Sunday, October 16, 2011

WWI Mendelejev Tank - by Gerald Marschall - Tanque da Primeira Guerra

Gerald Marschall is the modeler of this cool WWI Era tank, a very nice one page model, or two if you count the base.

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According to John Milsom in Russian Tanks 1900-1970, Mendeleev's first Tank project (the 170-ton machine with 120mm gun) was designed between 1911 and 1915. It had a pneumatic suspension system and caterpillar tracks of some kind.
PhotobucketWas one of the 1st projects of super-heavy tanks in the world. Was planned in 1911!!! Weight - 173,2 tons, crew - 8 members, length - 10000mm, length with a main cannon - 13000mm, height - 4450mm. Weaponry: 120mm naval main cannon {51 shells} (I repeat 120mm naval main cannon ), 1 machine gun at the top(rotated at 360 degrees), speed - 24 km/h. Project was not accepted because it's armor was too heavy and cannon was too powerfull(unnecessary) fot those times. It was more a moving bunker than a tank. - moddb.com


O engenheiro russo Vasiliy Mendeleev trabalhou em um projeto de um novo tanque de guerra entre os anos de 1911 e 1915, sem ajuda nenhuma.
Como se pode ver nas imagens deste post, o tanque mais parecia uma caixa de sapatos sobre rodas. Era armado com um canhão de 120 mm e uma metralhadora em uma torre. Sua blindagem frontal de 150 mm e lateral de 100 mmm faziam com que este monstro de ferro e aço chegasse ao peso aproximado de 170 toneladas e comportava oito homens em seu interior. Seu tamanho e peso exagerados acabaram fazendo com que fosse um projeto impossível para a época.

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Inside The Monster


Link: WWI.Mendelejev.Tank.by.Gerald.Marschall


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T-12 Soviet Tank - by Dragos - Tanque de Guerra Soviético

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WW2 Military Vehicles - by Toni Mauricio - Veículos Da Segunda Guerra

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