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  1. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Light tank hull roughout: 673kg lol
  2. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    This is where I am at for now. Still more to do.
  3. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Thanks to @N-L-M I now have some reasonably convincing suspension elements:
  4. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Yes that does sound like a decent idea, though maybe for next time at this point.
  5. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    It's a rail transport requirement. I'm demounting my side skirts to fit comfortably, for example.
  6. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    IGES or SLDPRT, preferably. Email or dropbox is fine.
  7. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Reminds me of the T-44, which coming from me is a compliment. Can you export your springs as sldprt files? I, uh, may want to poach them.
  8. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I cut the sides down to 2" (same thickness as a Centurion - at a greater angle - , I figure that's good enough since there are 1" thick side skirts). That cut the weight of the tank by almost three tonnes, and I am now down to a very healthy 43.6 t curb weight with aluminum tracks (44.8 t with steel tracks). WHEW!
  9. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Holyfuckingshit no wonder. I just realized my side hull armor is three inches sloped at thirty degrees. I mean that's awesome, but... Probably unnecessary for a 45t tank
  10. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Another 270kg cut out by reducing the thickness of the turret floor to half an inch. Pretty sure they don't need so much steel there... Right?
  11. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    OK, looks like the lightweight turret cuts about another 670kg. My turret side armor (which is at a 0 deg angle from the front) was excessive so I cut it down from 3" to 2". I also fixed all the fuckery that was going on with the fillets on my turret so now it's a much nicer and healthier model overall. That puts my curb mass at 46.7 t with aluminum tracks. Getting there.
  12. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Assuming I need to drop 4500 kg of armor, that means I would need to decrease hull armor thickness on the glacis (top and bottom) by 6.5 inches to drop that much. The glacis is only 4.4 inches thick... Serendipitously, I discovered that I can adjust my glacis thickness at will without breaking the model, which allowed me to test a 3" (top and bottom) glacis version. This saved me 900 kg, which is nice but not enough. I may have to compromise the turret... But I am betting that won't be easy.
  13. Sturgeon

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    These are as close as I can get them right now: Armor mass: 33,774 kg Engine and transmission mass: 2,750 kg Gun mass: 1,150 kg Suspension mass: 4,751 kg Tracks mass: Ammo mass: 1,109 kg Fuel mass: 1,086 kg Track link mass (steel): 34.7 kg Track link mass (aluminum): 27.2 kg No. of tracks: Approx. 160 Tracks mass (steel): 5,552 kg Tracks mass (aluminum): 4,352 kg Tank curb mass (steel tracks): 49.5 t Tank curb mass (aluminum tracks): 48.3 t Tank gross mass (steel tracks): 51.7 t Tank gross mass (aluminum tracks): 50.5 t one fat boi
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