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M38A1D Jeep with Davy Crockett Tac Nuke Pics
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
Sounding like a broken record, we have added more content on WarWheels from Don Allen. These new photos cover the M38A1D Jeep with M28 "Davy Crockett" Tactical Nuclear Launcher. Here's the link to them all: http://www.warwheels.net/M38A1DcrockettAllen.html .
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 06:45 AM UTC
Thanks for posting this. Iíve wished for some time now (like for 38 years, back when I was training as a Nuclear targeting Officer), that a mainstream kit manufacturer would release one of these in injection molded styrene. Maybe now?? I was always going to scratch-build one, but I suppose if I do, it will finally get released?!? Itís far past time.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
I still have the Sharkit one - unbuilt after what must be nearly a decade now to my shame. A fascinating weapons system.

When I was researching this I discovered that the British Army was considering buying it, but it didn't quite fit into the then organizational doctrine. If adopted there was a danger that it would end up under the command of a mere Corporal, and the British Army wasn't quite ready for junior NCOs to be in charge of nuclear weapons!
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC
...and anyone above the rank of corporal would have too much common sense to go anywhere near it! If you can see the nuke's target with the naked eye you're in the wrong time zone...
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
A kit would be nice, but a resin conversion would work for me too. It doesn't seem to hard to do for a mainstream aftermarket company.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
With appropriate measurements, it would be an easy job for either resin or 3D printing companies.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
would love to see this as a kit!
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 04:14 AM UTC
Did someone 3D print this already?
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 05:09 AM UTC
Sharkit released a resin man portable version....

https://www.sharkit.com/sharkit/Davy/davy.htm

Not sure why I picked it up, but there's one in my stash.....
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
Thanks, Matt! Will bookmark that right away.
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:39 PM UTC

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...and anyone above the rank of corporal would have too much common sense to go anywhere near it! If you can see the nuke's target with the naked eye you're in the wrong time zone...

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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 02:20 PM UTC
My wife's paternal grandfather was an engineer on the Davy Crockett program. They have a man-portable unit in the museum at Ft. Benning, GA.