[YesAuto 车坛勐料] A body with four wheels, this is what most people think of a car, but there are some unusual people in the world, they always feel that walking with wheels is too low, only to install the body underneath it like a tank The track is strong enough… These extraordinary people have a common name-Russians.
Many Chinese netizens call the Russians a fighting nation. This is not unfounded. They are always able to do some shocking things. Putting tracks on cars is one example.
A few years ago, engineer Pavel Shavrin, who lives in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, installed tracks on one of his old Ladas. According to reports, Shavrin was unable to return to his home in the village due to poor road conditions, causing the rabbits and chickens he raised to die. After this incident, he made up his mind to build a car that could return to the village in any weather…
Shavrin spent six months and 100,000 rubles (about 11,000 yuan) to install his old Lada on a tracked chassis. Because Lada’s square body is a bit like a tank, this all-terrain vehicle looks really combative. Shavrin named his car “Rosomakha”, which means “Wolverine”, and this name does sound like a nickname for some kind of chariot.
The “Wolverine” tracked vehicle can reach a maximum speed of 50km/h and, as its owner's original intention, can drive on any terrain. Now Shavrin finally has a “car” that can go home in all weather and all road conditions.
Shavrin is undoubtedly a great technical man, but he is not the inventor of this type of car. In fact, someone made a similar tracked car a few years ago. In this version, the person is also a Russian, and the car is also a Lada.
It is not difficult to see from the video that this kind of car does not need to make too many changes to the car itself. Just make a tracked chassis, then drive the Lada up, remove the tires, connect the body to the tracked chassis, and finally use some kind of The mechanism transmits power to the track. It can be said that it is not just Lada, as long as the wheelbase and wheelbase are similar, any car can be transformed into a tank.
There is a kind of creature in this world called local tyrants, and local tyrants of fighting nations become fighting local tyrants. The fighting tyrant looked at the crawler Lada, and felt that although it was very fighting, Lada was not enough for the local tyrant. What should we do? The local tyrant said, wouldn’t it be enough to find a Bentley?
This year, a Russian team transformed a Bentley Continental GT into a tracked vehicle, and named it Ultratank, which, literally translated, is probably an “extreme tank.” Unlike crawler Lada, Ultratank does not simply install an external crawler chassis, but directly transforms the lower part of the body into a crawler system.
The engineers first cut off the lower half of the body side of this Continental GT, and then “embedded” the track with the long-travel suspension system into the body. The result of this is that the body has become relatively low and sporty (relatively speaking), coupled with Bentley's strong power, this tracked version of Bentley can reach a top speed of 130km/h, which can be said to be a combat vehicle among tracked vehicles.
Speaking of the fighting nation for a long time, in fact, it is not only the Russians who are doing the task of installing tracks on cars. Americans and Canadians are also very keen on this “sport.” In addition to installing two tank-like tracks under the car as before, more often, the wheels are directly replaced with a small track system, or a small track is directly connected under the wheel to obtain better grip and separation. Ground clearance.
Regarding modified tracked cars, some people think that foreigners have nothing to do when they are full. Yes, they must be full, but just as the engineer Shavrin can drive a tracked car to look after his chickens and rabbits, these cars are also practical. Taking a step back, playing cars in different ways is at least an active and healthy hobby, don't you think? (Wang Meng, Home of Wenzhou Automobile)