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Komissar Hass's Articles (14)

Victory Day!

Let's have a toast to the victors, who ended the bloody war in Europe 72 years ago.

Allied nations were united in struggle, and we prevailed together.

Happy Victory Day, diesel-comrades!

Added by Komissar Hass on May 9, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Redcon: diesel-flavored mobile warfare

I've recently ran across a nice mobile game Redcon , that depicts war between the Empire and Traitors in a rather dieselpunk fashion.

Basically, you command the Fortress with several gas-mask wielding grunts, fine-tuning its weapons and facilities to meet misson demands and targetting relevant parts of…


Added by Komissar Hass on July 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Napoleon Gas (1925)

Dear comrades,

I believe you may be familiar with a great soviet movie from the 1920s, but now you may enjoy it via youtube.

for those who won't bother, let me present some screenshots and synopsis (thanks to guys mentioned in this …


Added by Komissar Hass on May 25, 2015 at 3:41am — No Comments

Red Dieselpunk Strikes Back!

Dear Dieselpunks,

I am very sorry for such a long absence of my "Red Dieselpunk" series due to personal reasons. I hope I will return with regular articles in the coming autumn season.

Now I'd like to make an announcement: our great source of information, mr. Yuri Pasholok, has finished his work on the first book on the subject - "Stalin's Balls Of Steel"! The book (in russian) will soon be published by Tactical…


Added by Komissar Hass on September 12, 2013 at 7:07am — 3 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 10)

Long time no see, comrades! So,brace yourselves for a fresh portion of morbid projects of soviet citizens! 

And the first one is... 

Middle East Republican Mortar Automobile Armoured Corps

Autumn, 1941

This project came from Leningrad, and there are two pecularities: first, the concept was to assemble a highly mobile unit armed with self-propelled mortar on ZiS-101 chassis:…


Added by Komissar Hass on June 7, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 9)

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:…


Added by Komissar Hass on April 6, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 8)

Getting back on track, I am happy to announce 8th part of dieselpunkish warmachines from the 40s.  

To have a good start, we begin with an awesome project of...

Land Navy 

December 31st, 1942 

This great project of "Super-powered Land Armoured Army" came from the NKVD engineer, who served in a Far-eastern factory. It comprised 13 pages of descriptions and two schemes (the drawings are rather amateurish, and lack quality, but you will…


Added by Komissar Hass on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 7)

Once again I had thoughts about "thematic" collections of war beasts, but, after all, once again I present you a "cocktail" of battle spheres, human-powered tanks and a "new" concept- "Da Lowriderz".

But, we begin with one more piece of machinery, that existed in metal:

Artillery Tractor

 Autumn, 1941

 Engineers from Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant (later renamed as Chelyabinsk Kirov Narkomtankprom Plant, becoming the heart…


Added by Komissar Hass on March 20, 2012 at 4:14am — No Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 6)

And here comes another set!

Sorry for a minor delay in assembling another article.


May 1944

A rather adequate tank destroyer was proposed by Red Army lieutenant. Main features are stabilized gun, pair of front wheels that also served as mine sweepers, and folding shields with ports for landing party. This one would definitely meet one's expectations from alternative-soviet-tank-force in red-alert-type games!…


Added by Komissar Hass on March 13, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 5)

Part Five of the Soviet auger-driven, multi-turreted BFG bearing warmachines are coming your way!

Heavy Semi-flexible Tank

May 21st, 1941

This strangely sounding piece of military machinery was proposed by an military engineer of the air defence from St.Petersburg. Main "bonus" was the optimization of the tank's size in order to achieve necessary mobility, armour, firepower and even amphibious capabilities. Moreover, there was a solution to…


Added by Komissar Hass on March 1, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 4)

Here we go again, comrades. I must apologize for the delay in the publishing of this part, and possible publishing of unprepared article.

So, Without unnecessary warm-up, I present you one of the most brutal projects I've ever seen. Space Orkz from WH40k would love one...

"The Un-tracked Tank"

August 4th, 1941

The authors came to a conclusion, that tracks were the most vulnerable part of the tanks, so they proposed a trackless…


Added by Komissar Hass on February 22, 2012 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 3)

...and we procede.

First, a small "editorial": I want to underline my attitude towards the projects I present to the honourable public. So, few moments:

1) Most of these projects come from inexperienced people, without necessary design and construction skills, driven by enthusiasm.

2) The basis for this fruitful process is common for most countries of the period, and that is the rapid increase of educated people and their strong belief in the powers of state-of-the-art…


Added by Komissar Hass on February 13, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 2)

First part of our journey through extreme armoured warmachines projects by soviet citizens was a success, as I see it, so we continue our path through the marvels gathered by Yuri Pasholok in the depths of Defence Ministry Central Archives.

Brutal Zorbing

November 27th,1942 

This one rolled-in from the Kanash town. The basic ideas are:

A big sphere made of thick armour, with a…


Added by Komissar Hass on February 6, 2012 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

Red Dieselpunk (part 1)


I begin a series of articles on the projects, that were proposed by people throughout Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War as their efforts to maximize the power of Red Army in order to defeat Nazi invaders. Most of these are stored in the Russian Ministry of Defence Central Archives, so my creativity will be limited by authentic information. Many thanks and credits go to Yuri Pasholok,…


Added by Komissar Hass on January 30, 2012 at 4:00am — 10 Comments

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