Saturday, 31 January 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
This program was managed by the firm Thune-Eureka. The American firm NAPCO developed an improved power-pack based around the 6V53T diesel engine used in the M113 armoured personnel carrier mated to an Allison MT-653 transmission. The original 75 mm Gun M6 L/39 was replaced with a French D-925 90 mm low pressure gun, with a co-axial 0.50-inch (12.7 mm) M2 heavy machine gun. The bow gunner position was eliminated in favor of ammunition stowage. A new fire-control system was installed, complete with a Simrad LV3 laser rangefinder. Norwegian firms also converted eight M24 light tanks into light armoured recovery vehicles to support the NM-116. The NM-116 were retired from service in 1993.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
The main problem I found with modelling this vehicle, is when you try to use Google Images to find photos and blueprints you will find that there are several modifications of a car with difference in hatches shape and position. So I decided to model the most common variant.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Just wanted to Preview 70% done GAZ-3937 Vodnik model that I started modelling before AMX Leclerc. Some parts were exaggerated due to scale requirements.
The car is built on a modular scheme. Welded body includes two removable modules. Front module consists of a power department and management, divided sealed bulkhead.
The rear multi-module due to the quick release coupling can be replaced in the field. In other words, a single chassis can perform several functions, depending on the installed modules:
* transportation of people;
* freight handling and processing equipment in remote areas;
* transportation of residential units and other utilities modules;
* perform the functions of technological machines fuel and energy complex (tankers, containers, etc.).