VisMod, Military and Film/TV production Vehicles.

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    VisMod is a portmanteau of VISually MODified. It's used for Training and Film production to use a common availible vehicle to replace a Rare and hard to get one.
    Example
    Russian BMP2
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    not easy that easy to get if your the US.
    So take a Vehicle the army has that's got some things in common like this M901
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    Add the turret of a Bradley fighting vehicle a lick of paint and some rubber and fiberglass[​IMG]
    And you have a IFV that can be used for training against.
    Now Don't think this is just the US or Hollywood or even just ground vehicles

    Here are two I did not know about till this morning.
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    Russian BMP-1 Modified into M1 Abrams
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    PLA, Thats Right Chinese Type 59 MBT dressed as a M1 Abrams.
     
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    This is not really Breaking Military News per sey.

    It's more visual and should probably be in the Military Pictures Thread.

    Moving it there.
     
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    Thanks Jeff I was trying to figure out where to put this Guess I guessed wrong.
     
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    No probs...not a bad guess in any event. It just has a better chance here of staying up on the active 1st page of the forum.
     
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    Check these out
    CoFCenturion.jpg CUF_801.jpg FakeAbrams.jpg
    M1 Abrams right? Wrong. these shots were from Courage under Fire.
    This one is from Godzilla 2014
    Godzilla14_13 (1).jpg
    do you see it?
    No?
    Count the Road wheels. Abrams has 7 these have 6. So what are they? British made Chieftains.
    the Production of Courage under fire ran into a problem. The Army did not like the Script and pulled out of assisting in the making of the film. So the Producers and director came up with a plan. They bought form the Australian Government a number of Retiring Chieftain MBT's
    and then heavily modified them. 87ffb6_9fdefa008f5d40dd8956dc763f66c41f.jpg
    These tanks are rented for every thing from B movies to top budget block busters from a supplyer called ArmyTrucks
     
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    timely as one of the Youtube channels I watch happens to have..
    footage of the ZD30 Film Prop versions of the Stealthhawk

    Now the movie versions of the twin Stealth choppers a combination of practical props that could be used as sets, swung from cranes and blown to smithereens as well as CGI. There sequence was added in a re-shoot as Bigillow had to change the ending on the film. There shaping was based heavily on that of the F117 NightHawk and the H60 series helicopters.
     
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