Butchinsky's "Combat Fork"

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Managed to find some info on this, thing.

It's a design by S.E. Buchinsky, proposed in 1940. It's a wheel battery based on GAZ-A truck with 3x 45mm, that somehow should be able to rotate to the sides, allowing all 3 guns to point at the same target.

Armourwise, the cabin would be 10mm thick, while everything else 5-6mm.
 
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WW2 speculative project Buchinsky "Проэкт №4" with 3 cannons 47mm, possibly nicknamed "Боевая вилка" (combat fork). Not built (surprise surprise)...
 

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The pure elegance and styling!
I like the overall body shape and mud guards.
The tires could be painted with white circles in the mid part, in order to protect them of exsessive heating in the sunny days.
Let's add some chrome to the forward-protruding elements and we receives a really nice car of 1930-40s design.
 

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WW2 speculative project Buchinsky "Проэкт №4" with 3 cannons 47mm, possibly nicknamed "Боевая вилка" (combat fork). Not built (surprise surprise)...
Thanks for info mate. I will call it a "Combat Fork" anyway...
 

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Managed to find some info on this, thing.

It's a design by S.E. Buchinsky, proposed in 1940. It's a wheel battery based on GAZ-A truck with 3x 45mm, that somehow should be able to rotate to the sides, allowing all 3 guns to point at the same target.

Armourwise, the cabin would be 10mm thick, while everything else 5-6mm.

It looks horridly front-heavy. Doubly so if based upon a stock, front-engined truck. At a minimum they would need to move the engine to the rear to balance all those guns installed in the nose.
 

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The pure elegance and styling!
It was well ahead of its time! It took decades before this styling was equated elsewhere.
Unfortunately, today the designers have no taste anymore. Look at the modern MRAP uglies ..
And this model has the lowest drag coefficientamong other armored cars!
Fuel efficiency combined with high max speed.
Best time from 0 to 100 mph.
Go, Skoda, go!
 

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That's why you just have to love the time from before World War I and to the end of World War II. No one had a damn clue what works, what doesn't, so designers weren't affraid to experiment. Nowadays it's just mostly a copy-paste
 

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the lowest drag coefficientamong other armored cars!
The creativeness back then: not an armored car, but the best drag coeff: La Jamais Contente (The Never Satisfied) by Camille Jenatzy: achieved 105 km/h near Paris in 1899 (!), 100% electric drive, construction in aluminum-tungsten-magnesium alloy for lighter weight.

Funny bit is that it was already a marketing ploy: Jenatzy wanted fame for his electric-powered carriages.
 

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GAZ-AA was a very low-powered 1.5-ton truck, only 40 hp, which was normal during the First World War and in the 20s, but not later. At the same time, all GAZ-AA units were also very weak, and I don’t understand how Buchinsky expected to create such a machine on this base. Even if it was a ZIS-5, a 3-ton truck with 73 hp, it is still very small. Theoretically, 8-ton YAG-10 trucks or 12-ton YAG-12 trucks could withstand such a weight, but at that time the USSR did not have suitable engines of its own production, except for the project of a truck with a steam engine.
Buchinskiy developed another project for a tank with a hybrid diesel power plant:
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1x76.2 mm (?), 7x45 mm guns, 8 Maxim guns, 4 DT guns, 1x4 Maxim AA turret, 25 kmph, 30 crews. Maybe, the most dieselpunk tank ever.
 

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