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Meng: Wasp Flamethrower Jeep
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC


MENG released info on something very interesting the company is working on... check out the press release!

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Thanks!
m4sherman
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
The certainly fall under the heading of: what in the?

Very interesting to see if the rest of the Popski Army following this one.

An add for the Meng M4A3 came up as I was posting this.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC
Any word about a straight forward Jeep ? Years ago Dragon released a series of Jeeps and none of them were a basic Willys or Ford.
I do hope that Meng gives us a plain ol' Jeep with an engine !
But, thanks Meng for something totally different !
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
Tamiya makes a atraight forward Willys and Bronco does Ford version.
Interesting that Meng and Takom are working on releasing Jeep kits who's kit is going to hit the shelves first. As long as some one is thinking out side the box on different versions of Jeep's how about a Holden ambulance version used by the Marines and how about larger scales.

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 05:32 AM UTC
And I thought the bonnet mounted 50 Cal's were extreme!
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
Looks pretty dangerous to operate to me. I know the Wasp system was used in the Universal Carrier, but I've not heard of it being adopted to the 1/4 ton before. Couldn't have more than about 1-2 minutes of flame operation. I'd hate to have been a crewman on this thing. If you need to use a flame weapon, keep in mind the "bad guys" are going to target you specifically. This system seems particularly vulnerable.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 02:34 PM UTC
When Meng brings out these new Jeeps I just hope they make the front wheels able to turn, it makes a kit look more realistic
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC
This jeep was a one-off prototype only. It was not put into service since the heat was too much for the driver and crew.

Popski's Private Army Flame Jeep

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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 05:07 AM UTC
Flame throwers dribble and the thought of flaming globs of napalm landing on those two fuel cans mounted on the front bumper raises some concern.
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC

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This jeep was a one-off prototype only. It was not put into service since the heat was too much for the driver and crew.

Popski's Private Army Flame Jeep




Thanks Gino! I'm a smoke and flame guy, and was familiar with the Wasp system, but had never heard of this particular vehicle-- now I know it was a "one-off". It does remind me of a similar experiment that I did with my Smoke Generator Company back in 1982. I had 62 gun jeeps (M151s) in the Company. 52 of them were allocated for pulling a 1/4 ton trailer with an M3A4 Smoke Generator, along with a 55 gallon drum of fog oil. We could set up a Generator in about 2 minutes, but they were all stationary. So, we got the hair-brained idea to remove the M151s back seat and mount the Generator in a specially built frame over a deuce and a half fuel tank, that way we could make "smoke on the move". It worked in theory. The fact is, the M3A4 had a carburetor float that was designed to be stationary. It would work over level ground, once you started rocking over rough terrain, the carberator float tended to flood, which often caused a backfire or worse, a jet of flame. Not fun for the crew. They back end of the jeep also became an oily mess. We could only produce Smoke for about a half hour, whereas the stationary mounts were good for about 50 minutes. In those years, we were using a lot of old contaminated fog oil with water in it, so we had a lot of Generator explosions too-- also not fun for the crew. But, it was similar to this "Wasp" Jeep set up.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 04:46 AM UTC
Hello the model is not correct and need to be fixed
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC

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Hello the model is not correct and need to be fixed



OK. How about telling us what you think needs to be fixed and/or corrected? Just yelling that it is wrong doesn't help anyone.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 02:37 PM UTC

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Hello the model is not correct and need to be fixed



I agree. You canít simply make a statement like that without providing details as to what is incorrect and needs to be fixed.
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