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

From: Kenneth Winland <kwinland@c...>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 14:34:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [DS] Tank designs was Re: [ds] Ogres


On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Thomas Anderson wrote:

> this mentions that the tracks were to be modelled on those used by
> 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 a
> 25 kV line direct from the national grid!

	That would be a great idea for a scenario; a monster tank
defending a town, trailing a cable hooked up to the power 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,
> course, but worth it just because it'd look so coo (until it got

	That's great!


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