Now that I've got my trucks redrawn, it's time for more variants, which includes something I've been wanting to draw for a long while: A mobile command HQ, as inspired my LEUT_East's M.C.H.Q.
Denton has 18 of these trucks/teams, two for each Corps (of which there are six), two for the Rapid Reaction Force, one for the Braunschweig Garrison, and three in reserve.
Currently, I am working on the primary tank transporter, and I'm running into a snag. I've got the tractor figured out, which is basically an HT-158 made wider, the engine removed from the cab, and two engines placed behind the cab connecting to a common gear box and the transfer case.
My issue is with the trailer. I'm not sure which might be the better way to go. The trailer itself will be 10'2" wide, with fold out side boards to increase the trailer width to 12'. What I have right now consists of 6 axles, the front 4 with duallies, the 5th and 6th axle steering with a dually set. Combined with the two rear axles of the truck, the total weight capacity of the axles is about 76 short tons. Knowing that, I really want to follow the line of the MZKT-74135, with the trailer being able to carry 2x IFVs, the Tigers. They both weigh in around 30 tons, which makes the combined weight 60 tons, which is doable. The problem is that the deck would need to be 46ft long to accommodate the two Tigers. That equals a long trailer. I'm looking for some ideas on how to go about solving this issue either by just having a long trailer, putting a ramp on the neck, etc., and anything would help. If it can work out, I'm planning on equipping a trailer with a converter dolly to be hooked behind the first trailer, effectively giving me the capability to transport 2 Lion MBTs, or 4 Tiger AFVs with a single truck (and I've got the power for it, over 1000hp!)
- Rio Grande
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