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M911 load ideas
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 01:05 AM UTC
I have my Miniman Factory M911 on the way and I'm trying to come up with something to put on the trailer. Yes, M60's and M1's would be the go to thing, but everyone is going to do that. I want to try something different. Currently I have an M88 on my M1070.
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 02:05 AM UTC
Here's another load option :



This "camo" scheme is a bit more flashy



Full size



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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 03:25 AM UTC
Pretty much any US military vehicle from the late-'70s to the mid-'90s could be/was carried by it. Your options are pretty wide open.

M981A3 FIST-V


M107 Howitzer


M577


BigfootV
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 04:55 AM UTC
Hello Vince,

Here's a few more idea's:

http://wmsi.com/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/20150226_095655_3.jpg

http://www.eac.co.ug/oshkosh2.jpg

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Oshkosh/1978OshkoshModel-JExportAWDTruckTrain.jpg

http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Oshkosh/1978OshkoshModel-JExportAWDTruckTrain.jpg

http://autoimages.org/wp-content/uploads/parser/Oshkosh-m911-3.jpg

Like Gino stated, pretty much anything.

See ya in the funnies........
covkid
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC

Hi, I remember seeing a magazine article awhile back showing M911/M747's carrying Chieftain's on an exercise in Germany around 1980.Also in the Tankograd book on US tank transporters with a T-62.Hope to get this combo too when funds permit.

Regards Jason
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:42 PM UTC

M113

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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:46 PM UTC
M60 and very interesting camouflage on M911
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:51 PM UTC
Actually, that is an M59 APC, the predecessor to the M113. Look at the profile of the front end, the larger road wheels, and the position of the small troop door in the middle of the ramp.

M59 APC

Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:26 AM UTC
I wonder if the pictured vehicle could in fact be a M84 mortar carrier. It seems there's a large hatch on the top (open in the picture....), just like the M84 one...



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HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:33 AM UTC
It could be an M84 (built on M59 chassis), hard to tell from that angle.
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:01 PM UTC
Hi there,

I got Meng M911. I'm interested If I can up fit Abrams tank with plugs on trailer? Is there enough space?
AKirchhoff
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC
Hi!
I guess you mean mine ploughs? That should fit, however the vehicle must back up onto the trailer because of the angle of approach. So, place the vehicle with the rear to the gooseneck.

Andreas
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC
I would suggest a bulldozer or something like that

Maybe a Caterpillar D7
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 06:17 AM UTC
Call me crazy, what about a nice M60A1? It's designed for heavy loads, tanks, so put a tank on it
Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
Now, these are some great ideas!

Can I also put an M1A2 SEP V2 on it?

Thanks!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Now, these are some great ideas!

Can I also put an M1A2 SEP V2 on it?

Thanks!



No, the M911 was way out of use by the time the M1A2 SEP V2 came into use (about 2015). The latest Abrams that would be appropriate on an M911 would be up to an ODS-era ('90 -'91, early '90s) M1A1. The M1070 HETS was fielded in '92, which replaced the M911.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 02:57 AM UTC
The M1A2 SEP V2 came into service many years (in 2008??) after the M911/M747 was taken out of service.

The M747 trailer can't handle the weight of the M1/ M1A1/M1A2 tanks, already noted as a problem during the Gulf War.
The initial contract for the replacement (M1070/M1000) was completed in 1992.

Some M747 trailers ended up with civilian contractors but I don't think that a civilian contractor would bid for, or be awarded, a contract to transport M1A2 SEP V2 tanks using a trailer that can't handle the load.
Maybe in wartime conditions but not when civilian rules apply.
/ Robin

Edit: See correct year for V2 provided by Gino below.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
M9, maybe two of them.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC

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The M1A2 SEP V2 came into service many years (in 2008??) after the M911/M747 was taken out of service.



The original M1A2 came out about '95. The M1A2 SEP V2 wasn't introduced until late 2015.
Removed by original poster on 10/09/19 - 15:09:13 (GMT).
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC

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M113



Actually I think that is an M59 or M84.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC

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M113



Actually I think that is an M59 or M84.



Right. That is the same conclusion we came to 3 years ago above. Gotta follow the thread better.
Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 05:01 AM UTC
Does it show I'm new to the subject?

Thanks for the heads-up on the M1A2 SEP V2. I find the three-tone camouflage on both vehicles tempting to reproduce and I thought they'd go well together.

What about the D9R? Would that fit in weight- and era-wise?

Thanks!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC
The D9R, as in Mengs kit, will fit weight-wise, but is also too new. They were first fielded in 1998 by the IDF. The US didn't start using them until the late 2000s in Iraq.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC
That's two of two missed I'll just follow along the topic to see what else comes up. I like the M107 and M109, so far.