AFV Club's M113A1 FSV--when was it used?

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AFV Club's M113A1 FSV--when was it used?

Joined: May 18th, 2004, 2:57 pm

July 28th, 2012, 12:16 am #1

I assume it was post Vietnam era.

RobG
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July 28th, 2012, 1:29 am #2

Re: AFV Club's M113A1 FSV--when was it used?
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Joined: September 13th, 2003, 7:20 am

July 28th, 2012, 2:47 am #3

I assume it was post Vietnam era.

RobG
Yes Rob it was post Vietnam.
1979-1996
Originally called the FSV (Fire Support Vehicle) then a name change and roll change in the mid 80's to MRV (Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle).
The best reference in paper form for both the Saladin version and Scorpion version is Military Briefs Number 1 Australian Fire Support Vehicles from www.mheaust.com.au

Cheers Jason

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Joined: May 18th, 2004, 2:57 pm

July 28th, 2012, 4:45 am #4

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Joined: October 10th, 2004, 8:44 am

July 28th, 2012, 5:39 am #5

I assume it was post Vietnam era.

RobG
Like the one at the Puckapunyal museum, but in actual service?



Cheers,

Christophe
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 3:54 am

July 28th, 2012, 6:25 am #6

A couple in similar schemes and one in an overall very dark green
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July 28th, 2012, 6:26 am #7

Yes Rob it was post Vietnam.
1979-1996
Originally called the FSV (Fire Support Vehicle) then a name change and roll change in the mid 80's to MRV (Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle).
The best reference in paper form for both the Saladin version and Scorpion version is Military Briefs Number 1 Australian Fire Support Vehicles from www.mheaust.com.au

Cheers Jason

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The "Beasts" started to enter service in early 81 after a period of trials. We still had a mix of Saladin and Scorpion Beasts in mid 82 at 2 Cav and the Scorpions were in pretty new condition then. They really started to look old by 86 when I got posted back. They were used by the Armies Medium Recon Unit - 2 Cavalry Regt (in Sydney and Darwin); the HQ Sqn of 1 Armd Regt; School of Armour and by the ARES - 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles, 10 Light Horse, 1/15th Royal NSW Lancers and 12/16 Hunter River Lancers.
The Kit markings are spurious and none were ever issued to 5/7 BN Royal Australian Regt (Mech Infantry). The 3 Colour scheme was introduced in their last three years of service and for most of their life they were in Lustreless OD only (with local mud cams etc when on Exercise) excepting the Cam trials of the early 80's. Markings tended to be a White (79-85) triangle on the sides (Recce) with callsigns to the left and right of the Triangle. The Vehicle Callsigns varied over the period of service depending on where the vehicles were in the Tp. A Recce Tp consisted of 2 MRV and 2 X LRV (M113 with T50 Turret 50/30 cal)
The Opfor Vehicles were School of Armour vehicles.
I for one was not sorry to see these leave service, they were a pig to work on being a hybrid of US and British Electrical and Radio Systems. The II sights were very good and we upgraded ours (2 CAV )using later Gen tubes in the late 80's

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July 28th, 2012, 7:04 am #8

I assume it was post Vietnam era.

RobG
Terry Ashley has a review of the kit

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... v35023.htm


Walk-around On Same Site


http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... 113mrv.htm


hth
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Joined: October 10th, 2004, 8:44 am

July 28th, 2012, 9:26 am #9

A couple in similar schemes and one in an overall very dark green
I'd love to see a scanned copy!

Many thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Christophe
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Joined: June 5th, 2005, 10:03 pm

July 28th, 2012, 10:57 am #10

I assume it was post Vietnam era.

RobG
This book is still available and has walkarounds and in service pictures of both vehicles. Limited copies remain available and this book will not be reprinted.

Check this link
http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/Books/Milbrief1.htm

John Myszka
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