WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:13 pm

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WHAT IN THE H IS A GROUND SIGNAL PROJECTOR????? :shock:
Projector, Signal, Ground, M4 is a pyrotechnic launcher about 12" long, like a mortar. See page 53 of the M8, M20 TM 9-743 dated 21 February 1944. On M-20 it's in a holder on the hull behind the driver seat. For the M8 is seems like there is a typo in the manual where it says where it mounts. Confusion with interphone locations? Maybe someone can tell us where it goes on the M8.

It shoots a variety of pyrotechnics labeled M17 to M22 which are cylindrical with a rod coming out on one end with stabilizing fins. A primer with firing charge is on the other end. The round is pushed into the tube head first, leaf springs holds it away from a fixed primer for safety, the soldier holds it up and slams it base-first onto a hard surface, round goes down and primer impacts firing pin, the thing explodes out the launcher fins-first and in about 100 feet it reverses and keeps going to 600 feet where it ejects the contents of the cylinder. These acted the same as the rifle-fired versions M17A1 and M17A1B2 up to M22 etc, etc, which were fired head-first from rifle grenade launchers.
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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by dgrev » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:32 am

I have 4 originals for sale. Foggy as always.

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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by DaninNM » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:05 am

Awaiting reproduction cost estimate for 50 copies and 100 copies....so far have 22 that people want.....I may spring for the 50 order and see what the price is - not interested in making money on them - just a break even deal for the hobby and the trust-owned vehicle. We simplified the design but it will look exactly like the original and it will WORK! Not sure I ever want to drive an M8 using a Protectoscope though - vision would be incredibly limited using that.
I'm being interested in buying a foggy one just for display purposes....$$$?
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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by Fordgunjeep » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:51 am

Hello everyone, I was fortunate enough to pick up Ropkey Armor museums M20 Armored Car and it came with a mother load of protectoscopes, if you call need some there is plenty for everyone to have some. My site is www.taylorstracks1.com or call us at 727-902-2786. These are original protectoscopes.

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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by SteveM8 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:05 pm

How much are the original protectoscopes, and are they clear or foggy?


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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by Sugar Bottom Farms » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Ground signal projector.
Dan that is what the manual calls the flare gun used in the M5A1 Stuart tank.

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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by jesse » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Count me out.

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Re: WTK: Anyone interested in REPRO PROTECTOSCOPES?

Post by ferdockm » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:23 am

Dani,

Put me down for 10. I'll need two in each of my vehicles plus 3 in each spares box (as long as they're not $1000 each!)

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