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    My new project. A 1982 Chenowth Fast Attack Vehicle. Bought it as a basket case from a museum up north. It is the real thing from Fort Lewis Washington. Several parts missing and just getting started on it. Need a 50 cal for the top! Hope to have it ready for next rally.
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    Cool. But I think they carried M60s not a n M2.
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    They carried both. They also had versions with 30mm canon and TOW missile! I have a M60 for the 2nd crew mount already.
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    They had one with a MK19 Granade launcher too.
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    Wow that's a score!

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    I was at Ft. Lewis as a newly minted PV1 in 1984 when I first saw these. At that time I was a Combat Engineer (grunt with tools). I saw those buggies zipping around Yakima and realized I may have picked the wrong job. Thirty-plus years later they still possess an unusually high cool factor. Good luck with the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbottomfarm View Post
    I was at Ft. Lewis as a newly minted PV1 in 1984 when I first saw these. At that time I was a Combat Engineer (grunt with tools). I saw those buggies zipping around Yakima and realized I may have picked the wrong job. Thirty-plus years later they still possess an unusually high cool factor. Good luck with the project.
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    I have talked to a couple other Veterans who were there too. The one's who lived in the south west didn't think much about them because they grew up around sand rails flying over dunes. It must have been a sight in Washington State! I will post more photos as I work on it. I think it is going to be a fun ride!

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    Waaaaay cool!

    I've always wanted one, but with bigger tires, more ground clearance and suspension travel...

    Much work ahead for ya, but you knew that. I hope to see your very detailed restoration thread soon --- or it begin in this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalcorps View Post
    I have talked to a couple other Veterans who were there too. The one's who lived in the south west didn't think much about them because they grew up around sand rails flying over dunes. It must have been a sight in Washington State! I will post more photos as I work on it. I think it is going to be a fun ride!
    The Yakima Training Center is high mountain desert. Not too many sand dunes but lots of sage brush and loads of Mt St Helens ash. The photos you posted look like they were taken at Ft Lewis rather than Yakima. I wasn't stationed there until '87 and by that time they were a rare sight.
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