My Grizzly Build update Thanks Jason!

My Grizzly Build update Thanks Jason!

Joined: December 24th, 2011, 8:56 pm

May 4th, 2012, 7:47 pm #1

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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 4th, 2012, 9:11 pm #2

Ying your hard work has paid off....great set of images to show all your effort....too bad Trumpeter isn't paying attention!

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Peter Hickey
Peter Hickey

May 5th, 2012, 12:04 am #3

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Thats going to look great when it's done, keep going.

Regards
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Joined: May 4th, 2008, 11:25 pm

May 5th, 2012, 1:18 am #4

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Excellent work!

I don't seem to remember the smoke launchers positioned for such a flat trajectory. What year is this turret from?

I seem to remember them being a bit more up so the grenades can be lobbed out and detonate about 6 meters above the ground at about 30 meters from the vehicle. I could be wrong, as I was only on the Grizzlies from 85 to 89-90.

Otherwise an excellent rebuild of the kit.
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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 5th, 2012, 1:44 am #5

Good eye Gary...the placement of the launchers looks good but the angle of the mount is what needs to be modified to angle the tubes.

Here's some really good images of the Grizzlys provided to the African Union that show the grenade dischargers very well....click on each image to get a high res version.

http://bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/gallery/vi ... &num=56035
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Joined: December 24th, 2011, 8:56 pm

May 5th, 2012, 3:21 am #6

Excellent work!

I don't seem to remember the smoke launchers positioned for such a flat trajectory. What year is this turret from?

I seem to remember them being a bit more up so the grenades can be lobbed out and detonate about 6 meters above the ground at about 30 meters from the vehicle. I could be wrong, as I was only on the Grizzlies from 85 to 89-90.

Otherwise an excellent rebuild of the kit.
I checked some pics I took when I worked with them. I didn't find the extra bracket. After seeing that the angle addition seemed to appear in the addition with the night vision periscope. Please understand that I wanted to create the early version and in that area I didn't find the extra bracket. If you check most pics the extra bracket appears only with the thermal night vision sight in my investigation I couldn't find that. I'll see if I can include the pics that changed my mind.

Best regards Ying
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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 5th, 2012, 3:26 am #7

Ying,

Here's a link to some images of the original Grizzlys...the angle still exists on the launchers.

There is no thermal sight on the Grizzly...only image intensification.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/169232/t ... ter+Camo--
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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 5th, 2012, 3:32 am #8

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Joined: December 24th, 2011, 8:56 pm

May 5th, 2012, 4:53 am #9

I checked some pics I took when I worked with them. I didn't find the extra bracket. After seeing that the angle addition seemed to appear in the addition with the night vision periscope. Please understand that I wanted to create the early version and in that area I didn't find the extra bracket. If you check most pics the extra bracket appears only with the thermal night vision sight in my investigation I couldn't find that. I'll see if I can include the pics that changed my mind.

Best regards Ying
Hello everyone
Sorry Jason, I wasn't around when they installed the image intensifier on the turret. I perceived it was thermal. From the pics you provided as well I see from the shadows and prominence that it shows what looks like a single smoke bracket mounting.
Just to help clarify the questions. In my search l have found mostly mid and late existing versions for reference. I have been really digging deeply to find references for the ORIGINAL EARLY VARIANT. I was lucky that I had some pics I managed to take when I served back in the 80's. The first photo is a mid/late version with the double bracket to agree with YOUR questions. The following pictures are of my fellow comrades who served with me in the AVGP, including myself in the crew commander hatch. If you please all look closely to the smoke brackets you will find just one single bracket on the early variant.

I hope this helps so you put this to your model which ever the version you wish to build.
Last part I need to mention is that the Trumpeter kit provides two smoke discharger mountings. These position the smoke dischargers in different angles. I found the ones not mentioned in the instructions more accurate to the angles for an early version...

Best regards Ying

This is the MID/LATE VERSION you are all agreeing. You can see the double brackets.
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This is from the summer exercises in 1989. This is an early version, with the anti aircraft sight on the turret, with Sgt Reese in the crew commander hatch. You can see even with the shadows that this is one bracket.
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This is from the summer exercises in 1988. This is an early version, again with the anti aircraft sight on the turret, with Lt. Hearns in the turret. Again looking at the shadows you can see one bracket mounting the smoke dischargers.
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This was from the fall of 1987. This is an early version again, with myself in the crew commander hatch. At a photo this close you can see only one bracket mounting the smoke dischargers.
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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 5th, 2012, 6:26 pm #10

Ying,

You are totally correct with the brackets and mounts. To clarify it is the actual angel you have positioned the grenade discharger tubes that draws the attention. Your tubes appear to be without any angle thus giving the impression if the grenades were lauched they would fire straight out instead of upwards at an angle to give dispersion over a wider area and arc towards the ground.

Regardless of the type of single or double bracket the tubes still had an upwards angle and your don't appear to be in your images. If they do it is really hard to tell with the perspective of your images.

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