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Author Topic: Nagayama tank: Japanese radio-controlled tank  (Read 12874 times)
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« on: 3 June 2010, 09:50:07 »
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the only info I had with it said that it may have been Japanese...

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« Reply #1 on: 3 June 2010, 14:56:38 »
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It looks like a cross between a tank and a sub...
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« Reply #2 on: 3 June 2010, 18:14:06 »
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It looks like a cross between a tank and a sub...


I also see a Zeppelin in it  whistle

pre-WWI I presume but I think you figured that out yourselves already
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« Reply #3 on: 4 June 2010, 02:11:07 »
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It looks like a cross between a tank and a sub...


That was my first impression as well, I had assumed it was an early attempt at a submersible crawler although it doesn't look to be all that waterproof.

The picture itself was in a folder with various Japanese tanks but there is nothing that says it is Japanese and I have no idea why I put it there.
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« Reply #4 on: 6 June 2010, 17:50:39 »
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what I found here: http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/japan/japan-exp.html
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No data is available on this odd shaped tracked vehicle except that it was possibly designed for mine clearing. Note the Fordson Tractor track conversion. The Fordson tracked tractor was used by the Japanese as a Prime Mover for artillery


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JAPANESE_FORDSON_STEAMPUNK_TANK.jpg
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JAPANESE FORDSON STEAMPUNK TANK
English: Japanese experimental remote control tank Nagayama-G?. Mayor Nagayama, an Imperial Japanese Army officer, made it in 1929. The tank was controled by radio waves.


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In 1929, a Mayor named Nagayama rebuilt some Fordson tracked tractors for experimental remote control by radio waves. The "Nagayama tank" was made for mine clearing as well as for battlefield supply, mine laying and recon.


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« Reply #5 on: 6 June 2010, 18:24:13 »
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Can you imagine this writers (Popular Science Monthly) amazement at today's Predator Drones (and their kin)?
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