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PA m113 question.
« on: December 23, 2017, 02:40:11 PM »
Building a 1/35 m113 with the 1 meter turret (T60?) but could not find clear reference pictures. the best ( and probably only) one on the web shows the turret sitting on what looks like a 10 sided mount. This is the one with a .30 cal and the .50 missing.  From what I can tell, the turret looks like it is offset to the right of the vehicle’s centerline but could not figure out how far.

The closest is the Canadian tlav but it has a modified roof, unlike the PA’s, which maintained the original configuration.

Appreciate it if someone could share info on this one. I’ve spent many hours searching the web but could not find other pics. Its turning out to be one of the army’s best kept secret.

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PA m113 / fsv upgrade question. (attn modelers)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 11:18:05 PM »
lining up m113 projects and decided to look into the army’s fsv. found two sources where there seems to be optic upgrades on the turret but of different configurations. see links below:

https://www.militaryimages.net/threads/armed-forces-of-the-philippines.6698/page-12 (“makiling” near bottom of page)

http://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/martial-law-07182017135830.html (mayon)

actual upgrades or evaluation under actual conditions? (all other pics I came across have blank off plates so i'm thinking these two are under evaluation)

update: enlarged the pics and it looks looks I was wrong. they are the same, with door closed and open respectively. found a third one: banahaw (? on this one, angle makes it hard to read)
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Re: PA m113 / fsv upgrade question. (attn modelers)
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 10:48:31 PM »
lining up m113 projects and decided to look into the army’s fsv. found two sources where there seems to be optic upgrades on the turret but of different configurations. see links below:

https://www.militaryimages.net/threads/armed-forces-of-the-philippines.6698/page-12 (“makiling” near bottom of page)

http://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/martial-law-07182017135830.html (mayon)

actual upgrades or evaluation under actual conditions? (all other pics I came across have blank off plates so i'm thinking these two are under evaluation)

update: enlarged the pics and it looks looks I was wrong. they are the same, with door closed and open respectively. found a third one: banahaw (? on this one, angle makes it hard to read)
it's an open secret. They did receive optic upgrades. Flir.

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Re: PA AIFV / ACV question.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 11:05:35 PM »
Years ago, I built a 1/35 AIFV but the lack of interior details have always bugged me. Currently, I’m bashing together another AIFV and an M113. But, one can only get so much from the web and would appreciate info on the following:

a)   Are the Philippine Army AIFVs turbocharged?
b)   Details on the forward section of the gunner’s basket? There are interior pics taken from the rear, turret at 90 degrees but with the cage closed, or the visiting enthusiast in the way so its hard to figure out what it looks like.
c)   On the PA ACV-300s, the commander’s copula seems to be uninstalled and has a cover plate instead. Can someone verify? Planning on converting an AIFV kit into an ACV.

Again, info appreciated. Thanks!