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OPFOR VISMOD HMMWV T-72 Real Life Build
Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 04:00 AM UTC
Not sure if this is old news or has been posted before---for those HMMWV builders who thought that they have built nearly every version, here is something new for you to try your scratchbuilding mettle on. (I'm not affiliated with the Hollywood SFX company).

https://westefxmil.com

https://defence-blog.com/army/hollywood-special-effects-company-transforms-u-s-armys-humvee-into-russian-t-72-tanks.html
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC
Here's the IDF version








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LonCray
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC
I can't tell if that's the worst example of Pimp My Ride, or the best.
corsutton
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
That is some interesting building prospects. That would be fun to see in 1/35.
griffontech
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
I bet that with all the experience the IDF has with modifying armor to suit their needs, they made the main gun on the HMMWV capable of firing...
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC
The IDF Combat Hummer Operators is an all female unit: https://www.idf.il/en/minisites/soldiers-of-the-idf/meet-the-combat-hummer-operator-unit/
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=3dEgGRcBOZo

















Full size



Full size

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Madmanrick9
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:23 AM UTC
Somebody beat them to the punch back in the '70's lol



Bigred69
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
I remember see them! Wasn't some model kits too?
m4sherman
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:08 AM UTC
After reading "All female unit," then looking at the pictures clearly showing men, it didn't make any sense. Then I read the part about training other units. So they aren't opposing forces, but mobile training platforms for tank training?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC

Quoted Text

After reading "All female unit," then looking at the pictures clearly showing men, it didn't make any sense. Then I read the part about training other units. So they aren't opposing forces, but mobile training platforms for tank training?



The unit is indeed a training platform for various regular and reserve formations. Depending on the scenario, they can be imitating opposing forces but I wouldn't say that's their primary task. The unit was formed to provide realistic training of tactical combat scenarios on the field without the need of actual AFVs (not just tanks, they're also used to imitate softskins, APCs, HAPCs or D9s).
m4sherman
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

After reading "All female unit," then looking at the pictures clearly showing men, it didn't make any sense. Then I read the part about training other units. So they aren't opposing forces, but mobile training platforms for tank training?



The unit is indeed a training platform for various regular and reserve formations. Depending on the scenario, they can be imitating opposing forces but I wouldn't say that's their primary task. The unit was formed to provide realistic training of tactical combat scenarios on the field without the need of actual AFVs (not just tanks, they're also used to imitate softskins, APCs, HAPCs or D9s).



That makes sense.
Trisaw
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019 - 05:32 AM UTC
Popular Mechanics has a really nice article on this VISMOD.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29687906/national-guard-t-72