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Offline ysi_maniac

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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 06:43:58 PM »
In instructions sheet of a MRC model I found a reference to a 1/35 Napoleon -- French Atomic Tank.

Does anyone know about this?

Offline Story

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2021, 01:46:45 AM »
I'm seeing...

M103 turret
Three .50 M85 cupolas (turret roof, right and left front?)
two spliced M48/M47 hulls
scratch built reactor deck

Maybe a Beta-build in HO (1/87th) as a proof of concept?

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2021, 01:52:36 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2021, 01:54:39 AM »
Which you can get a kit of:


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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2021, 02:07:30 AM »
In instructions sheet of a MRC model I found a reference to a 1/35 Napoleon -- French Atomic Tank.

Does anyone know about this?

I believe that the French Leclerc MBT was originally termed "Napoleon" when it was proposed as a joint venture with Germany. 

A google search for "Atomic Tank" reveals the history of a particular Centurion Mk 5 https://www.reddit.com/r/Warthunder/comments/7o33th/the_story_of_a41_centurion_mk_5_no_169041_aka_the/

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2021, 03:23:19 AM »
The only nuclear powered tank that I am aware of was the Chrysler TV-8: 

Had that have made it to fruition, I would bet all of the American tankers would have labeled it 'The Tick'.  ::)
« Last Edit: December 24, 2021, 03:56:22 AM by Story »

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2021, 04:06:56 AM »
So this blog post elaborates on the evolution from that TV-8 (Tick Tank) into what we see that the Russians wrote about.  The Russian illustration (post #1) looks more realistic than the Concept Model (as presented by the cast of MADMEN, below).

https://zeedesertfox.tumblr.com/post/163384805670/for-vartoc-since-he-requested-the-tv-8-and



PS - stumbled onto this. Pricey https://www.shapeways.com/product/VLB6F966C/1-72-chrisler-tv-8-atomic-tank
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 07:49:41 PM by Story »

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Re: Atomic Tank
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2021, 12:47:45 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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