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More Tatras; Attack Tatra 97 and Aerosan V855
Topic Started: May 4 2018, 07:10 PM (159 Views)
walrus
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Porco
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Couldn't resist getting a couple more Tatras.

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Packaging was both good and a bit poor, with the PE set getting a tad bent
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This special edition comes with two standard kits which include the following plastic parts:
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As well as some resin and photo etch
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Managed to break a lot of the delicate resin parts on the second resin set :weep:

There is another set of resin to allow one of the vehicles to have the engine ind interior displayed:
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Instructions are printed on a glossy A5 booklet
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Decals consist of 2 small sheets of German insignia for a prototype and a What If scheme:
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I'll be doing 2 civvie kits.



Overall an interesting package, for what is a bit like a bubble car on skis.
Not a lot,if any, flash on the plastic parts though understandably the resin parts are not as clean, but look otherwise free from pits and holes.
Clear parts look a tad thick and while not crystal clear are serviceable.
The seats are on the clear sprue, for reasons unknown, but that is no big deal.

Really looking forward to building them one day.
For now I need a rest
Will upload the Tatra 97 pictures later

Paul from Birmingham, UK
Now living in Barnsley.
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dknights
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The court of LAST RESORT!
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What the H&ll is that.

Ok, now I have to Google.
David M. Knights
Fortes fortuna adiuvat

14 Finished: Special Armor V-2, Airfix P-51
15 Finished: SBS Gladiator engine
16 Finished: Brengun C2 Wasserfall, Merit SS-N-2 Styx, World's smallest diorama, Airfix Hurricane.
17 Finished: Japanese Carrier Deck, Belcher SS-4, Italeri AB41, PLAN Type 039A (not 72nd scale)
18 Finished: Tamiya A6M2
The bench:Platz T-33, Trump. T-34/85, Meng F-106, Airfix P-51 #2, Airfix P-40
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walrus
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Good point David
I ought to have provided a brief synopsis of the vehicle.

Apologies for the omission

To save time I've copied a translation from the Czech Wiki page
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The Tatra V 855 was a prototype of motorized sleighs / aerosols based on the Tatra 87 passenger car , manufactured by Tatra in Kopřivnice in 1942 .

Two pieces of aerosols were ordered by the German Wehrmacht command for anticipated deployment on the Eastern Front , but the production of both had never occurred and remained with only one prototype. Tatry V 855 powered an air-cooled 8 - cylinder V - cylinder with an OHC of type 87 with a volume of 2968 cc and a power of 55 kW (75 hp ).

Four-door four-door bodywork for four people was based on the T 87. There were two seats on the front, only a wooden bench at the back. The body was seated across large pins by means of a pair of leaf pens on each slide. The front wheels were controlled by a smaller steering wheel, the rear axle can also be controlled by a larger steering wheel mounted on the same steering column. The rear rails were locked in the straight position. Thanks to the control of both pairs of lugs, it was possible to ride both the car and the side.

The rear engine was driven through a gearbox , clutch, and vertical shaft by a fixed two-blade wooden propeller on a massive pylon in place of the usual tatrov 'fin'. Because the propeller was rigid, it did not allow the adjustment of the leaves to reverse or braking. As a result, the vehicle had a large, transversely mounted rotating drum with arrow-shaped rails, also driven by a clutch and a conical toothed shaft. The drum was also used in situations where the propeller propulsion performance was not sufficient or when driving in urban traffic. A drum brake was also mounted at the attachment point to safely stop the slide.

The maximum speed achieved during the test rides was 80 km / h, the maximum planned was 130 km / h. The prototype with a blue-white body is displayed in the Tatra Technical Museum in Kopřivnice.

The replica Tatra 855 Ecorra built by the Lane Motor Museum in the US Nashville . [1]


https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_V_855

Some more photos of the prototype and the US replica can be seen here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tatra_V_855

Edited by walrus, May 5 2018, 12:21 PM.
Paul from Birmingham, UK
Now living in Barnsley.
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MDriskill
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Thatís really very interesting! Those pre-war Tatras were quite advanced designs in many aspects, and that looks like a really good kit.

Does the kit include a wheeled option, or is that a separate kit?
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walrus
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Does the kit include a wheeled option, or is that a separate kit?


It's a separate kit so no wheeled option
I'm still to post the contents of the Tatra 97
Apologies for the delay. will try and post this afternoon
Paul from Birmingham, UK
Now living in Barnsley.
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dixieflyer
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So cute, so awesome, so fugly! I love them.

Warren
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