±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Harold_Biondo
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6644

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 160
Total: 160
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Home
08: Photo Gallery
09: Community Forums
10: Home
11: Home
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: CPGlang
15: Community Forums
16: CPGlang
17: Home
18: Home
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Home
23: Home
24: Community Forums
25: Home
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Home
29: Statistics
30: CPGlang
31: CPGlang
32: Community Forums
33: Photo Gallery
34: Home
35: Home
36: Home
37: CPGlang
38: Home
39: CPGlang
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Home
43: Downloads
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Home
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Home
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: Home
64: Home
65: Community Forums
66: Downloads
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Home
70: Home
71: Home
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Home
78: CPGlang
79: Home
80: Home
81: Downloads
82: CPGlang
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Community Forums
87: CPGlang
88: Community Forums
89: CPGlang
90: Home
91: Home
92: Home
93: Home
94: Home
95: Community Forums
96: CPGlang
97: Home
98: Home
99: CPGlang
100: Home
101: Home
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Community Forums
107: Home
108: CPGlang
109: Home
110: Home
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Home
115: Home
116: CPGlang
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Home
123: CPGlang
124: Community Forums
125: Home
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: Home
129: Home
130: Home
131: Home
132: Home
133: Community Forums
134: Community Forums
135: Community Forums
136: Home
137: Home
138: Community Forums
139: CPGlang
140: Home
141: Home
142: CPGlang
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Community Forums
147: Home
148: Community Forums
149: Community Forums
150: Home
151: Community Forums
152: Home
153: Home
154: Treasury
155: CPGlang
156: Home
157: Home
158: Home
159: Home
160: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
M48 Shillelagh prototype
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.
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:40 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype





Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 29, 2006
Posts: 2061
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:10 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

Hi everyone,
Wow, now that I can see the pictures (MWR Computer), I recognize that turret too. I believe it's the same one used on the 60 hull and was cobbled onto a 48 chassis. My reasoning is based on hull which is a 3 support roller diesel 48. It has the external air cleaner boxes, a gasser had the filters in the hull. That in itself is a rare bird since the A3's were made from M48A0's and A1's with 5 support rollers, only the early trails diesel A3's were converted A2's with 3 rollers. The picture of the back deck top shows where the mounting lugs for the travel lock was too. My experience is those would've been ground off/never installed if this was a purpose built tank, just like the M60A2's and AVLB's were. I believe what we have here is an early M48A3 trails hull (explains the steps) and the former M60 Shillelagh turret. Anyway, that is my best explanation for this unusual beast, somebody have any other ideas?

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1416

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:05 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

Hello You might find some of Detroit monuments at Fort Wayne downtown, I saw last month a Sherman, a M19 twin 40 mm carriage, a 155 mm M-1918 howitzer, a navy 4 in deck gun, a 57 mm AT gun, a 40mm AA gun minus carriage 2 parrot rifles and a captured Spanish-Am war tube and a somewhat modern personnel carrier all look abandoned, but then again so does Detroit...
Back to top
View user's profile
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:27 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

Did the personnel carrier look like this? Last report I had was they have a M114.



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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:14 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

the M114


Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1416

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:49 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

shawn, thats what i saw when i was there
Back to top
View user's profile
jcneel
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 101
Location: Victoria, Texas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:35 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

- SHAWN



Hey - is that a Composite Hull M4? Other than the one at the Patton Memorial Museum in California - that's the only other one I know of in the States! Are these not pretty rare?
cn
Back to top
View user's profile
SHAWN
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:12 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

that is in fact an M4 composite hull 105mm,
the only one i have seen
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1416

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:26 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

I have better pics if someone wants them, I haven't figured how to post them yet, any help on that would be appreciated...
Back to top
View user's profile
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:47 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

photobucket.com is your friend... Its free, and provides a link for any picture so you can post it on a discussion board like this.

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1416

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:46 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

thank you....is it hard to post them in here without photobucket?
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4671
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:55 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

- armyjunk2
thank you....is it hard to post them in here without photobucket?


Photobucket and Imageshack are but two of various image hosting services (and you get a free gallery here at Com-Central, BTW, but you can only link pics to it within this website...not so with the other two).

Using a hosting service and hotlinking to your post is the preferred method, because the site automatically resizes them to 800x600 (width x height) pixels for convenient display while not crippling guys on dialup and making everybody scroll left and right to see huge pictures. It is possible to attach directly, but that isn't recommended because there's a tendency to defeat the resize function and inconvenience everybody trying to follow a thread. Plus, I have to come along and ask that it be changed or delete the attachment if it violates those guidelines, and I hate doing chores. Laughing

If you want a larger image available, don't hotlink to "display", just post the URL link so people can decide for themselves if they want to view the larger image. Some folks do both so you get the resized version, with the larger one available as an option viewed "offsite", as Fled has done in this thread (for example): www.com-central.net/in...amp;t=5032

He put the direct link beneath the pic to be viewed larger without making us scroll around in the post itself...a good practice. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1416

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:15 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

12 pics, lets see if this works this is the Armor i saw at Fort Wayne in Detroit


Last edited by armyjunk2 on Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:20 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:17 am
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

Hi Army! Hi Folks!

Good set of photos, THANKS. I am always happy to see more photos of my number recon vehicle, the M-114 Lingle! Mr. Green

I noticed something new on that Sherman transmission cover in Army's photos. Confused

Many Shermans had a metal strap, running from the transmission cover over to the lugs for mounting towing shakles, that the crew could use for a step to get up and down the front of the vehicle. That Sherman doesn't have straps, it has a solid metal plates. I have never noticed the steps done that way on other Shermans. Has anyone else?

Something new, maybe? Smile
Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
SHAWN
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 484

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:22 pm
Post subject: Re: M48 Shillelagh prototype

so armyjunk2, you took these recently? ah you're the one. than you are the one who was taking unauthorized photos of the fort? i had a report come across my desk from 2 of the guards down there of someone taking pics, never acknowledged there presence and took off when approached.
was that you? you need to check in with the guards at the front gate or with the detroit historical society office to obtain permission to take pictures at the fort.

just messing with you man. just a joke!
you live in the detroit area? or you were just in the fort for a looksy?
if you live in the area, do you belong to the imps, maybe i have seen you at a meeting...
shawn
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 2 of 4
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next



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