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Re: [DS] Tank designs was Re: [ds] Ogres

From: Thomas Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:16:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [DS] Tank designs was Re: [ds] Ogres

On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Andrew & Alex wrote:
> Brian wrote:
> >The something-1000 and the something-1500 (a 1500 _ton_ tank) are
> >mentioned in that excellent Panzer website

this mentions that the tracks were to be modelled on those used by mine
excavators. this reminds me of something i saw on the telly a while
channel 4 in the uk ran a series called 'classic plant' which was all
about huge bits of industrial machinery and how great they are. they
covered dragline diggers, which are basically gigantic mobile cranes.
mobility was provided by the whole damn thing - 1000 tonnes i think -
walking on two very big and stumpy legs. it was electrically powered by
25 kV line direct from the national grid!

i remember thinking that, given a fusion plant to replace the power
and a big gun to replace the crane, and some armour, it would make a
bloody terrifying war machine. absolutely no use at all for anything, of
course, but worth it just because it'd look so coo (until it got


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