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Re: weight + [TANKS]
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 21:27:48 -0700
Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos wrote:
> Funny. the other day I was working calculations on the same matter.
> I wanted to figure out if the weight of, say, 100 lb. is "real" in
> scale 1:6.
> Well, we know that when the scale is doubled, the volume, and
> therefore the weight is multiplied 8 times. (materials won't matter in
> the calculations; the weight of steel in a real tank supposedly
> averages light plywood and heavy lead of batte*ri*es )
> So a tank in the hobby, in scale 1:6 weighs 100 lbs.
> in scale 1:3 it should weigh 100 x 8 = 800 lbs.
> In scale 1:1.5, 800 x 8 = 6,400 lbs.
> And in actual size 1:1 a plywood tank with large batteries should
> weigh 6,400 x 3.37 = 21,568 lbs. or about 10,000 kgrs, if you will.
> That would be rougly half the weight of a real Tiger tank??
That crossed my mind but from a different angle. I was wondering
what the power to weight ratio the models have compared to full scale