Most beautiful/ugly AFV?

This is the Irish Army’s surviving 1920 RR Armoured Car, it’s this car that was escorting Colonel Michael Collins, when the convoy he was in was ambushed and he was killed.
I saw this at Tankfest a few years ago, stunning!
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Wonder how many of those are more dangerous to the crew because of the armour

I read a report** that said the US had discourage the improvised up armouring of Humvees by their crews as the armour aka any lump of scrap metal lay around was prone to flinging bits of itself around the cabin and thus increasing the risk to occupants even though they felt safer.




**Ive said it before and been asked for a link - im sorry dont have one and nor can I recall where i read it
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Guy on the gun was a participant in the Blackhawk Down battle in Mogadishu
 
The above reminds me of the US Gun Trucks in Vietnam, would they be considered to be AFV’s?
 
There is a TV program called Guntrucks of Vietnam on Smithsonion channel, very informative. No two guntrucks were the same, there was even one fitted out with a stripped out hull of a M113.View attachment 620558
Seen it. Liked that the US Army consulted the gun truck veterans on a new version when they were having trouble defending convoys in Iraq.
 

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Not just ugly and ungainly- reminiscent of a crustacean shedding it's shell - but definitely the cheekiest - the Pereh.

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That fcuking shot trap is HUGE!!!!!! bounce a round off that lower mantlet armour and into the top of the hull.....job done.
 
Shot trap?
Look at turrets on Challenger or Abrams there’s nowhere for a round to get at the turret ring. That thing or even a Leopard 2 for that mater, gets a round under the Mantlet your dead! Or at least jammed turret.
It was a round in the turret ring that made the Germans abandon the Tiger that the Tank Museum have.
 
Look at turrets on Challenger or Abrams there’s nowhere for a round to get at the turret ring. That thing or even a Leopard 2 for that mater, gets a round under the Mantlet your dead! Or at least jammed turret.
It was a round in the turret ring that made the Germans abandon the Tiger that the Tank Museum have.

In the photo I posted the turret contains a battery of guided missiles. The vehicle is basically a battery/launcher of Tammuz missiles disguised as an MBT, to facilitate deploying it in forward areas without the enemy cottoning on. The main armament "barrel" is fake too. Strictly speaking the Pereh is not an AFV but a missile battery in disguise.
 
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Emperor Mong, tank designer extraordinaire, came up with this beauty.

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Other methods of powering the tank that were later considered include a gas turbine engine drive, a vapour-cycle power plant fueled by hydrocarbons, and a nuclear fission-powered vapour-cycle power plant.

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Did the teams designing the turret and drivetrain/hull never speak to each other?
 

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