Manufacturer: Kenny's Model Tanks
Product: 1/16th scale metal R/C King Tiger
It's generally accepted amongst R/C tankers that the
stock plastic tracks that come with the Tamiya King
Tiger are most prone to link breakage than all the other
Tamiya 1/16th scale R/C tanks.
Until now, the only options for King Tiger metal track
upgrades have been based on variations of the wider
combat tracks. As tankers know, the more weight you add
to your tank will mean, depending on how, where, and how
often you operate your tank, that you may also need to
address other issues, such as replacing or upgrading the
stock gearboxes, sprocket bearings etc. In the case of
Kenny's KT transport tracks, you get the added bonus
that the shorter width results in a weight of 1,300
grams, a weight saving of 500 grams under Kenny's wider
combat tracks which weigh 1,800 grams.
For the purposes of this review, Kenny's transport
tracks have been given a good workout for a couple of
hours so far , (not on anything too messy like mud since
I'm still building it), on a Tamiya KT which still has
the early twin gearboxes, the gearboxes have been
reinforced but the plastic gears are still there. I did
first add a drop of superglue to some pins to stop them
from working themselves out.
These tracks fit the existing Tamiya sprockets well, and
run very smoothly! I had no issues with them whatsoever.
This KT is now a real pleasure to drive compared to when
it had the wider plastic tracks.
if you wish to make your KT look distinctive, these
tracks are a good choice, and you'll be 'historically
correct' since there's quite an amount of evidence to
show that these transport tracks were also used in
they're so shiny it's hard to get a detailed close up,
but here you can see the individual links, the main
link, and the 2 part connector links.
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