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Old 08-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bump View Post
Actually, the NASA crawler-transporter is roughly on the same scale as the "Ratte" in terms of size- a little longer, about twice as wide, and a lot heavier, but probably the closest thing overall.

So it's doable, but I'd question whether it's possible to make it 1/3 the weight and considerably faster, as well as lugging around all that armor, weaponry, ammo and crew.
It's specifically the 40km/hr thing that I'm questioning, not whether a self-propelled tracked vehicle of that size is possible. The NASA transporter uses a lot less hp, too, but then it's moving very slowly on a perfect concrete surface. The forces its drivetrain is subjected to are not even in the same ballpark as they'd be if it was bouncing over off-road terrain at 40km/hr.