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Old 11-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Here is a short write-up on the Goliath tank Buster.
This would make a interesting project.

The Goliath Tank Buster was a remote controlled tank-shaped vehicle designed during the war by German scientists. It was about four feet long, two feet wide and roughly a foot in height and was packed with 75 kg of high explosives, enough to blow up a tank or demolish a building. Once the unfortunate target was established, the vehicle was guided by an engineer, and once in the right position, for example under a tank, the explosives would be detonated and destroy the target.

They were used mostly by specialized Panzer and combat engineer units of the Wehrmacht and were seen on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day June 6th, 1944, although most were quickly rendered inoperative due to damage from artillery blasts.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:16 AM   #2
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Very interesting post my friend. Always learning something new as I had never heard of these small tank busters before!

Because of the time of year, that is November 11th, there are all sorts of documentaries on TV describing various aspects of the two great wars of the 20th century. I had often heard of the Japanese suicide planes but they also used many other methods of dying for their emperor.

They also used small one man submarines or rather a man guided torpedo, called "Kaitens" and piloted them into the side of a ship. There were also boats rigged with a sort of lance that stuck out in front of a boat that they also would drive into the side of ships and set off the explosive charge rigged at the end of the lance.

And they set off heleium balloons with the gondolas filled with explosives. The idea was to have them blown by the winds to travel over seas to America, by which time they would loose helium and explode when they hit the ground. Believe it or not, one such balloon actually touched down in the prairies in Canada. It didn't expload thank goodness but it proves that Canada was actually bombed by the Japanese during the 2nd world war!.

Very interesting pictures and write up my friend. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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Wow they look pretty cool. I didn't even know they had rc back then :P
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Thanks for the post. Very interesting.

Do you have any technical info on them ?

It would be interesting to see what type of radio equipment and propulsion system was used.
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