spare trackMarch 17 2009 at 5:34 PM
|Jon Bailey (Login JonBailey42)|
from IP address 188.8.131.52
Response to Thanks Jon, about the rear loop...
No I think the relocation of the spare track was to facilitate the commanders view over the back of the vehicle. The position on the right hand side is not to provide additional armour to the flamm fuel-tank on that side as it extenders from the roof to (almost) the floor and there is another tank on the left hand side which received no additional consideration.
If any consideration when into the placement of the spare rack on the right hand side it may have been to offset the additional weight of the flamm-pump that sat on the left hand side (along with the radios, flamm fuel tank/s (it was split in two on the left hand side) and driver) so it was probably a weight distribution thing.
Also on the right hand side there is a fuel overflow pipe for the flamm-fuel tanks which runs down the side armour just behind the spare track so it may have been put there as a guard to protect the pipe from being scraped off.