What is radio controlled model or RC model? Radio controlledmodel is a model that is steer able with the use of radio control. Vehicles ofall types imaginable of all types have had RC system installed in them, thisvehicles includes cars, boats, planes, helicopters and even tanks.
Radio control has been since Nikola Tesla demonstrated aremote control boat in 1893, ever since then the development of remotecontrolled technology had increased. One of the offering model available in themarket today are the 1/6 scale offerings. It’s 1/6 because the model is 1/6 ofthe original size of the real tank. There are also other scales available like1/24 and 1/35 but in this article we’ll talk about the 1/6 scale model.
The second largest remote controlled tanks in productiontoday are the 1/6 scale. Remote controlled tanks in this scale are typicallyover a meter long and up to two feet wide while their weight ranges from 60 to180 lbs depending upon the battery size and construction materials. In additionRC tanks of these size needs a room for storage and an suitable transportvehicle. 1/6th Tanks are considered as an advantage of all themilitary equipment and action figures available. Building a 1/6 scale tankrequires equipment and great skills thus, there are only few reputablemanufacturers of 1/6th scale tanks that have come into the marketduring the past few years.
The world’s only 1/6th aluminum Sherman tanks wasproduced by Johnston of Cactus Tranks however the production of it did not lastfor long and will introduce a new vehicle but also of limited number like the1/6th Sherman Tanks.
If you are planning to purchase your own 1/6th scaletanks, be prepared since it’s cost is not cheap. If you order frommanufacturers get ready to spend about $5000 and wait for more or less 9 monthsdepending on the accessories you want for your 1/6th scale tanks, nevertheless,expect these tanks to be unique, impressive and look real.