Recent content by M813rc

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    7 Ton cargo cover and hardware

    Sorry on the loss of your brother. Due to stupidity on the part of the then-city council, Bergstrom AFB got closed down and turned into the city airport. Only after the fact did they realize it was a major local employer and was going to cost huge money to turn into a civilian facility...
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    7 Ton cargo cover and hardware

    I had high hopes some years ago when the MTVR came out that I could finally get a fitted tarp for my ISO bed Marine M813. It was not to be, I measured the 7-ton bed, it was 14' not 15'. :( On the 813, the spare tire and davit are inside the front of the bed, rather than mounted behind the...
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    What are the ITVs called?

    One of my Marine sons called them "Itvees" and "mortar jeeps". On the topic of names. In my military experience (Marines, '78-'98, later as a consultant for the Army post 9/11) - HMMWV were always called Humvees until recently when the civilian name Hummer started catching on. CUCVs were...
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    What’s this?

    It is a mount for the DAGR GPS. Cheers
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    Litter Carrier

    Here's one. I think I have more buried in my files. Cheers
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    What am I looking at?

    Personally, I'd go for it! (Probably haggle a little on the price though) Even if it is a 'homebuilt', it appears well executed and would make a great vehicle for displays. Cheers
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    Catastrophic Ibis Tek tow bar failure; snapped like a twig.

    Read on, in a later post he stated he was using the feet. ;) They were still attached to the truck when he took the tow bar photos. Cheers
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    Wheel color question

    Nice! Cheers
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    M1161/M1163/M1164(trailer) Documents

    Not a Growler question, but regarding other USMC TMs - do you have any relating to markings/camo/etc. that can be shared? I know such beasts exist, but have had no luck hunting them. ;) I'd like to have access to the 'official' word on markings, rather than just observations of what is on...
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    M1101/M1102 adjustable lunette

    That's interesting. I noticed the kit comes with storage brackets to keep the old lunette on board the trailer. Pretty cool! There is a similar item for the M116A3 and DRASH trailers that allows adjustment up or down. I was looking for something to adjust my HSTRU trailer, since it towed...
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    Can any M880 owners help me with some details for my models?

    Unless the Air Force painted the interior blue, the factory base interior colour is Green 34079 for the metal surfaces. Looking forward to seeing that completed. [thumbzup] Cheers
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2019 - November VOTE HERE!

    Well done, Jnissen! But, as it should be, a close finish. As I have said many times before during these competitions - "How am I supposed to pick just one?!?" In this case, Jnissen is a fellow club member, which made for an easy choice, but the other vehicles are great too. Cheers
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    Wheel color question

    I've had a couple of formerly black M1009 wheels fade to brown over the years. Cheers
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    Wheel color question

    There are always exceptions! This one looks white though.rofl I think these may actually belong to Border Patrol. The simple answers to the original question are - Black wheels from the factory Black according to the official 383 camo manual Individual units - whatever they applied, as noted...
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    S788 shelter - cabinet clips

    And again... Cheers
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