In these video and images presents the WTW220E mining truck, the massive mining truck that has a turning radius of 20 meters and can carry a 450 metric ton load.
The most unusual thing about the truck is multisupporting chassis. This scheme is widespread on trailers-heavy truck. Its essence lies in the fact that the wheels are of small diameter located at a few in a row on the axis. In this case, the four axes and of the wheels 16.
Thus, multisupporting scheme allows to reduce the load on the ground and use the truck for open cast mining with soft soils. The “trick” WTW 220E, not only in the number of wheels, but that 12 of them have their own motors at 110 kW each. They are powered by a generator that is powered by a turbodiesel Cummins KTA38-S.
Details truck WTW220E:
Drive Wheel: 16*16 Capacity (Load): 220T Horsepower:1798kw Transmission Type: Manual Emission Standard: Euro 2 Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Capacity: > 8L Gross Vehicle Weight: 167000 Place of Origin: Hubei, China (Mainland) Brand Name: WS Model Number: WTW220E
The largest gun ever built was the „Gustav Gun” built in Essen, Germany in 1941 by the firm of Friedrich Krupp A.G. Upholding a tradition of naming heavy cannon after family members, the Gustav Gun was named after the invalid head of the Krupp family – Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach.
Gustav had cost 10 million Marks, and the price of the ammunition is unknown, but its only achievement seems to have been the demolition of a few Soviet and Polish defences and one ammunition dump, which was hardly a great achievement for a weapon that had cost so much in effort and money. For propaganda, or for boosting morale, or for frightening an unsophisticated enemy, Gustav, and the other super-guns, may have had their uses, but as a cost effective weapon of war it was nevertheless a non-starter.
The strategic weapon of its day, the Gustav Gun was built at the direct order of Adolf Hitler for the express purpose of crushing Maginot Line forts protecting the French frontier. The second gun had a caliber of 52 cm and a range of fire of 135 km. There are no records of an operational deployment. A third copy was designed with a barrel of 48 m, but destroyed during a bomb raid on the Krupp factory in Essen. These two guns had a price of 7 million Reichsmark each. Two locations at Pas de Calais were planed for Gustav guns. Herlen and Fond de la Forge however never saw these monsters.
On 14 April 1945, one day before the arrival of US troops, Schwerer Gustav was destroyed to prevent its capture. On 22 April 1945, its ruins were discovered in a forest 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Auerbach and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Chemnitz. In summer 1945 Schwerer Gustav was studied by Soviet specialists and in autumn of the same year was transferred to Merseburg, where the Soviets were gathering German military material. Thereafter, the trail of the gun was lost.
Specifications Schwerer Gustav
Country of Origin Germany Type Railway Gun Caliber 800.000 mm Length 47,300.000 mm Barrel Length 32,480.000 mm Weight 1350000.000 kg Ammunition Weight 4800.00 kg Range 47,000 m Muzzle Velocity 820 m/s
Minetruck MT42 jest oferowany przez szwedzkie przedsiębiorstwo Atlas Copco założone w Szwecji w 1873 r. Jest to czterokołowa przegubowa ładowarka, która została przeznaczona do prac w kopalni. Waży 42 tony i została opracowana głównie z myślą o poprawie bezpieczeństwa i komfortu operatora oraz samej wydajności w zastosowaniach budowlanych, górniczych i transportach podziemnych.
Na początku lat pięćdziesiątych pochodząca z Teksasu firma LeTourneau otrzymała zlecenie od rządu Stanów Zjednoczonych na projekt ogromnych pociągów lądowych mogących pokonać nawet najtrudniejsze tereny i najbardziej uciążliwe warunki pogodowe. Największy z nich wyróżniał się niemal 183 metrami długości.