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Old 11-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #1297 (permalink)
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If you were to put two ICE's back to back and run there outputs through a gear reduction and then out to one wheel each you could effectively steer the car by throttle alone. It may not work like a tank where one gear set has a brake to stop it while the other runs on but it would work to an extent.
Wouldn't the electric regeneration correspond to a gas engine on trailing throttle, or a diesel engine with a Jake Brake? Tanks, of course, can reverse one tread.

At Ft. Lewis in the 60s I saw a 50-ton tank jam on the brakes. The Cg rose up to ~12ft in the air and it ran on those little angled sections of track at the front, then settled back down when it stopped.
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