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M113 FSV Turret (VAN242)

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includes two Resin M113 FSV turrets, two Resin M113 FSV decks & two Tank Commander figures.

The first ad-hoc fire support troop was formed in 1967 when the Australians borrowed obsolete American M108 self-propelled guns for fire base defence at Nui Dat and later the Horseshoe. Despite orders against their use in the field, 6 Troop were used on occasion to transport patrols and for convoy escort work.

The M113 FSV Turret is available via Direct Sale in the online store only...
Tour Of Duty
The Vietnam War defined a generation, whether it was through service in Vietnam or opposition to the war. The war in Vietnam remains one the bloodiest wars since the Second World War.

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Tour Of Duty
M113 FSV Turret (VAN242) When the loan ended after six months, the cavalry looked for a more permanent solution, finding it in the M113 Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), an M113 mounting the turret of a Saladin armoured car. These ‘beasts’, as they were often called, arrived in Vietnam in 1970, remaining until the end.

Note: The M113 FSV Turret blister pack does not include the M113; the M113 has to be purchased separately as part of the M113 Platoon box set.

Learn more about the M113 Platoon here…

Designed by Tim Adcock
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Contents of the M113 FSV Turret Blister Pack
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M113 FSV Turret (VAN242)
Description of Components
a. 2x M113 FSV resin decks.
b.
2x M113 FSV resin turrets.
c. 2x Vehicle commander figures.
d. 2x Gun & hatch sprues.
Assembling The M113 FSV Turret
Step 1. Begin by attaching the FSV deck to the hull of the M113.

Learn how to assembly the M113 here...
Step 2. Attach the driver's hatch to the FSV deck.
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Below: The driver's hatch attached to the FSV deck.
Below: The M113 FSV hull fully assembled.
Step 3. Next, attach the main gun to the front of the turret.
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Below: The main gun attached to the turret.
Step 4. Next, attach the hatches to the top of the turret.
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Below: Adding the hatches to the top of the turret.
Below: The fully assembled M113 FSV.
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Adding A Vehicle Commander

Step 1. Attach the hatch in an open position.

Step 2. Add the vehicle commander into the open hatch.
Below: The M113 FSV fully assembled complete with vehicle commander.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets
Simply glue a rare earth magnet into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret and you have a safe and secure way of attaching the turret to the hull.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here for more tips and tricks...

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M113 FSV Turret (VAN242)


Last Updated On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront