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Joe, sanctioned or unsanctioned, I will gladly battle beside the mighty
Simms' Armoured Quadricycle!
Steve 'I need all the help I can get' Tyng
[mailto:tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com]On Behalf Of Joe Sommer
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 11:30 PM
Subject: Fred Simms rides again
Anvilus Machine Works is pleased to announce our new
1/6 scale R/C armored fighting vehicle (AFV) - Simms'
Armoured Quadricycle. Photos of this awesome war
machine are available at "AFV of the Month" at
http://users.adelphia.net/~anvilus9/ . It is fully
operational and ready to paint some Tigers.
Simms' Armoured Quadricycle, built in 1899, is
considered by many to be the first AFV. It was the
first motor vehicle used as a weapons carrier and
had a tiny front armor shield. (The first REAL armored
motor vehicle was the Fowler armored steam tractor
built in 1900 to haul supplies during the Boer War).
Simms' Quadricycle carried a 7.92 mm Maxim machine gun,
and was battery/pedal powered. The Anvilus R/C Quadricycle
carries a servo fired 0.40 caliber Splatmatic XJ40 paint ball
marker with a 15 shot magazine, and has top speed of
approximately 3 mph.
To the best of our knowledge, Simms' Armoured Quadricycle
never saw combat. (Would you ride that thing into battle?)
Consequently, the Anvilus Quadricycle cannot receive
official R/C Tank Combat recognition under Official Rule II
Construction, section 1 which requires "... used in a military
conflict anywhere and at anytime."
However, to honor the first AFV, we respectfully request an
HONORARY offensive/defensive rating of 20/1 for future special
battles between prototype and/or historical AFVs.
Joe "Touched by AFV madness" Sommer
2378 Nantucket Circle, State College, PA 16803