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M 107's ammo carrier
brno465
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 08:31 AM UTC
I've just started on Italeri's M107 SPG, and have found vague references to the vehicle that accompanied it and carried it's crew and ammo. Can anyone tell me what type of vehicle it was? Any web references to it? (might make an interesting diorama)
Any help greatly appreciated.
Not a bad kit so-far btw, fit seems good, some badly placed ejector pin marks tho......
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 09:50 AM UTC
You want the M548A1 Ammo Carrier. AFV Club makes the only one and it is very nice and includes a full load (or at least a lot of) 8" and 155mm ammo. You should be able to find it in the local shops, Squadron, Great Models or at one of the advertisers at the top of the page like Military Hobbies or Best Hobby.

If you're unfamiliar with the vehicle, think deuce and a half on an M113 chassis. It is based on the M113 and has a three man cab. The rear cargo area is large and has a cargo cover like a standard cargo truck.

For photo references, go to "Gallery" and click on the link to my motorpool. There is a walkaround of the M548A1. There are also a few shots of the M578, which has the same chassis as the M107/M110 SP howitzer.
brno465
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2002 - 05:33 PM UTC
Thanks Rob, I have seen the AFV Club kit, but I didn't realise it was what I was looking for
I know someone who has it sitting near the bottom of their "I'll get to it one day" stack, so I'll have to try and convince him that he'll never get around to building it :-) ( I have never seen it in any of the local shops..... )
Thanks again.
Tim
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 03:24 AM UTC
The crew for the M107 rode on the vehicle. VERY COLD IN THE WINTER!!!!!For the M110 series they made a "Winterization Kit" for the vehicle. Basically a fabric cab that went on the rear half of the vehicle. STILL VERY COLD IN THE WINTER!!!!!!!!
brno465
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 08:29 PM UTC
Quote Arty1CD -
The crew for the M107 rode on the vehicle. VERY COLD IN THE WINTER!!!!!For the M110 series they made a "Winterization Kit" for the vehicle. Basically a fabric cab that went on the rear half of the vehicle. STILL VERY COLD IN THE WINTER!!!!!!!!


What sort of NBC protection did they have?
Why did they continue with the exposed platform with the M-110 when the M-108 and M-109 offered better protection?
Was it a case of the weight saving over-ruling all other concerns?
Just curious...........
Sabot
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 06:00 AM UTC
Just the personal protective mask. 8" was phased out once the MLRS was available in great numbers. M109 didn't have the range the M110 had for counter battery fire or the tactical nuke round capability.
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 10:44 PM UTC
The M110 was a larger caliber gun 8"(203mm) vs 155mm for the M109. Bigger bullet ....bigger boom!!!! The M110 also had a range advantage. The M108/109 offered protection from the weather but are made of aluminium. Not much armor protection.