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Startdown: Cool Treads

The B-36 originally was built with ginormous single wheeled landing gear, like over 9 feet diameter tires, which as you might imagine didn’t make for much of a distributed load. The solution ended up being a four wheeled gear system, with the load being spread between the four tires on each […]

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If You Can’t Get There From Here, Track It!

The wheel is a pretty impressive bit of kit. It’s round for efficient rolling over things. Once the balloon tire came along, traction improved and so did ride quality. It has a problem, though. If the mud/snow/sand/zombie bodies are too deep, the wheel loses traction. And that, my friends, is Not A Good Thing™.
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