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Tamiya T-55A the Log ??

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    November, 2005
Tamiya T-55A the Log ??
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 06, 2003 4:18 PM
Hey GUYS -
whats the log for...
on this...
to run it over..and jack it up??

Coming into 3rd base with this kit...

in the words of my son..
IT RULEs - IT ROCKS..
it is SWEET
thank you TAMIYA for another HOME RUN!!
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    February, 2003
  • From: Long Island
Posted by Moses on Thursday, March 06, 2003 5:49 PM
I have looked at the T-55, it is a well made model, and product you'd expect from Tamiya. I plan on picking a kit up once I finish a few other projects. Thanks for the heads up Monte!!
"ZIM FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!!"
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    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 06, 2003 9:35 PM
Helps with traction in mud and snow, kinda like throwing kitty litter under the tires.
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    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 07, 2003 9:11 AM
He is correct, it is an unditching beam.
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    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 07, 2003 11:40 AM
By the way I replaced my plastic log with a branch from a real tree
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    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 07, 2003 12:58 PM
hi the log is attached to the tracks by special metal claws and as the tank drives forward it pulls the log under the tracks and gives it a lift out of boggy ground cheers ian
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    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 07, 2003 9:12 PM
all russian tanks in the winter service, had logs. they were to help get out of mud holes, or to get un-stuck. i did some research on my t-34 to fid this out. and, do replace with real wood.Tongue [:P]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 07, 2003 9:25 PM
I have modeled the T55 since the early Lindberg kit and watched Tamiya put art work out on the T55 and then change their mind. When they finally put it on the market. 15 years later. They do have a good kit. Well done. The model shops however are over pricing it. I have been in two shops that have it on the shelf at $50.00 plus tax and I haven't seen any offered on ebay stores under $45.00. I wish the shops would cool down and offer it at retail @25.00. as posted in FSM this month.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 08, 2003 12:45 PM
The way I was taught in the Army,was that the reason for the logs was due the limited depression of the main gun,a problem inherent to soviet tanks of this design.Of course,they could be used for a multitude of other uses

Have fun with the kit!I'm greedily waiting for it appear at the local retailer in Viernheim,Germany.Around '95 it seems that all of the REALLY good hobby shops in my area closed down,what a shame!No problem,good things come to those that wait!I have time!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 08, 2003 3:50 PM
Thanks to ALL who responded.....interesting one of my freinds said
the log was to be rolled out - for mines.....

nahhhhhhhh...didn't buy that one..

but to jack it up..or depress the gun..
now those ideas...made lotsa sense..so again..thanks for info..to ALL...
by the way...my loca hobby shop - meets all internet shops prices and doesn't of course charge handling...etc...just sales tax..but..those of you who sdaid $50.!! MAn that stinks...
I bought it for $ 38..which I felt was fair...

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