Heavy Tank

The Soviet T-35 Heavy Tank Was An Early Disaster.

by Daniel Russ on May 19, 2012

        In December 1930, the Soviet Office of Motorization and Mechanization (PMR) ordered the development of a heavy tank to work with the Red Army.  It was a 50 ton behemoth with five turrets. In fact the T-365 was the only five turreted tank in history. Development was almost impossible simply because […]


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Beware Object 279.

by Daniel Russ on November 18, 2011

At the outset of the Cold War, weapons designers were hard at work on both sides of the Berlin Wall seeking to stay ahead of the other side in case total war did in fact break out. One of the big ideas in Russia was the survivability of tanks on the battlefield in light of […]