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About FW200

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  • Birthday 02/25/1987

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    The Netherlands
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    Russian military gear, gaming
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    Vision Engineer
  1. Panzer 2 turret

    Both this thread and your fabrication talent are excellent
  2. It all depends on what era you are interested in I suppose.. I've always collected Soviet/Russian military gear and never had an interest in WW2. So when it was time to buy a vehicle I got a BRDM-2, which is an armoured vehicle for half or even a third of what a "common" Willys jeep is going for.. So in my mind I have the rarer vehicle :cool2:, which is an armoured one to boot! With recent or current surplus vehicles like that it's still doable to buy them.. If you want to go WW2 it gets quite a bit harder.. TL;DR: A Jeep isn't the only military vehicle around.. Prices for those have gone crazy.. Looking into other era's (Cold war for example) is always a good choice
  3. Mine only has one welded plate next to the driver's window. That number is X01TT001653 It has quite a few of these styles of numbers around the vehicle. None shorter though. Vehicle is 1985/1986 Vehicle was bought from the Overloon museum, who got it from the collection of the Marshall Museum, owned by Jaap de Groot. He got the vehicle from the DDR apparently. Vehicle had some minor DDR modifications.
  4. Which of the many numbers dotted around the vehicle are you using as the serial number?
  5. Last year I was in your neighborhood visiting the Tank Museum, Ian told me I should have visited your BRDM He's allready been here to see mine! Mine is suffering from me not having the C1 driving license yet, so it's not doing a lot of miles.. Still have a list of things to do..
  6. First and reverse aren't synchronized. So they require double clutching. Usually with reverse I stop the vehicle, see if it goes in reverse, if it doesn't, put it in neutral, release the clutch a bit, then depress it again and see if the gears are aligned then. Reverse is "all the way out there" though, quite a long throw to the right and then front. Because the engine is kind of reversed in the BRDM (gearbox aiming to the front, ancillaries attached to the radiator/rear side) the gear shift pattern is also reversed.
  7. The link to the gallery: http://s517.photobucket.com/user/kcimb/library/money%20pit?page=1 It looks quite good, it's definatly a later model. All BRDM's were made in the USSR, however many countries they were exported to added their own flavour. Their own accesoires etc. My example was used by the East Germans so it had rifle racks mounted, an extra commander light and some additional sockets for powered tools. I can recommend this one: http://www.afvhandbooks.com/brdm.html English translation of the manual..
  8. Dorking covenanter recovery

    Good luck, and keep it up Will be following this thread with interest! :-D
  9. I've had good experience with Oleg (kesovagora) on eBay, he can get quite a few GAZ/Ural/BRDM bits.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kesovagora/m.html?item=171649948040&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 I've bought a bunch of BRDM parts from him allready, including head gaskets, spark plug caps, carb rebuild kits, indicator light glass etc... He also has a lot of knowledge of these vehicles so if you need something specific he can find it for you.. He is not a major dealer for big body/chassis parts but for the small hard to get parts he is excellent..
  10. Very cool project Thanks for the updates!
  11. Gaz 66

    Well, I can recommend this seller on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kesovagora/m.html?item=171649948040 He doesn't have one listed at the moment but if you send him a message he can get pretty much anything you might need GAZ/ZIL related.
  12. Well there were battles with pyro, however, there was only one battle each day this year.. Previously there was a morning battle and an afternoon one Our group usually did 2, this year we only had one slot.
  13. Hi from Russia!

    Welcome There are many owners of Soviet and Russian vehicles here.. myself, I have a 1985/1986 BRDM-2..
  14. On mine, there isn't one.. So I determined the year from the dated parts.. Such as the fuel tanks, light bulbs, electrics etc.. That only works if you know that the vehicle is pretty much original..
  15. How is your German? NVA manuals can be found relatively easily..