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I am serving in the US army, and am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I am a 15B (helicopter power turbine engine mechanic), with a background in fabrication before the army, and a penchant for modifying anything mechanical that I sit next to for too long (and I married a physicist/mechanical engineer). I am interested in buying my first wheeled armored vehicle when I return. Since this will be my first, I am looking for some advice on what would be good to start with (I would like an APC, although I am partial to the Ferret).The good news is that my Wife is supporting me in this, and rather likes the idea (she suggested a tank in all seriousness just to keep me from buying more firearms). The bad news is that while I am over here, I don't have much time to do research. :sweat:Now here's your excuse to hate me: historical accuracy is not my primary concern, I am not a stickler for every fire extinguisher and every shovel being included; for example, I am looking into weather there is an easy(ish) engine swap for the Ferret to increase its speed/power. My main concern is functionality, which is why I admire these vehicles as much as I do. I am also amazed at how easily these vehicles are upgraded to fit in among vehicles less than half their age. I also don't mind a fixer-upper that isn't too far gone, if the price is right. Is there any place that any one can recommend in the USA to do business with? Are there any tank bone yards like they have for the aircraft? Thank you very much for your help (and for even reading all of this), :coffee: SPC Davis, Nathan Dco 4/101 TF Wings
I am rather new here, and considering a ferret project. Does any one here have any detailed pictures of the bolt pattern on the engine bell housing, or the transmission, as well as pictures of an empty engine bay (measurements would make you a god among men)? Also, does any one have information on the gear ratios for the vehicle? I am still hunting for a place to get them in the States, we'll see how that one goes. :cool2: