±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: 0
Visitors: 103
Total: 103
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Downloads
02: Community Forums
03: Photo Gallery
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Downloads
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Photo Gallery
17: Photo Gallery
18: News
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Search
23: Community Forums
24: News
25: Photo Gallery
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Photo Gallery
29: Your Account
30: Photo Gallery
31: Downloads
32: Photo Gallery
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Photo Gallery
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Downloads
48: Photo Gallery
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Your Account
55: Community Forums
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Photo Gallery
60: Photo Gallery
61: Home
62: Home
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Photo Gallery
66: Photo Gallery
67: Community Forums
68: Photo Gallery
69: Photo Gallery
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Statistics
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: Photo Gallery
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Photo Gallery
84: Photo Gallery
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Photo Gallery
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Photo Gallery
94: Community Forums
95: Photo Gallery
96: Your Account
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Photo Gallery
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)
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
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:37 am
Post subject: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

This is to be the final Armor Conference from Ft Knox. Crying or Very sad

I figured I would try to highlight some of the more interesting exhibits

Set up has begun and the Patton Museum is making its final appearence as 'The Museum of Cavalry & Armor' with the display of the restored Sd Kfz 251/9.

The recently restored vehicle began its trip on Friday, by being loaded on the HETT:

Then%20it%20was%20placed%20in%20its%20display%20location%20for%20the%20event.

I will post more as the week goes on. Stay tuned

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 3:37 pm
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

Not too many displays but here are a few interesting things.

The M1A2 SEP (w TUSK):
New%20type%20tail%20light%20protective%20cover: Redesigned%20hub%20cap: 'Grass%20Skirt'%20mudflaps...!!??

More to come
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 3:43 pm
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

Stryker 'Stuff' -

MGS:

Fire%20Support%20Vehicle%20(AKA%20Mortar%20Vehicle) And%20then%20there%20was%20this%20'thing'.%20%20\"Protector'%20RWS%20turret%20(?!?):

More to follow
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 6247
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:53 pm
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

Don,
Did you not feel yourself in mortal danger being that close to a "wheeled death trap"?! Shocked

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:27 am
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the dissappearence of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:34 am
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

A couple of additional views of the Fire Support Vehicle:



For all those '11C' fans.....
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:04 am
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

- Dontos
Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the disappearance of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

Regards
Don


Yeah, I wish the Army was going the common chassis direction for the new Ground Combat Vehicle - which by all open evidence is going to be a stovepiped one-off IFV that they will need to do a lot of recurring R&D on to make it the basis of anything else... Its like Army has forgotten all of the lessons learned from 1980-2000 just because of the new "lessons" from FCS.

As a result more than half of the $ that was going to deliver 8 variants of Manned Ground Vehicles will deliver just an IFV, and the remaining $ will somehow have to be used to replace the Paladin that needs replacing even worse than the Bradley, and for any future Recce, Direct Fire vehicles, etc...

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:20 am
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

I like the slave receptacle being next to the tail light which is also next to the batteries. With this set-up a driver could remain buttoned up and still get slaved. I guess this would be good if being shot at. I wonder what the box is underneath it. Thanks for fotos Don!

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 397
Location: Kentucky
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:16 am
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

- MarkHolloway
I wonder what the box is underneath it.


External phone box for communicating with crew.

_________________
armorfortheages.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:56 pm
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

The lower box has a 'J' box in it. You can use the long extension hand mike or even a CVC. Its tied into the intercom system.

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 6247
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:55 pm
Post subject: Re: Armor Conference 2010 (End of an Era)

- Dontos
Actually I sorta like the Stryker. The whole common chassis concept has 'won me over'.

Besides, if this will assist the dissappearence of the 'SPARKY-MOBILE', the world will be that much better. (ha ha ha)

Regards
Don



INFIDEL! Laughing

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile 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