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#2181 Panzermann

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 1127 AM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 

 

 

(and they did not even bother to put fresh rubber pads on)


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 1832 PM

Why mount just one flamethrower if you can mount 12 !

 

Take that, Churchill - Ronson.....

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#2183 Mr King

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 1141 AM

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 0410 AM

At first a thought tracks for tracks? huh what? But then I relaized, that band tracks are more like rubber tires stretched over the running gear.


Were these chains issued to the soviets or troops in Alaska?
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 0711 AM

At first a thought tracks for tracks? huh what? But then I relaized, that band tracks are more like rubber tires stretched over the running gear.


Were these chains issued to the soviets or troops in Alaska?

 

I myself do not know Panzermann, I was hoping someone here would know more about them. 


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#2186 Harold Jones

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 0951 AM

At first a thought tracks for tracks? huh what? But then I relaized, that band tracks are more like rubber tires stretched over the running gear.


Were these chains issued to the soviets or troops in Alaska?

Probably never issued at all, but something someone thought worth testing for operating in snow and ice.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 1306 PM

At first a thought tracks for tracks? huh what? But then I relaized, that band tracks are more like rubber tires stretched over the running gear.
 

 

This one bears a very strong resemblance to the Citroën Kegresse designs from the mid-20s or so, though I don't see a perfect match for this suspension set up.  There were, however, a lot of one offs and experimental vehicles so who knows.  There's a nice picture of the style, and a write up, on the Danish Army Vehicles page here

 

This is the K1 (from the same site), which, coincidentally, is shown during some sort of winter trials

 

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Ref the tracks:

  • The original Kegresse work used a band track; no track links, no track pads.  Originally he didn't even use a drive sprocket, it was just a friction drive.
  • Over roughly 1920-1930, Kegresse evolved a 2nd generation design with toothed drive sprockets, track shoes - for better traction and to protect the rubber track, and a trailing idler to improve the suspension.
  • I believe the US started with the second generation and then added a steel reinforcing band to the track as well as going to a different suspension system.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2144 PM

Love the film of fast moving Covenanters! Quite impressive.

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 2202 PM

They might have been useful in an Arctic winter.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 1332 PM

@ 7:06 interesting turret roof, first tank I have seen with sunroof :) I assume that was too big opening for the weather of the UK, use only where the rain does not fall...


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