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Thread: Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2019 - August VOTE HERE!

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    Migg as Looong as the MAN is that is a Good option! The front and rear recovery is also a great help.

    If you have already said but what year was your Truck manufactured? And how many Troops can the machine carry, and possible trailer size? Two divided axles or a single axle trailer?

    The Truck really intrigues me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cucvmule View Post
    Migg as Looong as the MAN is that is a Good option! The front and rear recovery is also a great help.

    If you have already said but what year was your Truck manufactured? And how many Troops can the machine carry, and possible trailer size? Two divided axles or a single axle trailer?

    The Truck really intrigues me.
    Thanx,
    this ia a MAN 5t MIL GLW build in 1977. The W means "with winch" there are several produced without winch.
    1 driver, 2 passengers in front and place for 16 persons on the bed/cargo area.
    Today it is not allowed to use these troop seats because the persons are not sitting in driving direction (safety standarts)
    The bed can also take two off 600gal./2300 liter fuel tanks or ammunition.
    It has some safety feature like Quickstop/Notaus shut off the dieselheater and the whole electric circuit after the Batterie packs.

    If you use the pneumatic for the trailerbrakes you can tow 20 tons. If the trailer has no brakes only 3 tons are allowed. Regardless of no. of axels.


    Unfortunately we own no trailer.....but ....perhaps sometimes.

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    Meeting with friends matters. Since years we´ve met to cut a christmas tree.

    We have a good time, back at the motorpool we take the chance on an oil change with filter this evening.

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    Same here. Officially, I am allowed to transport 12 soldiers in the M51A2. I discussed this also with the Dutch DoT and the Czech police ... no dice ... no way.

    Even for transporting tourists as part of a museum tour for a few miles from the museum to the Cold War border crossing between Nove Hrady, Czech Republic, and Austria. It now is a civilian vehicle, no people in the back.
    M51A2 - M52A2 dual purpose truck, waiting for a double brake circuit conversion

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    I've never been much of a self-promoter but I will give it my best shot on behalf of my big, bad girl here...
    I purchased her Easter Weekend this year. She is my first MV.
    She's a 1983 M923, Overhauled at Ft. Drum in 2007 and surplussed in 2012. She sat exactly where she was parked after arriving from AL for 6 years until I brought her to her new home.
    Based on the unit markings on her she was last assigned to the 1151st Engineer Company, Alabama National Guard. Nice to have a rust-free southern truck in Michigan!
    My first look at her:
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    Getting her ready for the 3 hour drive home, Taking a break on the drive, her first-evening parking spot out at the farm and a million-dollar view of the fields (to me, at least) through her dirty windshield:
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    The NHC250 currently installed is not the original engine. Per the ESN it was assembled in 1986. So the original engine was pulled and swapped out at some point:
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    Untold hours of cleaning and uncounted days of getting her maintenance up to date and fixing/replacing items as I go:
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    She is now looking and running terrific and I could not be happier with her. She is a big, beautiful girl!
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    Having reasoned with myself over which of my favorites this month is my favoritest MV this month..... I shall now go cast my ballot.

    (Go grab some coffee. I'll be right back from the polling place.)
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    (OK. I'm back now and have successfully cast my ballot.)

    May the best MV win!!!

    I look forward to the final results.

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    My first goal was to make the truck street legal AND to make it a dual function: dump truck and tractor in one.
    The first thing I did after buying the truck was going to the Dutch Department of Transport to get a preliminary inspection of the truck and ask if it would be possible to get papers at all. From there, we drove the truck to its new temporary home; an old dutch farm with enough room to have it parked.

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    That was all for that year, it was November and I had to get back to the Czech Republic.
    Five months later, in April, the next step was to remove the dump bed to have better access for repairs and to start prepare for the dump - tractor conversion.

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    The first big success: changing the original - and forbidden - army pintle for a certified European style "fish mouth" trailer coupling.

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    M51A2 - M52A2 dual purpose truck, waiting for a double brake circuit conversion

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    For even better access, remove the tires as well.

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    Tires and lots of beams to make sure the truck is safe and stable enough to work under and to test the engine.
    M51A2 - M52A2 dual purpose truck, waiting for a double brake circuit conversion

    The Soca / Izonso Front, also known as the the Forgotten Front of WW1


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    It has a crane !!!! Need I say more IMG_2033.jpg


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