External fuel tanks on M113 versions

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External fuel tanks on M113 versions

Joined: September 11th, 2005, 7:04 pm

June 24th, 2015, 1:33 pm #1

Does any 1/35 model of any M113 variant include the external fuel tanks, as seen on this M1064A3?



Or, is it available as an aftermarket addition/conversion?

Larry
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June 24th, 2015, 3:55 pm #2

It's a M1064A3. Tamiya and Academy make kits with them and the are several aftermarket companies that make them. http://missing-lynx.com/gallery/modern/ ... owsley.htm
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June 24th, 2015, 4:10 pm #3

Since the Royal Thai Army uses the M106A1/A2 mortar carriers, I will have to see how much difference there is between them and the M1064A3, before I go out and buy one.

Larry
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June 24th, 2015, 4:43 pm #4

There are no kits of the M1064A3. Tamiya makes the M106A1, but it doesn't have the external tanks. Best place to source them would be from Tamiya's so called M113A2 Desert Version. If the Thai's are using M106A1s with the external tanks mounted, they would also have the larger trim vane also in the A2 kit.
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June 24th, 2015, 9:07 pm #5

...as the Thais seem to like to put them on many of their M113 variants, including their M901 'Hammerhead'.

Larry
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June 25th, 2015, 3:28 pm #6

some might be found on eBay. They did a small M113/LVTP turret set that included a bigger trim vane (#501) and an MICV conversion that included one too (#295).

Mr Modellbau does several conversion sets for the M113 that includes the larger trim vane, but will be more expensive.
http://www.mrmodellbau.com/_shop/produc ... cts_id=172
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June 26th, 2015, 12:40 pm #7

I have read that a lot of their detail parts are not resin, but some kind of plaster or ceramic, and thus get broken very easily. I would like to get some detail sets for my Thai armour projects, but don't want to wind up getting a box of smashed pieces.

Larry
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June 26th, 2015, 1:06 pm #8

AFAIK Verlinden is using the same resin it always has.

Sean
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June 26th, 2015, 1:47 pm #9

I have read that a lot of their detail parts are not resin, but some kind of plaster or ceramic, and thus get broken very easily. I would like to get some detail sets for my Thai armour projects, but don't want to wind up getting a box of smashed pieces.

Larry
I had the MICV set many years ago, it was probably one of my first resin conversion sets I built.
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June 26th, 2015, 7:37 pm #10

Larry
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