I’ve got a question to ask everyone to see if amongst us we can come up with an answer. I’ve got a Hobbyboss Jackal 2 coming form Santa (actually here but being withheld until the day) and I intend on completing it as a Jackal as used by Light Dragoons (LD) in Mali earlier this year.
There are some differences that will need to be scratched to adjust the superstructure, namely the countermeasures platform on the Mali vehicles is bigger and the rear supports are vertical as opposed to at an angle as modeled by Hobbyboss from the vehicles used in Afghanistan, also the front roll bar is higher.
My question is does anyone have an idea of what the items circled in red are? As you can see there are two of them connected by a tube which stretches the width and length of the vehicle load bed at the rear. My thoughts at the moment are that they look like air filters for the engine but they are in an unusual position. That being said given that the driver. commander and gunner are perched on top of the engine their positioning could be explained as I imagine the hull is pretty full beneath the crew compartment. There could be a tube not visible on the forward tube feeding the intake manifold.
My second guess is countermeasures based on where they are positioned, but if so they are unlike anything I have used in the past or heard of but if they are then that’s all that needs saying really. It’s not really important that I know what they are to model them but I’m curios so over to you, any and all ideas considered.