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Funny web (in russian) about bizare and exotic tanks:

http://otvaga2004.narod.ru/Otvaga/0armourexotics.htm
 

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"Leopard 3" is a strange designation as it is a Krupp design for a "future tank competition" circa 1975 ....

The umbrella is probably just an armature for a camo net ...

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"Leopard 3" is a strange designation as it is a Krupp design for a "future tank competition" circa 1975
In origin yes, but this one dates from the mid 80s. See thread on German Casement Tanks
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=820.0
 

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Funny web (in russian) about bizare and exotic tanks:
http://otvaga2004.narod.ru/Otvaga/0armourexotics.htm
The"nagmash" is not a tank. Nor is it the proper designation.

This vehicle is called a nagmashon. It is a vehicle for combat engineers based on the hull of a phased-out Centurion. The superstructure is a later addition, to cope with "low-intensity conflict" as the intifada.

BTW, Nagmash just means"APC" in Hebrew.
 

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"Leopard 3" is a strange designation as it is a Krupp design for a "future tank competition" circa 1975
In origin yes, but this one dates from the mid 80s.
Not from mid-1980. Matej is right: 1975

BTW the name is "Leopard Versuchsträger", 1 & 2.
The armament was 2x 105mm cannon in the 1974 prototype, and 2x 120mm cannon in the 1975 proto. This photo is the 1975 one.

The Versuchsträger idea was abandoned at end 1975.
 

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dan_inbox said:
Not from mid-1980. Matej is right: 1975

Well, I´m not sure if I said this ;) and also if I´m right, because I am expert on aviation. I dont know much about tanks or land vehicles. This can be applied also on the names of the images. I didn´t create them, I just copied them from the linked web to ilustrate whats in.
 

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Yes, the 1970s, sorry. My source was Janes Armour and Artillery 1983/84, which implied continued development from a 1970s concept design, but Hilmes book on Main Battle Tanks makes it clear the tanks were built and tested earlier. The other thread has more info and lots of pics.
 

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Underground tank! Uh :eek: The creation of Nikita Khrushchev himself.
 

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Army vehicle (almost a tank) with underwater wings.
 

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That "mole tank" seems the most eccentric creation of a Japanese anime artist. If this vehicle could work from the enginering point of view, what could be their operational advantage?.

Avoid enemy aircraft attack going underground?, Stealthy movements?, Taking the enemy by surprise?

Excavations are noisy, slow...and sometimes dangerous (for Spanish readers: http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/dn_1019.htm)

Matej,

could you please add more info about this monster?

Thanks in advance
 

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pometablava said:
That "mole tank" seems the most eccentric creation of a Japanese anime artist. If this vehicle could work from the enginering point of view, what could be their operational advantage?.

Avoid enemy aircraft attack going underground?,

Not likely.

Stealthy movements?,

I think that there are a lot of different and much effective possibilities how to do that.

Taking the enemy by surprise?

Probably yes. Or to move under the field with mines and/or strong defence.


Excavations are noisy, slow...and sometimes dangerous (for Spanish readers: http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/dn_1019.htm)

Matej,

could you please add more info about this monster?

Thanks in advance

It will take some time. These are screenshots from a TV document called "Udarnaja sila", where a lot of bizare vehicles that I posted were shown for the first time. I don't have this document (yet).
 

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This wouldn't happen to be a Russian "Nellie"? Modern tunnel boring machines are pretty similar devices, but they have spoil removal and shoring appliances tacked on, so I don't see how this machine could work without coming to a buried halt. However, you never know with Russian technology, always a surprise in store!

KB
 

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The English Russia site has two post with pictures oif vehicles with that weird screw-style tracks:

http://englishrussia.com/?p=963
http://englishrussia.com/?p=1160

The Shagohod, the final boss' vehicle in the Playstation 2 videogame Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has those same tracks. Back then I though they were mere science fiction.

 

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Matej,

Apparently, some episodes of 'Udarnaja sila' are available on You Tube. Very interesting, something like Discovery Channel's 'Future Weapons'.
 

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was searching around and found this monster. the Tsar tank was designed to overcome massive obstacles with its huge 2 front wheels, but was apparently vulnerable to artillery and soft ground causing its rear wheels to become stuck. was built around 1915 but never got any further than a prototype
 

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Folks,

From the early days before WW1 till the 1960s the idea of using steam powered engines for armored vehicles was explored. While it sounds like a far out idea, please read the article at the link below. You will discover that even for today's armored vehicles it is a possible solution.

Jack E. Hammond




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