Author Topic: Halftracks  (Read 18056 times)

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Halftracks
« on: June 24, 2012, 08:04:28 AM »
I was able to stop by The Heartland Military Vehicle Museum in Lexington,Nebraska today. Took a lot of pix. This one I thought was neat. An old American halftrack with a snowplow.The musuem did not have it long.
 

The fuel tank and exhaust.



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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 08:07:40 AM »
Interesting find.
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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 09:31:30 AM »
are we limited to US Mil. halftracks ?  I have a few pics of Ford Model-T ½-tracks.

Fire-engines ...

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 10:47:10 PM »
are we limited to US Mil. halftracks ?  I have a few pics of Ford Model-T ½-tracks.
Will you post please.

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 06:34:42 AM »
Ford Model-T tracks were an after-market accessory available in the 1910s.  This vehicle is one of several (sedan & commercial styles) that have been restored.  There is also a short 3-part video on the net (part of the Lombard ½-track logging site).

Ok, so my Double-T is an articulated full-track not a ½-trak :icon_nif:

Not to mention all the Russian (like the Tudor sedan below) & Citroen civil versions ....
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 06:36:39 AM by raafif »

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 08:14:58 AM »
Raafif
Thanks for posting those pix. I grew up not too far from Philadelphia. I never knew their fire dept. used half tracks. 8)
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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 08:51:23 AM »
newer 2012 vids of Model-T-snow, a 2½min & two 7+mins - watch the short one first.
http://antiquetrucksandtractors.wetpaint.com/videos

2011 vids of Model-T-snow & Lombard logging ½-track.
http://antiquetrucksandtractors.wetpaint.com/videos?offset=20&maxResults=20

If you have RealPlayer you can download them for keeps.

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 09:21:11 AM »
Oh, fudge-bunnies! Here i was slowly working on a Firetruck halftrack, and now I see it's a real world reality? Nuts!

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 04:57:03 PM »
Oh, fudge-bunnies! Here i was slowly working on a Firetruck halftrack, and now I see it's a real world reality? Nuts!
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You could always do a beach-rescue one (winch on front) with surfboard ... oh, no that's been done in RL too :icon_crap: :icon_crap:

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 02:11:37 AM »
I love halftracks SO much!  That snowplow is awesome.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 09:04:59 AM »
Man, I'm loving these repurposed halftracks. The conversions for the early cars are very cool too. Come to think of it, I have a couple Revell '32 Ford Tudor sedans in the kit stash. Hmmm....

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »
Half-track aircraft ......

        Yanks & Ruskis tried them ......

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 08:27:32 PM »
Half-track aircraft ......

        Yanks & Ruskis tried them ......


I believe that was the test aircraft for the system that ended up on the B-36.  There's an aftermarket company called 'clicktodetail' that makes a very nice resin conversion to convert the 1/72 kit.

http://www.click2detail.com/products-details.php?pro_id=174

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2012, 07:56:49 AM »
half-track still in (private) service .... suitably updated with new cab.

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2012, 08:19:29 AM »
half-track still in (private) service .... suitably updated with new cab.

That is cool. I wonder how much the cab and chassis was modified.
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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2012, 09:36:42 AM »
I recognize the front wheels as a heavy duty (maybe GM?) wheel I've seen on a lot of Chevy/GMC trucks. I'm guessing they used GM parts like the engine, transmission, axles/differentials, etc. to rebuild this halftrack but I wonder what they did to the frame.

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Re: Halftrack snowplow
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 01:35:13 PM »
a few more ....

top two are Iranian conversions

bottom one is Mad-Max cool :o

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Halftracks
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2015, 12:52:15 AM »
Finally found pictures of the long-rumoured Iranian halftrack design here.

I don't know.  It seems to me that Iranian engineers took some inspirations from Chinese armoured car designs.
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2015, 02:50:06 AM »
 :)
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2015, 04:02:01 AM »
That's awesome. I love halftracks. It reminds me a bit of the Chilean Cardoen BMS-1 Alacrán.



As impractical as the concept might be, I love the idea of a modern halftrack. I saw this recently, too.



Proposed variants of the Land Rover Centaur halftrack, including some armored ones.

http://www.lr-mad.co.uk/en/centaur-half-track

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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2015, 07:11:39 AM »
Cool! I see what looks to be a Mowag front end kinda-sorta on that Chilean halftrack!

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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 07:50:30 AM »
I'l add my favourite ..... V.W. Typ-155 ...... I have over a dozen photos of these prototypes supplied to me by Porsche when I wrote the history for them.

In one biography for Ferry Porsche the author claimed that a Schwimmwagen was also used in the Typ-155 trials - hinting that it was also a half-track.
Unfortunately he got it wrong - the Schwimm had drum extensions on the wheels not tracks ....... or did it ??  ;)
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 12:17:02 PM »
cut a half-track down to a full-track ?
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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2016, 02:37:44 AM »
I'l add my favourite ..... V.W. Typ-155 ...... I have over a dozen photos of these prototypes supplied to me by Porsche when I wrote the history for them.

In one biography for Ferry Porsche the author claimed that a Schwimmwagen was also used in the Typ-155 trials - hinting that it was also a half-track.
Unfortunately he got it wrong - the Schwimm had drum extensions on the wheels not tracks ....... or did it ??  ;)


One can get a number of kits/conversions for these:

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Re: Halftracks
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2016, 03:37:41 AM »
I have the Leadwarrior conversion .... BEAUTIFUL !  Very finely cast resin that used my research :)

The Kora 1/35th version is a bit rough & has PE tracks.