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GTK Boxer wins ADF competition
HermannB
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/ipswich-qld-wins-5-billion-army-purchase-light-armoured-vehicle/9545186

Le`s hope that modelling industry now discovers the potential of the GTK Boxer. German, Nederlands and Australian versions
please.
terminators
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:04 PM UTC

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http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/ipswich-qld-wins-5-billion-army-purchase-light-armoured-vehicle/9545186

Lets hope that modelling industrie now discovers the potential of the GTK Boxer. German, Nederlands and Australian versions
please.



Nederlands ? I didn't know their army used it. Do they use it at war ?

German versions already exist in both 1:35 and 1:72.
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
Thanks for posting Hans.
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC

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http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/ipswich-qld-wins-5-billion-army-purchase-light-armoured-vehicle/9545186

Lets hope that modelling industrie now discovers the potential of the GTK Boxer. German, Nederlands and Australian versions
please.



Nederlands ? I didn't know their army used it. Do they use it at war ?

German versions already exist in both 1:35 and 1:72.



GTK Boxer overview.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_(armoured_fighting_vehicle)
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC

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Thanks for posting Hans.



Gregory Knowles gave me the link.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
The Dutch Boxer has been in the Koninklijke Landmacht for many years now.
After extensive trials it is now part of the standard equipment.
Due to the nature of the Dutch participation in the various missions worldwide it has not been used in combat circumstances yet.
However, they are in use in the Dutch participation in the NATO units in Lithuania.

Beware: there are differences between the German and Dutch vehicles.
Have a look at Facebook ‘13 Lichte Brigade’ for some Dutch Boxers.
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC
I definitely want to built that version of the Boxer. It looks awesome with the turret and AUSCAM
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 02:14 AM UTC
If you have the RoG Boxer kit and this conversion.

https://nahm-modellbau.de.tl/Umbaus.ae.tze.htm

Have fun merging them.
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
It’ll be interesting to see how different the production truck is to the trial truck.
HermannB
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC
Will the truck serve as WAPC or as recon ?
ALBOWIE
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC

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Will the truck serve as WAPC or as recon ?



Recon role. I am curious to see whether there are Repair and Recov variants in the mix
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
Would imagine so, will replace ASLAV and all its variants so assume PC, this variant, RAEME, ambulance, command, surveillance?
Makes the next phase interesting, M113 replacement.
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 03:23 PM UTC
Thought these dimensioned drawings of the Dutch CP Boxer May be of interest:

https://i.imgur.com/tkBXHN8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rlFLx1y.jpg
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM UTC
Don't forget that the UK has also now decided to purchase Boxer (again). Variant list TBC, but no gun-turreted ones. Probably some tall hulls for medical and C4/ISTAR. Possibly an 81m mortar carrier. Speculation that the Rafael Spike "Exactor" launcher turrets might be transferred from the M113s
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 03:40 PM UTC
211 LAVs is 5 billion dollars. 23 million each. For an APC.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 04:31 PM UTC
I'd give serious bought to doing a 155 variant at some point.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 07:44 PM UTC

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211 LAVs is 5 billion dollars. 23 million each. For an APC.



* 211 hulls
* 231 mission modules
*133 IFV turrets (each with 30mm cannon, 7.62mm co-ax, twin Hunter/killer sights, dual anti-tank missiles, 12.7mm RWS)
*133 surveillance suites (LRAS equivalent, ground surveillance radars)
* new factory, plus new facilities in five locations.
* first three years of logistic support.

Not “$23 million each”, not “an APC”, and, at 38-42 tonnes, not “a LAV”.
Keef1648
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC
Work in progress.

Not a copy of the MoD sales announcement version but I just wanted to paint it in the Union (Jack) flag.

Moved the remote weapons station location and that has still to be built and corrected. The version in the Stryker kits is the closest I have on hand. This is the Revell Germany kit with Tank Workshop resin wheels..


......
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 03:39 AM UTC
It was even build in the Netherlands. Last one came out of the factory last week. At Stork Fokker Aerospace