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Name That Item No 1
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:41 AM UTC
This is the first of what we hope will become a regular feature on Armorama titled ‘Name That Item’. There is NO prize involved in this and it is just for fun.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:02 PM UTC
gunner's position from a WWII anti-air..?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:27 PM UTC
Anti-Air, yes but not WWII.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:35 PM UTC
All I can say that there is .50 cal. M2 machingun involved.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:50 PM UTC
Is it from a gunners position in a Veitnam era pibber boat??

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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 01:49 PM UTC
It's a P-61 Gunner's seat
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 01:51 PM UTC

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It's a P-61 Gunner's seat



wait!! I concur from Navy boat
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 04:11 PM UTC

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It's a P-61 Gunner's seat



wait!! I concur from Navy boat



COLD! ARCTIC COLD!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:09 PM UTC
.50 cal AA mount, maybe from a gun truck?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:36 PM UTC
The only similar mount I can find is from a chopper - German gunner firing from the rear of a CH-53

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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:37 PM UTC
More hints next year!
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 06:12 AM UTC
seat from M45 Quadmount .50 cal?
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 09:40 AM UTC
It`s 2016 over here, so HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I wish that either Dr. Robert Mansherob or Mr. Michael Mass see this thing, because it has an Israel Aircraft Industry placard on it.
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 10:43 PM UTC
to me this looks to be a ww2 german machinegun mount.
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC

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to me this looks to be a ww2 german machinegun mount.



Not to be rude, but sometimes reading the previous posts is a big help.

Then you would have seen where it was stated it was NOT FROM WWII.
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 04:09 PM UTC
DaveCox said - helicopter MG mount. I agree.
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 07:30 PM UTC
It looks like part of an armored car or somesort's gun mounting
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 11:46 PM UTC
IDF Dental office chair

The vacuum tube and spit bag obviously gave it away…




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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC

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IDF Dental office chair

The vacuum tube and spit bag obviously gave it away…







Hate to think why the dentist would need the 50cal M2 !
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 01:01 AM UTC

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IDF Dental office chair

The vacuum tube and spit bag obviously gave it away…







Hate to think why the dentist would need the 50cal M2 !



Using the .50`s recoil to remove rotten teeth??
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 10:19 PM UTC
Something from "Star Wars"?
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 10:34 PM UTC

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IDF Dental office chair

The vacuum tube and spit bag obviously gave it away…







Hate to think why the dentist would need the 50cal M2 !



Using the .50`s recoil to remove rotten teeth??



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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 11:15 PM UTC
I'm inclined to think it is something used for gunnery training. It reminds me of a piece of gear we used to use to simulate ground threats so we could evaluate how aircrews reacted. It had a seat and a gunsight for manual tracking, but it also had a great big radar dish on the front so clearly this is not the same thing. Still...

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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
I'm still thinking it's something Russian.
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:35 AM UTC

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I'm still thinking it's something Russian.



From Hans-Hermann's post of 1st Jan :" it has an Israel Aircraft Industry placard on it"