In origin yes, but this one dates from the mid 80s. See thread on German Casement Tanks"Leopard 3" is a strange designation as it is a Krupp design for a "future tank competition" circa 1975
The"nagmash" is not a tank. Nor is it the proper designation.Funny web (in russian) about bizare and exotic tanks:
Not from mid-1980. Matej is right: 1975
dan_inbox said:Not from mid-1980. Matej is right: 1975
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?,
Taking the enemy by surprise?
Excavations are noisy, slow...and sometimes dangerous (for Spanish readers: http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/dn_1019.htm)
could you please add more info about this monster?
Thanks in advance
On the topic of screw propulsion tanks: Samuel Cody's amphibious tank. It's just a model as no government saw interest in the concept.
That is a hilariously cartoonish idea. Did it work to any effective degree?Hi.
The thing is, that the reality was not far away from this fiction:
Japanese High Voltage Dynamo Tank Ka-Ha
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A modified Type 97 Medium Tank Chi-Ha with a heightened superstructure housing a 10 KV generator. The armament was removed with the gun being replaced by a wood log. The small turret was just big enough for the commander. The crew consisted of commander, driver and operator.
During operation the vehicle was grounded by earth hooks and connected to an enemy communication cable (telegraph or telephone). Then the current was sent into the cable destroying connected electric communication devices and injuring or killing people operating the devices by flashover. The operational range is unknown. Four of these vehicles were built and used in China by the 27th Independent Engineer Regiment.
Below is IJA document of the order of Ka-Ha.
The document below specified Ka-Ha as secret weapon.
The document below ordered to prepare 37mm AT ammo to test the armor plate of Ka-Ha.
Too bad this thing did not see further development, as weird as it is
In a military camp, the High Commission of Inventions observes an anti-barbed wire prototype designed by Mr. Boirault. Designed in 1914 and built in 1915, the Boirault machine is considered "the interesting ancestor of the tank". This invention by arts and crafts engineer Louis Boirault is...images.cnrs.fr
Ah yes, the tank train. I have seen that before. Nothing but a sitting duck for artillery hah! While I recognize what you are suggesting, it's not the same tank, even if developed by Boirault. It may be an evolution of his vision per se, but not the evolution of No.1 & No.2 vehicles, or else it would be called No.3.