What AFV was this supposed to be?

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  1. Civettone

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    Looks similiar to a U.S. M113

    The gun emplacement looks odd, though
     
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    i do thinks its an M113 pretenting to be a stug III
     
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    That's a M75 APC, the triangular engine hatch ID's it.
    What that turret is I have no idea, probably just added for effect. That's right over the engine, nobody could man that turret.
    Though it could be a flame thrower.
     
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    Looks like a casement turret from a WWI era tank, only turned sideways.
     
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    It's just a load of scrap metal, welded to the hull of an old M113, to make a full-size, sci-fi 'Dungeons and Dragons' type tourist attraction.
     
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    That is a M75, not a M113.
     
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    #8 Airframes, Aug 4, 2013
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    OK, a M75 with a load of scrap metal welded in place. Basically the same chassis, and at first I thought it was a British '432', but the engine hatch is a different shape, and the top decking slope different too. Like the AFC M113, the basic '432' chassis was used in many configurations, including the '434' engineering vehicle, and 'Abbot' SPG, and is very similar to the 113 family.
    It was 'Abbots' and '432's' which were modified to resemble Stugs and PzKfw IVs in 'Band of Brothers', and similar movie productions.
     
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