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.
I'll second Leif.
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.
You're welcome Paul! Glad the photo is useful ;)
I can see how it would be amphibious - the hull looks like a crab's shell! :)
Object 279 Soviet experimental heavy tank
Quite the dark horse aren't you Simon!
I try, got a lot of books in my er Man Cave........
one crazy looking beast of war. cheers
Object 279 during winter 59-60 trials, Russia
You guys are all wrong, this is obviously a secret prototype for the famed OGRE tanks of the future