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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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I'll call your halftrack with a Panther and a Tiger Smile


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I think i'm seeing double!

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I suppose these are more believable when seen from above.....


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The high weight of the Centurion received in 1953 made the need for a dummy tank clear, and the first of the "Dummy Tanks" was build on a Universal Carrier. The conversion-kit comprised of a tubular steel-frame with a fake turret and stove-pipe gun, all simulating the dimensions of the Centurion. It soon became clear that these contraptions were too large and vulnerable, and their size were reduced to about half. In some instances the lower frame was deleted all together. Around 180 carriers were converted to Dummy Tanks.
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I used to carry a decoy tank, back in the late 80's. The problem was that the demensional panel was of an M60A3 and our entire division was all M1A1's.
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Speaking of carrying tanks.....


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Dontos,
That decoy you mentioned was good for one thing, the Honda generator that came with it for heating it. We used it for everything but the decoy. The idea was good but by the time it was fielded the M1 was the prime tank. 5-17 CAV used them pretty effectively when I was in Korea the first time since they still had M60's until mid 91. Made you action the wrong way just long enough to get blindsided. Biggest give away was unless you made a fake Hoffman launcher on the tube you could tell it was a decoy. Figured that out pretty quick.

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