Yep, our military tested the concept and found it generally ineffective. The general idea initially was to combine the heavy shell of 76-mm gun with the high rate of fire of 45-mm guns. When it became obvious that constant firing of 45-mm guns would really hamper the reload of 76-mm weapon, and the volley fire is actually impossible because of different guns ballistic, they switched on two 76-mm guns scheme. Which also wasn't exactly good, and when it became clear that Germans are working on tanks with heavier armor, the project was abandoned.double barrel tanks definitely have been studied before IRL. the russians were at one point very interested in "volley-fire tanks" and made stuff like the U-13 and U-14 (both KV-7 variants)
I personally research extensively into every Soviet tank that appears on WoT. The (X) ST-II is a historical design, albeit the guns in game are “modified” 122mm M62-T2 cannons whereas the original had BL-9s. As for the previous tanks, the (IX) IS-3 Version II and (VIII) IS-2 Version II, they both are completely fake tanks created to provide a mini-branch with the ST-II. Both of the tanks did not exist in any form in reality.Double-Barreled Vehicle appeared in the wot that has SF tanks
I wonder if such tanks existed in real or on paper
same with the E-100Oh yeah, the other one I completely spaced on, the Maus. That would've had a twin-gun turret, albeit of different calibers and for...really not much reason other than "more guns + more armor = more better" logic. Main gun was a 128mm derived from the PaK 44, while the second was a 75mm L/36 mounted coaxially. What maniac looked at a Jagdtiger and said "that needs a short 75 and a full turret" I'll never understand.
Part of the Experimentalentwicklung program, in other words one of the designs leading up to the Keiler design which was initially selected to be the basis of the Leopard 2."This is one of the experimental designs from the 1970s, developed as a potential replacement for the Leopard 1. It’s a tank destroyer based on a heavily modified Leopard 1 chassis".
May sound strange, but the "Bundesgrenzschutz" was never meant to protect the boardersThis would have been handy for the Bundesgrenzschutz.
Considering that an SPAA is required to shoot down aerial targets, a large amount of firepower in a small space is required and thus multiple barrels were very common. Tanks always had a single barrel as that was all that was needed; two was almost overkill and thus such a tank hardly even saw the light of day.Do SPAA vehicles count?