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Offline AGAS 5

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A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« on: August 02, 2015, 07:09:48 PM »
No ARN, but a gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment' from B Sqn 3/4 Cav Regt. Photo taken during a live fire battle run at High Range Training Area in 1982.

Although similar to, this is not the photo in the Paul Handel collection.

(credit: B Sqn 3/4 Cav Regt/facebook)

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 08:09:30 PM »
Got to love all that brass on the bonnet...

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 03:42:18 PM »
I would be more interested in what's in the shoulder holster, cheers Dennis  ;)

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
Just the stock Browing 9mm I'd imagine  :)

The leather holster was common amongst Armoured Corps.

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 02:23:58 PM »
I want to know more about that gun mount. Is it off a Huey door gunner? ( not from a bushranger )

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018, 03:02:21 PM »
The 30 Cal mg was not mounted in the huey.... so that's not likely.

I would look at modified M113 or Centurion tank 30 Cal mounts.

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 11:49:10 PM »
I think AGAS5 has it: almost certainly the .30 cal Crew Commander's mount from a Centurion.

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 07:20:23 AM »
Cheers guys, was aware the .30cal wasn't a door gunner armament ( apart from early UH experiments and sub systems ), was more talking about the frame the .30 cal is sitting on.
The cradle is ex Cent but what about the swing frame ( if that's what it is ) that the cradle is connected to? Just unit made or something like a Sagami mount?

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Re: A Gunbuggy called 'Disestablishment'
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 07:30:19 AM »
Similar to this do you think?