15 Top Secret Soviet Military Vehicles That Make No Sense – Hotcars Weirdness Wednesdays November 11, 2020

I saw this today 15 Top Secret Soviet Military Vehicles That Make No Sensehttps://www.hotcars.com/15-crazy-top-secret-soviet-military-vehicles-that-make-no-sense/. Decided it was a good Weirdness Wednesdays post for today. I am only listing the 15 vehicles. I tried to find links that gave more information; the Wikipedia links were ones I found. The other links were mostly in the link above, although the forum link I had to look for as the link in the article is in Russian and has a Russian URL; I included the Russian link for those who read Russian). I am sure someone thought the designs made sense at some point. For #15, you can see a

From gargantuan flying boats to tanks built to survive a nuclear bomb, here are 15 of the absolute weirdest top-secret Soviet military vehicles.


15. Lun Class Ekranoplan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground-effect_vehicle (nicknamed the Caspian Sea Monster as one crashed in the Caspian Sea and looks like it has been rescued to be made into a tourist attraction – https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/caspian-sea-monster-ekranoplan/index.html)

14. Yakolev Yak-36 “Freehand” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-36

13. Kalinin K-7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalinin_K-7

12. Object 279 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_279

11. Antanov An-40 “Krylya Tanka” (Tank Wings) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_A-40

10. T-55 Progrev-T http://soviethammer.blogspot.com/2015/01/gasdynamic-trawler-progvev-t.html

09. Tsar Tank “Netopyr” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Tank

08. Bartini Beriev VVA-14 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartini_Beriev_VVA-14

07. Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-105 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-105

06. Ilyushin IL-40 “Brawny” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-40

05. ZVM-2901 Shnekokhod

04. Kamov KA-22 Vintokryl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-22

03. Project 907 “Triton” Submarine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijani_Navy#Strength

02. Object 934 “Volgograd River Monster” https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/353120-object-934-the-volgograd-river-monster/ (Forum in English) http://otvaga2004.ru/tanki/istoriya-sozdaniya/nelegkaya-sudba-legkogo-tanka-legkij-tank-obekt-934-sudya/ (Russian site, in Russian)

01. Sukhoi T-4 “Sotka” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_T-4


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3 Responses to 15 Top Secret Soviet Military Vehicles That Make No Sense – Hotcars Weirdness Wednesdays November 11, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Fascinating look crafts some which doesn’t look like it would work lol

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    • Sure some of them didn’t work which is why they only made one proto-type or realized it wouldn’t work before designing one.

      I am sure every country has tried designs that didn’t work. I remember the Japanese battleship/carrier combination during World War II. Only made a couple. I had a model of one of them. Sounded great in principle, but as the Japanese chose not to ke.

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