BTT projects: one more amazing than the other

BTT projects: one more amazing than the other

Collective farmers and students expelled for academic failure, Red Army men and military engineers literally in batches offered their "inventions" to the competent authorities, and they also refused them en masse ...
Advantages and potential of the SPTRK "Chrysanthemum-S"

Advantages and potential of the SPTRK "Chrysanthemum-S"

The 9K123 Chrysanthemum-S self-propelled anti-tank missile system is capable of striking a wide range of targets, from tanks and fortifications to helicopters and UAVs. Such combat capabilities were obtained at the expense of ...
Misuse: firefighter armor

Misuse: firefighter armor

Fighting vehicles, protected from bullet and shell fire, are great not only for war, but also for fighting fires. There are many examples of this in Russian technical history ...
Soviet tanks at war

Soviet tanks at war

Continuation of the tanks of the USSR in its history. The tank armada, which was built with such difficulty in 1929-39, burned down in 1941-42, but by 1945 the Soviet army had an impressive fleet and ...
Armored car "Partner". For special tasks

Armored car "Partner". For special tasks

The support and control vehicle MSIU-4386 "Partner" was adopted for the supply of the Russian army. It is built on the basis of an existing armored car and is designed to solve important auxiliary tasks ...
Armor is strong and tanks are fast

Armor is strong and tanks are fast

Each country has its own signature weapon: Britain has a battleship, the United States has an aircraft carrier, Germany has a submarine, and we have a tank. This is how it happened, the largest country in the world can safely ...
The ballad of the wedge: Martel's wedge

The ballad of the wedge: Martel's wedge

Major Martel began work on his car in January 1925. He analyzed the events of the Great War and came to the conclusion that the main problem now is to protect the infantryman and ...
Fighting vehicle B-19, its advantages and prospects

Fighting vehicle B-19, its advantages and prospects

The next improved modification of the BMP-3 was the B-19 combat vehicle. Not so long ago, equipment of this type reached trial operation in the troops, and its future should soon be determined ...
Tank freak show: missile tanks

Tank freak show: missile tanks

Work on missile tanks in the USSR began in the 30s of the last century. But, despite numerous attempts to create an exclusively rocket tank, they did not receive wide distribution ...
Too original tanks often lose ...

Too original tanks often lose ...

Originality is what very often people value above all else. However, in technology, originality alone will not go far ...
First tanks: projects 1841 and 1911

First tanks: projects 1841 and 1911

If you delve into the documents of the XIX-XX centuries, you can find out that with the projects of tanks we bypassed both the British and the Australian L. de Mol, but only the machine in question was not built in metal ...
Tanks. In the fight for the birthright!

Tanks. In the fight for the birthright!

And has anyone ever tried to decide - who created the very first tank on a documentary basis, so to speak. It turns out - yes, it was. And the result was quite interesting ...