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  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
M728 CEV
Posted by GlennH on Saturday, June 8, 2024 3:12 PM

I only recall seeing one of these once during a brief stint in Germany when the battery was loading the 175's onto rail cars to head off to Graf. Finally got around to getting the AFV Club kit and building it. I think the light gave me the most aggravation and one other bit still has me wondering. There was some decent detail in the drivers compartment and I was planning on leaving that hatch open but for the life of me I could not make that happen with the turret in the forward position. It almost looked like that hatch would only open all the way was when the turret was at 90 degrees and I can't imagine that is correct. 

Aside from that mysterious hatch it went well but for one other issue. I was referencing some guys online build and began glueing up some parts on the wrong turret just like he had shown (they give you two) and soon saw that tons of other parts were not jiving with the instructions. Latter in his build he does show the correct turret and he must have made the same mistake so just double check and pick the right one.

I did however have better success with the boom cables compared to some of the builds I saw posted on the model shops site. Anyway it was a fun build and AFV Club never dissapoints. Now about that hatch?

 towing service by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

 M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

 

 

Tags: CEV , M728

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, June 8, 2024 4:12 PM

Disregard.  Double tap.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, June 8, 2024 4:12 PM

I can't see the hatch in your pic, but it should pop up and slide to the right.  I had no issues with it clearing the turret on mine.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, June 8, 2024 11:05 PM

The CEV, my original MOS 12F. I wanted to be a tanker, but the recruiter showed me the M728 in the National Guard motor pool and told me it was just like being a tanker. Yeah, right.

Fortunately, I was commissioned as an armor officer and trained on the M1IP, but my CEV training helped when I was an M60A3TTS platoon leader in Germany.

We always operated the 60-series tanks with the hatch open. It pops up and slides right (as you're sitting in the driver's seat).

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Saturday, June 8, 2024 11:27 PM

Ah thanks you two. I guess I thought it was on hinges and they omitted the parts and instuctions. I don't think I glued it as there was no need so now I know if I slide it over it's not gonna look like some screwup.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 9, 2024 12:55 PM

The original Tamiya M60A1 actually had this part work correctly.

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/1/3/1302613-67-instructions.pdf

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 9, 2024 1:01 PM

That looks great Glenn! Nice work! I love the mud, dirt, and grime.

Could we get a few more photos from other angles though? I'd like to see more of her. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Monday, June 10, 2024 9:53 AM

Rob Gronovius

The original Tamiya M60A1 actually had this part work correctly.

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/1/3/1302613-67-instructions.pdf

 

Yikes!

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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