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Old 02-21-2006, 07:31 PM
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Little tank, big tank

Often I hear of the W123 Turbo Diesels referred to as little tanks. Tough and well put together they are. Today I found this on the web. It will truly be the "Motha" of all tanks. Take a look! http://www.shopmetrospy.com/cgi-bin/cNc/showPage.plx?db=shopmetro&pid=41

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:10 PM
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200Mph......lets do some horsepower calculations here.

As a comparison vehicle, lets use the MB McLaren SLR, a $340,000 sports car that can go about 220mph-ish. It has 614 horsepower, and weighs 3,947 lbs. Thats about .16 horsepower per pound, which is enormous.

Soooo....for this tank machine thing....which weighs "1,011.77 tons" that calculates to 2,023,540 pounds. Wshew. Now, lets give it a similar horsepower to weight ratio of the McLaren, so it has enough power to hit 200+ mph....

Giving it a .16 hp per pound means it'd have to have roughly.... 323,766.4 horsepower. Hmmm....

So, it'd need three of these:



Each produces 108,000 hp at 102 RPM, so the gearing required to hit 200+ would probably require a pretty big transmission, capable of input from three engines at once..... ....the resulting machine would weigh somewhere around 18,000 tons.....17 times the weight of the tank....and about 9 times larger. Then you need the half a billion gallon tank onboard too, for all the fuel it'd need. I think I've proven a point, and that I have absolutely nothing else to do but calculate all this....
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:47 PM
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Well, maybe it's a "hoax"

When I first saw it, I thought it was a joke, especially since they say the top speed is 217 mph. It sounds almost incredible. But I don't think it is powered by a diesel, but more probably a turbine I would imagine. I don't believe they named a power plant. But it certainly suck up a lot of fuel, so a big part of the interior would have to be given over to that. Could it have a nuclear power plant running steam turbines which are pulling massive alternators?
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:52 PM
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I am pretty sure it is a hoax...most tanks only go about 40-60mph tops....
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That is one of the worst fake photos I've seen in a while
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:30 PM
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got to be a fake

how would you get it around? the real tanks are transported from battle to battle on large semis.

and 200 mph? no way.

either a fake photo or an m1 tank at the annual oz reunion of munchkins!

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Have you actually looked at the image?

There's a helmet and two water bottles on the top of the tank, which indicates the true scale of the photoshopped tank.

In addition, I'm guessing that few of you are familiar with metric measurements. A 478 mm gun has a bore of 47.8 cm, which converts to almost 19 inches. Just for fun, do a search for 19-inch guns, and see how many warships had them.

At first glance, I was almost fooled, too.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:19 AM
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"There's a helmet and two water bottles on the top of the tank, which indicates the true scale of the photoshopped tank."

It's the little mistakes that ruin the whole effect.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:00 AM
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and who could carry all those bags on the side of the tank?? you'd need a crane or a forklift just to put them there!.. ehehe..
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:24 PM
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Well, I can't find em

The helmet and water canteens that is. But what made me suspicious is where in the article it states that it is currently under construction in Lima, OH and then they state that it has already been tested to run at over 200 MPH on the dessert in Iraq. I think it is a "HOAX"
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:17 PM
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Looks familiar...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:M1A1_abrams_front.jpg

And then again the tracks could never stay attached at 100mph, let alone 200.


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