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Why don't you guys make tanks? You can fire missles at a target or something. You can hit a couple targets.

-- Mike and Ron (Afghan1994@aol.com), March 04, 2001


Aside from the obvious joke about someone with the e-mail address "Afghan" wanting tanks, I think there's a vaild reason for why you probably won't see tanks as a challenge on JYW: It's really two projects, not one. First, they'd have to build a tracked gun carriage, complete with differential steering (the only way to turn the thing). Not an easy project. You'd also have to build the gun for the tank, and as we've seen, that's a worthy project unto itself. To ask four people to build both in ten hours might be a bit much- even with JYW's ocassionally liberal interpretation of "ten hours".

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), March 30, 2001.

Human powered tanks!

-- Frank (frankfurter55@hotmail.com), March 31, 2001.

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