Model Tank Packs a Wallop (Nov, 1947)

This looks like a really nice toy.

Model Tank Packs a Wallop

EQUIPPED with four electric motors, this control-line tank brings a remarkable note of realism to living-room war games in the home of Alfred J. Brosseau, of Cambridge, Mass., who spent a year and a half building it. Measuring 6″ by 12″, the model can imitate any action of its big brothers.

Two motors drive the tank, one being geared to each track. Another operates the turret, turning it through 360 degrees right or left. The fourth fires plastic shells from the turret by means of a train of gears, levers, springs, and a hammer.

All operations are controlled by switches on the transformer box through a connecting cable to the tank, which can be made to slow down, speed up, turn, or fire at will.

  1. jayessell says: August 30, 20078:21 am

    Of course, today it wouldn’t be made at all because of the poke your eye out/chokeing hazard projectiles.

    I had a battery powered / non-remote / fires plastic projectiles tank as a child.

    Perfect for knocking down building blocks.

  2. Rick Auricchio says: August 30, 20077:58 pm

    At first glance, it appears that the tank is destroying some type of personal computer. It looks like it’s about to roll over an ugly keyboard, and the panel in the rear left looks somewhat like a PC board.

    But we know that’s impossible in 1947.

  3. NikFromNYC says: January 12, 20083:57 pm

    Does it shoot 22 caliber bullets too, or just BBs and liquid fire?

  4. ZSaverv says: November 11, 20089:18 pm

    poke your eye out/choking hazards – is it just me or have the kids of this era become stupider than back then?

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