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T7 Combat Car
retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 12:47 AM UTC
Does anyone know of a T7 combat car, in 35th scale? I have found the scout car, but the only similarity is the hull.
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 09:45 PM UTC

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Does anyone know of a T7 combat car, in 35th scale? I have found the scout car, but the only similarity is the hull.



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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:38 AM UTC

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Does anyone know of a T7 combat car, in 35th scale? I have found the scout car, but the only similarity is the hull.



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I've seen that particular post. Unfortunately, it only says that the combat car does not exist. Commander Models only makes the T7 scout car. I can't even find photos to build the kit from scratch.

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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
Boy I would love to have this in 1/72
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
It's one of the more interesting tanks I have come across.
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:58 AM UTC
The scout car has twin turrets, right? Or is the twin turreted vehicle the combat car? Or is it neither?
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:51 PM UTC

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The scout car has twin turrets, right? Or is the twin turreted vehicle the combat car? Or is it neither?



The photo is the combat car, the one I am looking for.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:47 AM UTC
I don't have my drawings handy, but I think the basic hull is very similar tot eh M2 Combat Cars that grew into the M3 Stuart.

I'd suggest scratchbuilding the thing except the tracks and wheels would be stone cold b!tches to scratch build. The tracks are doable with a lathe and more than a little patience, but those tracks! Oy! Nothing else even close to that available form another source.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC

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... the tracks and wheels would be stone cold b!tches to scratch build. The tracks are doable with a lathe and more than a little patience, but those tracks! Oy! Nothing else even close to that available form another source.

Paul



Maybe that is the reason why there isn't a kit of this vehicle yet .....
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:34 AM UTC

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... the tracks and wheels would be stone cold b!tches to scratch build. The tracks are doable with a lathe and more than a little patience, but those tracks! Oy! Nothing else even close to that available form another source.

Paul



Maybe that is the reason why there isn't a kit of this vehicle yet .....



I suspect that it would be a resin kit, long before attempted in plastic.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:40 AM UTC

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The scout car has twin turrets, right? Or is the twin turreted vehicle the combat car? Or is it neither?



There are so many variants, I can't explain which is which, except that the T7 combat car has the turret depicted.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:42 AM UTC

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The scout car has twin turrets, right? Or is the twin turreted vehicle the combat car? Or is it neither?



The photo is the combat car, the one I am looking for.



Oh, ok. I see.

If you'd like, to save you some trouble, I could attempt the turret, tracks and wheels if Paul would be willing to share his drawings.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 02:41 AM UTC

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I don't have my drawings handy, but I think the basic hull is very similar tot eh M2 Combat Cars that grew into the M3 Stuart.

I'd suggest scratchbuilding the thing except the tracks and wheels would be stone cold b!tches to scratch build. The tracks are doable with a lathe and more than a little patience, but those tracks! Oy! Nothing else even close to that available form another source.

Paul



Please, pm me.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Does anyone know of a T7 combat car, in 35th scale? I have found the scout car, but the only similarity is the hull.



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I've seen that particular post. Unfortunately, it only says that the combat car does not exist. Commander Models only makes the T7 scout car. I can't even find photos to build the kit from scratch.



The double turret T-series combat car is the T5, which we do make. The T7 has actually three problems. The tires and tracks are two of them, and the third is the suspension that sits behind the first road wheel. I've found one picture of it, and it's pretty complex. Without getting a whole lot more information on it, that structure would be at best a SWAG. BTW, all the road wheels are powered on this, so there's no telling what the transmissions for the rear wheels even looks like.

Also, the T7 is it's own design. It has nothing to do with the T5 series (other than the engine I think) running up through the M3/M5 Stuart. It's smaller, and has power to all the wheels, which also makes the tracks removable (adding to the desire of modelers to have separate link track to stow on the fenders...). It's a long term project...

Jon Warneke
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