Afghan TLAV - First Pic?

Afghan TLAV - First Pic?

Mark Stares
Mark Stares

May 23rd, 2007, 12:05 am #1

Through combat camera I have finally come across a picture online of a TLAV in Afghanistan. I love buckets (my last completed project was my lynx) so I have been waiting for the first pics to surface before starting this project.

Careful what you wish for... the one in the picture at least has the new rubber band tracks and sprockets/idlers, new antenna arrangements etc. Will definately need some more pics before veturing much further down the TLAV road... pretty sure though that the LHS has the tamiya M113A2...

For the pic see this link:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... mbatcamera

FOr details on the track scroll down part way through this page (yes it is the, ahem, Gavin manifesto!)

http://www.combatreform2.com/bandtracks.htm

I know that JP has at least one customer for his Grizz turret!

cheers

Mark
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Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

May 23rd, 2007, 12:24 am #2

Yup, it's a TLAV...I think about 40 are planned for Afghanistan.

The Academy M113A2 kit in my opinion is better than the Tamiya kit.
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

May 23rd, 2007, 3:26 am #3

Through combat camera I have finally come across a picture online of a TLAV in Afghanistan. I love buckets (my last completed project was my lynx) so I have been waiting for the first pics to surface before starting this project.

Careful what you wish for... the one in the picture at least has the new rubber band tracks and sprockets/idlers, new antenna arrangements etc. Will definately need some more pics before veturing much further down the TLAV road... pretty sure though that the LHS has the tamiya M113A2...

For the pic see this link:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... mbatcamera

FOr details on the track scroll down part way through this page (yes it is the, ahem, Gavin manifesto!)

http://www.combatreform2.com/bandtracks.htm

I know that JP has at least one customer for his Grizz turret!

cheers

Mark
Mark,

Our friend Nat (he of the rail gun at MMM 200x) is over there and tells me that Canuck TLAV's are also sporting bar armour! He has been directed to take photos, natch.

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Joined: April 23rd, 2005, 5:26 pm

May 23rd, 2007, 1:16 pm #4

Through combat camera I have finally come across a picture online of a TLAV in Afghanistan. I love buckets (my last completed project was my lynx) so I have been waiting for the first pics to surface before starting this project.

Careful what you wish for... the one in the picture at least has the new rubber band tracks and sprockets/idlers, new antenna arrangements etc. Will definately need some more pics before veturing much further down the TLAV road... pretty sure though that the LHS has the tamiya M113A2...

For the pic see this link:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... mbatcamera

FOr details on the track scroll down part way through this page (yes it is the, ahem, Gavin manifesto!)

http://www.combatreform2.com/bandtracks.htm

I know that JP has at least one customer for his Grizz turret!

cheers

Mark
I read somewhere recently that we are also looking at procuring bar armour for these puppys. It will be the same stuff as deployed bythe US in Iraq.

Cheers.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 24th, 2007, 2:09 am #5

Through combat camera I have finally come across a picture online of a TLAV in Afghanistan. I love buckets (my last completed project was my lynx) so I have been waiting for the first pics to surface before starting this project.

Careful what you wish for... the one in the picture at least has the new rubber band tracks and sprockets/idlers, new antenna arrangements etc. Will definately need some more pics before veturing much further down the TLAV road... pretty sure though that the LHS has the tamiya M113A2...

For the pic see this link:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... mbatcamera

FOr details on the track scroll down part way through this page (yes it is the, ahem, Gavin manifesto!)

http://www.combatreform2.com/bandtracks.htm

I know that JP has at least one customer for his Grizz turret!

cheers

Mark
Those look fun to do in scale... !

What happened to the newer Diehl tracks we were buying?
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Jason Bobrowich
Jason Bobrowich

May 24th, 2007, 2:33 am #6

I wonder because of the caption that the TLAV is being used for convoy escort that the rubber band tracks are being installed for the heavy use on the asphalt roads?
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May 24th, 2007, 5:28 am #7

Those look fun to do in scale... !

What happened to the newer Diehl tracks we were buying?
they were on trial one-eye was at LFTEU. I'll see if I can find a pic. Suffice to say the crew was lucky to be alive.



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Mike Dyer
Mike Dyer

May 24th, 2007, 6:28 pm #8

What good does bar amour do against IED's? Also from what I have read the bar armour is not that good against RPG's.
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May 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm #9

Well, against a ground based detonated IED probably nothing but if it is a VBIED...mobile suicide bomber, then maybe it will disperse the blast and give a stand off distance.

I would rather have half of the RPGs stopped by the bar armour then have no bar armour mounted and have 100% of the RPGs hit the armour.
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May 26th, 2007, 6:50 pm #10

What good does bar amour do against IED's? Also from what I have read the bar armour is not that good against RPG's.
Some additional RPG protection is a welcomed addition to any vehicle over there, and the slat armour is a relatively effective method for dealing with hollow charge projectiles such as RPG. How it will be of benefit in a VBIED strike is questionable and yet to be determined, but any degree of standoff should be a benefit.
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