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Can a tank have wheels? by Polly Nettingridge - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:51:43 EST ID:GJaC2t4W No.43038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm arguing with my friend whether a tank can have wheels or not and what
makes a tank a tank.

He's saying in order for a tank to be a tank it has to have a tracked chassis as the main determining factor.

I say it just determines on what its role is. As in a bulky armored vehicle.

I suppose this also goes into the argument of what differentiates a tank from an APC.

Also if a tank is simply determined by treads what about future prototype tanks that only have legs?

Tanks clearly can have more than just treads in my opinion but I suppose i'll let you guys argue about it.


Here's the strawpoll.
Lillian Blackbanks - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:55:32 EST ID:maHgC2dI No.43039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
a heavy armored fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track.
Graham Sunnerfotch - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:58:03 EST ID:W9aa6K9G No.43047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A tank on wheels is called a technical, so no
Basil Nillerwan - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:55:44 EST ID:gEMSg6df No.43049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the treads make the tank, my friend.
William Drimblefog - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:13:47 EST ID:evnPdvTX No.43050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I thought a Technical was a non-military vehicle converted to be one?

Wouldn't a tank like system on wheels be an IFV, or AFV?
Henry Pittfoot - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:41:37 EST ID:maHgC2dI No.43053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think it would be classified as an AFV or IFV .... armored/infantry fighting vehicle
Lydia Fashbidge - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:50:40 EST ID:zXvag8JW No.43060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
technicals are these ghetto motherfuckers you see on tv in mideast/african irregular conflicts.

also yes tanks need tracks. that is an important part of what defines a tank.
Lydia Fashbidge - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:02:05 EST ID:zXvag8JW No.43062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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fergat pik.
Isabella Penningson - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:16:45 EST ID:9/vilpRF No.43115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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the tracks are just so that it doesnt get stuck in dirt and doesn't mean anything for the armor and armament other than it wont get stuck in dirt so it might mean that a tank is heavier. pic is a tank destroyer which sometimes has wheels.
Jenny Wenkinwell - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:42:54 EST ID:gEMSg6df No.43117 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i would describe that as like, an armored heavy artillery vehicle. not a tank. no treads, no tank.
David Dicklemod - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:44:54 EST ID:9/vilpRF No.43120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think that if you refer to anything that absorbs hits as a tank, then people would be okay with that.
Hedda Fommerstane - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:50:09 EST ID:gEMSg6df No.43123 Ignore Report Quick Reply

maybe in video games
Martha Wivinghall - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:15:43 EST ID:VP93fDLm No.43124 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Wow, can a hilux actually take the recoil from that? I'd expect nuts and bolts to be flying everywhere after a few shots.
Eugene Bredgestedging - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:11:56 EST ID:evnPdvTX No.43125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hilux's are tough as shoe leather. They are basically IFVs for any poor government or terrorist group.
nz !!vVWR8L52 - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:06:50 EST ID:rz97hpiR No.43136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Seconding the toughness of the hilux. You seen what they did to them on topgear only to have them go still?

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