Sherman 75mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

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Sherman 75mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Lego » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:10 pm

My latest creation. I will add some figures when I can paint a face without it looking like the guy just had a hot poker shoved up his ....

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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Spud » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Very nice, But those Chevrons on the Tracks were actually hard rubber pads not metal.

1 or 2 figs would be nice with it
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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Lego » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:19 pm

Lol what is a chevron? I thought that was a part on the Stargate in the Movie and series. Is that the blade of the track that grips? The V shape on these tracks? Having looked at the tracks in pictures since you mentioned the rubber I don't think the supplied tracks are accurate. They look like a mishmash of 3 different tracks.

I had a quick look for a chevron and found squat but I did find these links that only confused me more [smilie=tease.gif]

http://www.usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/Tracks/trackusagefiftharmy.html
http://web.inter.nl.net/users/spoelstra/g104/track_vvss.htm

I used a few photos in black and white that I went with like this one.
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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Spud » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 pm

the first pic and last ate the metal version of that track mostly used in the pacific and by the firefly, the Second one is what you have . :)

Oh and the Chevron is what they are known for because of the shape of the pad

this is prob the best way to see the difference,
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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Vinny » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:55 pm

Rubber tracks on a tank... well it's nice to learn something new every day! I wouldn't have known this Lego so your tank looks great to me. Nice work! :DX

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Lego » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:41 pm

Thanks spud.

That can't be practical to have rubber tracks.

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Re: Sherman 77mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Spud » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:41 am

its a really hard rubber.

here is a pic of the actual track after its been burnt off,
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Re: Sherman 75mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Simson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:49 pm

Nice Sherman tank.....~I still have none in my collection, is not a favourite one of mine.

Rubber is great....a steel skeleton is interlinked and usually clamped at the outer ends and the rubber inserts are locked within....they touch the wheels and the ground.
Wheels usually have also rubber tyres.

In ww2 most tanks had rubber tyres and steel tracks....some german stuff later had no tyres but rubbers integrated in the wheel hub for dampening.
Steel tracks were easy to make (cast or stamp) but they didn't last that long, couple of 100 kms depending on tank type and where it was driving about so maintenance trucks were always following for planned and unplanned jobs.

I think all tracks are nowadays a mix of rubber and steel for the strength.
Rubber:
*is much lighter than steel so the track is lighter...easier to transport
*is easier to make
*has more grip on roads and work fine on dirt......the rubbers still need to be replaced due to wear of course
*is much quieter for crew and public
*transmits less vibrations to cabin
*prolongs track life by reducing impacts on bearings

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Re: Sherman 75mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Spud » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:54 pm

Rubber also don't damage the roads
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Re: Sherman 75mm Gun 1/35 Tamiya

Postby Simson » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:14 pm

You're right again!
I remember when my granddad talked about the liberation day in 1945 when some tanks entered the streets that they indeed damaged the paved roads a bit.
As far as I know they were Canadians.

Many years later they started to mind this problem and the tanks (probably Dutch Centurions) were not allowed in the streets without special tracks for roads.

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