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The convertible tank Bt-sv 2 by rOEN911 The convertible tank Bt-sv 2 by rOEN911
The BT tanks were "convertible tanks". This was a feature designed by J. Walter Christie to reduce wear of the unreliable tank tracks of the 1930s. In about thirty minutes the crew could remove the tracks and engage a chain drive to the rearmost road wheel on each side, allowing the tank to travel at very high speeds on roads. In wheeled mode the tank was steered by pivoting the front road wheels. However, Soviet tank forces soon found the convertible option of little practical use in a country with few paved roads, and it consumed space and added needless complexity and weight. The feature was dropped from later Soviet designs.

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Lemmy-koopaling Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconpeebo-thuhlu:
Ah HA! Finally an actual explanation on the HOW of the mechanism! :w00t:

In almost every book that mentions the system..they simply say "Can convert from tracked to wheeled" and leave it at that.

To have some one take the time and explain the system. :heart:

Very much cheers to you and yours.
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GRlMGOR Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW never heard of this tank before.

Did the russians know the advantages of sloped armour at that time?
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the sloped armor was meant to provide better buoyancy in water enhancing the already decent water crossing features of the Russian BT series, which later became the PT series

Having a scout tank with the ability to cross smaller rivers and bodies of water without bridges and support waas a huge advantage for the Russian during WW2, So much so that most of their modern tanks are designed with this in mind
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dreamdesigner442 Dec 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You are magnificent on the land scenes,as long as you're magnificent in the air!! :-) 
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rOEN911 Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers man
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tankman17 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome BT-SV!
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rOEN911 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers dude
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tankman17 Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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:iconinddeed:
"it's show time!"  damn scout.. Nice job.it's Faboulus!
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