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The Chieftain's Hatch: Chaffee auf Sd.Kfz.8


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Content_WG #1 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:03

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We're sure a number of you have seen a photo of an M24 sitting on a German suspension system; here’s the backstory.

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Slakrrrrrr #2 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:05

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Das ist sexy. Can we have a German Chaffee please?

ramp4ge #3 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:05

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D'aww. That's adorable.

Iron_Tsunami #4 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:06

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Want! :playing:

Daigensui #5 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:07

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Do want!

(Assuming it'll be in the German tree)

SdKfz252 #6 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:08

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For a minute I thought you were going to mention me! :smile:
But then it turns out you were talking about a Sdkfz 8  :sad:

Fattty #7 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:10

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Gud read.

Flakker2 #8 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:13

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The Panther IV typos that appear in place of Panzer IV could be attributed to clerical/secretarial mistakes that often happen when using technical terms. Usually, the people who were in charge of producing these reports did not have the necessary knowledge of the actual hardware and made mistakes as a result. I am referring to those who actually had to type them out, and not those engineers who conducted the tests.

That is one of the reasons there are technical writers in most engineering institutions these days who can handle the often complex and confusing terms, even if they may not directly participate in tests.

Sentaka #9 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:33

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very interesting. I could see a German gunned Chaffee cropping up on the German tech tree one day, maybe with some slow traverse... would be very interesting ;)

HMCS_ElsAnna_ #10 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:33

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View PostDaigensui, on Jun 15 2013 - 17:07, said:

Do want!

(Assuming it'll be in the German tree)
If we get it, I bet it'll have much reduced track durability. :P

basil7 #11 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:41

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Very cute and a good read :)

messerschmitt262 #12 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:42

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Im thinking it would good to add that to the sepenism modles ingame and you could be able to see ingame too it would freak people out see a chafee with a german track design.

SteelUnicorn #13 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 17:43

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For those who tl:dr'd it, the project was more or less a failure. Though the track resistance over pavement was less with the german suspension system, they physically could not steer it on dirt because the tracks had a bad tendency of coming off. They also couldn't mount a turret because the suspension couldn't support the weight of hull and turret combined. It was never tested in mud.

Big_Spud #14 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 18:27

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I smell an american tier 4 premium light coming soon.

Xlucine #15 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 19:10

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View PostBidenhander, on Jun 15 2013 - 17:43, said:

It was never tested in mud.

It was, they found the tracks wouldn't stay on. It really didn't like the greater approach and departure angles

the_moidart #16 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 20:00

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We must have a premium German Chaffee with great on road performance and horrible off road performance!

Meplat #17 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 20:16

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Looks neat but the performance was what I expected for such an overcomplex track.

Got a friend with one of those OT-810 3/4 tracks, and it's a pain to drive in close quarters. Steering wheel and steering brakes, plus service brakes.
If British engineers are known for making things needlessly complex, the Germans are a definite close second.

Xlucine #18 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 20:32

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Separate controls for steering the wheels and tracks? I'm surprised they didn't have linkages connecting the two like the kettenkrad

Dodge_The_Bullet #19 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 21:36

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Amazing

But i've never seen a chaffee with german tracks before   :tongue:

Subibubi #20 Posted Jun 15 2013 - 22:02

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Would be a amazing teir 5-6 german light premium!
Would buy the shit outta this tank :D




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