The Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank.

by Daniel Russ on September 8, 2012

The Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

The Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

 

The Russian Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank looked more like a reprisal of a train car than a main battle tank. Thirty feet long and 15 feet high, it carried a single 120mm main naval cannon mounted inelegantly sprouting forth from the front of the train car like tank. This behemoth would have required 8 men to operate.

 

Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

 

It is similar to the Rybinsk Tractor Factory’s tank also featured here.  The suspension was supposed to be somewhat flexible and buffered by air. It was flexible to accommodate rough and unpredictable terrain. This 100-ton vehicle would be powered by internal combustion engines, and it would run on gasoline.

 

Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

Mendeleev Super Heavy Tank

 

Mendeleev worked in the Baltic shipyards and drafted this behemoth idea that was never developed.

 

Source: Dark Roast Blend

 

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