Monday, March 26, 2012

Worst sand casting ever.

Over 57,000 Russian T-34 tanks were built during WW2 and they were considered to be a crude but very effective weapon. I never realised just how crude till I visited the Fort Knox Armour museum and saw the casting quality of the turret. Appearance was apparently not a consideration.

Pictures taken at the Fort Knox tank museum (since moved to Fort Benning, Georgia).

Crew comfort was also not a consideration. The driver was apparently lucky to have a piece of wood to sit on and Wikipedia says... A mallet was also needed to shift gears, increasing the time needed to maneuver the tank.

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