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Oxmaster #1 Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

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Hello.

Why does some first "real" tanks have this part on the end?
http://i.imgur.com/qPV1ghQ.jpg

What is it name and purpose.

basin79 #2 Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

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Could be to roll the shells in looking at the shape. Not sure though. Don't have a clue about tanks.

Amexx #3 Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:12 PM

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"Rounded tail" The only purpose was for crossing trenches. To make the tank more stable

Edited by Amexx, 30 September 2013 - 09:20 PM.


typhaon #4 Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:17 PM

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Back in the days, when these tanks were invented, many fights were static and fought with trenches and barricades.

The rear part helped the tanks crossing trenches, because the tank could hardly flip over backwards or fall into broader trenches.

basin79 #5 Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

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Well everyday's a school day. Thanks for the information.

Scrap #6 Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

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There goes my fantasy of it being some kind of shopping cart.

Pandabird #7 Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

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I used to think it was used as a recoil reducer or something xD
i thought the rear plate thingy could be lowered down to ground level and act as some sort of recoil brake when firing from a static position.
But thanks for the useful information :)

Edited by Pandabird, 01 October 2013 - 02:25 AM.


BodyGuardOfLies #8 Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:28 AM

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It's to collect the grass cuttings.

Outfielder #9 Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

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View Posttyphaon, on 30 September 2013 - 09:17 PM, said:

Back in the days, when these tanks were invented, many fights were static and fought with trenches and barricades.

The rear part helped the tanks crossing trenches, because the tank could hardly flip over backwards or fall into broader trenches.

As shown here.....http://www.youtube.c...h?v=eIDg_ng-Qi0 around1:10 you can see how the thing comes in handy. At 1:20 you can see why oxygen masks might not have been a bad idea, either btw.....

typhaon #10 Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

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I wonder why it can't climb hills that are so steep in WoT...

GiraffeInATopHat #11 Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:46 PM

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Used as a back stabilizer when crossing trenches.

BattleMetalChris #12 Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:36 PM

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Wheely-bar, to stop it flipping over under the HUGE acceleration.  :teethhappy:




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