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T7 Combat Car
I havent seen a T7 CC on here yet, so i thought i'd fix that... it still retains all the playable features such as independent suspension, and elevating/depressing guns...
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Light wheeled caterpillar vehicle with machineguns, developed for the U.S. cavalry. The trials of the first prototype started in April 1937 and continued until 1939. However, the T7 was discontinued in favor of track-type vehicles.

In November of 1936, it was decided that the cavalry should develop a new combat car capable of driving with or without its tracks. Though the Cavalry already had their hands on the M1 combat car, they wished for something that would not only ride smoother off-road, but able to travel at high speeds on roads. The child of this conference, the T7, was essentially a M1 Combat Car meeting these requirements. The main difference was the fact that the 2 pairs of bogies on each side were replaced with 3 large road wheels on each side. The last wheel of each pair were what powered the vehicle when moving without tracks while the front pair controlled steering. Each of the last 2 road wheels on either side were sprung with a leaf spring bogie while the front road wheels were sprung with a helical spring.
The first pilot model was constructed in 1938 at Rock Island Arsenal and sent to Aberdeen for testing. Many complications arose from various parts of the suspension, which delayed testing until improvements could be made. Additionally, although the tank was capable of reaching speeds of up to 35 mph off-road or 55 mph on wheels, the practical speeds were lower as the vehicle became too difficult to control when going so fast.

By 1939, tracks had developed to the point to where the ability to drive the tank on wheels had become superfluous. Because of this, all work on the T7 ceased.

Model features:

- 6 wheel independent suspension, same as my T-54, you will need 2 smaller rubber bands though
- elevating/depressing hull machine gun, and coaxial machine gun
- rotating outside turret mounted machine gun
- rotating turret full 360 degrees
- can be driven off tracks as well


was a fun little build, popped it together in about an hour, was also testing the suspensions ability to be useful in small tanks, i will proceed to use it in other small builds as well now...

bye bye

EDIT: When you make the homepage, with a tier 2 premium light tank...




Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  December 4, 2016
Nice tank. I've never actually played in this tank in WoT, (because it's a premium) but i've seen them zipping around and reeking havoc on the enemy team. :)
 I made it 
  November 30, 2015
Quoting Centurion Cone great job! have you tried making mini tanks? it's a lot of fun! (plus it doesn't take many bricks :P )
i did a 14 piece MS-1 for Sam the First's 15 piece challenge once... this is a mini tank in my eyes though
 I like it 
  November 30, 2015
great job! have you tried making mini tanks? it's a lot of fun! (plus it doesn't take many bricks :P )
 I like it 
  November 23, 2015
Nice job!
 I made it 
  November 23, 2015
Thanks guys, gotta love when you post something right before bed, and wake up to find it on the homepage :)
 I made it 
  November 23, 2015
Quoting Jerry Temple Awesome job! I was planning on doing a miniature T7 at some point, it's such a hilarious little thing. You instantly know you're in trouble in a light in a Tier 2 game if you can hear, "BUDDABUDDABUDDABUDDA" coming from across the map. I remember some very frustrating games in the VAE after the Chinese came out on Xbox where I was crawling along at its limited top speed and out of nowhere a T7 comes flying in and ruins my day.
yeah when they gave them out, i immediately put gold camo/inscriptions/100% crew in it, i regretted it until they buffed it, now its not nearly as bad.
 I made it 
  November 23, 2015
Quoting Chouju_X [SPAM] "We dinged 'em! We couldn't penetrate their armor! Ricochet!" Nice, it looks great! @Sam, I think that picture is on the WoT wiki.
yup, thats where i got it, though i actually just used tank inspector for the visual model... ill probably use TI for this reason from now on when building.
  November 23, 2015
Awesome job! I was planning on doing a miniature T7 at some point, it's such a hilarious little thing. You instantly know you're in trouble in a light in a Tier 2 game if you can hear, "BUDDABUDDABUDDABUDDA" coming from across the map. I remember some very frustrating games in the VAE after the Chinese came out on Xbox where I was crawling along at its limited top speed and out of nowhere a T7 comes flying in and ruins my day.
 I like it 
  November 23, 2015
"We dinged 'em! We couldn't penetrate their armor! Ricochet!" Nice, it looks great! @Sam, I think that picture is on the WoT wiki.
 I like it 
  November 23, 2015
Pretty much nailed it! Also, where'd you find the reference photo?
 
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