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PostSubject: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeThu Apr 20, 2017 1:43 pm

I have a Chinese tank with fuel barrels on the rear. They are very fragile and break off easy. I really like them. That is one of the reasons I bought this tank. It came with a wood case like Ed uses. I would venture to guess he made this one. I have problems as I have a rough time with steps and with this box in front of me it is really hard to do them. Also both hands are full so when I come to a door I can't open it. These boxes are great if you are not an old codger like me. So I tried a cobalt box and it was too short. I tried a Dewalt box that said it was 28 and 1/2 inches long but with all of the reinforcing it ended up 25 inches inside which is too close. I would break the barrels off every time I loaded it. Are the leopards this long. My length is with the turret turned to the back. Are the challengers this long or is this the only one that long?
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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeThu Apr 20, 2017 2:10 pm

The ZTZ is one of the earliest Heng Long model and suffer from less than sturdy plastic. Challenger and the new T-90 has better constructions and better plastic but the rear fuel tanks are still a weak link. Leo and M1A2 doesn't have external fuel tanks.

If you are looking for a new modern my M1A2 is for sale with an American tanker.

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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeMon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 pm

Hey Bud how about a couple of wheels  and a folding handle to pull the case?
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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeWed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 pm

My younger son thought about doing that.
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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeSat Apr 29, 2017 9:12 pm

Bud wrote:
My younger son thought about doing that.
Bud;
Have you rotated the barrel to the rear so the tank is shorter.
That's what I do with my Leopard.

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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeSun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 am

yes I turn the turret. It is still 24 and 1/2 inches long. Sorry I didn't use metric.
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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeSun Apr 30, 2017 10:11 am

We really don't use metrics here for smaller measurements.......  :-)
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PostSubject: Re: transporting tank cases   transporting tank cases Icon_minitimeSun Apr 30, 2017 7:54 pm

But 250mm long sounds better than a measly 10 inches...
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