Brand New Tiger Tanks




 
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December 8th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 

Topic: Brand New Tiger Tanks


A chap in Russia is building almost exact replica's Tiger Tanks (among others).

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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=14f_1319112961

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/ru...-division.html

He's charging $550,000 each. Hmm if I sold the house I might be able to afford one. Hmm
December 8th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Well I told the wife I had found her a new vehicle, it was new off the production line, had that classic shape and European styling and best off all no matter how badly she drove it would be hard to dent.

She was impressed until I showed her the video then I got told to F**k off.

December 9th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Well I told the wife I had found her a new vehicle, it was new off the production line, had that classic shape and European styling and best off all no matter how badly she drove it would be hard to dent.

She was impressed until I showed her the video then I got told to F**k off.

That's the problem with wives, no sense of humour, or adventure.
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December 9th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
That's the problem with wives, no sense of humour, or adventure.
Yeah they are an odd bunch, can't live with them and get arrested if you bury them in the basement.

Go figure.
December 9th, 2011  
senojekips
 
 
I'm just too green with envy, to adequately express my feelings.

Imagine calling the RAA service bloke and telling them that you'd thrown a track getting out of your parking space at the local Supermarket.
December 9th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
I wonder what the fuel consumption is like.

A fella in UK runs a Scorpion with the Jaguar 4.2 litre 6 cylinder engine, he manages something like 1.6km a litre or 4.5 miles per imperial gallon.

Another fella years ago, ran a Daimler Dingo, he was often seen driving along the North Circular Road in North London with his missus in the turret. I bet he didnt get many dents from clumsy buggers throwing their doors open when parking along side him in supermarket car parks.
December 10th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I wonder what the fuel consumption is like.

A fella in UK runs a Scorpion with the Jaguar 4.2 litre 6 cylinder engine, he manages something like 1.6km a litre or 4.5 miles per imperial gallon.

Another fella years ago, ran a Daimler Dingo, he was often seen driving along the North Circular Road in North London with his missus in the turret. I bet he didnt get many dents from clumsy buggers throwing their doors open when parking along side him in supermarket car parks.

I can't tell you about fuel consumption,

But if I had one state side I could garuntee there would be one helacious gas guzzler tax,

But considering the ride that would quickly become irrelevant
December 10th, 2011  
84RFK
 
 
Estimated fuel consumption: 1 tank a year.

The main issue as far as I can see is the noise level inside that thing.
I'm pretty sure they didn't build that replica of armour-plates, more likely max. 10mm. (3/8") steel plate in order to gain stability.
Add a noisy russian diesel engine to that and you have a resonance-box in bad need of heavy duty padding in order to keep you from going insane.
December 10th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
Estimated fuel consumption: 1 tank a year.

The main issue as far as I can see is the noise level inside that thing.
I'm pretty sure they didn't build that replica of armour-plates, more likely max. 10mm. (3/8") steel plate in order to gain stability.
Add a noisy russian diesel engine to that and you have a resonance-box in bad need of heavy duty padding in order to keep you from going insane.
You ought to drive our old AEC 10 tonners (on my avatar), drivers had to wear ear defenders they were so noisy with the diesel alongside the driver. Crash gearbox, no power steering and 29MPH or 46KPH max speed, empty, loaded, uphill, downhill or over a cliff. Some drivers tried knocking it into neutral when going down hill, it got a speed wobble at 35MPH! Its a wonder they were fitted with padded seats instead of a plank. I ended up in a British Military Hospital in Germany after trying to jump a ditch with one. The truck stopped, I didn't. Broken arm and broken ribs, but I got clean sheets and nice nurses to look after me.

They were good for driving over civilian cars though lol
December 10th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
Estimated fuel consumption: 1 tank a year.

The main issue as far as I can see is the noise level inside that thing.
I'm pretty sure they didn't build that replica of armour-plates, more likely max. 10mm. (3/8") steel plate in order to gain stability.
Add a noisy russian diesel engine to that and you have a resonance-box in bad need of heavy duty padding in order to keep you from going insane.
The lifting/support cables in the video do look a bit light to be supporting a 57 tonne tank.
 


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