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How the tracked carrier track turns

update:21-08-2020
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For a long time, the image left by tanks is protection. […]

For a long time, the image left by tanks is protection. Firepower and bulky battlefield machines not only have a strong comprehensive combat capability, but their large and heavy armor also gives people a strong sense of security.

These dozens of tons of armor will make the enemy feel terrified. Although the tank is bulky and travels at a low speed, you don't find it. The tank, like other tracked vehicles, turns very flexible and fast.

Crawlers are some high-power special vehicles. They are used to adapt to different road conditions. However, vehicles equipped with crawlers increase the contact area with the ground. This kind of ring structure can make the vehicle climb downhill. Trenches, swamps, and fields are unobstructed, and wherever you go is almost your own road, so the word crawler means "continuous track" in English.

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The track is connected by many track shoes through pins to form a track chain ring, which is driven by the motor to rotate the driving wheel. The gears on the driving wheel and the crawler are engaged with each other to drive the crawler. Because the crawler itself is very heavy, the power of all vehicles using crawlers is very large.

For thousands of years, the military’s mobility in combat often determines the outcome of the war. From the earliest two-wheeled vehicles to the cavalry in the Middle Ages, to modern times, those tracked tanks that can adapt to various terrains and have super mobility have become The protagonist of the battlefield.

In fact, crawlers were first used on agricultural tractors. At that time, the steam engine was just invented. In order to prevent heavy tractors from sinking into the soft soil, wood and rubber were used to make crawlers with better load-bearing capacity.

After seeing the many advantages of the track, the United Kingdom began to apply the track to the tank in 1915, and achieved great success on the battlefield.

Since then, various countries have followed suit in manufacturing tanks with tracks. Until today, tracks have been used on tanks for more than 100 years. Numerous battlefield tests have proved that tracks have irreplaceable effects on tanks.

Modern crawlers are widely used in both military and civilian fields, especially in the field of construction machinery, many mechanical equipment cannot do without crawlers.