Friday, November 6, 2009

Defence Info Ops Exercise - Vehicle Recognition

SAF Vehicle Recognition

Please identify this vehicle and state the armament it carries.

I'm keen on seeing the responses this post generates. :-)

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bionix II; 30mm Bushmaster 2 autocannon

More?

FIVE-TWO said...

think is Bionix 25 with Bushmaster M242 25mm cannon.

Anonymous said...

i think it is an early model of the BX25. It does not have the coaxial..

RX said...

I'll give it a try..

BX I command post with no armament

bdique said...

got armanent lehs, smoke grenade launcher + CMG...

dtwn said...

BX I with 25mm. Picture taken at SAFTI Open House 2000?

FIVE-TWO said...

no armament? what's that long dicky thing sticking out? ;@)

RX said...

Ok then, BX I command post with smoke grenade launchers and CMG only.

RX said...

The long dicky thing sticking out is just... a long dicky thing sticking out.

bdique said...

@ RX: haha sorry I was just trying to be an ass :P

@ 5-2: actually that long thing is our TOP SECRET LAZER CANNON FLAMETHROWER RAWR! >:D

Anonymous said...

RX, how do you see its a command post?

Anonymous said...

There is no 7.62 mm Coaxial MG & no Thermal Sighting. It's a command post with a dummy 25mm cannon

Anonymous said...

ar thanks...

Anonymous said...

I go with RX, BX I command post, sighting system seems to be missing

FIVE-TWO said...

arh but technically there is no BX I, just BX and BX II.

Wocelot said...

Hmm, at MLC 26, looks likea BX to me only. With that, 76mm smoke grenades and 25mm Bushmaster??? Probably one of the earlier models.

21Alpha said...

@FIVE-TWO: Yes, there is actually are a BX Mark 1 and a BX Mark 1A versions but of cos they were just called BX in the pre-BX II days

Look at the turrent and compare it with a BX 25mm turrent, the differences are quite clear.

Wow, these two vehicles must be antiques by now. Note the fabric side skirts and the strips of non-slip covering on the deck.

bdique said...

21Alpha, good eyesight :P

dtwn said...

@21Alpha: Can't be as old as our SM1s or M113s. ;) Or even L2s for the matter.

FIVE-TWO said...

@21A: when did they introduce Mk IA? sometimes these Mk I and IA are early production modifications just like the Ultimax. I have only seen the Bionix in camp once, near the end of my reservist. It was a 40/50 IIRC.

goat89 said...

I just know they are Bionixes with a certain sabot cannon with smoke launchers. ><

21Alpha said...

@dtwn: yes u are right of cos :)

@52: not really sure but I would imagine that the Mk 1A came out quite quickly after the Mk 1. Both 1 and 1A were in service when I was active 9 years ago. Mk 1A merely had some ergonomic improvements (like making the MG spare barrel easier to reach) over the Mk 1

bdique said...

technically, the present BX2 that you see today has undergone a few changes from the first one that rolled out as well...so I won't be surprised if there exist two 'same same but different' models

Area-51 said...

BX1 Command Post.

FIVE-TWO said...

with due regards to opsec, does the license plate indicate the type, as in the days of yore?

bdique said...

yes

David Boey said...

5-2: You might wanna see my early post titled "MID life obsession" archived under September 09.

FIVE-TWO said...

CJ: yes I did see that, and I still remember all the M113 license plates I served with.