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M48A3 Stowage set
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:24 AM UTC
A great set full of gear to outfit your M48A3, or any other US vehicle in the Vietnam war and after.

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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:42 AM UTC
expounding on the lack of instructions, there is some sort of homemade stowage rack shown on the engine deck but no explanation on how to build it
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thanks for editing and posting it Darren. It is really a nice set.


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expounding on the lack of instructions, there is some sort of homemade stowage rack shown on the engine deck but no explanation on how to build it



I saw that rack too, but didn't mention it since it isn't in the instructions. Also, there are a couple pieces shown in the Legend (pink resin) pics that are not in the set, like a metal igloo-style water cooler. Lastly, I don't think I have ever seen the table-like rack that the C-Rats are on in the Legend pics, front of turret, either.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Lastly, I don't think I have ever seen the table-like rack that the C-Rats are on in the Legend pics, front of turret, either.



Gino, thanks for the review, I've been looking forward to getting this set.

Looks like Legend based their stowage set on this
M48A3.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:48 PM UTC
You mean the Igloo cooler on the back left of the turret? I have it in my set...maybe they left it out. Also, I have the brass rod included to make the rack on the back, just no clear pic of it or dimensions.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:52 PM UTC
this one?
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:57 PM UTC
and I am not even sure what these are. The middle one looks like a cooking pot with a cover. The right thing looks like it has a movie in it covered by something
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 02:11 PM UTC
Sherb - That must be it. That is one seriously overloaded M48A3.

Jason - Oops, I guess I missed the Igloo cooler. Mine has it too, disregard my last. I agree on your last pic too, no idea what those pieces are supposed to be. I think the box is a toolbox of some type. The can looks like an oil can. No clue on the round thing in a covered box.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 02:35 PM UTC
Here is another shot of the M48A3 that inspired the Legend set. The C-Rat "shelf" on the turret is clearly shown here.

M48A3

Keep scrolling to the right, there are a few others. They were published in Concord's Vietnam Armor In Action (the blue book).

Jason, I agree, that certainly looks like a film reel in a case. Haven't found any photos of one (or whatever it is) mounted on an M48...yet.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 03:18 PM UTC
it wouldn't be some sort extra of air filter for the engine would it?
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 03:35 PM UTC
The "round thing in the covered box" is a mine. Either a US WWII M1A1 (still easy to find back then) or a Chinese copy of it. (more likely)
Glad you guys like the C rat set.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 01:04 AM UTC

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The "round thing in the covered box" is a mine. Either a US WWII M1A1 (still easy to find back then) or a Chinese copy of it. (more likely)
Glad you guys like the C rat set.


thanks Rob! The C rat set is awesome.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 07:00 AM UTC

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Lastly, I don't think I have ever seen the table-like rack that the C-Rats are on in the Legend pics, front of turret, either.



The "C-Rat Table" was a feature of C/1-69 Armor tanks in the 1969-70 period. The circle marking on the turret is a good "give away" that it is a C Co tank (A co used triangles, B Co used squares) of 1-69.

Rob,
Other than paper C-rat "boxes" in the kit, I saw nothing more relating to C-rats in the resin parts... Am I missing something?

Also, the update includes only half of a tow bar... I have not seen towbars on Viet Nam era pictures of the 48's so what is up? I know that you are not a LP rep but you do seem to have some sway with them.

JC
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 07:14 AM UTC
Hi John. Good info on the C-Rat table. I guess it was only used by C, 1-69 AR then? On the C-Rats themselves, there is nothing further in resin. On the paper set though, there is a insert for the inner boxes. It looks pretty good. I was curious about the tow bar too.