Model Tank Packs a Wallop (Nov, 1947)
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.