Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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For those of you who are on Facebook Coolbank Wang has posted videos of the Stuart in production and a Crusader being tested.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083341017623
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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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Stuart!
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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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Is this becoming the golden...plated age of RC tanking? It will be interesting to see the innards of the Stuart. New gearboxes small enough for a bunch of small tanks?

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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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I suspect that we will find that the M5 is closer to 1/14 scale like the Bradley...
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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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There's an image from 15th November with a tape against the M5. I make it 258mm from front of track guard to rear of guard. That's 4128mm, so about 2ft shorter than Wiki makes it with sand shield & storage box.
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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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but the width will be off unless they use 360 motors instead of the normal 380's - that's the only way to get the hull the correct width.
Something about it certainly looks 'off'
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Let's see if he answers my question :)
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Tiger6 wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:10 pm I suspect that we will find that the M5 is closer to 1/14 scale like the Bradley...
I saw the 3DP proto mockup last April at HEC but didn't measure it. Wang claims it's 1/16 so guess we'll soon find out.
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Reply is "about 14cm" which puts it at 2240mm, against 2290 from Wiki. Let's hope "about" is fairly precise.
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Re: Coolbank/Tongde M5A1 Stuart /Crusader mk III

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Indeed, but quite interesting if in fact true.

At the 1/16 scale most of the WW2 heavies and larger mediums, along with the cold war MBT's, already exists.
There is a demand for smaller vehicles, like light tanks, cruiser tanks, early war mediums and so on; but when everything has to fit the same, large standard components the packaging to put everything the customers expects into a smaller chassis wasn't really feasible.

Besides being nice, new models in themselves, if these two actually herald stuff like smaller gearboxes or other more miniaturized components, that bodes well for the hobby and what else can be achieved with those components.
Current vehicles:
- Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. B (1/16 Torro Pro)
- Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E (1/16 HL 7.0)
- Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E (1/16 HL Vintage parts donor)
- WPL B14

Past vehicles:
- NM217 Bergepanser (1/1 KMW)
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