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From: "Peter Arundel" <pureteenlard-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: Two Questions [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 23:16:47 +0100
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

"I purchased a 1/35 scale
tamiya model of an M-60A1. I noticed when I look at the bottom of the hull 
axles are not in line with each other, they are off set, are the full scale
tanks like this too?"

Yes they are. The torsion bars run the entire width of the vehicle so that 
all the suspension arms on one side lead the ones on the opposite side. This 
is very evident if you look at a russian KV or JS tank.
WWII german tanks like the Tiger I also used torsion bars but, although they 
too used staggered torsion bars, one side of the tank had trailing arms and 
the other had leading arms so the wheels were distributed evenly on both 

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