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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Not FW Tauros

OK, so you have seen all of the other models* out there which can proxy for these:


Arcing back to the 1990s, before 9/11 and the subsequent entanglements in Iraq and Afganistan, the British Army was trialling these:



Made by Wessex (and I don't know, but they might be the helicopter people ?).


The Wessex Saker is a space frame two man vehicle which mounts a heavy weapon.  The vehicle was envisaged as a recce vehicle; the FS role mentioned in the Tauros fluff is these days filled by the Jackel and so on; much bigger vehicles.


I think the upper two photos are old ones from the era when these vehicles were being trialled.  I'm also pretty sure that the bottom photo is from a re-enactment type event; hence the appliqué headlights and visible number plate (a "Q" plate in the UK is one given to a vehicle re-registered after being de-registered [by the Driver Vehicle Licence Agency] for some reason).  The number plate should really be arranged Q 598 OCR rather than Q5 98 OCR - it has been arranged like this to look more like a MoD registration.

Funny ol' world.

* Anyway, just in case you were wondering, here are some Tauros alternatives:


HALO Warthogs with the three barrelled gun replaced with an IG Auto Cannon


Here representing the Cadian 144th LRRR.


Antenocti's Warthog, Here serving the Cadian 127th.  A closed in lightly armoured four seater.


Antenocti's Viper, much smaller, a proper two man vehicle, again serving the Cadian 127th.


Antenocti's Bear SUV; unarmoured four seater serving the Cadian 24th


Antenocti's Zebu; four seater arbites cruiser.


8 comments:

  1. Antenocti make some damned fine designs. Bit pricey tho...

    Those last two Military Police?

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    1. Sometimes. Depends what the game is.

      The postage to Wales is a bit less than to Kalifornia, one imagines....

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  2. A very nice collection Zzzzzzz

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  3. thank you for listing where each alternative came from. They look absolutely amazing

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    1. Always a pleasure Doug, welcome to Devos IV !

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  4. You ain't seen nothing yet, Zzzzzz.

    Trust me - I have seen the future, and THIS is it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa_150_TAP

    Yup. That *does* say 'Vespa' in the link. Go on...

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    1. Kool link. Nice find, Admiral !

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