.