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

From: Barry Cadwgan <bcadwgan@f...>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 06:42:00 +1100
Subject: Re: [DS] Tank designs was Re: [ds] Ogres

Kenneth Winland wrote:
>	  Greetings!
> 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
> > about huge bits of industrial machinery and how great they are. they
> > covered dragline diggers, which are basically gigantic mobile
> > 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...!

Heh. Sounds like Evangelion.

> > 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
>	  That's great!

Barry Cadwgan ( BCADWGAN@FL.NET.AU )
"The end does not justify the means.  
 The end is the sum of the means,
 as the road travelled determines the destination." 
Valijon Starbringer (Hellflower Trilogy, Eluki bes Shahar)

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