I’m gathering M113 AVLB pictures for my Hobby Link M113 AVLB build.
Aside from the tree pictures from the Ft Belvoir, VA proving ground in the RP Hunnicutt “Bradley” volume, and a few on the net, pictures are scarce.
Most of the operational pictures are of Troop A, 3rd Squad of the 4th Cav (25ID) and were taken by Dave Olsen, or so I believe:
Some miscellaneous pictures:
Any pictures you have or can find would be appreciated, thanks.
There is a thread about building one of these here:
M113 Marginal Terrain Assault Bridge scratch built - Armor/AFV - KitMaker Network
IIRC it had some good photos and information in it.
@tankerken How’d I miss that? Thanks for the link.
@Frenchy I was sure you’d come through and you did, thanks!
Edited to add: This is my dreadful circa 1995-96
I Corps Models conversion/ scratch build
December 5, 2022, 8:07pm
I like such freaks
I saw the conversion of the bridge somewhere on the web…
Here’s the Hobby Link conversion and the one I have looks excellent:
Hobby Link M113 Bridge Layer
If the instructions are to be believed, the bridge is fully operational after assembly. The moving sections use no adhesives…. I guess we’ll see about that.
I have “a thing” for M113 variants. I think I have in the neighborhood of fifty or so
I like your collection. I have a few; but need to step my Gavin game up a notch.
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M4 Commande vehicle, M113A3 Ambulance, two M577s (ambulance and commande vehicle), M109A2 Shop truck and a third M577.
Been wanting to build an M1068A3 SIPCS, which is the modernized version of the M577.
I’ve got the conversion kit for the modernized version and two Tamiya 577s if I ever get to it.
I completed an Italeri M901A1 ITV (from my old unit in the 24th), an M113A1 ACAV, two IDF Zeldas and an M113A3 Ambulance; plus an old Tamiya M113 and an M113A1 FSV.; plus a box full of spares.
You could try this group…
I don’t have anything to contribute but I just bookmarked this thread for future ref
December 6, 2022, 2:45pm
I really like your collection of M113.
I remember seeing the I Crops Models conversion at a model show decades ago in Toronto Canada. All I can say is that it was a good attempt at scratch building it. Information at that time was only found in libraries.
I scratch built this.
I think you meant to say either 1979 or 1987 not 76 years from now.
Anyhow, doing all this scratch-building using old school way is even more impressive. Something I try to avoid if I can.
I’m going to follow this thread however. Happy scratch-buliding!
Awesome is an overused term but I think the scratch build is really
December 7, 2022, 4:50pm
Al…thank you very much for your kind words.
Two pictures that Frenchy posted that I do not have. Thank you Frenchy.
Wow didn’t know we had anything like that in regards to M113 variants. And used in Nam no less. Excellent
December 7, 2022, 6:57pm
If you want to see more M113 variants in Nam, just check out Jerzy Krzemiński’s albums on Flickr. Hundreds of period pics to choose from…US variants (M113A1, M132, M163,…) Australian variants (Fitter, Fire Support Vehicle FSV… ) and even a few South Korean ones for good measure !
Aussie M125 mortar carrier :
Wow, thanks for the link
Great stuff there!