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Grizzly Combat Mobility Vehicle

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Grizzly Combat Mobility Vehicle (prototype) Vehicle No2
Here in my first walk around photo set. The total set is 25 photographs taken from various angles and what I felt would be points of interest. This specific vehicle is the prototype number 2.
I think there is two points of interests that I want to point out on this Vehicle

First, the information data listed below states that there were two telescoping buckets, one on each side. For some reason, one of the two (Left side) is not attached to the vehicle.

Second, back in the early 1990's I was on temporary duty at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, CA. I was privileged to observe the Grizzly in actual use. Using both telescoping buckets, it made breaching multi-strand of concertina wire, barbed ware obstacles look like a walk in the park. However, what really impressed me was the ability of the Grizzly to use its telescoping bucket arms to support itself as it drove across a tank ditch. It did this by extend the arms into the tank ditch and proceed to drive across the ditch. The telescoping arms prevented the Grizzly from entering the ditch. Almost like if the ditch was not even there.

Here's the data that is in one the photograph explaining what the Grizzly is
Grizzly Combat Mobility Vehicle (prototype)
The grizzly was designed in the early 1990's to breach obstacles and minefields .The Grizzly is equipped with a huge dozer blade 4.5 meters wide that is able to dig one meter into the ground at a swipe and excavate 300 cubic meters per hour. The dozer blade is heavily armored and can withstand mine damage. Two telescoping arms with buckets are able to reach 10 meters and can excavate 80 cubic meters per hour. The buckets are located on either side of the front hull, and can lift 6.3 tons.

Components:
Two grapples can be shot 20 meters and can pull 2 ton each.
Hydraulic hammer can deliver a 475 kg psi blow.
Auger can dig a hole 0.5 x 2.5 meters in one minute.
Lift hook can lift 9 tons.
Integral 60kw generator
Crane is able to lift 10 tons, and winch able to pull 30 tons.
Vehicle weight: 64 tons
Crew: 2, Driver and Engineer (sit in tandem, slightly offset in the front hull)
Armament: Mk-19 MAG
Program cancelled 2001
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About the Author

About Edward Geer (Manchu34)
FROM: MISSOURI, UNITED STATES

Started building models back in early 1970, mainly MPC Dodge cars/trucks and Monogram WW 2 Armor. When I joined the US Army in 76, I stopped building. However, around the late 80s, due to my duty in the Army, I started to build Modern armor for training aids. After my retirement from the US Army in...


Comments

Ed thank you for this walk around as it is one of those ugly beasts that always seem so appealing.
MAY 28, 2013 - 09:35 AM
Hi; OH YEA Thats some kind of Beast, and We all would like too see a kit of it. And somebody will do a Resin Conversion for it. But the Appealing will Evaporate into thin air as soon as they state the Price JUST MY TWO CENTS WORTH !!!! CHEERS; MIKE.
MAY 28, 2013 - 01:30 PM
Thanks CMOT. I do agree its one ugly beast.
MAY 28, 2013 - 03:19 PM
I agree with you grunt136mike, a resin conversion would not be cheep, and it would need to be produced by a good resin caster, possibly Perfect Scale Modellbau, as they already produce the M1 A1 & A2 Tusk and the USMC M1A1 Afghanistan conversion, it would be a shame if AEF produced it say no more!!
MAY 31, 2013 - 09:11 AM
How many different Grizzly models are out there? I know trump will release the Canadian LAV Grizzly 6X6 in 1/35 which serves as a towing. Now there's this one which I knew under another name in the TV documentary "Bomb Patrol Afghanistan". So what else is there? ;-)
JUN 01, 2013 - 10:17 PM
Made a mistake in my previous post. I'm sorry, I was talking about the Canadian Husky, not a Canadian Grizzly. Note that as I'm taking my first morning coffee right now, I didn't check if there is, in fact, a Canadian Grizzly tank that is, we probably all know there are those, more dangerous, in the flesh&blood.
JUN 07, 2013 - 01:53 AM