Thursday, 29 March 2018

Inspiration for a Cybertank Design


When I'm not obsessing over combat armour suits, I'm generally noodling stuff about cybertanks.

It's one of my passions. I have many like it.

Obyekt 279 was a Soviet era prototype tank designed during the Cold War with the expectation that atomic weapons would be in use. Here's an uncommon picture from the rear.


You can find out more about this interesting design here. I liked this rather nice quote from Wikipedia.
This special purpose tank was intended to fight on cross country terrain, inaccessible to conventional tanks, acting as a heavy breakthrough tank, and if necessary withstanding even the shockwave of a nuclear explosion. It was planned as a tank of the Supreme Command Reserve.
So we stole the divided track feature for the Panzer Jager Mark One that appears in The World of Drei series I blogged about here.


And over on YouTube there's this video.

2 comments:

  1. Meanwhile the British came up with the 88mm Garrington, with a blast shield that would protect the crew from nuclear explosions. Honest.

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    1. Rule of Cool, Round 1:
      Britain 0
      Russia 10

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