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Legend

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Blundered across this. News to me.

http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/12/02/land-ironclad-from-russia/

 



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great find James

the Pakkul Landship reminds of the Porokovskikov Landship

https://vk.com/video-2914815_456239226?list=a525e0fd7634d15da5



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from the article:

 

@Silentstalker

"....it's just as stupid a project as it looks." it's not so just "stupid" because some persons don't want to understand it hmmhmm



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With regard to it being stupid or not stupid, let set out the problems with this design in a previous role as a structural engineer.

It shows no horizontal articulation, although it is approximately78 ft long, so how does it turn?

The framework looks rather flimsy for a vehicle that would need to cross wide trenches as there is no vertical articulation to reduce the unsupported span across the trench.

When some "wheels" were in the air (because ground is not perfectly flat) I presume that the unloaded "wheels" would race and then buck when they touched ground again, possibly causing damage every time to the track drive system and the attachment to the frame.

It is presumed that each wheel is motorised, so where is the fuel tank?

The engine noise would make anybody insensible within minutes and communication would be almost, if not entirely, impossible.

At approximately 22,5 ft wide, it couldn't fit on roads or railways without being completely broken down.

Without articulation, the width of the vehicle would cause problems if it tried to turn as the inner and outer "wheels" would be travelling at different speeds.  Either you need a diff or a fancy central speed controller.  As there isn't an axle, there wasn't a diff. And speed controllers were not known in Russia.

So perhaps it isn't a stupid idea, but unrealistic like some other Russian designs?

Tony



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But apart from that . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xad5Rl0N2E



-- Edited by James H on Tuesday 15th of June 2021 04:54:08 PM

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Very funny!!!



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