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HUMVEE excavator ???
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
From Afghanistan :



Full size

Doesn't look like a fake to me

H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Searching for IED`s?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC

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Searching for IED`s?



My thought too.
The Talibans bury IED's in the roadbeds and the excavator arm digs them out ...
kefffy
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
Not seen this one before, would be interested to find out more, do you think a test or trial vehicle perhaps? thank you for posting H.P.
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
According to the blog I've found it on, this is a Taliban creation...

strangernn.livejournal.com (dozen of other weird fighting vehicles there...)

H.P.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
Oh wow, cool! Thanks for the OP image and this new rabbit hole for me to spend hours and hours in




WarWheels
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
Holy cripes Frenchy! What a pic. I have no answer for your question, but I just posted it on Brent Sauer's HMMWV In Scale Facebook Group to see if anyone else can help.
WarWheels
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 05:37 AM UTC
Via the HMMWV In Scale FB Group, the consensus is that it is fake. One of the doubters is a heavy machinery operator too.
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 07:45 AM UTC
Thanks for asking around Patrick. Maybe the consensus is right

So what about this one ?


H.P.
WarWheels
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Well, a couple more guys chimed in on the Facebook page about the excavator and think it's a possible, although not practical. Go figure?

As for your new photo, it looks real to me as I've seen many overloaded HMMWV's similar to this one. So, if I had to make a guess one way or the other, I would say it is real. BUT, I wouldn't bet my life on it either.
tankmodeler
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC

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So what about this one ?


Looks like a heavily armed tuk-tuk...
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 03:18 AM UTC

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So what about this one ?


Looks like a heavily armed tuk-tuk...





some neighbourhoods ......