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M41 - Smooth Sailing
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This tank was built by moi in LDD.
About this creation


A view from the front, showing the gun and the detail of the top armor.




A view of the tank's rear, showing some detail from the rear.




A view from above, showing a better view of the armor detail and the gun.




Treads! You'll notice these are the same as the ones on the M37 model I made. This is explained in the Model Data section below.




The gun. It took a few iterations to really get this right, but I did it in the end.


HISTORICAL DATA:
Weight: 19 tons
Length: 18'3"
Width: 9'10"
Height: approx. 7'
Armament: 155 mm howitzer M1

This tank, like the M37, was developed off of the M24 Chaffee. The primary difference is in the M41's heavier gun and better armor, as well as a smaller profile and a closed top. Its engine was moved to the middle of the tank and the gun moved to the rear.


MODEL DATA:
Scale: 1 stud to 1 foot, approximately.
Brick Count: 289
LDD Building Guide Length: 117 steps

This model was, like the original tank, built off of the same chassis as the M37. This is why their treads and front ends look basically the same. The way I did this was by copying the M37 model, stripping it to the treads and the base, and starting afresh. This cut my build time down a fair bit. This tank, unlike some earlier ones, had no spots where I wanted to rip my hair out. Nothing really refused to work, which was nice. All in all, this model was fun to make.

Enjoy!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

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  December 16, 2013
Nice addition to your arty line!
  December 15, 2013
I like that army tank!
 
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