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Boomerang III system
youngtiger1
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 02:02 AM UTC
Hey Guys,

Question for the experts, did they use Boomerang III back mount system on MRAP/M-ATV's? I did a google search and only found pics of Humvee's with this system mounted. I am thinking about getting the resin set and want to mount it on my MARP MaxxPro and MATV, but having difficulty find if they used them and at what time frame. So, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
This one has been taken on May 23, 2013 :






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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
The fiberglass antenna masts love to break when going fast over rough terrain.
youngtiger1
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the respond guys. I knew I find some help here

Henri, those photos are great, but now it raises another question for me...was this system carried on these vehicles without that cage looking armor? Sorry, don't know the name of the cage around the vehicles.

Wayne, may i ask what fiberglass antanna are you referring to? TIA
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:15 PM UTC

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Sorry, don't know the name of the cage around the vehicles.



It's called Q-Net :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-Net

Here's a MaxxPro without it, fitted with a Boomerang (southwestern Afghanistan July 6, 2011):



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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 05:30 PM UTC
In the picture below, the MaxxPro in the background is fitted with a Boomerang while the M-ATV's apparently aren't...



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WXerock
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:19 PM UTC
HP, I have to remember to save thus photo later today. At some point I will build an M-ATV and really like the use of bar armor on the foreground vehicle. I wonder what the source was for the sections they used? Ingenious!

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 07:06 PM UTC

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I wonder what the source was for the sections they used? Ingenious!



From a Buffalo MPCV maybe ?



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corsair924
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 07:28 PM UTC
Alright, but do the Buffalos carry them also?
Got one on the shelf waiting it's turn
youngtiger1
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:21 AM UTC
Very nice H. P. You are the man! I might even have to look closely into this Q-net and see how hard or easy it will be to replicate. I have 1/35, and now, 1/16 MaxxPro and M-ATV. It's time to gather as much reference as possible. Thanks again for your kind help.