Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What's that?


I've no idea, it looks amphibious.
Anyone got any idea?

14 comments:

Pastor Larry said...

So it does ;-) it looks like an idea that didn't make it past the prototype stage. Four tracks seems like over kill.

BeautysSymphony said...

Tonka's new line of toys for big boys?

Bangar said...

I think some one over did the idea of sloped armour.

Moko 2.0 said...

For deep snow maybe?.

The links on the tracks seem quite wide and the shape would minimise the drag in snow up to a meter or so.

Might be an Arctic tank.

Bit heavy and compact for ampib.

yankeedog said...

It's a tank, Mick. Surely they taught you what a tank was when you were in the RAAF?! :P

Seriously, it was an experimental derivative of the Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank of the early 1950s. The track layout was designed to improve mobility over mud and snow.
The hull shape was designed for maximum protection from HEAT rounds. It's a one-off design.

AK™ said...

interesting tank comrade.

Big Bad Al said...

I knew YD would know... Tanks YD.

Moko 2.0 said...

Fuck I'm good. lol

NATALIA THE RUSSIAN SPY said...

Yankeee...damned you're good! I was gonna say it look like a crab. Ahem. Hey Mick!

NowhereBob said...

I was thinking distinctly Kermit the Frog, like.

MickH said...

Yep tanks to YD I knew you'd know dude.

And yep Moko, your fucking good! :-)
Nice guess!

Hey Nat!

Roz said...

I don't know what you would call that thing.
Roz

Paul Nicholas Boylan said...

You can laugh all you want, but did you ever think that maybe someone's relative designed that? Huh? Well, someone's relative did design it, and all Uncle Boris got for it was grief from the Kremlin. Everywhere he went, some party apparatchik would yell "hey, Boris! How's the tank?" and make rude noises accompanied by obscene gestures. As if they knew anything about designing a tank for heavy snow and heat round survivability. Commie a-holes, all of them.

chazfh said...

I can confirm what YD says. I first saw this pic in an article in JDW about Russian tank designs oh about 10 years ago or so.