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[sg] Hover tank

From: Bill Brush <bbrush@u...>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:19:00 -0500
Subject: [sg] Hover tank

>From the "I'll get around to it when I feel like it" pile I recently
started working on a 25 mm resin hover tank I bought from KR at Gen Con
about 5 years ago.  I don't know why I started working on it, but I did.
was wondering if anyone else has built one of these and if there were
pictures out there of one completed.

Here's the real problem, I'm not sure which one this is.  It might be a
SF25-26a, but since there's no pic on the web site I don't know for
It comes in about 3 main pieces, the hover skirt (notable feature is the
propulsion jets on each rear corner), the hull (basically rectangular
a smooth, rounded, sloped front glacis and a rounded rear with various
hatches and bits on it), and the turret (very thin approximately 1/4"
thick, with a hemisphere on the right front corner [possibly a PDS
and a commander hatch on the left side in the middle).	It comes with a
metal barrel for the main gun with a angle cut on the business end, and
tri-barrel which I assume is the PDS or the commander's weapon, and two
metal hatch covers.  One "feature" that was the cause of major
and which will probably be remembered by anyone who put one of these
together is that the gun mantlet/mounting piece is about twice as wide
the turret is thick.  A fact I didn't appreciate until I started
up pieces.  It's possible (and I've thought this more than once) that
missing a lower turret piece, but at this point I'm going to continue on
I've already scratch-built a lower turret half.

So if anyone knows of any pics of this tank, or can positively ID it, or
has one that they've put together I'd like to swap info.


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