±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: TylerK93
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6591

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 120
Total: 121
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: sil3nt > Community Forums
 Visitors:
01: Member Screenshots
02: Member Screenshots
03: News Archive
04: Photo Gallery
05: Community Forums
06: Photo Gallery
07: News Archive
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Photo Gallery
11: Photo Gallery
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Photo Gallery
16: Photo Gallery
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Photo Gallery
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Photo Gallery
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Home
30: Photo Gallery
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Photo Gallery
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Photo Gallery
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Photo Gallery
45: Home
46: Photo Gallery
47: Community Forums
48: Home
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Photo Gallery
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Photo Gallery
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Home
63: Community Forums
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Downloads
69: Photo Gallery
70: Community Forums
71: Photo Gallery
72: Photo Gallery
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Photo Gallery
77: Photo Gallery
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Photo Gallery
90: Community Forums
91: Downloads
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Photo Gallery
97: Photo Gallery
98: Photo Gallery
99: Photo Gallery
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Downloads
103: Photo Gallery
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: Photo Gallery
107: Photo Gallery
108: Community Forums
109: Photo Gallery
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Home
118: Photo Gallery
119: Photo Gallery
120: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Ft Story's LARC-V
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.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:36 pm
Post subject: Ft Story's LARC-V

I went to Ft Story last weekend. Very small post with no displays to speak of except I did come upon this LARC-V that was by the two old light houses. After quickly looking around I climbed up inside and snapped some pictures of the controls and data plate. Built April 30th, 1968. Ft Eustis has a couple LARC varients but not one like this, and I thought this type was the most common. Here is a sad side note I found concerning LARC-V's;
"There were 968 units originally built. As best records can indicate, over 600 of them were sank, just as merely a means of disposal [when the U.S. departed Vietnam in the '70s]."



_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1411

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:58 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

Jeff, did you see the seawall built from dukw's. Locate this structure which was a 3" AA emplacement and look into the embankment from the ocean side. You will see the remains of many DUKW's.

Back to top
View user's profile
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:51 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

No, I didn't see this. Do you know approx where on Ft Stroy this is? There is a lot of coast line.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:41 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

Back in the early 60's my dad worked at Cape Canaveral and we lived at Patrick AFB, Florida. There was one of these machines there. I seem to remember I was told it had something to do with the space program. Maybe recovery.

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1411

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:53 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

Jeff, here is the location of the 3inch AA emplacement. AJ2

Back to top
View user's profile
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:10 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

I forgot this picture of the Data Plate the other night.


_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:19 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Story's LARC-V

Armyjunk,
Yesterday I returned to Ft Story and found the structure you speak of. There has been much deterioration and it has collapsed. I climbed all over that dune to include the vegitation above and only once did I "think" I saw what might be a portion of a DUKW, but I kind of doubt it. Look at the last picture of that area and you can see in the fore ground a section of metal and a few feet behind it, what might be a metal bow sticking up.
I have also included a picture of the old LARC ramp that was used for launching and recovering the beasts. It now leads into three motorpools, of which I am parked at the entrance of.


_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum