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Old 17-12-18, 07:18
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Default Poor mans armour

I have been following with interest Armour dreams and Vickers Mk6 resto. After much deliberation I have decided to show my little project a Replica Russian BA 64 Armoured Car
I had looked at buying a Bren carrier but decided against it for various reasons.
I saw a replica Russian BA 64 Armoured car hull for sale and read with interest that it would fit on a CJ jeep chassis.
So I looked around and found a rolling CJ3B chassis for sale and ordered the Tank Power book for reference.
I found there was an original in a museum in Russia ( Pictured ) that I also used for reference.
Karl
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Old 17-12-18, 07:46
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From the book, plans were magnified to quarter scale and with the help of my father who is a carpenter I worked out the angles and upscaled measurements by four and we made the mock up out framing pine and 9mm MDF
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Old 17-12-18, 22:19
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Sorrry about order here two pics showing internal setup

MY 64 10.jpg MY 64 11.jpg
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Old 17-12-18, 23:08
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Karl,

Nice first project I look forward to seeing it finished. Of course you know it's a slippery slope, next you will need a real ww2 vehicle.

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Old 17-12-18, 23:23
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Hull was then put on chassis to ensure correct fit
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Old 18-12-18, 02:38
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Looks great, so all the driver has is the forward hatch? This would require two person driving with a commander in the turret? the best part of Ferrets are the side hatches for the driver, allowing solo driving. I see the side portholes, many armored vehicles allow solo driving, even with the drivers head out of the vehicle.... M-20... M113 most tanks ect. Newc
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