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ANS1: Its not easy. The tracks weigh several thousand pounds, being made of heavy steel. If you're in the maintenance shop, you lay the track out flat on the floor and get the tank positioned over it, usually with a very large crane. Only the back wheels on the side of the tank are drive wheels, connected to and turned by the engine. Two very strong men lift one end of the track and get it draped over this back wheel. Then the tank's engine is used to turn the drive wheels and move the track along the top of the bogey wheels. The strong men then have to pull the end back below the bogey wheels, until the two ends of the track can meet. The links of the track are held together by large, long round steel pins. The links of the track are positioned together and the steel pin is driven in with a sledge hammer.

If the tank has thrown a track in the field, sometimes its possible to get it back on, but as hard as it is in the shop its even more laborious in the mud of the field and possibly under fire.
 ANS2: (A) You drive the tank onto the laid-out track, (yes you can drive a tank on one track. By pulling on the steering lever on the side which is having the new track fitted it stops the drive on that side, thus making the other side drive the track already fitted). (B) You stop the tank when the rear is close to the end of the laid - out track. (C) You attach a strong rope to the end of the track at the front of the tank, pass the rope along the top return rollers and wrap it round the drive sprocket. (D) The driver now engages low reverse and pulling the steering lever on the side of the tank which already has a track fitted,slowly reverses. The tank stays where it is but pulls the track over the return rollers untill the teeth on the drive sprocket engage the track. (E) The rope is removed and the same procedure followed untill the track is tight on the return rollers. (F) The two ends are connected as per the previous answer, i.e by someone with a crowbar lifting the track till the ends meet, when the track pin is driven in. (G) The track is then tightened to the correct amount by two men wielding the biggest spanner you have ever seen onto the track adjuster on the front idler wheel. - Job done!
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Who invented army tanks?

Answer The September 15, 1916. It was at this time that the British introduced tanks to battle in World War 1.

What are army tanks used for?

Answer . The tank is an offensive weapon tasked to (1) break through the defense of the enemy. (2) flank the enemy force or (3) as an element of combined forces, seek out and destroy the enemy using the "combined arms" of Air, Artillery and Infantry.

Info on army tanks?

The definition of a battletank, is gun and armor. Remove the gun, and you have an armored personnel carrier. Remove the armor, and you have a self propelled gun (Artillery). Combine them both=battletank.. it is made from metal.. The same holds true for the battleship; from which the tank was derived; (The tank was designed by naval architects in 1915, utilized naval terms: hull, bow machinegun, turret, back deck, hatches, etc. and were called LANDSHIPS). The definition of a battleship is gun and armor. Remove the gun(s), and you have an armored ship. Leave the gun(s), but remove the armor, and you have a heavy cruiser. Combine them both=battleship.. The first cannons (guns) to be installed in the first battle tanks were Naval guns, as they were capable of being loaded/fired within a confined area, such as a turret. Army guns have traditionally been mounted upon wheels, and were always operated/fired in the open field; hence the name, Field Guns.

How does the army tank work?

Well it has strong in it and the metal tires and it has steeing in it tha's all

Why was the army tank made?

The original INTENT of the tank was to breach enemy barbed wire entrenchments...deflecting bullets and small explosions (hand grenades) as they did so; thus opening up a path for the trailing infantrymen to follow.

What was the biggest army tank?

The British Conquerer may have been the largest tank at about 65 tons. Until the M-1 Abrams arrived (over 65 tons), the largest US tank was the M-103, built during the 1950's and retired in 1974. The M-103 carried 5 crewmen, a 120mm gun, and weighed in at 65 tons. Only about 400 M-103's were built, and most of them ended up in the impact areas (used for hard targets for other tanks to shoot at).

What does it mean to dream of an army tank?

To see an army tank in your dream represents hostility and dominance in a personal relationship. You may feel like you are being held against your will in a romantic relation or an aspect of your career. Alternatively, dreams of war and/or violence may represent a disturbed inner state or concern for a loved one. Where is the tank headed? Is it coming at you or are you operating it?

What is the weight of a army tank?

For the US Army, the average combat medium tank was. 1. 6 tons WW1 M1917 Renault Tank. 2. 30 tons WW2 M-4 Sherman Tank. 3. 52 tons Vietnam War M-48 Patton Tank (Vietnam War: 17 tons M-551 Sheridan Light Tank). 4. 67 tons M-1 Abrams Tank

How do you build the exterior of an army tank?

Up until the end of the Vietnam War, tanks were constructed of homogenious steel (cast/molded one piece armor).

Purpose of the first army tank?

To smash thru the enemy's trenches (in WW1), without being stopped by machineguns (a bullet proof infantryman).

How many tanks does the US Army have?

During the Vietnam War, US Army "Armor" Battalions (Tank Battalions) consisted of approximately 53 to 57 M-48 Patton tanks. 17 tanks per company; three companies per battalion, with two or more tanks in HQ Company. Armored Cavalry Squadrons consisted of approximately 27 to 30 tanks (Patton and later Sheridan tanks). Basic rule of thumb is two or more battalions made up a brigade, two or more brigades made up a division, and two or more divisions made up a corps. AFTER the Vietnam War, the US Army switched from a 5 tank platoon/17 tank company to a more "metric" orientated organization...along with the new 9mm service pistol (which replaced the Army .45). . As of 2011, the US Army and US Marine Corps have a total of about 4500 M1A1 and M1A2 tanks in service, with approximately the same number of M1 tanks in storage. The US Army operates about 80% of the total US tanks.

What did it look like in the army tanks?

being in the marines myself, ours is decked out like my 1976 caddy deville, with the same seats as a matter of fact....we also are thinking about mounting a 36" plasma by the rear door

Where are US army tanks made?

Most of the M48A3 Patton 90mm medium gunned tanks used in the Vietnam War were built by the Chrysler Defence in Detriot. . Chrysler Defence was purchased by General Dynamics Land Systems Division in 1979. . The current U.S. Army, and U.S. Marine Corps tanks, called the Abrams, are made by General Dynamics in Lima Ohio. The Abrams was built in M1, M1A1, and M2A2 variants. in addition there have been many upgrades.

Which man invented the army tank?

See website: Tank The idea may have been sent forward to higher headquarters by one man, but the British Admiralty is the force that built the first tanks, which is why tanks were originally called "Landships", and tanks use warship terms, such as..."BOW machine guns", "back DECKS', "TURRETS", "HATCHES", "HULL", etc. The first tanks were designed by a Naval Architect. There are many candidates . Vehicles very like Tanks (i.e. an armoured body containing armament and travelling on caterpillar tracks) were designed in France, Austria, Russia, and Australia between 1900 and the outbreak of WWI. One was also contemplated in Great Britain. However, no Army or government chose to pursue the idea. After the start of WWI, the British and French both began building Tanks. In Britain the most significant figures were Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt, Major Ernest Swinton, and Willliam Tritton. It was Swinton and Tritton who jointly designed and built the prototype that became the Tank Mark I. In France, the likeliest candidate is Colonel J.B.E. Estienne, who had plans drawn up and persuaded the military to build them. The French and British projects were neck-and-neck, although it was the British who first used Tanks on the battlefield. The consensus is that it is not possible to name one individual.

How big are army tanks?

The Vietnam era M48 Patton tanks were about 13 feet tall (at the cupola) about 11 feet wide and weighed 52 tons combat loaded. The M551 Sheridan, a brand new tank first fielded in Vietnam in January of 1969 weighed in at about 17 tons.

When were army tanks invented?

The British invented tanks in WWI; to breach the trenches. == Early drawings for a tank appear in the notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci.

What materials is a army tank made from?

Prior to 1941 they were built from riveted steel. From 1941 thru 1945 they were cast steel and welded steel. From the Korean War thru Vietnam they were cast (with some welding) steel. With the one exception of the Vietnam era M551 Sheridan tank which was welded ALUMINUM (hull only). The Sheridan's turret was welded steel (and the gun was steel). Post Viet War US tanks are composite (classified) armor with steel exteriors (welded).

Why did tanks have tracks?

Tracks have more traction because they cover more ground with no spaces in between. Wheeled vehicles have spaces between the wheels which allow the wheels to fall into holes/cracks/crevices/etc; allowing the wheeled vehicle to get stuck.

Do the tracks on a tank move?

they do not move because it is just the tank moving I think I might be wrong...

How much does an army tank weigh?

For the US Army, the average combat medium tank was: 1. 6 tons WW1 M1917 Renault Tank 2. 30 tons WW2 M-4 Sherman Tank 3. 52 tons Vietnam War M-48 Patton Tank (Vietnam War: 17 tons M-551 Sheridan Light Tank) 4. 67 tons M-1 Abrams Tank

How many army tanks are there in the Chinese army?

The question is most probably referring to the Communist Chinese Army (Red Chinese Army) and not the Nationalist Chinese Army (Taiwan). The Red Chinese Army probably consists of about 10,000 tanks; counting the old T59's which were versions of the Soviet T54's and T-55's up until the Vietnam War. Most likely, about 5,000 of those old timers might still be in use with Communist China. Added to that number would be the newer T69's, T-80's, T-90's, and this would be counting their reserve forces.

How many tanks are there in the army?

During the Vietnam War, the US Army/Marines had well over 12,000 tanks in their inventory. Mostly consisting of M103 Heavy Gun (120mm) Tanks; M41 Walker Bulldog Light (76mm) Gun Tanks; M48 Patton Medium (90mm) Gun Tanks; and the M60 Combat Tank 105mm Gun MBT-Main Battle Tank (which entered service in 1960). The M551 Sheridan Tank armed with a 152mm gun was actually designated the "Armored Airborne Reconniassance Assault Vehicle." AFTER the war, it "may" have been re-designated a "tank." . Approximately 200 Sheridans were destroyed during the Viet War, primarily due to it's inherit combination of using an aluminum hull and caseless 152mm high explosive main gun ammo. When hit by RPGs or land mines, those two elements conspired to create a burning and exploding tank. Consequently, no crewman ever bothered to attempt to put out a fire on a Sheridan, in Vietnam. When a Sheridan took a hit, men bailed out! And it was left to burn. Otherwise, it was an excellent tank. It could swim (the only tank in the US arsenal that could!), it was fast, it was harder to throw a track (double teeth/center guides), it was lighter (17 tons) and wouldn't sink as quickly as a Patton tank would (it seemingly got stuck less), and it was reliable under war conditions. It's 152mm was very good even when firing caseless ammo (completely caseless, not like today's partially caseless M1 Abrams 120mm ammo). The Sheridan flew in the air about a foot when firing, but that just meant you had to hold on. Firing on the move was frowned upon though, at least firing a broadside. Normal procedure was, stop and fire, then move out again. Patton's fired "Thunder Runs" as SOP (Standard Operating Procedures); a 90mm simply gave the Patton a gently rock while firing on the move. . Since the end of the Vietnam War and Cold War, even though nearly 10,000 M1 Abrams MBT's have been built, the US Army/Marine Corps has cut back on their armor battalions. Base's have been closing down since the late 1980's. Units have been deactivated (colors/flag retired). And most important of all, the face of warfare has changed. Instead of fighting some countries/nations ARMY, AIR FORCE, or NAVY, today's US military is fighting terrorists which have NO Army, Air Force, or Navy! Consequently, the M1 Abrams doesn't have any tanks to fight! It's out of a job. So the new movement now, is reduce standard MBT's, and start gearing up for "the Global War on Terrorism" and build/field war machines that can deal with this type of conflict. An armored fighting vehicle that can deploy fighting personnel, firepower, and still retain mobility and armor protection for it's crewmen.

What are the Names of parts on army tank?

The British use different names; in the US, the front of a tank is called the bow, the body is called a hull, the cannon is called the main gun, the tool boxes along the sides are called sponson boxes, the armor plating covering the rear of the engine is called the back deck, the turret is called the turret, and if theres a small turret atop the main turret it's called the cupola. The bow, sponson boxes, turret, hatches (doors), hull, are naval terms. Reason? Because the original designers of the "tank" were British Naval Architects. And the original name of tanks in 1915 was LANDSHIPS. Sometimes, more often in the past (read 20th century), the left and right of a tank was sometimes called the "port (left) and starboard (right)" and the rear of a tank was sometimes called the "stern"; again, those were naval terms.

Where are army tanks made?

Depending on the tank you want but the main three are Iron Metal Aluminum Plastic Alchol Color But the pieces inside the tank some are made out from other materials

How are army tanks transported?

Ships, flat bed trucks, and trains. Light tanks such as the Vietnam era M551 Sheridan (built of aluminum) could be transported by air.

What is the wheels on an army tank called?

During WWII the "train" looking wheels were called bogie wheels. During the Vietnam War no US tank had bogies; all US tanks (as well as the NVA enemy tanks) had ROAD WHEELS. Generally speaking, a modern tank uses a layout consisting of 3 or 4 different wheel types. . The drive sprocket (or drive wheel) is either in the upper rear or upper front corner, and is attached to the engine. It provides power to the track. . The idler (or tension wheel) is in the opposition position as the drive sprocket (i.e. either the upper rear or upper front position) . Road wheels are the large main wheels on the ground side of the track, and usually number between 5 and 8, depending on the size of the wheels and the length of the tank. These wheels bear the weight of the tank. . Return rollers are much smaller wheels (maybe 15% or less of the diameter of the road wheels) aligned along the top edge of the track, numbering usually 2-4. They keep the track from sliding around, enabling better "track dynamics", which improve performance. Return rollers are not present on all tank designs (particularly, older designs sometimes eschewed them), but seem to be pretty universal in today's tanks.

How invented army tanks?

The machinegun and barbed wire were causing a stale-mate in WWI; tanks (being bullet proof and having tracks instead of wheels) were able to break that stale-mate.

Why do tanks have caterpillar tracks?

The battle tanks have caterpillar tracks instead of tires because the tires cannot manage the weight of the tanks.When area increases pressure decreases .So when caterpillar tracks are used the pressure decreases and the battle tanks can move easily.

Are most army tanks indestructible?

no . I'm sure the soldier riding in the tanks WISH they were indestructible. No tank is completely invulnerable to armor piercing rounds, artillery, mortars, bombs, missiles, mines, and other anti-tank weapons, although some are more resistant than others. The ongoing competition between armor and armor-piercing weapons has been going on ever since the invention of armor. The first anti-tank weapons were developed during WW I - which is when tanks were first deployed in battle. Small cannons and large-caliber rifles were used against the early WW I tanks deployed by the British. Although a lot of thes supposed anti-tank weapons were nearly useless, they gradually got better as better armor-piercing rounds were developed. Grenades were also used. Since tanks can get stuck and be unable to move, they can also be quite vulnerable to artillery and mortars; once they get stuck they become a fixed target and are much easier to drop a shell on with some accuracy. In the area of anti-tank warfare, there are three kinds of "kills": "mobility kill", firepower kill" and "catastrophic kill". A mobility kill (M-kill) is when a tank is rendered immobile; if it can't move, it can't go where it is needed and isn't nearly as useful. Its weapons may still work, but it is more like fixed artillery rather than mobile firepower. A firepower kill (F-kill) means some loss of the vehicle's ability to fire its weapons. M-kills and F-kills may be complete or partial. A partial M-kill means the tank can't move as well, a partial F-kill means some of the tank's weapons can't fire or they can't fire as fast or as accurately. A catastrophic kill (K-kill) removes the tank's ability to fight completely. If the tank can't move or fire its weapons or if the crew is disabled and unable to operate the tank and its weapons, it is a K-kill. Most of the newer tanks are more resistant to M-kills, F-kills, and K-kills, but they are not indestructible. The more heavily armored tanks tend to be more resistant than the lighter armored tanks, but that is not an absolute rule.

What were the army tanks made of?

Military armored vehicles (tanks in particular) were traditionally built of steel during the WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam War. In the Vietnam War however, the US did field an aluminum built tank, the M551 Sheridan. The M551 had an aluminum hull but a steel 152mm gun & turret. Post Vietnam War tanks are made of composite materials which are classified to the public.

How do you drive the army tanks?

It's really not difficult. You put the transmission into the "Drive" setting, press on the accelerator pedal to move forward, the brake to stop, and you have a steering wheel to steer the vehicle with. That's the basics. Becoming proficient at it will require training and practice.

How fast an army tank goes?

In Vietnam Patton tanks could hit 25 mph with a new engine on level ground. The new Sheridan in Vietnam (Vietnam was the M551s first deployment) could go over 30 mph. Both used diesel engines with automatic transmissions. if it is too heavy it would move 3 mph only the way would be roads and some land

What do army tanks carry?

Id love to answer your question, i am a tank engineer for the US army but im afraid you have to be more specific. they carry people and shells for their artillery cannon but im guessing that's not what you mean

What tank does the U.S army use?

M1A2 and M1A1 Abrams. There MIGHT still be some M60A3 tanks in use with the National Guard.

Why do you still use army tanks?

Militaries still use tanks for artillery from the guns or newer tanks with rockets, infantry support, they can easily maneuver and are able to smash through structures, and can break through infantry lines because of the infantry's lack of being able to take out an armored vehicle.

Who built the tracks for the tank?

Tracks on tanks showed up in ww1 to allow them to cross trenches without getting stuck, America was the first to deploy them.

Do you put an army tank in a garage?

A collector of vintage tanks might, but the military doesn't keep their tanks in garages or other enclosures (save for when they're brought in for maintenance and repair).

Why army tanks camouflaged?

Even something as large as a tank can blend in with its surroundings somewhat. Camouflage was actually used for vehicles before it was used for soldiers' uniforms. The camouflage pattern helps break out the outline of the vehicle, making it more difficult to detect both to the naked eye and to night vision devices. Modern tanks tend to have very sharp lines with stand out, and the camouflage patterns add visual depth, thus making those sharp lines less distinct when viewed.

How do you get an army tank on San Andreas?

There's one at Area 69, but it's not the most accessible - your wanted level goes up (to four stars, I believe) as soon as you go there, plus missiles will shoot down any aircraft you fly over it. You can max out your wanted level, and the military will respond at that point - when they respond with tanks, they leave the vehicle to start shooting at you with rifles. The easiest way is to simply use a cheat code - Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle is the cheat code to spawn one.

How does an army tank take turn?

To make a left or right turn in a tank, you stall one track and push the opposite track lever forward. For a left turn, you would push the right track lever forward. For a right turn, push the left track lever forward.

How was the first army tank developed?

The first tanks were invented in WW1 by the British as armoured gun platforms to break the stalemate of trench warfare and cross the shell-pitted and lethal environs of no-mans-land in relative safety, which neither men nor artillery could do. The rest of the fighting nations including Germany and France followed suit and thus the tank was born. Coincidentally, the term 'tank' comes from the fact that the British labelled them armoured water carriers bound for Mesopotamia (IE, water 'tanks') to throw off enemy intelligence, and the name stuck

How do you change the tracks of an army tank?

It's actually pretty neat to see it done, although it's a lot of work. They first lay the new tracks out in front of the vehicle. Next, they "break" the track by removing a bolt from one of the links. They then pull the track at the front of the vehicle down to the ground, and bolt the new track to the old. They drive forward until all the roadwheels are on the new track. They unbolt the old track, then drive forward a little more until the new track is all the way around. Finally, they bolt the track together and turn in the old one.

Why are there no windows in Army tanks?

People could shoot you through the windows. . While the above is flippant, it is fundamentally correct. Note however, that there are windows in a tank. They are called "vision blocks" or "periscopes", and are merely very small windows containing very thick ballistic-resistant polymers. The driver generally has 3-5 such vision blocks (usually measuring no more than about a dozen or two square inches in size), and the commander's cupola has either a set of similar-sized blocks, or a periscope-like device. These blocks are arrayed immediately around the hatch opening of the driver or commander, respectively.

Why army tanks run on tracks?

The weight of the tank is distributed over a large area, exerting less pressure on the ground. Hence, the army tanks run on tracks.

Where is the starboard on an army tank?

"Starboard" is a term used for watercraft primarily, though there's no rule which says it can't be applied to other vehicles, and indeed it often is (namely aircraft). If you were in the vehicle, facing the front, the starboard side would be to your right.

What is the weight of a army tank 2013?

That depends on which tank you had in mind. There are many different models of tanks in use throughout the world. A Main Battle Tank typically weighs between 100,000 and 130,000 lbs.

Can a tornado move an army tank?

Most tornadoes could not, but an EF5 tornado might be able to. In2011, an EF5 tornado in Oklahoma broke a 1.9 million bounp oil riglose froum its supports and rolled it several times. So a tornadothat strong could probably move a tank.

What has tracks but is not a tank or earth mover?

Armored personnel carriers such as the US M113 which came into service in 1960, holds 2 crew and 11 personnel, the Soviet BTR-50 which came into service in 1957, holds 2 crew and 20 personnel and the British FV103 Spartan which came into service in 1978, hold 3 crew and 4 personnel for example. Self-propelled artillery, examples would be the US M109 which has a 155 mm cannon, the Soviet ISU-152 carries a 152.4 mm gun and the British AS-90 which also carries a 155 mm gun. Snow Tracks which are used to groom ski runs and provide comfortable travel in areas where snow makes roads impractical. These vehicles were designed in Sweden in 1954. Please see links below for more information.

Why do tanks have catterpillar tracks?

Caterpillar tracks consist of heavy steel wheels and treads thatare comprised of heavy steel plates. These materials are far moreresilient to grenade shrapnel and machine gun fire than wheel rimsand rubber tires. Even if you were to fill the tires with thatheavy foam they use in forklifts the tracks are still more durablethan tires. ~ The large surface area of the coninuous track spreads theconsiderable weight of the tank more efficiently rubber tyres. Thisenabes "continuous tracked" vehicle to move across soft ground withless likelihood of becoming stuck due to sinking. The prominenttreads of the metal plates are both hard-wearing and damageresistant, comparisoned to rubber tyres. The treads of the tracksprovide good traction in soft surfaces but can damagepaved/tarmacadum surfaces, so some tracks can have rubber padsinstalled for use on these surfaces.

How many tanks are in Bangladesh's army?

According to Nation Master, as of 2013 there were 662 main battletanks in the Bangladeshi army.