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Hell yes, the Russians wanted to make Space Marines and Psykers.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries had a lot of whacko obsessiosn with spiritualism and telepathy and related nonsense. One wonders if there might be some relationshio between crazy beliefs in the paranormal and crazy designs for bloated, impossible land weapons.


Probably had more to do with people not knowing what wasn't possible. When you don't know anything anything seems possible.
 
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Probably had more to do with people not knowing what wasn't possible. When you don't know anything anything seems possible.

Possibly. They were coming after a few decades of the Steam Revolution, and then all of a sudden the internal combustion engine was making the world look even more amazing. Throw in a little nonsense about radium, and there ya go... "anything is possible." An egg-shaped rolling fortress the size of a politicians ego? Sure, why not. A wheeled battleship the size of Godzillas bicycle? Sure, why not.
 
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Hell yes, the Russians wanted to make Space Marines and Psykers.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries had a lot of whacko obsessiosn with spiritualism and telepathy and related nonsense. One wonders if there might be some relationshio between crazy beliefs in the paranormal and crazy designs for bloated, impossible land weapons.


Probably had more to do with people not knowing what wasn't possible. When you don't know anything anything seems possible. (Green New Deal, UBI, getting rid of police, crystal therapy, etc.)
As I tell anybody who'll listen 'If people believe trickle down economics is real they'll believe anything.' The obvious problem with the 300 foot wheeled beast is that no thought has been given to the variation caused by tides or waves. However in the interests of National Defense and sunrise industries I suggest going to 400 foot wheels which would make this an eminently useful and practical vehicle. There should also be a flag pole so the Union Jack may be flown to clearly show others the provenance of this awesome creation.
Toodle Pip for now, it's time for a snifter before tiffin.
 

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Not a military vehicle, but perhaps a little more relevant than a mining truck, the Snow Cruiser:


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR0M7KjnJTE&t=2s&ab_channel=Calum


It did inspire the tracked Kharkovchankas, which were based on military chassis.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6R-h06IsJw&t=1822s&ab_channel=Calum
 

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