±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 85
Total: 85
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Photo Gallery
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: CPGlang
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: Photo Gallery
26: Photo Gallery
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Home
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Downloads
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: News
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Home
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Photo Gallery
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery
81: Community Forums
82: Downloads
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Photo Gallery

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: 1412

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: 1412

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