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PostSubject: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeThu Apr 26, 2012 1:37 pm

I recently picked up a set of Panzer III Winterketten from IMPACT on eBay for a good price, the only reason why I got them.

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I do like the look of them and they seem to lighter than the Matomart metal tracks. Iwas thinking of trying them on newly converted SLU Panzer III at the next Battle Day. My Tiger runs with plastic tracks, but I do have a set of metal too.

So my question for you guy, what type of tracks do you run on your tank Question

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeThu Apr 26, 2012 1:43 pm

I have totally same winter tracks you have.

But I still keep them on the shelf because
First. it is very difficult to take out the pin, So it is quite hard to be installed
Second. narrow track is much better than wide one when you run it in the deep grass..
That is the reason, I changed my tracks and gear back to plastic .. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeFri Apr 27, 2012 11:00 am

I thought the wider track were better in the grass. I founded that my Tiger and JadgPanther performed well in the long grass where my Panzer III struggled when trying to turn. I haven’t tried the Panzer in battle yet and it may perform better with the SLU in. I think I’ll have to test it in my backyard to see which tracks will work best.

I know that during WWII the Shermans with the narrow tracks had trouble across country, especially when the ground was muddy. Unlike the Tigers, if they pushed their engines were faster cross country.

Has anyone else notice a difference between track widths, metal or plastic?

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeSun Apr 29, 2012 12:47 am

I have a few tanks and I have found that the narrow tracks are not the best in grass and dirt. Go fat tracks for grass is what I say, PAN-TIGER FAT... They climb better and the Sherman with the skinny tracks have a hard time turning in the grass. Also the metal traks are stronger and add waight if you need it for traction but may slow down your Big tank.

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 12:25 pm

Yes, plastic track can not provide traction as good as metal track. it is very easy to skid when it climbing.
But I still feel narrow track is better than metal track in the grass.. At least in my backyard. My tiger always throws its track , but my panzerIII never... Question
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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 7:12 pm

Hulu, are you sure it's not your driving!! Shocked Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeMon Apr 30, 2012 11:03 pm

Haha... It was not mine. I am pretty sure it is driven by Caption Action... Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 2:02 am

real_hulu wrote:
Haha... It was mine. I am pretty sure it is driven by Caption Action... Very Happy

It could be him. He also did it with his Sherman too!

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Though in his defense, he was being chased by my Tiger. Very Happy

Maybe that's his defensive move, roll over and play dead. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 6:57 pm

Ya...Rolling over and Laughing at your tank driving Derek......Rolling Eyes .... Derek is the only guy I know who drive his tank with his left turn signal on..all the time ..tongue ...



As for my PZ3 I am sure it was loned to some one at that time...thats my story and Im sticking to it...

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Captain Action wrote:
Derek is the only guy I know who drive his tank with his left turn signal on..all the time ..tongue ....

Hey, I leave the left turn signal on to confuse you when I go right instead. I'm tricky that way. Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 8:44 pm

That from the man who swerved to miss a tree a it turned out to be his car air freshener.....affraid ....

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PostSubject: Re: Metal or Plastic   Metal or Plastic Icon_minitimeTue May 01, 2012 9:56 pm

I can't help it, they're so life like. Especially the smell. Embarassed

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