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Sunday, December 6, 2015

10 most bizarre Tanks ever made (Part-1)

Every country should have a military force that became defense forces. But it is not complete without the presence of combat vehicles such as the fighter aircrafts to battle tanks. Well as a child, you must have the desire to be able to ride a tank.
One of only twenty ever made, a German Panzerkampfwagen A7V heavy tank makes it way to battle (France, 1918). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1XPm8rP)
Generally the tank figure is somewhat unique, because it use different form of wheels from the other vehicles. Besides tank is also equipped with a large weapon. However, in contrast to the 10 unique tanks ever below:

10. Armored Quadricycle (United Kingdom)
The most unique of tank is a British tank that were used in 1899 ago. The tank also claimed as the world's first tank. Its shape is very unique, there are two wheels on the left and right and equipped with a machine gun on the front, shield and used an engine that can burst a power of 15 hp to drive it forward. It was designed and built by British inventor Frederick R. Simms in 1898.
This is the so called armoured quadricycle. This photograph was taken during a demonstration in June 1899 by F.R Simms. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ny2ivw)

9. Tsar Tank (Russia)
The Tsar Tank was Russia’s answer to the problem of how to break through the German frontlines of World War 1. Unfortunately, as you can see, that answer was ridiculous. The Tsar was essentially a larger version of a tricycle, but with a cannon instead of a small child. However, whilst the first two wheels were stable enough to cross even the most treacherous terrain (and even crush a few trees), the little wheel at the back wasn’t so maneuverable. On its first test run, it got stuck in a patch of mud; since nothing could be found strong enough to pull it out, the Russians abandoned it until 1923, when it was dismantled for scrap metal.
The Tsar Tank, a Russian larger version of a ridiculous tricycle tank with a cannon built for WW1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1O8NzI7)

8. Panzerkampfwagen A7V (Germany)
The Panzerkampfwagen A7V heavy tank was built and designed during the later stages of World War 1, in response to the tanks that the British were using on the battlefield. However, unlike the British tanks, the A7V was built by a tractor maker, a fact that was glaringly obvious to everyone that rode in it. It was basically a huge steel box fitted onto a tractor chassis. The only good thing about it was that it was well-armed; they had between 7-8 machine guns, with thousands of rounds of ammunition on board. Unfortunately, most never got to the battlefield, either because the crews kept passing out from the heat inside the tank, or because it kept getting stuck in the mud.
Panzerkampfwagen A7V Heavy Tank, a German moving fortress introduced in 1918, near the end of World War I. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LTUNOu)

7. Christie Amphibious Tank (USA)
Built by inventor J. Walter Christie in 1921, the Christie Amphibious Tank was intended to be used by the Army during beach landings, to both land on-shore and blow any enemy resistance to Hell. It was armed with a 75mm gun; however, the weight of the gun, combined with the weight of the quarter-inch armor that surrounded the sides, meant it came in at over seven tons in total. Shockingly, the military decided to pass on this tank, so Christie came back a few years later with a much lighter version, this time for the US Marines. They too passed on it, namely because somebody realized that it was open-topped, and that the soldiers inside might want a protective roof over their heads.
1922 Christie Amphibious Tank. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1O8O2tU)

6. Tortuga Tank (Venezuela)
If this one probably looks like a combat vehicle in the movies. Its name is Tortuga Tank, a combat vehicles belonging to Venezuela. As the name implies, Tortuga has meaning 'turtle'. The tank shape like a turtle's shell is made of steel and have two eyes in front. This tank was designed in 1934's and armed with machine guns. Venezuela is known to use these vehicles to frighten neighboring countries, namely Colombia in order not to attack.
The Venezuelan Tortuga Tank In 1934. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1XHMscG)
It was her the first part of 10 designs or models of the most unique tanks ever of all time. However, the current combat vehicles are already retired, aka not used anymore for war. Moreover, the technology is also not as advanced as today's tanks. (Jump to 2nd part). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DID YOU KNOW]
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