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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Erick
    Sure looks a lot like the Thunderclap, and the article states that it can fire both conventional and nuclear rounds, with an estimated range of 18 miles!
    Ah yes, now I see a resemblance. I'll have to admit that my knowledge of GI Joe toys is weak after the 1987 line.
    Scot, aka Rooster3D
    Rooster3D at deviantArt. Dig around for GI Joe in 3D!



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  3. #12
    the APC always reminded me of this--
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~mobyfoby/btr60/btr-60.html

    not exact but real close.
    C. M.

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by djett
    the APC always reminded me of this--
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~mobyfoby/btr60/btr-60.html

    not exact but real close.
    D'oohh!!! You stole my entry!!

    Its' close enough- no doubt a copy of that vehicle.
    I'm into Heavy Metal, mayhem and explosions.....

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  6. #14
    This thread just shows the beauty of G.I. Joe and Cobra vehicles. They are a good combination of reality and fiction.

  7. #15
    don't forget the bridge layer:

    http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-F.../Engg/BLT.html

    add a machine gun and you have a MANTA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsurfing
    Last edited by Deadman2099; 04-09-2008 at 07:02 PM.

  8. #16
    Here are some Pac-Rats!

    http://compsci.ca/tech/weapons/sword...obotic-vehicle

    Also, how could we forget the USS Flagg!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier
    Last edited by Snake-eyes01; 04-09-2008 at 07:17 PM.

  9. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by djett
    the APC always reminded me of this--
    http://home.hetnet.nl/~mobyfoby/btr60/btr-60.html

    not exact but real close.
    I checked this article, and found that there really aren't any exact matches for the GI Joe APC. The Chinese Type-92/WZ551 and the French VAB are also close. Considering the tension between USA and Soviet Union during the 80's, I highly doubt that Hasbro would flat-out try to pass off a Soviet APC as a piece of US militia. The BTR-60's windshield spacing and its turret mounted top-front does, however, seem to have the most influence. There are even more, albeit slightly less similar, APCs out there, so it could very well be an original design (well, as original as you can get with an APC).
    Scot, aka Rooster3D
    Rooster3D at deviantArt. Dig around for GI Joe in 3D!



  10. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadman2099
    don't forget the bridge layer:

    http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-F.../Engg/BLT.html

    add a machine gun and you have a MANTA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsurfing
    Hehe. No doubt on both accounts.
    Scot, aka Rooster3D
    Rooster3D at deviantArt. Dig around for GI Joe in 3D!



  11. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Snake-eyes01
    Here are some Pac-Rats!

    http://compsci.ca/tech/weapons/sword...obotic-vehicle

    Also, how could we forget the USS Flagg!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier
    These robotic vehicles are actually much newer than 1983, I believe. In this case I think it's a matter of reverse influence - where GI Joe and other such imaginary ideas actually inspire real life.

    The matter of the USS Flagg is not so simple as saying, "air craft carrier." Obviously, it is specifically a US Aircraft carrier, but there are two sizes that share that similar design (with the angled landing deck and two catapults). The Midway-class and the Nemitz-class (named after the USS Midway and USS Nimitz, respectively). Here in San Diego, the USS Midway is permanently docked as a museum. There is one F-14 Tomcat (ie the Skystriker) on it's rear deck for display purposes, so there appears to be room for only 2.5 F-14s along the back edge. The Midway never was actually home to any F-14s, although I think there were rare occasions where one might have made an emergency landing on it (anyone know details of this factoid?). Pictures of the USS Nimitz show four F-14s along the back edge. Both have supported numerous F/A-18s, so the Conquest X30 would fit on them easily with some wing-folding parking modifications.

    I guess the obvious thing would be to say, "Okay, then the USS Flagg is a Nimitz-class ship," but it takes a bit of an education to know that much. It is an important detail to point out, consideriing the two distinctive aircraft chosen for service in GI Joe.
    Scot, aka Rooster3D
    Rooster3D at deviantArt. Dig around for GI Joe in 3D!



  12. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster3D
    I checked this article, and found that there really aren't any exact matches for the GI Joe APC. The Chinese Type-92/WZ551 and the French VAB are also close. Considering the tension between USA and Soviet Union during the 80's, I highly doubt that Hasbro would flat-out try to pass off a Soviet APC as a piece of US militia. The BTR-60's windshield spacing and its turret mounted top-front does, however, seem to have the most influence. There are even more, albeit slightly less similar, APCs out there, so it could very well be an original design (well, as original as you can get with an APC).
    They should retool a top for the APC - make it a true armoured vehicle, paint it in a nice Soviet-style green and release it as a vehicle for the Oktober Guard. That thing is pretty obviously BTR-inspired! It looks more like a BTR than, say, the Night Raven looks like the SR-71.

    All that Chinese stuff is copied from Soviet designs... heck, they still do it.
    Currently Looking For:
    An unbroken/mint; '83 HQ "base" (the big main part), 1 MG and 2 cameras; Brazil Gatilho.

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