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any advantage in 4 treds insted of two

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posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:07 AM
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anyone who plays holo will know about this tank



curious what would be the advantage (if any) having four treds insted of two?




posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:25 AM
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Mobility, if an armored vehicle had 4 tracks instead of the 2, it would be able to maintain the ability to move. Say for example, it ran over a AT mine or was hit by a rocket. That track is lost, but haveing 3 others it would not be 50% disabled, only 25%.

Oops lol, yes another edit

[edit on 29-3-2006 by ADVISOR]



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:00 AM
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I'm afraid that that will never happen my friend. It's only the stuff of movies and games.

Look at it man - too big, too cumbersome but more importantly, too big a target!



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:54 AM
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4 tracks = Four suspensions + 4 driveshafts= more weight and more maintenance

That basically negates the mobility advantage of four corner suspension offered by the 4 track model


The Halo tank isn't that bad imho, gun mount needs to be lowered and armor re-angled, after that it might be a good light tank



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 02:27 PM
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Its a bit like the mammoth tank in command and conquer
www.imperium-ww.pl...

The halo tank is also in this funny video
media.putfile.com...

[edit on 29-3-2006 by Browno]



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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any advantage in 4 treds insted of two


Not unless it pivots in the center. Otherwise, twice the mechanics of two treads with no reasonably apparent advantages.



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
anyone who plays holo will know about this tank



curious what would be the advantage (if any) having four treds insted of two?


Most angles on the tank make it llok like it has a low RCS . hmmmmm when i was plaaying halo 2 i walked up and the gun is diamond shaped tohugh round on the inside.



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:35 PM
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It appears the rear tread assemblies are able to rise and fall from the waterline of the tank, so it should have some increased stability in extremely rough terrain. Low angles on tank armor are usually intended to cause enemy fire to glance away instead of hitting straight on, and I agree the turrent definitaly looks like the only part of the tank that should have been designed better. Something that doesn't stick out asking to get hit quite so much.



posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by Travellar
It appears the rear tread assemblies are able to rise and fall from the waterline of the tank, so it should have some increased stability in extremely rough terrain. Low angles on tank armor are usually intended to cause enemy fire to glance away instead of hitting straight on, and I agree the turrent definitaly looks like the only part of the tank that should have been designed better. Something that doesn't stick out asking to get hit quite so much.


It can serve a dual purpose as both protection and reduced RCS.



posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 03:46 PM
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The real thing



(1957) Russian Troyanov super- heavy tank with double treads.

I don't believe it ever went into mass-production

Check out TANK MUSEUM, · KUBINKA, RUSSIA



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 03:43 PM
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the 4 thread idea is good great if we could replace the BArms track with 4 Track and still aonly make is slightly bigger but it would be a bigger target anyway. Also it would hurt it's performance. It's unnecessary. Anyways any huge supertank would be heavily armored but mad slow. It would never survive. You need a balnce between speed,armor, and firepower and the right one. Todays tanks combine the best of em but dont take it to an extreme.



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