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  1. I thought I felt a disturbance in the force... You have been given sources from the Soviet, French, and now British army’s on what they think of the panzer 5, and they’re all in agreement that it is mechanically fragile and unreliable. I can only imagine that American testing would confirm these statements. Hell, even several German reports say they were unhappy with the Panther, for the same reasons (engine and transmission reliability). What arguments can you possibly give that could reverse such criticisms?
  2. From what I’ve seen, many large boats have fiberglass hull plating, with metal supporting frames. I haven’t seen a multi ton, all fiberglass boat, just canoes and small personal craft... but then again, I don’t go looking. Sounds good. I know in high performance race cars, they have similar issues.
  3. I’ve never seen fiberglass used as a construction or supporting material for anything over 3 tons. Not quite sure how you’d make a 20+ ton tank out of it.
  4. the M18 hellcat is apparently a "light tank" now... Server update 07.05.2021 - Updates - Game - War Thunder
  5. Weird that they’re considering a DU round for their new gun. IIRC, uranium (alloys) work better at 1500-1600 mps, and the M829A4 is designed to get those velocities out of an L44 barrel, not an L55.
  6. If it is the L55A1 they’re mounting, they could use higher pressure ammo than most of their allies.
  7. Fuel armor? The long distances that are required would necessitate a lot of fuel, which could be used as armor if arranged correctly.
  8. I was thinking more along the lines of a beefed up Sherman transmission, preferably the "high speed reverse transmission" (mid-way down the page) #33 The Sherman Of The Future: Advanced Sherman UpGrades That Almost Made It Into Production. | The Sherman Tank Site But yeah, my components are too light, should be closer to 4 tons, the normal MB 838 is nearly 2 tons dry.
  9. I've decided on a nickname for my vehicle: Brahman. Just some updates: added sponsons reduced turret roof height by 6 inches increased barrel length to 32 calibers and breach counterweight (it is no longer "balanced", but I think I have a work around) reduced upper front and roof plate thickness to 0.8 inches (20mm) revised some geometry, to reduce weight (currently at 28.45 tons) What would be a "good weight" for my engine? I have it currently modelled as 3.5 tons (3180 kg), including the liquid cooling and transmission. It'
  10. It shouldn’t, because the textolite ME/TE was for 260-300 bhn armor, not 360 bhn armor.
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