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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2016, 10:18:01 AM »
Nice find Logan  :)

If the Ejército de República Dominicana is still keen on halftracks, how about adapting the M3/M5 suspension to the domestic Dominican RM-79 APC?
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2016, 04:45:40 PM »
Because US halftracks are eternal, like the DC-3. I can't wait for the 2100s, when US halftracks in South America have adaptive camouflage and mount rail guns.
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2016, 10:54:05 PM »
Dare I suggest a LAV-25 variant half-track? ???
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2016, 11:13:02 PM »
That looks great, apophenia! Almost like an M3/OT-810 hybrid.

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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2016, 02:11:11 AM »
Here is a photo showing a prototype of a tank destroyer based on the Halftrack that was armed with six 105mm Czekalski recoilless guns.



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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2016, 02:12:04 AM »
Modern(ish) Peruvian Halftrack:


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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2016, 02:34:09 AM »
^ Can't be Peruvian - it's got no Saggers on it! ;D

Dare I suggest a LAV-25 variant half-track? ???


Done!

LAV-25 half-track



LAV-25 three-quarter-track ( :P)

In both cases, the tracks were lifted from an M41 and are not to scale, going for looks only.

« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 02:39:34 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2016, 02:41:56 AM »
^ Can't be Peruvian - it's got no Saggers on it! ;D


Are you going to argue with the guys in the back about it?

Love those LAV Halftracks - they need to be done in plastic!
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2016, 04:56:46 AM »
The Lav-25 half-track is particularly credible, given that the LAV steers on it's front two pairs of wheels. It would be even better if the drive sprocket was at the front, thereby shortening and simplifying the drivetrain.

The 4x wheels + 2x tracks paradigm gets me wondering. Imagine if the four wheels were at the corners of the vehicle and the tracks in the middle. The wheels would give you the 'lift' neccessary to get over obstacles, which in turn would mean that the tracks' front and rear sprockets wouldn't need to be raised. that would give you more track contact area on the ground. You could put the drive sprocket above the centre of the track, the latter then having a triangular shape, and that would enable you to have it pivot freely around the drive sprocket axle liek the 'walking beam' suspension on the back of ENGASA AFVs and trucks.
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2016, 04:59:29 AM »
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #55 on: April 23, 2016, 04:01:16 AM »
That's Ob'yekt 19, one of the developments that led to the BMP-1.  The tracks were/are retractable.

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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2016, 04:04:28 AM »
And speaking of BMP-1 developments, does Ob'yekt 911 count as a half track?  It had 4 retractable wheels for high speed road travel.



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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2016, 05:38:42 AM »
And speaking of BMP-1 developments, does Ob'yekt 911 count as a half track?  It had 4 retractable wheels for high speed road travel.

No, it's a 'convertible' just like a number of between the wars experiments.
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2016, 06:03:36 AM »
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2018, 02:02:40 PM »
Here's something I cobbled together recently...

Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug

(By the way, I'm posting it in multiple threads since you never know where someone might be looking for inspiration months from now.)

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