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thomcat
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 02:50 PM UTC
The intention with this topic is to list all resources relevant to building a scale model of the Oshkosh HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) trucks, any model and any user.

Information regarding the "cousins" of the HEMTT, the PLS (Palletized Load System) and the Logistic Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) can also be found here.




M977 regular truck:

Michael Koenig "165thspc" M977 crane detail tips
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=256601&page=1

Michael Koenig "165thspc" M977 crane pictures:
http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/HEMTT/HEMTT%20Crain?sort=3&page=1

Michael Koenig "165thspc" M977 SINCARS pictures:
http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/HEMTT/SINCGARS?sort=3&page=1

Dario Caraglios build of the M977
http://www.cmtonline.it/cmtonline.it/VTR-DARIO_CARAGLIO/Pagine/HEMTT_977.html#grid

Wikipedia article on the HEMTT family:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Expanded_Mobility_Tactical_Truck


M978 tanker:

Michael Koenigs "165thspc"pictures of a M978A4:
http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/Armored%20HEMMET?sort=3&page=1

LM Declas make decals for a IDF M978 tanker:
https://www.lmdecals.gr/index.php/en/x-series-en/military-vehicles/383-idf-m978-fuel-tanker-markings-any-scale-israeli-defence-forces-refueller-fuel-truck-tanker

M983 tractor:

Gino P. Quintiliani "HeavyArty" M983 HEMTT Tractor WIP build
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252524&page=1


M984 wrecker:

Vince Maddux (VM) "MAD_DUCK" M984 wrecker conversion WIP
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252147&page=1

Keith Forsyth M984A1 Recovery Vehicle
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=2847



M985 regular truck:

Thomas Antonsens research and build blog
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=258728&page=1


M1120 Load Handling System (LHS):

Michael Koenig "165thspc" blog about his build of the Italeri M1120 LHS.
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=250147


M1074/1075 Palletized Load System (PLS):

Gino P. Quintiliani "HeavyArty" M1074 PLS Conversion Project
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=251900

More info on the M1075:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=182642&page=1

M1075 PLS Walk Around Page
http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt2/rob_mccune/m1075/index.php?Page=1

Pictures of two different PLS trucks in Holstebro, Denmark:
https://goo.gl/photos/gXbippEWfMaJih7G7

Wikipedia article on the PLS family:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palletized_load_system


M1977 Common Bridge Transporter (CBT):
See link to pictures below



M1142 Tactical Fire Fighting Truck (TFFT)

The LVSR used by the USMC:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh_Logistic_Vehicle_System_Replacement_(LVSR)


Online picture ressources:

Prime Portal:
Lots of HEMTT family pictures:
http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt.htm#ahemtt


Michael Koenig "165thspc" HEMTT pictures:
http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/HEMTT?sort=3&page=1

Other online ressources:

The one-stop place for HEMTT-related Technical Manuals:
https://www.nsncenter.com/Library/HEMTT

Tankograd books about the HEMTT can be found here:
https://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/en/index/publikationen/american_spezial.htm
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 03:51 PM UTC
And what about the HEMTT guntrucks?









And this?

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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:30 PM UTC
Or even this one ?





http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/vehicles-trailers-sale/1322873-8x8-hemtt-toyhauler-sale.html

H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC

Quoted Text

And what about the HEMTT guntrucks?


And this?




C-RAM Counter-Rocket and Mortar. Not really a gun truck.
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:47 AM UTC
This thread may be getting off to sort of a confused start. First a HEMTT Guntruck is still a HEMTT so there is that. Also some of the photos published here are of the 5-axle PLS which is technically not the same as the HEMTT.
Finally I think there might be one or two HEMTT A4's and even an A3 photo thrown in there with all the older HEMTT A2's

The focus if this thread might need to be narrowed and/or organized just a bit but after that we should go for it. I am certainly interested in seeing what comes of this discussion!
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 01:43 AM UTC
My M983A2 Tractor build.

My M1074 PLS build. Even though it is not a true HEMTT, it is closely related to/based on the HEMTT.

Vince "MAD_DUCK" Maddox's M984A2 Wrecker build.

Keith "Docdios" Forsyth's M984A2 Wrecker.


As to the above pics, none are A4s. The "Rolling Thunder" HEMTT and the HEMTT camper are both M977A2 models. For the PLS pics, the first two are M1074s (w/Material Handling Crane - MHC), and the last one is an M1075 w/o MHC. The CRAM was only a concept vehicle and was never fielded.
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
Thread on adding detail to the Italeri HEMTT crane:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=256601&page=1

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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM UTC
The one-stop place for HEMTT-related Technical Manuals :

https://www.nsncenter.com/Library/HEMTT

HEMTT variants walkarounds on Primeportal :

http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt.htm

An interesting read :



H.P.
thomcat
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 01:43 PM UTC
Well, first of all, I should have been putting in all the links I had, when I began this topic. That would have made it look better.

Secondly, I lost the editing ability to my own posts Friday, but now I can edit the text again.

As far as I can see, it is not possible for regular users to delete own posts. I would like to move all links to my first post, and ask the contributors to delete their postings in order to keep the topic tidy. This is apparently not possible, but I will still copy the various links you all have provided to my original post, so the new users don't have to read it all, to get to the link for a given vehicle, which interest them.
thomcat
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 02:12 PM UTC
HI Gino,
I have updated my original post with all your links, so if possible, please delete your post to keep the topic neat.

Regards Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 06:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

HI Gino,
I have updated my original post with all your links, so if possible, please delete your post to keep the topic neat.

Regards Thomas




Sorry, can't delete after 24 hours (or something like that). No longer an option.
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 08:40 PM UTC
Truly wish we contributors had more options for editing our posts later down the line.
thomcat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
I was lucky to come across a couple of HEMTT PLS trucks (and a HET) yesterday.

https://goo.gl/photos/gXbippEWfMaJih7G7

They supported the US team in the Nordic Tank Challenge.

https://www.facebook.com/panserbataljonen/?fref=ts

Regards Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 03:05 AM UTC
Nice pics. As I said above though, the M1074/M1075 PLS is not really a HEMTT, but a close cousin to it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:21 AM UTC
When I was in Iraq in 09, I saw an 8x8 with a cargo body on it that was set up as a poor mans fire engine (I think). it was basically what looked like a square steel tank and a hose reel with a pump on it. It was a one of a kind like I have never seen on a HEMETT and I kick myself regularly for not taking photos of it .
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
Hi Gino,

No, you are right, they are two different vehicles. But from a modelling point of view, they come close, which is why I mention them above as well as the LVSR.

BTW, the two Danish crews won the NTC :-) The Norwegian crew came in third.

Regards Thomas

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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC
Hello Thomas, I liked the picture of the Oshkosh M1070F(British version). I see it has unit markings from 21st from Germany.
Removed by original poster on 05/19/17 - 20:08:51 (GMT).
thomcat
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hi Ronnie,

How do you tell, the HET is British? I thought it was a M1070A1.

Regards Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 01:54 AM UTC
The M1070F British HET is similar to the US M1070A1. The ones in your above pic link is a Brit M1070F though. You can tell by the front bumper and light layout.

Due to a shortage of US HETS in Europe, the US has leased some Brit M1070Fs to transport equipment with.

Brit M1070F


US M1070A1
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hi Gino, Hi Thomas, when I saw the pictures from your link, their was a picture of an unit there. The company I work for serves the US Military, and was able to talk to a driver of the "Beasts". The American drivers had to go to school to learn how to drive them. I am hoping one day to drive up to the base where they are stationed at.
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 02:11 AM UTC
I have begun a separate thread for my own M985 project. Please feel free to comment on the question, I posted there.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=258728&page=1

Regards Thomas

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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Recently, I came across the Greek manufacturer LM Decals, which produces these fine decals for a M978 from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).


The decals are made to portray this vehicle:
http://www.primeportal.net/trucks/anon_idf/m978_idf/
LM Decals:
https://www.lmdecals.gr/index.php/en/x-series-en/military-vehicles/383-idf-m978-fuel-tanker-markings-any-scale-israeli-defence-forces-refueller-fuel-truck-tanker