This shit looks wacky af, What advantage do 2 pairs of tracks have? Posted on March 2, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor This shit looks wacky af, What advantage do 2 pairs of tracks have?
If one of the first tracks is broken by an AT mine yet the driver is still alive somehow, he can back up in a straight line.
Yes, that's it. That's unironically the advantage.
feels like you could climb steep hills better with it, but what do I know. like the top part can't get grip anymore so the bottom part pushes enough
Dude that's literally the point of tracks in the first place.
No, see the gap, thats like a foot less of traction with the ground. These are worse than a complete track at gripping a slope.
looks like something out of farming simulator
Looks like hydraulic steering for the front and the back are essentially drive trains. Maybe for those small European streets in cities made for pedestrian and horse traffic for close-in support? I suppose you could also back it through gates and thinner walls for breaching.
That thing looks fucking mad. I miss halftracks.
Looks extremely merchandisable.
Its designed for snow. I honestly don't know what testing brought the designers to this end but I know that's what it's for.
The high ground clearance probably means the narrow tracks are to dig down to hard pack for traction instead of trying to float like a snowcats tracks are designed, no doubt due to the weight. Why there are two sets though, maybe if the front set slips the rear set will still have traction and push the front set up onto the snow to get a new hold. I haven't seen video of this thing moving through snow but there must be some out there.
Interesting about the snow traction, but does it actually provide anymore utility or protection over a JLTV?
I remember reading that it had very little armor. Like maybe 30 caliber was the limit, so designed to repel infantry. If a jltv could support a turret that large, I suppose it would be a cheaper way to do it, if it had the same mobility.
I think engineering armor that works in deep snow is just probably a shitshow for all the obvious reasons.
Maintenance, still maneuverable when one track gets damaged, better maneuverability in arctic/mountainous terrain.
Yes, it can actually move off-road in arctic/mountainous terrain. Which is one design requirement because it will be the primary fire support platform for the German mountain troops.
i'm guessing similarly to the articulated autism snowmobiles used by finland. you get tracks but also "4x4"
I wonder if the routing for a single track was simply too complex for the wheel layout they wanted.
The two track layout seems to have superior driving characteristics for difficult terrain.
>Its designed for snow
It's designed to be thrown into the back of an CH-47/-53 and support light infantry. It's the Wiesel replacement.
well theres 4 tracks so its 4x the power
>shorter tracks are easier to replace
>if one track gets broken you can still move - albeit with far less maneuverability
>if it has articulation it's a bit more maneuverable in tight spaces
isn't that just an Imperial Guard Taurox?
we M.A.S.K. nao
I like it. It has patlabor, sci fi mecha vibes to it