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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
ted15

British Bushmaster

Hello, On a wim I purchased the Showcase Bushmaster. I read somewhere they were used by the SAS. Modified to suit. It was fitted with crows ii rws 50cal,

What other mods where made?? cheers Mick

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There are precisely two images available I believe of this rare beastie - neither of them of good quality. It is also highly unlikely that anyone who has any real (as opposed to speculative) knowledge of them will ever be willing to respond to that question :D

 

This book contains one of the images on page 21 (and there is a more recent Osprey Elite publication on the SAS that includes another one).

 

Cheers,

Centaur

 

1.BR-Ar-Osprey-Special-Ops-Patrol-Vehicl

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Thank you Centuar. So I was thinking Duke ied detection and boomerang anti-sniper and the Bronco CROWS II RWS.  Any other suggestions?

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I think it had additional armour fitted .

a batch of 24 were purchased

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Being that I don't know where the additional armour was fitted and those that do aren't sharing:swear::swear:. I think i'll just go with the bullbars and hang junk all over itB) cheers everyone

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PS Anyone have pictures off the insides of this beastie????

 

 

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I have seen, touched and been inside these vehicles at Hereford as I used to work in the project team which looked after them.  No-one is going to be posting pictures and some of the equipment fit is classified SECRET.  Indeed their very existence is still technically classified and not officially acknowledged, notwithstanding speculation on websites such as this and those linked above.  Merely taking photos at Hereford will get you locked up.

 

I understand the desire to model such unusual subjects, but in this case discussion of the subject could be doing more harm than good to the users who we expect to put their lives on the line for us.  There's a lot of stuff that UK SF use that is very interesting but necessarily kept under wraps and it needs to stay that way.

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I saw these pre-delivery: suffice it to say that they're closer in configuration to the Dutch (RNLA) configuration Bushmasters, both inside (gunner seat on the driver's side, aft of him), & out (appliqué armour). The RWS I saw was a variant of the Protector RWS (close to the M151, albeit with British smoke dischargers), with the 40mm GMG fitted. Colour was UK Stone (except the inside of the bins were in Australian tan). I have omitted mentioning any of the "special" stuff. 

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Hi Ted, have you started your build yet? I also recently got one of these kits. Undecided whether I'll do as an Aussie version or a what-if Irish one. It is mased on an Irish design licenced to Thales of Australia and was a contender for the Irish army but we went for the RG-32 instead. Looking around the inter-wed there are not a lot of build logs for this kit.....

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i passed about 3 or 4 of them on transporters on the south bound m5 in somerset about 6 years ago, painted in desert sand but most had a tarp covering them sadly and no camera!

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