M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

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M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by rcakitty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:32 pm

Looking to buy a pair of Track Skirts for the M548 series carriers
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Re: M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by dgrev » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:03 am

I have lots of track skirts, how do I tell M548 from M113?

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Re: M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by kubotaman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Doug, they should be exactly the same

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Re: M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by dgrev » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:31 pm

Kubotaman

Are you sure?

I remember reading about someone who bought a set of Soucy rubber band track for an
M548 (IIRC), cost him something like $30,000 and he got caught badly as the vehicle
was longer, he bought M113 track thus the tracks did not fit his M548.

He posted an article somewhere about it and as Soucy would not take the track
back, he cut and shut the vehicle so as not to have wasted his money.

Having said that, I don't know what variant of M548.

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Re: M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by kubotaman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:36 pm

I think I know who you are talking about. That was an XM474 Pershing Missile Launcher. As I recall, they were originally fitted with hydraulic suspension and hence the ride height could be adjusted.

Measure yours and I will measure mine.


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Re: M548, M548A1, M548A3 Track Skirts

Post by dgrev » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:00 pm

> That was an XM474 Pershing Missile Launcher.

Ok, for that reason, they could have a different length, so may not be the same as an M548

> Measure yours and I will measure mine.

The problem with that is that the shirts are not the length that you think.

They are notoriously a struggle to install as they are several inches shorter than
the mounting holes on the vehicle. I assume that is so that when they are on
the vehicle they are in a stretched condition and don't flap around. Each
skirt is different depending on age.

I can get a measurement from a vehicle of the installed length ie, furtherest bolt
hole to furtherest bolt hole?

Regards
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