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Hydragas Dead?

 
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marinast
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Hydragas Dead? Reply with quote

This week a tour of Bovingdon Tank Museum proved very interesting and after poking about their Challenger tanks, it seems an old Firm favourite might still be very much alive and kicking, just being used in a very different application and under a slightly different spelling?

https://horstmangroup.com/horstman-products/hydrogas-suspension/
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Giles
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a tad more robust than a Metro unit.
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Lord Sward
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car Magazine did a feature on it in the Challenger tank back in 1993.
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Nick Besonderes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borgward had a design for a light tank with hydropneumatic suspension, a hydropneumatically-levelled gun turret for firing on the move and four boxer engines stacked in the nose. Plus another couple in the tail for auxiliary power.

Unsurprisingly, the idea was not taken up by the Bundeswehr.

It was all Erich Uebelacker (ex-Tatra) 's fault.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to lock this one now, there's no way it can end well.
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