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Panzer_Fenris #1 Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

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Figured some of you guys might find this interesting. Enjoy!

TheKroo #2 Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

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Quite an interesting read and very nice photos.
Thanks for sharing!

Golem501 #3 Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

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ooooh to have one for real...

Would make the morning commute soooo much better  :teethhappy:

Lorheem #4 Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:06 PM

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The M18 was also one of the first tanks with a torsion bar suspension -- a suspension design that's still used on modern day tanks like the M1 Abrams, and Russian T-90.
Wait, what? Pretty certain that Germans tanks had torsion bar suspension far earlier. :facepalm:
Also if this data is correct than the in game stock Hellcat is ~1ton too heavy and  ~48kph too slow. :amazed:  Just sayin`.
Edit Oh look someone took offence.

Edited by Lorheem, 06 November 2013 - 06:26 PM.


Tempra #5 Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

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I'd love a go in that beauty, imagine the face of my fellow students if i brought that to Auto College  :trollface:

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Nice high resolution pics and an interesting article.

Thanks

Teppa #7 Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:20 AM

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View PostLorheem, on 06 November 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

Wait, what? Pretty certain that Germans tanks had torsion bar suspension far earlier. :facepalm:
Also if this data is correct than the in game stock Hellcat is ~1ton too heavy and  ~48kph too slow. :amazed:  Just sayin`.
Edit Oh look someone took offence.

Ingame Hellcat has different turret and gun which might cause difference. And the speed was limited to its value by the engine. Meanwhile engine got enhanced but i dont know why Hellcats speed didnt. Maybe some balancing reasons.
But after all keep in mind this is arcade game and no simulation.

Lorheem #8 Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:40 AM

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View PostTeppa, on 07 November 2013 - 01:20 AM, said:

Ingame Hellcat has different turret and gun which might cause difference.

Stock Hellcat.

View PostTeppa, on 07 November 2013 - 01:20 AM, said:

Maybe some balancing reasons.

Hellcat zooming around at 120kph would probably be a bit much, agreed. It is a great/fun TD to drive as it is.

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Remger #10 Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:50 AM

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Gues who win : Hellcat vs 2  T7 combat car

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Golem501 #11 Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:59 AM

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View PostRemger, on 07 November 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:

Gues who win : Hellcat vs 2  T7 combat car

Not taking that bet...

Guess who wins -> Hellcat vs 2 ELC AMX... (and yes I have been there and done that... have a serious issue with ELC AMX's... hehe  :playing: )

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Great article, thanks  :smile:

WolvenworksEU #13 Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:59 PM

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wait...i just knew Hellcats were made by Buick O_o

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View PostGolem501, on 06 November 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

ooooh to have one for real...

Would make the morning commute soooo much better  :teethhappy:

You would not have many problems with parking :D

Tempra #15 Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:47 PM

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Couldnt help myself, so did a Little math on the fuel "economy" of that little beauty = 0,25 km / liter, dear god I don't want to pick up the tap after a commute to Aalborg.

Panzer_Fenris #16 Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:01 AM

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View PostTempra, on 07 November 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

Couldnt help myself, so did a Little math on the fuel "economy" of that little beauty = 0,25 km / liter, dear god I don't want to pick up the tap after a commute to Aalborg.

We once calculated the fuel consumption of a Leo 2 to about 0.1 km/liter in deep, wet snow.
It's not near as bad in better conditions though.
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View PostPanzer_Fenris, on 08 November 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

We once calculated the fuel consumption of a Leo 2 to about 0.1 km/liter in deep, wet snow.
It's not near as bad in better conditions though.
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A Leo drives from pump to pump :)

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View PostTempra, on 07 November 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

Couldnt help myself, so did a Little math on the fuel "economy" of that little beauty = 0,25 km / liter, dear god I don't want to pick up the tap after a commute to Aalborg.

But who needs to pay for gas once you have a tank?

Golem501 #19 Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

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View PostTempra, on 07 November 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

Couldnt help myself, so did a Little math on the fuel "economy" of that little beauty = 0,25 km / liter, dear god I don't want to pick up the tap after a commute to Aalborg.
Ehm... yeah.. don't forget the ammo charge either  :glasses:

View Postsorscha, on 08 November 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:

A Leo drives from pump to pump :)
1,160 liter capacity at 0.1 km/l = 116 km between fueling... wow.. you better stop at every pump ineed  :amazed:

View PostPanzer_Fenris, on 08 November 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

We once calculated the fuel consumption of a Leo 2 to about 0.1 km/liter in deep, wet snow.
It's not near as bad in better conditions though.
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Yeah but you were pushing snow by the looks of that big piece of iron on the front...

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View PostGolem501, on 08 November 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

1,160 liter capacity at 0.1 km/l = 116 km between fueling... wow.. you better stop at every pump ineed  :amazed:

Yeah but you were pushing snow by the looks of that big piece of iron on the front...

That's not even a Leopard 2. It's on the mark 1. chassis. I served in the transition period when the Norwegian army was moving from the 1A5NO to the 2A4, all gun tanks were upgraded and all the "Spec-panzers", recovery, engineering and bridgelayers, were still stuck with the old model.

We also had a bit more fuel capacity in the ARV. In the vicinity of 1,400 litres or so, and a maximum reach of around 1000 km along roads.




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