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    Austrailian ACV contenders size compared to an M1A1.

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    I knew they were big, but not that big!

    Boxer CRV, Patria AMV35, Abrams M1A1, ASLAV
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    Pic reminds me of someone asking here how you recce with a Mowag - you just find a ten foot hedge to hide behind!
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    Haha - I remember someone here saying the boxer isn't much bigger than a mowag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    Haha - I remember someone here saying the boxer isn't much bigger than a mowag!
    Suppose that depends on which version of the Mowag we are talking about, a quick look suggests there's not much between the Mowag V and the Boxer (2.34m to 2.37m) compared to the sub 2m height of the Mowag 3.

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    I'd be more concerned about someone used to dismounting as crew of an ASLAV forgets that they are now dismounting a Boxer.
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    Like back in the old days of Bedford vs. Man diesel....I made the mistake of jumping down from the tailgate of a Man diesel as if it was a Bedford and I landed like a sack of spuds, painfully......it seems modern designers have forgotten the concept of small vehicles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Like back in the old days of Bedford vs. Man diesel....I made the mistake of jumping down from the tailgate of a Man diesel as if it was a Bedford and I landed like a sack of spuds, painfully......it seems modern designers have forgotten the concept of small vehicles....
    Don't think they've forgotten it, I would presume the added dimensions are related to keeping the troops inside in the best health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Like back in the old days of Bedford vs. Man diesel....I made the mistake of jumping down from the tailgate of a Man diesel as if it was a Bedford and I landed like a sack of spuds, painfully......it seems modern designers have forgotten the concept of small vehicles....
    You made the mistake........I fell from the tailgate while climbing in.. while carrying a 46 set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    You made the mistake........I fell from the tailgate while climbing in.. while carrying a 46 set!
    While we're throwing shapes - I decided to jump from the cab of a Man diesel on exercise , kidney pouch on the 58 Pattern CFO catches on the seat handle leaving me suspended 6 feet off the deck. Driver then helpfully unhooks me without warning, whereupon I crash gracefully onto the concrete breaking my arm and reducing my previously film star looks to what my wife now refers to kindly as "rugged" !
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    You made the mistake........I fell from the tailgate while climbing in.. while carrying a 46 set!
    A 46 set??

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    ANPRC 46 set as fitted in AML 60s and AML 90s.....

    Long story!
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    AMV35 appears to be a very capable animal.

    I haven't been able to find out, do the Danes intend to dispose of their Piranha IIIs, or keep them after delivery of the Vs they have on order?

    Would a number of IIICs with the CV90 turret be a suitable and acceptable replacement for the scorpions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
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    I knew they were big, but not that big!

    Boxer CRV, Patria AMV35, Abrams M1A1, ASLAV
    Huge beasts, the lot of them.
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    Piranha V , Nexter VBCI , Boxer MRAV side by side

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    Double attachment fail apc
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    Hopefully fixed although they worked earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
    Piranha V , Nexter VBCI , Boxer MRAV side by side

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    To be absolutely pedantic, the trials of truth in 2007 didn't have a piranha V as none were ready, gd entered a pimped up piranha Iii and said if you like it, then we have this paper design and here is its ancestor.

    As for the aslav, it's a piranha II, and is designed not to have any dismounts. We have the piranha III

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