New WPL truck...err tracked vehicle...

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Postby tankme » Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:46 am

Well, it's Russian and tracked so I guess I'm screwed. Already ordered one. The E1 is basically a GAZ-71/GT-SM. I keep telling myself not to buy new releases, but my "buy it now" blocker is broken...

https://www.wpl-rc.com/collections/latest-addition/products/e1-rtr

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:51 am

Oh, heck, mine broke when I was about 12 years old. What is that tracked thing anyway? Is it a Russian/Chinese APC? And what about the truck/trailer it is shown loaded on? Hmm...
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:01 am

Very nice find. Nice for the price :thumbup:
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:12 am

I found this on the WPL web site: it's actually a photo taken in a Trek Bicycle Shop, but it shows a great sense of humor: https://www.wpl-rc.com/products/custom-invoice-for-your-spouse

Trek Bicycles are made here in Wisconsin, USA, and are both popular and expensive (especially with shortages brought on by Covid). I bought one early last year: fortunately my sweetheart was with me--heck, she encouraged me. (Hmm... Maybe she wants to bump off this old guy.)
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Postby tankme » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:15 am

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Oh, heck, mine broke when I was about 12 years old. What is that tracked thing anyway? Is it a Russian/Chinese APC? And what about the truck/trailer it is shown loaded on? Hmm...


So it is a Russian GAZ-71 (civilian name) or called a GT-SM (military designation). It is an all purpose, amphibious tracked vehicle in real life used as a troop carrier (11 troops) or to tow a trailer/artillery. The folks from WPL said if it sells well they would consider selling the trailer. It was $66 US shipping included. Probably will ship in less than a week.

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Postby Kaczor » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:04 am

Looks interesting. I hope WPL will continue developing other tracked vehicles like BMP.
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Postby Tiger6 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 am

Honestly more excited about this one: https://www.wpl-rc.com/collections/b36-xxx/products/b-coming-soon?variant=31359877578786

It will look quite nice being towed by my New Holland...

Also - did you guys see the low loader that the GAZ was parked on in one of those pictures?

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Postby tankme » Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:32 pm

Tiger6 wrote:Honestly more excited about this one: https://www.wpl-rc.com/collections/b36-xxx/products/b-coming-soon?variant=31359877578786

It will look quite nice being towed by my New Holland...

Also - did you guys see the low loader that the GAZ was parked on in one of those pictures?


They've been promising the BM-21 launcher for quite some time now, but it seems the E1 was also announced years ago. I guess we have to wait on the BM-21 and the lowboy trailer.

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Postby WCP RC MODELS » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:52 pm

Ours should arrive very soon, it looks like a capable and robust little tracked vehicle
Going to do a review and look at mods for it and some accessories to change it up a little.
Making it truly amphibious could be interesting, lets see
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Postby tankme » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:25 pm

I've seen some interior shots of it today even though mine isn't here yet. Looks like a 180 motor upgrade will be in the cards for it.

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Postby jhamm » Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:26 pm

Got mine today..

some pictures:

TrVeh6.jpg


TrVeh7.jpg


TrVeh11.jpg


TrVeh12.jpg


TrVeh10.jpg


TrVeh8.jpg


TrVeh9.jpg


TrVeh13.jpg


and a short video:

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:38 am

Thanks for sharing it has a lot of potential for upgrades. Plenty of room for improvements :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:10 am

I will be looking out for one of these
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Postby Panzer Fenris » Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:26 am

Looks like WPL has another solid platform on their hands. Can't wait to see some of the builds people come up with.

I'm not huge on soviet cold-war vehicles so I think I'll pass on this one, unless I decide to cannibalize one as a base for a Tetrarch build or something, but I do hope it shows WPL and others that there's room to expand in this segment.

That potential trailer has me interested too.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:13 pm

One thing about it is the distinctive tracks, so if there are spares for this as is usually the case with WPL stuff then we could have a useful supply of different tracks. Also those gearboxes look interesting.....

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Postby Nitewyn » Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:26 pm

Oh man, I think I need one of these.
This forum is going to be bad for my savings account
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Postby Shagnifico » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:20 am

Is it really amphibious?

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Postby jee » Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:27 am

Tiger6 wrote:Honestly more excited about this one: https://www.wpl-rc.com/collections/b36-xxx/products/b-coming-soon?variant=31359877578786

It will look quite nice being towed by my New Holland...

Also - did you guys see the low loader that the GAZ was parked on in one of those pictures?


You mean the BM21?
there is a free file on cults, so if you have a 3D printer or know somebody who has: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various ... l-truck-rc
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Postby Tiger6 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:22 am

I have the files, I was just hoping that they would release it and save me the trouble :haha:

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