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Old 30-01-24, 03:02
Mike Cecil Mike Cecil is offline
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Default Nice looking Armd Car

Don't know anything of value about this vehicle - just think it looks great. No doubt the knowledgeable from the country of origin can ID it and provide some details for us.

Mike
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Old 30-01-24, 03:55
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Default Tapv

It is a TAPV - Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle that replaced the Coyote Reconnaissance Vehicle. It was bought at a time when Canada was engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan so the big vehicle gives good crew protection but is a bit too large for stealthy reconnaissance work.
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Old 30-01-24, 06:16
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Thanks Ed. Mike
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Old 30-01-24, 06:31
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The Tap-Vee is the great uncle of the Vietnam V100 armored car (sic). I drive one for the Cold War Collection, and when the two sit side by side the similarities are stunning.

The serial number is on the same fitting!
The back door is a handy way to stow gear or people. The V' has no divider and the observer's hatch is in the right place to look 180-deg to the rear.
The TAPV seats are way more comfortable!
And there is a heater.
The doors on the TAPV are power assist unlike the V'.
The new one is about twice the weight of the old one, but it has horsepower and acceleration.
The V's fuel tanks are the two front corners, and the TAPV has used that space as blow off stowage bins.
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Old 30-01-24, 10:57
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The Tap-Vee is the great uncle of the Vietnam V100 armored car
Great-nephew, surely?
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Old 31-01-24, 02:23
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Great-nephew, surely?
Yes I misspoke!

V100 to V150/V200 to ASV-150/M1117 to TAPV
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