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Sorry for the delay, I was rather busy this week. Let's begin. 


November 1942

"High-speed battlewagon Fighting Vehicle was designed by military engineer 3rd rank from Tambov. Essentially, it was a hover battle troop carrier, 14,5 tons, 6850 hp engine and maximum speed of...350 km/h!

Here's the drawing:

Infantry support

January 1941

Maus? Elephant? Not sure, but the "ears" are definitely remarkable. Basic idea of the project proposed by an engineer from Moscow was to construct a tank that could provide reliable armoured protection for accompanying infantry troops.

Pocket SPG, Airborne style


The photo shows experimental airborne cannon ChK-37 mounted on GAZ-64 automobile. Not really sure if it was fully operational without additional "emplacement" works, but it looks rather impressive.


September 16th, 1940

No details at all, but the picture looks very dieselpunk. It is really hard to say anything about the size of the beast, some estimations give something like T-26, but in such measures the cannons would be even less than 37-mm, and no place for the crew..but the have a refrigerator! Others say about 3,5 meters high, a bit less than 3 meters wide, 6,5-7 meters long, so something like T-28, but higher, so the refrigerator turns into an elevator. And turrets-turrets-turrets...By the way, "medieval" style of drawing also must be noticed.

Swimmin' Somethin'

April 1941

This outstanding amphibious vehicle was created by an engineer from Dneprodzerzhinsk. Streamlined design, old-school helmets, overwhelming machine-gun power - all is at its place.

All credits go to Yuri Pasholok and Central Archives of Russian MOD. 

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Comment by Komissar Hass on April 9, 2012 at 1:14am

Twizard, sadly, it took some more years for our French, American and British friends to understand, that placing main gun in the turret instead of a hull is still the best option for a tank:) by the way, why don't you participate in the "all-stars" discussion?

Comment by Timothy W. Nieberding on April 8, 2012 at 9:21am

The "Sept. 16th" design reflects "pre-Spanish Civil War" doctrine.   The Soviets finally realized that the supper massive multi-turret approach was impractical, especially against the Germans.

Comment by Komissar Hass on April 6, 2012 at 8:29am

Nice point, Cap'n! Maybe I will try my drawing skills once:)

Comment by Cap'n Tony on April 6, 2012 at 8:23am

These just keep getting wackier!  asymetrical hover-APC?!? I sometimes wonder if you're secretly drawing these yourself just to see if we'll buy it, Komissar! ;-)

Of course then I see another old issue of Modern Mechanix and, well...fiction can't begin to compete with life for oddity.

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