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Latest build: M60 AVLB conversion WIP
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC
If that is the case, you can only build an early ('60s - Vietnam - to early '70s) M60A1 hull AVLB from the kit. Later M60A1 hull and all M60A2 hull (built in the late '80s) AVLBs used the steel road wheels.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
My fault. It's vise versa, in the kit are only the older ones, not the newer.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
The steel wheels are more correct for a later M60 AVLB. The aluminum wheels were replaced with steel when they proved not to be as long-lasting and failed after a short time of use. Mainly, early M60A1s and early M60A2s used the aluminum wheels. By the mid-'70s and the M60A3, the steel wheels were back and remained.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC
Thanks Gino, you are right, the hull parts are twice.
One other thing I noticed, Dragon equipped the kit only with steel type wheels and not with the more modern aluminum wheels.
But nevertheless, it is a good basic kit! And if you like the challenge, you can build a nice engineer vehicle!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 11:41 PM UTC
Thanks for the compliment Andreas. Also of note, the Dragon kit contains hull parts to build either an M60A1 AVLB or an M60A2 AVLB as I did. Happy AVLB building.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hello.
Today I received my Dragon M60 AVLB (3591). After a quick look over it, did I realize that they have not changed anything compared to their M48 AVLB Bridge equipment. That's why I posted it on this topic. Because, if you want to build a nearly exact model, you should read Gino's build here! It's a very very good reference!! Great job Gino!

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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hey Gino, I see that PSM in Germany is now offering pre-orders on their M48 AVLB conversion. No bridge unit, just the launching vehicle.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC

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At the 2019 Japan model show dragon showed their new m60 avlb.



That figures, and you are all welcome. Have any pictures of it?



Indeed, my M48 AVLB kit was just delivered this afternoon.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC


From Tetra Model Works Facebook page. Only for discussion.

Late model as Gino done but can't really understand if based on A2 or A1 hull. If it's an A2 I hope they fix some dimensional issue it had.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
WooHoo!! Can't wait!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC

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At the 2019 Japan model show dragon showed their new m60 avlb.



That figures, and you are all welcome. Have any pictures of it?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
See gino. I told you since you are building this someone will make a m60 avlb. At the 2019 Japan model show dragon showed their new m60 avlb.
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff and KoSprueOne.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
Wow Gino, totally awesome build.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Nice finish and conversion of the conversion onto an M60 and then the 70 ton tweek




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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 04:24 AM UTC
Gino, you are absolutely right! True words!
I'll see to finish it the next time.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:55 AM UTC
Thanks Alvise, it has been fun.

Andreas, at some point you have to say, "it is close enough" and finish it. I saw all sorts of other issues I could have gone on fixing.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
Great job Gino!! Well done!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hey Gino,
Very good job! I returned to my AVLB, after I worked on my Fox!

But it is difficult to finish it, after I noticed more issues of the lifting mechanism.

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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC
Thanks for checking in Bob. I don't think it will go on a dio/vignette any time soon. It is already huge.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM UTC
Alright. I'd like to see this in a vignette or something.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Thanks James and Lee. It was a fun build.

I had thought about doing the Abrams-based JAB (Joint Assault Bridge), but really there isn't enough info and pics out there yet for it. It would be a cool, yet challenging build.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
That is an immense amount of plastic made into art. Great job!
Now we just need an Abrams bridge... Gino, you know that if you start one, somebody will produce it in styrene...
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 02:44 AM UTC
Great job, Gino. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these, some day