TRACKS ARE FUN TOO

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TRACKS ARE FUN TOO

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:45 pm

M-114 A.K.A. the "SCOUT SCOOTER". They were active from 1962 thru 1973.
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Post by Ben Dover » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:54 pm

CUTE LITTLE BUGGER, CHEVROLET 283 POWER.
I like Tracked Vehicles, also. :wink: My wife and son were instant expert drivers, he was 12 when he first drove it. Finding all the missing parts NOS was fun.
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Post by fightingiron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:52 pm

Hi Ben, scout sections were still using these in early 76 with the 8th ID in Germany. They were replaced for a period of time with the M113...
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Post by Ben Dover » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:36 am

Did not know that, I was under the impression that General Abrahms pulled the plug on the M-114 in 1973.
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Post by Spec4Don » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:47 am

fightingiron wrote:Hi Ben, scout sections were still using these in early 76 with the 8th ID in Germany. They were replaced for a period of time with the M113...
I arrived in Germany December of 1975 and was stationed in Mainz with the 1st Brgde 8th ID. I remember seeing them roaring around post for at least the first 6 months I was there. Couldn't miss that rear hatch. Wish I had got a picture of them.

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Post by Ben Dover » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:37 am

They were fun for everyone but the mechanic. Mine was registered and insured for road use and was a parade pleaser.
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Post by LANCE MILLER » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:32 am

I agree they are fun. If one is fun three have to even be more fun right?
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Post by Ben Dover » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:45 pm

Nice. I started with four. I miss having one.
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Post by fightingiron » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:19 pm

I never saw any 114's with just a 50 mount. All had 20mm mounts and a M60 off the backend.
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Post by Ben Dover » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:51 pm

The early ones had the .50 mount on the early cupola, and had minor cosmetic differences,many were updated to M-114A1 spec. For such a small and simple machine, they required a lot of work to keep them in fighting shape. They do make a good "poormans tank" tho. Parts are scattered and hard to come by.
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Post by Ben Dover » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:11 pm

Friend of mine, a West Point graduate ,was in Armored Calvary, just loved them, thought they were fun. I miss them also.
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Post by RedCross184 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:53 pm

We own and M-75 APC Carrier and they are fun! Tracks are the way to go for sure. Thanks for the post and may you live long and may you prosper!
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