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Old 01-30-2019, 08:11 AM
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Making some progress on the MGM-51C. The tail section is still bothering me, I canít find good photos or plans of this area...
Does one of you have something interesting on this part of the missile ?
Thanks in advance !
Old 01-30-2019, 08:37 AM
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:06 AM
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Lovely !!
Old 01-30-2019, 09:11 AM
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Here's a preview.

https://tamiyablog.com/2019/01/tamiy...J0Acl-zb7KUJGE

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Old 01-30-2019, 09:16 AM
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:18 AM
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Photos found on the Tamiya Blog.

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Old 01-30-2019, 01:16 PM
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Hi Elefant
Is this of use? - AFV Club - Tank Ammunition -

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Old 01-30-2019, 02:43 PM
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I found these pix.



and this is the Aft Cap separated from the missile.

Hope this helps.
Old 01-30-2019, 03:21 PM
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Thanks guys ! I already had these but your help is much appreciated !
I am going to open a dedicated thread about the MGM-51 Shillelagh, this will keep this one clean and focused on the upcoming release.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:58 AM
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Interesting choice for a release and it looks really nice. The one thing I am surprised about is that the tires are molded into the road wheels and are not rubber like the other releases. I guess they were unable to make a durable rubber tire that small / thin?
Old 01-31-2019, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by armourguy
Interesting choice for a release and it looks really nice. The one thing I am surprised about is that the tires are molded into the road wheels and are not rubber like the other releases. I guess they were unable to make a durable rubber tire that small / thin?
The Type 10 tank has plastic road wheels too.
Old 02-01-2019, 07:58 AM
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Yeah, certainly not a high-lite of either kit but I'm sure they have their reason.

I doubt it'll be missed.
Old 02-01-2019, 09:51 AM
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No rubber wheels - probably to reduce cost of kit. A mold is required for the rubber tires, and processing and logistics. Makes for a nice model (with rubber tires) but adds considerable cost to the end item kit. I notice Tamiya is also making the PZ4 and Possibly the Jagdpanther as one motor kits. This is also to appeal to lower cost market (which Hen Long and others have been taking). I have not heard anything how the single motor versions work.

Lots of nice detail on the M551 kit. The searchlight - if powered by MF unit (looks like it) is a cool feature.
Bob
Old 02-01-2019, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RC_BobM
No rubber wheels - probably to reduce cost of kit. A mold is required for the rubber tires, and processing and logistics. Makes for a nice model (with rubber tires) but adds considerable cost to the end item kit. I notice Tamiya is also making the PZ4 and Possibly the Jagdpanther as one motor kits. This is also to appeal to lower cost market (which Hen Long and others have been taking). I have not heard anything how the single motor versions work.

Lots of nice detail on the M551 kit. The searchlight - if powered by MF unit (looks like it) is a cool feature.
Bob
Looked at their site. Seems the single motor tanks are simple straight line runners.
Old 02-01-2019, 03:56 PM
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Meh, not a vehicle of much significance and more of an afv than a tank. If you battle it better be on light setting, or less.....
They should have made a m48a3. Looks like you still have to scratch and bash to get good cold war us armor.
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson
Meh, not a vehicle of much significance and more of an afv than a tank. If you battle it better be on light setting, or less.....
They should have made a m48a3. Looks like you still have to scratch and bash to get good cold war us armor.
It's classified as an amphibious light tank, so it's still a tank.. just not as big. I do agree that an M48 would be more desirable though.
Old 02-02-2019, 01:35 PM
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It would be cool if the Tamiya one is amphibious too...
Old 02-02-2019, 01:47 PM
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Rich,
Probably will not be a hugely sucessful selling and or all that popular RC IR tank model in my option. Agree, a Tamiya M48, M60, or even a Bradley BFV would be more desirable US RC IR armor builds. With that said, there are still legions of purist Tamiya finish built rc model collectors around the world, so I am guessing there is at least an average “sell on” rc tank collector market for a new built Sheridan kit. As to IR dedicated RC tank fighters, probably little to no interest in adding a Sheridan to their fighting tank collectiion. The Sheridan RC model does look pretty cool though, “so I will build it just for fun”, IR optional. The Sheridan at the AAF Museum, argueably, isn’t all that expensive for a Tamiya RC armor kit.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:31 PM
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I am interested in seeing the electronics! how big is the speaker? what do the gear boxes look like since this is a rear drive tank, the box lid says 3 (three) motors included, for what? the tracks look metal with elastomar pads, what is that? it doesn't say there is a muzzle flash, then can the IR emitter be in the barrel? how will the suspension work? If i get this tank, i think it will depend on the electronics package and if it is something new.
Old 02-02-2019, 07:35 PM
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I'm sure the tracks will be plastic with a synthetic rubber pad like the Abrams. Technically the elevation, recoil, and traverse uses motors on the Tamiya tanks.
Old 02-02-2019, 08:15 PM
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Pretty cheap for a new release. Guessing it'll have the type-10 bare board. First "light" tank from Tammy is cool, for me wish it was more the Chaffee route. Will be a wicked IR battler with the dimensions, speed and short tube.
Old 02-02-2019, 09:03 PM
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yup, it looks like plastic tracks, i am hoping for a smaller electronics package, i guess we'll find out soon enough what that will be.
Old 02-03-2019, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB
Pretty cheap for a new release. Guessing it'll have the type-10 bare board. First "light" tank from Tammy is cool, for me wish it was more the Chaffee route. Will be a wicked IR battler with the dimensions, speed and short tube.
Sure, 3 IR hits and your done, possibly, not that wicked a fighter, LOL.
Old 02-03-2019, 02:29 PM
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depends on the player

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