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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2018, 09:17:23 am »
Whilst looking for something else I discover I have a BT-7 tank model. No idea who's as it's unboxed but it appears to be in "wargames scale". So maybe a racing tank as they were fast tanks after all  :thumbsup:

Tank racing sounds an interesting sport.  Perhaps a military biathlon event as in  the winter Olympics  :-"Biathlon is a Winter Olympic Sport which combines cross country skiing with precision target shooting."   Race your competitors round a cross country course with tank target shooting on the way.


   Cromwell, or Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, (A27M), was good for 40 mph  and could even leap across wide ditches according to Wikipedia        Cromwell was the fastest British tank to serve in the Second World War, with a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). This speed was extremely beneficial in both attack and defence, outmanoeuvring opponents. At least one case is known of vehicle commanders using the vehicle's fast speed to jump large gaps. In The Netherlands, a troop of three Cromwells was able to leap a 20 ft wide canal when surprised by enemy forces

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2018, 10:03:01 am »
I've got several ideas, most won't work out because I can't get the bits.  Main ideas are something using a Swordfish and with possibly a L-39 or Alpha Jet, or a Dakar rally Supacat Jackal/Coyote.

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2018, 10:19:33 am »
How about the aircraft fuselage mounted on regular ground chassis we see pics of occasionally? Painted up in racing colors instead of camo?
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2018, 11:28:48 pm »
Whilst looking for something else I discover I have a BT-7 tank model. No idea who's as it's unboxed but it appears to be in "wargames scale". So maybe a racing tank as they were fast tanks after all  :thumbsup:

Tank racing sounds an interesting sport.  Perhaps a military biathlon event as in  the winter Olympics  :-"Biathlon is a Winter Olympic Sport which combines cross country skiing with precision target shooting."   Race your competitors round a cross country course with tank target shooting on the way.

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Tank biathlon, or something similar, is actually a real world thing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_biathlon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Army_Trophy


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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2018, 12:08:15 am »
Whilst looking for something else I discover I have a BT-7 tank model. No idea who's as it's unboxed but it appears to be in "wargames scale". So maybe a racing tank as they were fast tanks after all  :thumbsup:

Ditch the turret for a pure Christie Racing Tank look.

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... perhaps stripped down like one of Christie’s high-speed airborne designs:



... or go full Stan Mott:


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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2018, 12:35:10 am »

... perhaps stripped down like one of Christie’s high-speed airborne designs:




I've a fair few books which cover the Christie in some detail, but I've not seen that one before. Thanks Jon  :thumbsup:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2018, 12:37:38 am »

   Cromwell, or Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, (A27M), was good for 40 mph  and could even leap across wide ditches according to Wikipedia        Cromwell was the fastest British tank to serve in the Second World War, with a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). This speed was extremely beneficial in both attack and defence, outmanoeuvring opponents. At least one case is known of vehicle commanders using the vehicle's fast speed to jump large gaps. In The Netherlands, a troop of three Cromwells was able to leap a 20 ft wide canal when surprised by enemy forces


So tank Long Jumping ? Mind you if I'd just been surprised by a Panther/Tiger/King Tiger I could probably jump 20ft or so  ;D
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2018, 01:06:25 am »
Ah, you can't go past Stan Mott.
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There is also the Ripsaw as seen in Fast & Furious 6.

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2018, 05:00:09 pm »
How about the aircraft fuselage mounted on regular ground chassis we see pics of occasionally? Painted up in racing colors instead of camo?

Already done in the Real World of LeMons racing


How about "unusual" entries...like a Lada?
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2018, 05:22:04 pm »

Already done in the Real World of LeMons racing


Not if you use the fuselage of an SR-71 or a Beverley though.  ;D ;)
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2018, 06:52:50 pm »
What about a Vulcan drag racer? :P
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2018, 08:50:17 pm »

Not if you use the fuselage of an SR-71 or a Beverley though.  ;D ;)

Surely the Bev would be horse-drawn?  ;D


Or perhaps mule?  ;D
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2018, 02:37:18 am »

Not if you use the fuselage of an SR-71 or a Beverley though.  ;D ;)

Assuming it could catch them, or perhaps it would wait until "they" tried to lap it, the Beverley could swallow its rivals. ;)
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2018, 10:01:31 am »

Not if you use the fuselage of an SR-71 or a Beverley though.  ;D ;)

Assuming it could catch them, or perhaps it would wait until "they" tried to lap it, the Beverley could swallow its rivals. ;)


Yes, just leave off the doors and fly directly in front of them as they try and pass. GULP!  ;D

It's 'Competition' too, so models need not be 'Racing' in nature too, which means I could build my Extra 300 kit in some Whiffy scheme perhaps...........  ;)
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