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    WWI Tsar Tank - photo

    Tsar Tank developed by the Russians during the First World War. The armored vehicle is considered to be an utter engineering failure due to its numerous design flaws.





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    OK, the pic does it little justice. Poor shot angle makes hard to determine what's going on. So, I googled it...comedy ensued!
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    Toolmaker51, do you have links from your googling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Toolmaker51, do you have links from your googling?
    Funny you should ask. I just wrote WW1 Tsar Tank
    Some 671,000+ hits, that I read at random
    https://www.google.com/search?client...=WW1+Tsar+Tank
    The engineer was impressed with ox-carts ability to traverse rough terrain via large diameter wheels. Thus armed, his prototype scaled books on the Tsar's desk.
    "Proving Grounds? We don't need no stinking Proving Grounds!"
    Scaled up to chassis they built, the wheels were 27 feet high!
    The hilarity started here. Beware, 'History Channel' it's not.
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    Not gonna hide that monster. If you want to stay low profile get rid of the turret as the Swedes did...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stridsvagn_103
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    @Marv ! -Absolutely right. You'd be amazed at what these guys have come up with thru the years!
    The motto for our Ordnance Design Department seems to be "Rather Original than Operational",
    just like the saddles of the Austro-Hungarian Cavalry in WW1:
    As ornamentally exquisite, as unrideable for any longer amount room-time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Not gonna hide that monster. If you want to stay low profile get rid of the turret as the Swedes did...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stridsvagn_103
    No, hiding it unlikely.
    They could have tried aircraft styled camouflage, you know, light blue or grey undercarriage and ground patterns above?
    Teeheehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    @Marv ! -Absolutely right. You'd be amazed at what these guys have come up with thru the years!
    The motto for our Ordnance Design Department seems to be "Rather Original than Operational",
    Definitely wouldn't wanted one at Kursk, but might be great for hiding in the ruins of bombed out cities and picking off Shermans...Oh, wait, the Germans did that with a turret that housed a restyled AA gun.
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    Thanks, great video.


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