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OKMO 1/16 M60A3 - What We Know So Far

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:00 AM
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Default OKMO 1/16 M60A3 - What We Know So Far

OKMO Designs has announced a 1/16 M60A3. The model is based on Taiwan/R.O.C. M60A3 TTS, which is identical to US Army ones as some are US surplus units.
As M60A3 is based on M60A1, one can easily modify it into a M60A1.
https://www.okmodesigns.com/m60a3

As a friend of the main designers, this is what I have gathered (and declassified) so far:
  • Model is almost Ready-to-Run, with most details and components included, many already fitted.
  • Current package includes recoil, elevation, turret rotation and cupola rotation drives in both servos and motors. Plus the premium DKLM PDSGB gearbox as well as lights.
  • Most components are printed with superior SLA ABS technology already used by DKLM and OKMO. Layering is minimal and the material is very sturdy but workable. Can be cemented with ABS glue.
  • The printing takes place in a professional prototyping factory using multi-million dollars equipment.
  • The complicated tub-shaped lower hull and sloped turret are accurately printed. Various scale models and the real tank have been used for reference.
  • Standard HL M26 wheels are used to keep it affordable (yes, it is identical on M60!), suspension is prototypical with torsion bars.
  • The detail is high - you can find hundreds of bolts on the tank, most noticeable on the bottom hull where the wheel swingarms meet.
  • Control board is not included. Customer can choose one from various brands, OKMO may sell a recommended one separately.
  • Current full-package price is around $1000, but may change if there are enough orders.




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Nice offering for $1000. Are the swing arms printed or cast metal?
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If we put together a group order, would we get a discount?
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If we put together a group order, would we get a discount?
The problem is they do not make much money as they are already selling nearly at cost. But a larger quantity would definitely drive down the price, just not significantly.
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Nice offering for $1000. Are the swing arms printed or cast metal?
The arms are plastic as the tank is designed with a low overall weight. It will be test-run on our club site, which has already broken countless Tamiya and HL tanks. It won't be fragile.
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The arms are plastic as the tank is designed with a low overall weight. It will be test-run on our club site, which has already broken countless Tamiya and HL tanks. It won't be fragile.
Awesome, you know about the Tammy 2A6 arms then and how they needed to be upgraded. Looking forward to your findings! This sucker would sell pretty well me thinks.
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Awesome, you know about the Tammy 2A6 arms then and how they needed to be upgraded. Looking forward to your findings! This sucker would sell pretty well me thinks.
Sure, FYI a new member's Tammy Leopard 2A6 lost 3 return rollers with mount and broke one swingarm on its maiden run there last week.
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Sure, FYI a new member's Tammy Leopard 2A6 lost 3 return rollers with mount and broke one swingarm on its maiden run there last week.
Swing arm doesn't surprise me, rollers are a new one. Did they bring lower hull with them or just the mounts? Poor glue job? Still see lots of uninformed using CA/Gorilla glue on those type fixtures.

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Swing arm doesn't surprise me, rollers are a new one. Did they bring lower hull with them or just the mounts? Poor glue job? Still see lots of uninformed using CA/Gorilla glue on those type fixtures.
He used the "odorless" orange cap Tamiya cement, which is ok for static model but not so much for RC.
I would prefer Tamiya white cap cement or the Revell one.
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Thanks for sharing the photos and model data.
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