Talk:Christie suspension

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Illustrations[edit]

A few pictures of tanks that use this suspension design, while all very interesting, don't really fulfill this entry. What the article REALLY needs is photographs -- or better yet, diagrams -- of the suspension itself. 76.226.91.83 11:28, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

company name?[edit]

no mention of U.S. Convertable systems ?Brian in denver (talk) 19:20, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

features[edit]

isn't a further key feature the fact that instead of having lots of littel track guide wheels for the top and the bottom of the track, Christie tanks have 4 - 6 large wheels of the same size as the drivers, with the one intermiediate wheel guiding both the top and the bottom of the track?Engineman (talk) 01:43, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Performance[edit]

The article claims superior off-road performance compared to leaf spring suspensions. However, in Panzer II it is said that the Ausf. D and E of that tank was constructed with Christie suspension, but were later withdrawn for poor off-road performance / speed, with later models returning to the original leaf spring design. Could someone clarify? -- DevSolar (talk) 05:54, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

This article is talking generally, but in the Panzer II it is referring specifically to that implementation on that vehicle. Not that either claim is backed in the articles by footnotes to the source. GraemeLeggett (talk) 06:58, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I just wondered, because there is hardly a better comparison than having both type of suspensions in basically the same vehicle. Funny enough, when looking for sources, I realized that the German article claims not a Christie, but a torsion bar suspendion in the D/E models... something is surely amiss here. -- DevSolar (talk) 07:26, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Usage[edit]

I notice the Merkava is listed, but can't find any support for the claim? BP OMowe (talk) 13:00, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Buehlchit speed record[edit]

You Wiki people are hilarious. You demand "citations" yet reject "but I was actually there" evidence. To verify the utterly ludicrous claim that a Christie tank went 104 mph, you cite some baloney reference in a Popular Mechanics of the time. This was a magazine that was replete with breathless flying-car, floating-apartment-building, monster-this-and-that copy in those days, yet you accept it as proof of the fact that a tank went 104 mph. (The current 2014 tank speed record is 51 mph, by the way, set by a British Scorpion.)173.62.12.218 (talk) 23:27, 25 September 2014 (UTC)