[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Subject: Re: My LAST steering rebuild [TANKS]
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 11:05:10 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Clark Ward Jr wrote:
> This is an interesting question because the BT-7 is only wheeled when
> it's not tracked :)    In effect, you lose a track (or both) due to
> damage/whatever, and the powered roadwheels keep you moving.

Ok. I've looked at the wiki info on the BT-7 and I think it's a 
straight-forward issue.  If the vehicle is operating with both tracks, 
then it is considered a tank (albeit a light-weight).  If the operator 
removes one or both tracks at any time, then the vehicle becomes an 
armored car (even more of a lightweight).  Personally, I'd love to see 
that vehicle with pivot steering on all roadwheels ... using a modified 
version of the Conn Steering Linkage :-)

With regard to dual designations, that issue actually came up a few 
years back when Mike Blattau converted the UN Support Vehicle (SV004) by 
adding a gun to the top (in an effort to stop competition from other 
supply vehicles he said).  Therefore, during the battle, the vehicle was 
given the ratings of an armed car, but still ran using the designation 
of SV004.  Similar situations have occurred when tanks with 
non-operational guns are used as supply vehicles.  Basically, we use 
whatever accounting method keeps things simple for the score keeper :-)

        Frank P.