05 October 2015

Tanktober #5

Mixing it up a bit today.  My intention was to post only pics of tanks which I have personally visited, but the spirit of Tanktober is clearly contagious and I received this submission from Steve H from Firebase Ares blog.  Tanks a lot Steve!

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  1. I haven't the foggiest, and I'm not afraid to admit it!


    Looks Soviet though, and I'll hazard it's an amphibious tank.

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  2. I don't know what it was called, but it's a Soviet prototype amphibious tank from the mid-1960s. There's one at Kubinka, I think.

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  3. You're welcome Paul! Glad the photo is useful ;)

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  4. I can see how it would be amphibious - the hull looks like a crab's shell! :)

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  5. Object 279 Soviet experimental heavy tank

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    1. Quite the dark horse aren't you Simon!

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  6. I try, got a lot of books in my er Man Cave........

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  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obyekt_279

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  8. one crazy looking beast of war. cheers

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  9. Object 279 during winter 59-60 trials, Russia

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  10. You guys are all wrong, this is obviously a secret prototype for the famed OGRE tanks of the future

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