By Francois Verlinden
seventy six complete colour photos
The 8th installment during this sequence, this distinctive version deviates from the general structure through focusing totally on a number of cars and apparatus used by U.S. Forces serving within the Persian Gulf in the course of Operation wasteland hurricane. the entire pictures within the ebook have been taken through participants of the U.S. military serving with the 131st Engineers, a strive against aid apparatus corporation of the Vermont military nationwide shield. The images vividly painting the original surroundings skilled by way of U.S. defense force within the wilderness struggle. precise depictions of the combating males and their apparatus are portrayed in wrestle provider, exhibiting such information as camouflage, upkeep, weathering, conflict harm, and captured apparatus. the various combating cars coated contain M577 ahead keep watch over cars, M113 Armored group of workers companies, M3 Bradley Armored Cavalry cars, M1 Abrams major conflict Tanks, Heavy multiplied Mobility Tactical vehicles (HEMTT), M109 Self Propelled Howitzers, M270 a number of release Rocket structures (MLRS), M88 Armored restoration automobiles, and broken, destroyed, and captured Iraqi gear just like the Russian-built T-72 and T-55 tanks. This magnificent quantity is a smart reference for the army fanatic, modeler, or heritage buff.
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My point is that LEGO creations have stress points as well, and, as the cliché goes, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. About a year ago, I was designing a spaceship that was very ﬂat, and its ﬂoor was one solid slab of LEGO bricks. I knew that I wanted this ship to be large, but I also wanted to be able to lift the ship off the ground from the bottom. Of course, the only pieces I had that were ﬂat and large were those baseplates, and they are only half as thin as the average LEGO ﬂat piece.
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Figure 2-50. At this point, another 4 x 2 Beam is put on with a Connector Peg, and a Half Bush is added to the large Axle. 44 CHAPTER 2 ■ CREATING A MOTORIZED LEGO TECHNIC VEHICLE Figure 2-51. A 4M Axle is slid into the hole with the Cross Axle with a Half Bush and Bush on one side and a Half Bush on the other. This should be a very good ﬁt. Figure 2-52. In addition to the Connector Peg, two Cross Axles cap off the large Axle. Figure 2-53. In this step, a 7M Axle has to be stuck in the middle of the structure, with a Bush and a Half Bush on each side.