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Strangest Tanks in History
darkroastedblend ^ | Avi Abrams

Posted on 07/02/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by virgil283

"Early Tank Ideas to Enormous Pre-WW1 Steam Tanks It all started in the 14th century. We have a record of a "pre-tank" machine,..... Interestingly, the idea of a turtle-like tank shape found its realization much later, in the 1930s, in this Venezuelan armored vehicle:....

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(Excerpt) Read more at darkroastedblend.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: tanks
.....In Germany engineers came up with the Mobile Gunpoint 3-ton unit in 1885 ("Gruson 5.3cm L/24 Fahrpanzer")

Read more at http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/05/strangest-tanks-in-history-part-1.html#BtqxveBuTkbOcAGd.99;

1 posted on 07/02/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

That looks too loud to shoot.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: virgil283

WW1






This one wins the prize for sheer funkiness.

ML/LTOS


3 posted on 07/02/2014 10:07:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: virgil283

Looks like some of them could have been developed by Dr. Miguelito Loveless from The Wild Wild West television show.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 10:10:37 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: DickBrannigan

Where’s the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle?


5 posted on 07/02/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT by tanknetter
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6 posted on 07/02/2014 10:14:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: virgil283

Tried several times, can’t get site to open completely.
too bad.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 10:19:57 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: virgil283

For later


8 posted on 07/02/2014 10:21:34 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: virgil283

Some interesting designs in there...

The one with Maxim machine guns in twin turrets looks sort of like the land version of the USS Monitor...

Maxim that said “If you want to make a pile of money, invent something that will enable these Europeans to cut each others’ throats with greater facility.”

So he invented a machine gun for them...


9 posted on 07/02/2014 10:22:11 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tanknetter

It is one heavily armed recreational vehicle.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: virgil283

BTW, if you haven’t visited darkroastedblend.com before, check it out. Amazing stuff, huge equipment, equipment accidents, etc....I found it a couple of years ago and have been sending some of the great pictures to my grandson who loves them.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 10:38:39 AM PDT by Stayfree (IThe White House Commie is no longer a bad joke, he is now public enemy #1)
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To: virgil283

Id vote for any Russian tank with an auto loader (which usually grabbed an arm or leg and stuffed it into the breech, usually killing the TC.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 10:44:18 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: virgil283
For sheer insanity, this French design is certainly a piece de resistance img src="http://i40.tinypic.com/15fswf9.jpg">
13 posted on 07/02/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
For sheer insanity, this French design is certainly a piece de resistance
14 posted on 07/02/2014 10:47:24 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Would that tank even fit in Leichenstein?


15 posted on 07/02/2014 10:56:36 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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That tank would COVER Liechtenstein, from border to border, I’d imagine.

Also, Monaco.


16 posted on 07/02/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; GraceG

THANKS ALOT! Now every police department will be wanting one!


17 posted on 07/02/2014 11:17:54 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: tanknetter

>>>Where’s the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle?<<<

That was one badass Recreational Vehicle.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: virgil283
Archeological workers unearth a British WWI Mark IV tank in Flesquieres, near Cambrai in northern France, on November 19, 1998. British troops abandoned the tank on November 20, 1917, and German troops then buried it and used it as a bunker. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) #
19 posted on 07/02/2014 12:16:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: virgil283

Wow, great site! thanks for sharing


20 posted on 07/02/2014 8:07:09 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

That reminds me of a sci-fi story I tried to write


21 posted on 07/02/2014 8:08:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: virgil283
Advanced Versions:


22 posted on 07/02/2014 8:13:44 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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