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Favourite Military Vehicle?

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Post 30 Oct 2009, 01:44
I must say that I'm partial to the Land Rover Defender and all the creations it spawned. It's truly one of the best vehicles around today.

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Post 30 Oct 2009, 02:24
Favorite period, or favorite that I'd like to own? Favorite period has to be MiG-31. But I'd love to own a BRDM-2.
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Post 30 Oct 2009, 02:43
I like the PT-76 for some reason
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Post 30 Oct 2009, 05:11
But it's so... crappy!
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Post 30 Oct 2009, 21:11
I know. I heard it can't even take a .50 caliber bullet
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Post 30 Oct 2009, 21:12
Depends on the range, but yes.
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 00:27
You can state any reason for choosing your vehicle and you can choose one form any period.
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 01:34
That's not what I asked lol. I wondering whether you meant just favorite vehicle, or favorite vehicle I'd like to own...
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 01:40
I'd like to own a BMP-2 just to drive around
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 01:41
It would be a pain. It's huge, and slow, and only fun off-road.
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 01:45
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It would be a pain. It's huge, and intimidating, and only fun when you're being intimidating.


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so what do you recommend comrade TRL?
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 02:21
Like I said, BRDM-2. And if you really want something bigger get a shiny new BTR-80. Perspektiva is offering one with almost 0 mileage. Deck out the insides, raise the roof, upgrade the engine and you're good to go. Roadlegal to. Though you might need an upgraded drivers license. I seriously plan on owning a civilian BRDM-2 some day. They're not all that expensive.
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 22:13
I'd go for the Argentinian-Brazilian "Gaucho". Cheap and good

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Post 31 Oct 2009, 22:39
TRL, if I ever saw you driving a civilian BRDM-2, I would assume you are an oligarch, a corrupted bureaucrat, or otherwise associated with such people, no matter how 'inexpensive' they supposedly are.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
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Post 31 Oct 2009, 23:47
Well they're cheaper (new that is) then the car I currently drive.
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Post 01 Nov 2009, 07:48
Half tracks are my favorite wheter it be American or Whermacht Half tracks are awesome. But my favorite soviet weapon is the BMP-1. its kinda like an S-tank, that mated with a M-113, thats grand father was a pt-76, or the duck-billed platapus of IFVs if you perfer. There combat record is far from flattering against western Armies or rebels like th Mujh or Chechen counterparts. But im sure they held there own in low intensity conflicts in the Balkans and any campaisgns they might have fought in against Isreal. TRL if you have any data on this let me know.
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Post 01 Nov 2009, 07:53
Here is the Defender 110 that I operated for a few months.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... %26hl%3Den

just plain garbage.
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Post 01 Nov 2009, 10:59
For their time they were considered a radical breakthrough in both military thought and technology. They mated an APC with a tank. Their record in combat was unsuccessful because by the time they saw combat they were more or less outdated. Though it says something about their durability, when in Afghanistan the USSR practically lost more vehicles then men. They saved crews lives.
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Post 02 Nov 2009, 10:22
A-10 Warthog, I would like to compensate for my small penis with a 30mm Gatling gun
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Post 04 Nov 2009, 03:32
Whilst they are Toyotas with mounted guns, you have to admire this improvised technical vehicle. I'm not sure that it qualifies as a military vehicle but it's excellent for an insurgent army.

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