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M113 conversion: YPR-765
Eagle
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 03:22 AM UTC
You darn kit-converters....here's a challenge for you guys:

The Dutch Army has been using a M113 conversion, known as YPR-765 for years now. It's basic is a M113, but it's rebuilt on the exterior. all kinds of versions were built. Search the www and you know what I'm talking about. The YPR is short-Dutch for Pantser Rups (= AFV), where the Y represents the Dutch nationality.

In modelterms its a rare model. You hardly ever see one. Maybe becouse there aren't that much kits that are to be converted to a YPR-765.

If there are modelers around who wish to build such a conversion, I'll be happy to post some pics. I can also deliver usefull information about the diferent versions of the AFV as I've been an officer in the Dutch Army for 6 years and I've spent my whole Army career commanding the different YPR units.

So if there are any questions on the subject....just fire at me.
GreyHunter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 04:10 AM UTC
Eagle, don't tease the guys so much, you know damn well that you can use the Academy KIFV to build a good YPR.

Eagle
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 04:46 AM UTC
Yeah,

you're probably right. With some minor adjustmenst at makes a good YPR.

Since you know your models well, is there any kit avialable for the 120 mm Mortar (french HB Rayť type) ?
GreyHunter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 05:00 AM UTC
Eagle, check you're personal mail! (Envelope in the left top corner of this great site)
salt6
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Joined: February 17, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hey Eagle,

I'd like to add your pictures to my M113 collection.

Here's some of the stuff I've posted from my personel collection.

M113s

Eagle
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 01:55 AM UTC
Salt:

I'll track down my albums an start scanning the pics that are goodlooking. I'll forward them to you after scanning.