A paintball tank is a portable construction that a vehicle used in various types of sport resembles paintball, usually with the intention of military simulation. The purpose of a paintball tank is to provide a mobile shelter for one or more players, from which it can use their markers against players from the other team. Small pneumatic weapon, effectively low-powered potato cannons loaded with foam darts, are often used as anti-tank weapons.
Paintball tanks are often used for woods ball and scenario paintball games, and similar designs are also seen in use in Blue Paint Logic, with a different degree of similarity to a real tank.
The use of the term tank does not mean that the vehicle resembles a reservoir, or even that it tracks, or an engine or wheels. As long as the finished product is functional within the limits of gameplay and safety regulations, and has the appearance of some form of military vehicle, it can be referred to as a tank. Therefore, a tank can often be referred to as a paintball armored vehicle. Although motorized designs built on the chassis of ATVs, golf carts, or cars may have similar internal layouts, the large amount of creative freedom involved in design and assembly can result in major functional and visual differences between the vehicles. Therefore, tanks are usually the type classified according to the type of drive location functionality or aesthetics. These types include muscle-powered armor and wheeled bunkers and motorized designs that may or may not be around the chassis of off-road vehicles and automobiles built with different types of structural and aesthetic change.
Types and construction
The purpose of a PAV is to provide a mobile shelter for one or more players, who can therefore advance and fire on the other team while being immune to hits from opponents’ paintball markers. Although the type of propulsion, the crew size, physical dimensions and weight and the number and location of weapons Depending on the tank type, all tanks share some common characteristics.
Tanks are provided with a hull composed of thin sheets of paintball-resistant material such as laminated cardboard, plywood, polyester or sheet metal attached to a rigid frame. The frame can be constructed from PVC or ABS pipe, wooden or steel pipes. In some cases, a monologue or semi-monologue structure can be applied.
Tanks usually have large openings in the hull through which the crew can observe their environment. These openings are usually covered with mesh or sometimes thick panels of Plexiglas (although in paintball to stop out in the tank. In some cases, the tank can be completely covered with mesh. Less extreme cases just covered structures protrude from the hull to let tankers stick out their head from the vehicle without this head being fully exposed to incoming paint, requires safety goggles and side masks.
Armament of a tank usually includes two or more paintball markers and can be a low speed under pneumatic gun loaded with foam projectiles for use against enemy tanks and / or canister shot with multiple balls in a thin paper or foam package or shoe , to be used against opposite infantry. Rules permitting, the cannon can also be used against buildings used by opponents.
Tanks are classified according to their type of propulsion, although some events may provide additional temporary classifications depending on dimensions, crew size or armament. These event-specific classifications do not change the physical characteristics of a tank, but do not change the rules regarding how a tank is used, moved, and defeated in battle. A tank classification type may or may not be an indication of the size, the crew, the capacity of the tank or other options. For example car-based designs are usually the largest due to the dimensions of the vehicle they were built.
ATV-based tanks ATV with reinforcement and protective covers. The level of involvement also varies here; some are just quads or the like fitted with a removable mesh cage, others have scratch-built bodies and turrets and can accommodate multiple players and their equipment. All-terrain vehicles, golf carts, ride-on mowers and amphibious ATVs are the most popular basis for ATV tanks, thanks to the easy availability, off-road capabilities and low price.
Auto computers tanks changes to existing automobiles; ranging from minivans with the firing of gates and windows replaced by settlement to almost-replica vehicles with completely new bodies. The most common base vehicles are SUVs , jeeps and trucks due to low costs and availability, although their high ground clearance and four-wheel drive is also useful given poor conditions of the many paths and roads in paintball fields. Minivans are also a common sight.
Tanks may be required to have a Tank Walker; a referee walking next to the tank and giving useful information about hits of enemy anti-tank weapons, obstacles in the path of the tank (especially when the tank is reversing), player proximity limitations, being hit by the tank to bunkers or other tanks, and so on, to whom this concerns. An attempt to blind the driver of a motorized tank is prohibited for safety reasons.