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LVT Project - LVT(A)1 turret 170619
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:08:03 PM »
Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?



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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:01:49 PM »
Looks like a LVT (1) , the US designed amphibious troop carrier with the M3 Stuart turret  . Hopefully the groucers on the turret sides will not be on the finished kit , they where not needed on this vehicle and the track being different , wouldn't fit anyway ;D

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 01:12:54 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4 , M4A1, and M4A2 before this

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 01:24:44 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4, M4A1, and M4A2 before this

We will make sure all the M4s are done before releasing any new US vehicles.  This project is handled by a different team too.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 02:15:28 AM »
The LVT(A)-1 didn't have an actual M3 turret.  It was a modified M3A3/M51 turret without the bustle.  The rear plate was flat.  There were no grousers.  The side hatch forward of the turret had a horizontal handle and was wider.
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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 04:03:58 AM »
Hopefully they release the M4, M4A1, and M4A2 before this


We will make sure all the M4s are done before releasing any new US vehicles.  This project is handled by a different team too.
Sounds good. Thanks.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 04:28:00 AM »
I hope you improve the light on the turret top.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 06:35:15 AM »
The LVT(A)-1 didn't have an actual M3 turret.  It was a modified M3A3/M51 turret without the bustle.  The rear plate was flat.  There were no grousers.  The side hatch forward of the turret had a horizontal handle and was wider.

The current turret is a stand in until the new turret is done.

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Re: Another US War Machine in the making... what is it?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 08:33:29 PM »
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Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 turret 170619
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 07:23:21 PM »
@Pinky, this is the correct turret... call it done!



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