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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Mack NO6 - 7 1/2 ton artillery tractor
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 06:42 AM UTC
General Forum on the WWII Mack NO plus detail photos for building a scratch model in 1/35 scale.

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My favorite shot of my Mack NO
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 06:59 AM UTC


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New photo album on my Mack NO scratch model in 1/35 scale can be viewed at:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/WWII%20Mack%20NO%20Artillery%20Tractor/
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 07:12 AM UTC
Parts taken from the Dragon Wagon:
Tires, Wheel rims (Narrowed & with new wheel centers), 20 ton winch (modified), front differential (modified), rear differentials (highly modified), engine oil pan (modified), steering wheel, headlights, headlight guards (modified), pintle hitch, dashboard, shift levers, drive shafts, air tanks, drive shafts +U-joints, pulleys, front fenders, front leaf springs and some frame parts.

Parts taken from the Deuce and a Half:
Hardware for the loadbox side walls and tail gate (heavily modified), troop benches, cab seats (highly modified - one narrowed & one enlarged) taillights, convoy lights, trailer electrical connection, rear toolbox door and gun ring.
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 07:29 AM UTC
Real nice build Michael! Great job! You should post the pics directly in the thread, or even better, submit a feature to the site.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 07:34 AM UTC
Thanks I appreciate your comments. I am very new to this forum. Was just now trying to figure out how to post at least a opening photograph to the thread. So far, no luck!

OOps, it looks like I might have figured out at least part of the process!

Thanks again!

Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:39 PM UTC
I am putting together a new photo page dedicated totally to the Mack NO.

The first 100+ photos are up already at:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/WWII%20Mack%20NO%20Artillery%20Tractor/

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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 08:38 PM UTC
It's actually gite easy with Photobucket: if you click the image there are about four ways shown to share the image. Copyy the one that says IMG Code. Put it in a post here (as many as you like actually) and that's it. Once you click the yes button to post it will show the pics.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 08:54 PM UTC
hello michael, great job on your MACK NO, I saw that you were in the process of building a INTERNATIONNAL IH, I hope you'll share your construction. cordially steph
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 07:52 AM UTC
Thanks Steph for pointing me in the right direction. As you can see I took your advice!

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:12 AM UTC
The completed rear end drive train., I just love how there is so much hardware packed in there you almost can't see it all!


Mack NO construction photo album has now reached 100+ photos!

View it on Photobucket at:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/WWII%20Mack%20NO%20Artillery%20Tractor/
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 04:37 PM UTC
Mack NO videos on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbc-TYFeZu8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8ssCM1P3c&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArqlhTOerX8
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 06:13 AM UTC
Now scratch building M23 Ammo Trailer to be pulled by Mack NO.

View at:

http://s1061.photobucket.com/albums/t461/165thspc/M23%20World%20War%202%20US%20Ammo%20Trailer/
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 01:45 PM UTC
M23 Ammo Trailer (under construction) being towed by the 1/35 scale Mack NO.

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 03:33 PM UTC
Terrific work on the Mack.
Thanks for the link to the pics!
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 01:46 AM UTC
I finished the 155mm gun (backdated AFV Club model) and the M1 Limber (Scale-Link) for the Mack to tow. Still working on the scratch M23 Ammo Trailer.


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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 01:51 AM UTC
Some construction progress made on the M23, though in the end I think my M4 High Speed Tractor will be handling the fire support mission with the NO pulling the gun.







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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC
1/35th scale Mack NO6 model in early stages of development.


Size comparison with standard US 1/4 ton Jeep. At this stage however the Mack was sitting way too high and in dire need of revamping of the suspension.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 02:48 PM UTC
I've always found the Mack NO to be a very attractive WW II truck. Very modern looking for the period.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 04:37 PM UTC
The cab and bonnet under construction:

The cab floor and steps under construction:
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 04:45 PM UTC
Underside view of finished load box. The same company that built the wooden load box for the GMC Deuce built the box for the NO. Hence the same metal hardware was used on both:




Rear mud flaps and tailgate under construction:



Test fit of the front bumper and ladder storage racks:
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 04:55 PM UTC
Spare tire racks:




Finished hood and radiator cowl.

The headlight guards on the Mack are actually the grill guards off the Dragon Wagon kit just rotated 90 degrees with additional cross bars added to the stock DW guards.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 04:14 AM UTC
Transfer case, PTO and gas tanks for the Mack under construction:


Finished product:
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 04:16 AM UTC
Photo of same area taken from the original Army Tech Manual for the Mack:

Item #5 is the driveshaft carrying power forward for the front mounted winch.



The above image comes from the collection of EASY 1 Productions - From the disc entitled "TM 10-1679; 7 1/2 ton 6x6 Prime Mover Mack NO"

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 12:40 PM UTC
My favorite shot of the Mack towing the 155mm gun.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 03:55 AM UTC
Interior shot lifted from the Tech Manual:


Finished interior from the Mack Model:

(* The vacuum motors for powering the windshield wipers are actually shock absorbers taken from the Italeri small Horch field car kit out of my spares box. The gauge panel, steering wheel and the first aid kit are from the Dragon Wagon kit as are the many control levers in the cab. The seats are out of the Tamiya Deuce and a Half, one narrowed for the driver and one lengthened for the front passengers, so is the glove box door. Finally the gun ring is made up from three of the after market Tamiya kits for their Deuce and a Half. ;-)

The top image comes from the collection of EASY 1 Productions - From the disc entitled "TM 10-1679; 7 1/2 ton 6x6 Prime Mover Mack NO"

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