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From: Zach Ginter <zgunbear01-at-comcast.net>
Subject: Re: RE: Design question?
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 13:07:41 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Thanks for they replies. I just wish I had a garage to build in. 
Living in an aprtment has huge disadvantages. 



----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Gusikoski <sgusikoski-at-global-link.com>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:36 pm
Subject: RE: Design question?

> I have experienced first hand the freezing ability of a Tiger 
> suspension and road wheel system.
> Driving through wet snow and then parking the tank in the box of 
> my truck overnight resulted in my tank wheels being frozen stiff 
> and the track actually freezing to the box of the truck. Blew both 
> fuses when I went to back it out. Required a day in the warm shop 
> to let all the water drip out of it.
> 
> I can't imagine trying to unthaw a real tank wheel. Bring out the 
> Tiger torch I guess. Hence the origin of the "Tiger torch" cough, 
> cough, B.S. I don't know.
> 
> Regards,
> Steve, wish I was done my garage reno's so I could get back to 
> building, Gusikoski.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SteveT44 [SteveT44-at-comcast.net] 
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 9:19 AM
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: RE: Design question?
> 
> 
> Zach,
> 
> You got it right.  The Germans loved their heavy tanks and had to 
> spread the tonnage around.  They did it for more even ground 
> pressure.  Of course there was a downside.  The complicated 
> suspension played havoc with the German armor during the Russian 
> winters.  All the mud in the road wheels would freeze solid 
> overnight immobilizing the tanks in the morning.  The wiley 
> Russians knew this and would attack in the mornings with their 
> superb and fully mobile T34's!
> 
> Steve 'Can't Wait for Winter' Tyng
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tanks-admin-at-rctankcombat.com [tanks-
> admin-at-rctankcombat.com]On Behalf Of Zach Ginter
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 8:56 AM
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Subject: Design question?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I had never been able to figure out why the Germans used 
> interleavened road wheels on their half tracks, Tigers and 
> Panthers. What sort of an advantage does it give? All I can think 
> of is less strees on the suspension or more even ground 
> preasure... Does anyone have any ideas?
> 
> 
> 
>