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Korean War Armored Car
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:39 am
Post subject: Re: Korean War Armored Car

I discovered this thread and website from a thread on the Missing-Lynx modeling site. A friend from Armorama uploaded to these same photographs I had posted there to Missing-Lynx. One of the replies provided a link to this thread.

I want to clarify and provide some background on this armored jeep. I obtained scanned copies from a buddy of mine (Don) from 4/17 Inf and a fellow member of the 17th Infantry Regiment Association. Anyways, he was loaned the original photographs so that he could scan them. If I recall correctly, Don got the photographs from the individual who took them and was also assigned to the unit it belonged to.

Anyways, this heavily modified jeep, was built, operated and owned by the 17th US Infantry "Buffalo" Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, during the Korean War.

Currently, Don and I are trying to find more information on this vehicle. Plus I have a goal to try and reconstruct it in 1/35 scale.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:36 am
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Those are Dana 25/27 jeep axles WWII type 100% sure
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:19 am
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I'm wondering if the chassis has been reversed with the original front (Engine, hood and radiator) now in the rear. This would mean the rear wheels would now be the steerable ones. Things that make me think this

1) The driver appears to be on the right
2) The crew compartment seems awfully far forward


Maybe, but that would be a stupifyingly complex modification, and completely unnecessary to achieve the desired end (an armored Jeep with more firepower). Much simpler would be to change the steering linkage (if indeed the driver has moved), or perhaps there was an underlying RHD vehicle there to begin with. Moving sheet metal around and welding on some plate is a lot easier that swapping suspension components back-to-front. I notice a clear rear differential, but can't make out a front one. This may not even retain FWD configuration. I just can't feature all that work as a field modification for a gunjeep. Shocked

Looks wildly overloaded and elaborate for a Jeep chassis. Why wouldn't one just do this sort of thing to a 3/4 or Power Wagon to begin with (which I can testify has been done, within limits).
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I'm wondering if the chassis has been reversed with the original front (Engine, hood and radiator) now in the rear. This would mean the rear wheels would now be the steerable ones. Things that make me think this

1) The driver appears to be on the right
2) The crew compartment seems awfully far forward

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:28 pm
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Amazing little "Frankentank"!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:30 pm
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Looks like it was made from a jeep, the rear is a jeep grill with welded headlight holes... Interesting modification!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:14 am
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Talk about "bristling with guns" Smile that's one tough little fella!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:24 am
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I believe playing thread necromancer is fully justified in this instance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:42 pm
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Look at this I'm not 100% sure that is Armoured Carrier Wheeled -
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:45 pm
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West-Front

I believe you have got it. Sorta makes me wonder how the Recoilless Rifle is mounted? 'field modified' I assume.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:10 am
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Isn't that a Canadian "Beaver" or "Beaverette"?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:56 am
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It almost looks like an armour plated airport tarmac tractor. But, that is a new one for the list.
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That thing is pretty small. Using the fuel can as a scale reference, wonder if the drive train is based on the good old jeep?

Local fabrication maybe????

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