QUOTE (pbarny @ Aug 22 2008, 06:59 PM)
Height of the A5 is 10m. control tower is additional 5m. Using a gif image with pixel counting, but rough measurements are 15 cm tall total height on image used (so 2m/3cm scale) and wheel are 2cm tall, that makes them 1.333m tall in reality. So, in reality, the wheel would just be shorter than a clone.
Thanks for checking things out, Paul, I appreciate your effort, especially deducting the size of the wheels by looking at the overall size of the vehicle. Hadn't thought of that myself yet
Now that I know that, I took a look at my Incredible Cross Sections book and the SW Databank Entry
on the A6 Juggernaut.
This excerpt from that entry is quite interesting and explains the differences between the A5 and A6:"Behind the Scenes
The look of the turbo tank was first developed during the making of The Empire Strikes Back. Early story concepts for the Battle of Hoth had the Imperials attack not with walkers, but with tanks. Joe Johnston concept sketches included a ten-wheeled behemoth bristling with weapons and sporting a thin crow's nest at the very top.
This design was abandoned, but it was resurrected almost a decade later by West End Games. At the time the sole publisher of Expanded Universe lore, the roleplaying game company added a wealth of ground assault vehicles in 1989's Imperial Sourcebook. One such vehicle was described as the HAVw A5 Juggernaut, and was based on Johnston's sketch. Due to its inclusion in this book, the tank would appear elsewhere in the Expanded Universe, such as guides, novels and videogames before its eventual debut in a Star Wars movie.
George Lucas revisited unused concepts from the original trilogy when seeking to bridge the designs of the new and older films. The tank design was one of them -- renamed the turbo tank. As seen in the film, the turbo tank is much larger, better armed, and cosmetically different from the Juggernaut seen in the spin-off materials. To accommodate these differences, the Revenge of the Sith turbo tank is actually an HAVw A6 model, while the other ones previously seen are smaller HAVw A5s."
The SW Databank does state the ROTS A6 Juggernaut, as seen on Kashyyyk, as 49.4 meters long and 30.4 meters high (mast extended).
So I took this picture
from Wookieepedia, printed it out and measured its length (cockpit to cockpit).
The length was 65mm. So that'd mean that 1mm. = 0.76m. The wheel diameter in the pic measures 10.5mm., which would imply a "real world" diameter of 7.98m. Measuring the height gives the same result: bottom wheel to top of the mast is 40mm. = 30.4m. Again, 7.98m. for the diameter.
By the maker, that's really insanely huge!! In scale I'd need a disc of nearly 17.5"
So, apparently George Lucas revisited the old designs of Joe Johnston (later used in EU) and decided that the Juggernaut would have a role in ROTS..... only he completely disregarded the stats mentioned in EU sources and made that thing 50 meters long! No problem, said EU, it's just a bigger version of what was already known