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RadioFighterYR #1 Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:14 AM

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I am truly sorry but I could not find a better place for this thread.

 

If built in real life, would O-Ni and O-Ho (100 and 120 tons respectively) even move at all with these tracks? They look extremely narrow, narrower than a T-34's.



forrest_dumb #2 Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:22 AM

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View PostRadioFighterYR, on 03 July 2018 - 08:14 AM, said:

I am truly sorry but I could not find a better place for this thread.

 

If built in real life, would O-Ni and O-Ho (100 and 120 tons respectively) even move at all with these tracks? They look extremely narrow, narrower than a T-34's.

 

Even a heavy guy can ride a roadbike with extremely thin tires and there are huge crawler cranes with multiple thousand tons, which can still move with tracks.

 

I think this is still possible, but will raise the groundpressure, because you have the same weight on a smaller bearing surface.

 

So the biggest Problem would be, that they will get stuck pretty quickly in soft terrain.

The germans used thinner tracks (Verladeketten) to get the tiger on a standard train wagon and switched back to the wide tracks after unloading the tank from the train.



Herbert_Schultze #3 Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:40 PM

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master_tom211 #4 Posted 26 August 2018 - 12:14 PM

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Hi. 

 

I doubt that they would have been smaller than the ones from the 140-150 t O-I. 

 

There is a picture of a remaining track link of the 100 t O-I prototype in comparison to a modern Type 90 Tank track link at https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=220771&p=2095294&hilit=heavy+tank#p2095294

 

 

Yours

 

tom! ;)


Edited by master_tom211, 26 August 2018 - 12:15 PM.





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