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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:54 am
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Hi All,

We’ve added a gallery of photos from the Commemorative Area of Fort McCoy, WI.
The museum has many interesting vehicles on display.

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...912_fBh2SH

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M-919 Truck, Concrete Mobile Mixer


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Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:22 am
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grew up about 30 mi from McCoy in the dells.....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:53 pm
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Nice pics VB! Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good place to visit one day.

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Out of curiosity, was there something about the trick suspension system that necessitated a unique track design (on the T95)? I've never seen that particular design on any other types of vehicle.

Apart from looks, what might have made it particularly suitable for this application?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:12 am
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Out of curiosity, was there something about the trick suspension system that necessitated a unique track design (on the T95)? I've never seen that particular design on any other types of vehicle.

Apart from looks, what might have made it particularly suitable for this application?


STOP THAT DOUG !!! Rolling Eyes

You are gonna get me digging into the T95 again, and everytime I do that I get an instant headache. Sad

Oh, BTW,.....The T95 is listed as having T114 track. Mr. Green

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Don, I wish I could "like" that post LOL...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:46 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey
Out of curiosity, was there something about the trick suspension system that necessitated a unique track design (on the T95)? I've never seen that particular design on any other types of vehicle.

Apart from looks, what might have made it particularly suitable for this application?


I remember looking at that track and thinking that it looked like a 'dead' track vs. the 'live' track we are used to. I wonder if the live track caused problems with the kneeling suspension? The 'dead' track is a lot more tolerant of loose track tension, which seems likely when the tank 'sits' down on the suspension. Spitballin' here...

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- Doug_Kibbey
Out of curiosity, was there something about the trick suspension system that necessitated a unique track design (on the T95)? I've never seen that particular design on any other types of vehicle.

Apart from looks, what might have made it particularly suitable for this application?


I remember looking at that track and thinking that it looked like a 'dead' track vs. the 'live' track we are used to. I wonder if the live track caused problems with the kneeling suspension? The 'dead' track is a lot more tolerant of loose track tension, which seems likely when the tank 'sits' down on the suspension. Spitballin' here...

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Hi Chuck!

Warning! Dangerous thread drift here....

What are the major factors in determining whether a tracked vehicle uses track support rollers or not? Presumably weight of the track itself is a consideration. Are most supported tracks "live"? If so, why?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:57 pm
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Okay, since you insist

(let me take a couple of Excedrin first.....ahhhh, thats better)

As best as I can tell, the T95 only experimented with variable height suspension with the 'T95 test rig' variant which was late in the developmental program.

Most of the T95 pilots had 'regular' suspension using the T114 track. I always thought of this style of track suspension as being 'christie suspension'.

I've got diagrams of the regular suspension on the T95, but can't seem to find the diagrams of the variable height suspension of the 'Test rig'

I do believe that the T95 had a number of different developmental types of track, but I need to dig around to find exactly what they looked like.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:41 am
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The T114 track was for "Tanks T95, T96, T110 and other vehicles having similar suspensions" according to OCM 36316 (20 SEP 56) that assigned the nomenclature. T114 track was double pin with rubber bushings, hence live. It is listed as being lighter than the T108 and T109 which were for the same vehicles. They were live tracks as well.

T108 - Replaceable rubber chevron grousers
T109 - Replaceable steel grousers
T114 - Integral rubber chevron grousers

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:51 am
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Moved to new T95 thread...

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