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WW2, Worlds Worst Tank

Discussion in 'Armor and Armored Fighting Vehicles' started by green slime, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Smiley 2.0

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    I agree. hehehe that design was rather comical. I read that during its test run, the back wheel got stuck in mud and nothing could get it out and it actually remained there during the entire war. :rofl:
     
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    Can't fault them for a lack of imagination that's for sure.
     
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    I've always wondered about that 2 mph top speed for the Bob Semple....when you see it trundling on the flat in that gravel pit film clip, surely it's doing more than that??? It's motoring along at a good walking clip...

    The T35 heavy was the direct descendant of the T28 medium tank....which was the Russians' take on that first-half-of-the '30s trend for multiturreted tanks like the A1E1, the A6....and the German Grosstraktor and the Neubaufahrzeuge V and VI....and the Soviets will have seen the German items in development at Kazan in the early thirties ;)

    But the Soviet...and others!...had major issues; the size and low speed of the T28 named it a p[erfect target for gunners in the Winter War and during Barbarossa, both were unreliable and both were tricky to steer, they were too long for their width - the main guns were weak, and it was too difficult for the tank commander to control and coordinate all the turrets' fire properly. What items made it into battle with the Germans were butchered...

    ...though they had looked good parading through Red Square on May Day!
     
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    Or the Char 2c?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dgLWKmLVJA
     
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    Needs more guns.
     
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    :eek:
     
  9. TiredOldSoldier

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    This is what what the L6 motly good for. IIRC besides the Italian Army it also was used by the Waffen SS in anti partisan duty, if the enemy has no AT weapons a tank is a tank and an L6 is "almost as useful" as a Tiger and uses up less fuel.
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    And Culqualber in all it's glory

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    :salute:..very funny..ty
     
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    Kudos to George! Yeah, that tank, the "M15A Gun Motor Carriage" is a practical joke. A bit of photoshop with a barely plausible story attached.

    It's so crazy looking you just wish somebody had built one.

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    KB, It could double as a Pagoda during breaks in combat !
     
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    Imagine that tank in the final scene of "Fury." You'd need an extra dozen characters to man the guns...
     
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    The outcome would still be the same, as the movie Germans would not be smart enough to attack it from behind...
    Where there are no guns.
     
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    And they'd still forget the ammo outside...
     
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    Hah hah, this is funny! Imagine all the gunners inside the tank trying to do their job at the same time all of them.
     
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    That looks like the tank in the third Indiana Jones movie.
     
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    There is a thread all about the Covenentor, which The British Official History of British AFVs as "the worst ever." No one put the Bob Simple tank into mass production. .
     
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    God, I had forgotten the Covenanter. Its problems were so severe that it was restricted to training only. Yes, it is indeed a good candidate for the title.
     

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