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Hi guys,

 

First let me say thanks for allowing me to post here.

 

I'm a Dutch modeller who's main interest lies in 1/35 modern tracked armored vehicles.

For an upcoming project I'm seeking detailed pictures and info of the M270 MLRS system in use with the Norwegian Armed Forces. I am planning on building the Dragon MLRS kit into a Norwegian version with the awsome looking Norwegian splinter-cammouflage. Until now I have found only a couple of pictures of the MLRS system with this cammo. But for my model I am seeking more pictures. I also would like to know of any customizations on the MLRS made by the Norwegian Army.

 

Please, can someone direct me to sites or info on the Norwegian MLRS? I have already scrounged the Norwegian Army site but my Norwegian is kinda rusty..

If you have any pictures you would like to share with me that would be great too.

 

Kind regards,

Marcel Jussen

 

(PS: Hope you liked the Euro pics I made. http://www.ipmsnorge.org/forum/index.php?topic=1594.0)

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Hei,

 

I shot a series of pictures of a Norwegian Army MLRS that was demonstrated to the public a couple of years ago.

It is a bit too much to send by Email, but I could make you a CD or similar- please send me a PM with ordinary adress.

Since I am going to visit the Aviodrome next Wednesday could I try to have the CD ready for mailing when I am in the Netherlands.

 

Photo quality is not that great as it was moving a bit faster than I expected on a rainy day, but should be helpful for model building

 

 

Eders

Knut Erik

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Very kind of you for replying so fast! :thumb:

 

Dear mr. Erik Torp and mr. Knut Erik Hagen, thank you very much for your cooperation. I'm in your debt already.

 

I am working on completing several Scandinavian vehicles in 1/35 scale. Until now I have finished the Swedish Strv-122, a Finnish T72M1 and as of late a Danish M41-Dk1. It's now time to start a Norwegian project and for that I have chosen the MLRS and Leopard 1 vehicles. I am now in the process of gathering info of the Norwegian MLRS.

As far as I have figured out, the lower part of the front of the cabin of the MLRS has been altered. There is a plate added to the front covering part of the transmission housing. This seems to be a 'Norge-only' adaptation as I haven't seen this on other MLRS vehicles. There is a good picture of a Norwegian MLRS on the 'Scandinavian Armor' page by mr. Roy Haaland which shows this. I am very interested in this detail and any other Norwegian changes to the vehicle.

 

What I am also looking for are walk-around pictures of the MLRS with splinter-cammo. I am completely lost with the upper-side of the launcher.

I would be happy to reimburse you for any costs made.

 

If you would like to see some of my models, they can be seen on my personal website: http://www.mjussen.nl/

 

Thank you,

Marcel Jussen

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Very nice models you've got there on your site. I especially like the Danish Bulldog. Neat-o.

 

As for the splinter camo there is a generic scheme out and about, this simply showing a box and the standard pattern on all four sides. Unfortunately I can't find mine at the moment but there should be more people out there with the abilitiy to scan their copy.

I'll keep a lookout for mine though.

 

K

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Hei,

 

I did take the pictures with modeling in mind - looking at this image it appears that the pattern on top of the launcher does not match the universal pattern in my copy of Armed Forces Camo for vehicles dated 1984.

 

Due to the web site only accepting small files do I have to reduce the original images before posting.

 

I have been off-line today as I went to visit Narviks War Memorial Museum to get some photos of their collection, samples will follow.

 

 

Eders

Knut Erik

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