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Corporal

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Hello,

     Does anybody have a good drawing or photographs of the Wilson epicyclic steering used the in the Mk V tank?

 

I've always found it odd that in sources for the Mk IV the outboard 2-speed gear-sets are often in covered in great detail with drawings and photos... whereas the steering in Mk V seems to be glossed over quickly with a line or two mentioning it no longer required 4 people to steer the tank.... 

 

From what I've read the epicyclic (planetary) gearset was used as a simple clutch/brake set up... but I'm curious as to what it looked like in the Mk V and how it was mounted in the track frames.

 

Thank you



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Possibly because the writer didn't know how to explain how epicyclic gearing worked. There is a thread from a few years ago

on the Mark V steering at:

https://landships.activeboard.com/t64438088/walter-wilsons-epicyclic-transmission/

I've never seen images of the Mark V epicyclic steering which is odd because there are a fair number of surviving Mark V tanks. 

Images are from a Mark V* and Mark VIII which used the same steering

Charlie



-- Edited by CharlieC on Tuesday 3rd of August 2021 05:05:37 AM

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