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  1. Outlaw75

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    WW2 Ball Turret with Twin .50 Cals at the Big Sandy Shoot

    New old stock! Just add hydraulic fluid, power, and bullets!

     
  2. Shanghai McCoy

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    That looks like it would be fun. I doubt if I could fit into it tho. :(
    "Turning ammo into noise"... good slogan. :thumbup:
     
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    GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!!! ! :D:evil:
     
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    Nice but they aren't listed on buds. Out of stock maybe?
     
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    Sure it looks like fun....
    Not at 30,000 feet.
    Not 60 below zero.
    Not being shot back at by the sons of the Axis.

    In any case, I'd love to give it a go especially if you were male to try to track targets.

    Todd.
     
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    I obviously need to win the lottery...:D
     
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    Throw in a White Motor Company M16 MGMC Half-Track vehicle and I'd be all set!
     
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    I need one of those.
     
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    Dear Santa.....
     
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    Why is is the only thought that comes to my mind is "Ammo Bill"?
     
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    You left out slipstream roaring in the ejection ports at 350kts depending on which way you have the thing turned.
     
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    A half track would be the icing on the cake!!!
    I've seen quad 50s mounted on the M35 deuce and a half escorting convoys..
     
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    My Dad was in the Armored Infantry (12th Armored Division), doing WWII and they had a water cooled M1917-M1919 on their half track. A Quad 50 would have been the Cat's Meow!
     
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    Just attach this to the "What Do You Want For Christmas thread.
     
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  16. CapnMac

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    Downside being the 35mph top speed on paved roads.

    The M-16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage is also a bit drafty when cold, and not nearly enough when hot out. Doubly so for the two loaders who wer wedged into the back with all the tombstone 500 round mags.

    The straight six under the hood is very reliable, though. The Military vehicle collectors' only real gripe is finding replacement track (they are a continuous rubber with a couple of endless steel cables moulded inside--last batch to come in was from Israel).

    There was a version, the M-15 MGMC which only had a dual M2 mount, and is excedding rare. There were a bunch of "T" series test vehicles that used Bendix and Sperry turrets mounted in the back, complete with perspex, but they did not offer anything that the built-to-purpose turret didn't do better.

    There was an M-14 which went the the SW Pacific. It used a "flat bed" version of the M3 half-track with a sort of "bathtub" turret, which mounted a 37mm AA cannon with a pair of coaxial water-cooled M2. A few of those were modified, in theater, after battle damage, to mount a single 40mm Bofors salvaged from either Army stores or Navy ships.
     
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    I thank him for his service. Armored Infantry is what are called today Heavy Lifters.. No offense to anyone, but if they don't know what Heavy Lifters means; I can't help them. Simply said, they grind the enemy down.

    In Toccoa, GA, they have a military reenactment weekend. Before the jumps into Europe; the 101st trained here. Some of the original Band of Brothers where here. I shook one's hand and thanked him for his Service. He looked at my hat with its Vietnam Vet with a CIB and Jump Wings and thanked me for mine. I said Sir without your Service, mine would have never happened..

    My Dad was a P-51 pilot in WWII. I wanted to fly fighters; however, the only honest recruiter ever measured me and said I was too tall. As, a result, I was glorified light Infantry in Vietnam.



    Whoa there Captain, you really know your "stuff."
    I was 11B4P or Infantry, Airborne and light weapons specialist and you're way over my pay grade. ;) In today's MOS terms I was an 18 Bravo.

    I saw Quad 50s on deuce and a half trucks work.. Trees fall down.. Ma Deuce is a mean machine..

    At FSB Burt, I saw the Duster with its twin 40 mikes crank.. That was another one serious wicked machine..

     
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  18. CapnMac

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    Hung out with a bunch of military vehicle collectors/restorers.
    So, I've ridden in an M16 MGMC. Never had any trigger time, but did hump ammo boxes to keep the beasts fed.
    Mind, I used to own a "burma jeep" the 1.5 ton 4x4 low profile truck built for the Navy Department in the 40s, so I could help haul stuff.
     
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  19. mokin

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    That's pretty cool. The thought that half the guys that climbed into one of those for a paycheck never lived to collect gave me pause... I've met a few veterans who flew in the Eighth Air Force... A lot of praise for the P-51. Not much talk about anything else.

    A sense of reverence might keep me from trying to enter one.
     
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  20. D.B. Cooper

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    Make mine a CCKW.
     
  21. D.B. Cooper

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    Those were called "Gun Trucks." They were an in-theater, field expedient modification. There is a documentary about them out there somewhere. I was a 63W truck mechanic on M35s at the end of their service life, not long before they were phased out.
     
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    You know the actual nomenclature and the nickname. Kudos!!

    IME, the collectors, restorers and reenactors often know more about the vehicles and weaponry than the end users.
    We humped 5.56 mags in Claymore bags. ;)


    I saw a picture online of a quad 50s; on the armor it said "Look at the Flash." :rofl: They'd elevate the 50s and fire H&I strikes or Harassment and Interdiction fire.


    Adding armor plate to protect the 113's 50 gunner was in theater field expedient also.

    The 113 with a flame thrower were called "flame tracks." They also mounted a flame thrower on a tank; its nickname was "Zippo." :D I believe either were in-country modification too.

     
  23. Bfh_auto

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    With all that added in, I am out. I don't like heights. I can force myself to deal with it. But I don't want to.
     
  24. Bfh_auto

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    Mine would be the dual full auto 10 gauge that was on the military weapons show in the early 2000's.
    I love 10 gauges and having HE rounds would be sweet.
     
  25. lightman

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    That would be fun but I'm not sure that I could maneuver to get into it. But like mokin, I would have to pause for a minute to pay tribute to the guys that served in them.
     
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