• OTH-564 Soviet Experimental Spherical Tanks of 1930s-1940s hardcover book

World of Tanks series. Hardcover book. 302 pages, format 205 x 265 mm. Text in Russian. Collector's edition with higher quality coated paper. Very rich illustrated, many photos and pictures.

Only lazy did not write about secret projects of German engineers. The book you see before you is devoted to the same secret projects, but this time the heroes were the devices offered by Soviet designers. And these are not simple tanks, but spherical and cylindrical combat vehicles! The topic seems completely frivolous, but only at first glance. Yuri Pasholok offers you a truly Titanic work based entirely on archival documents. In the book there is a place for more than fifty Soviet sharotankov and similar projects. Among other things, it tells about the history of the appearance of such devices

The documents of the Central archive of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation became the basis for the study of this phenomenon. The Fund of the Main armored Directorate of the red army (GABTU ka) has a separate inventory - the Department of inventions. It was there that the materials of those inventions that were out of business were stored: not only absurd and untenable, but also those that became victims of unfair competition, or did not interest the big officials of the GABTU KA. In addition to domestic archival documents, the book uses a lot of foreign materials.


CONTENT

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Chapter 1. WORLD EXPERIENCE

 

Chapter 2. INTRACITY

 

Chapter Z. DIRECLY

 

Chapter 4. TANKS-ROLLERS

 

Chapter 5. THREE-WHEELED COMBAT VEHICLES

 

EPILOGUE

 

LIST OF SOURCES USED

 


The book you are holding opens a series that we would call " KB im. Serbsky". Much of what you can read in this book is worthy of a specialized institution that bears the name of a famous Russian psychiatrist. At the same time, one of the main tasks of this book series is a serious study of a seemingly, to put it mildly, not very serious topic, involving archival documents.
The research was based on documents in the Central archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Fund of the Main armored Directorate of the red Army (GABTU ka) has a separate inventory - the Department of inventions. There, as a rule, went inventions that were not needed by anyone. Meanwhile, this is not a dump, as some researchers sometimes think. In the Department of inventions got quite adequate, and sometimes implemented in metal projects that were the victim of unfair competition or did not interest the big ranks of the GABTU KA. Some of the projects that seemed to have been abandoned in the archive turned out to be in demand later, and only correspondence about their uselessness remained in the Department of inventions.

 


Page 7
Intracycle of Rousseau's design, 1869. It is considered the very first device of this type

Page 8
Georg Bergner's intracycle, an illustration from patent US91510, issued June 22, 1869

Page 9
Design by Allen green and alisha Dyer, illustration from patent US91535, issued June 22, 1869

Page 10
An intracycle of green and Dyer's design that has survived to the present day

Page 11
Diagram of the intracycle design by Richard Hemmings, illustration from patent US92528, issued July 13, 1869

Page 12
The first known dicycle, an illustration from patent US87579, issued on March 9, 1869

Page 13
George T. parry's dicycle, an illustration from patent US89069, issued April 20, 1869

Page 14
Edward Otto's dicycle, an illustration from patent US212492, issued February 18, 1879

Page 15
- Otto's dicycle, one of the extant specimens
- Richard Hemmings runs an intracycle of his own design, 1869


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OTH-564 Soviet Experimental Spherical Tanks of 1930s-1940s hardcover book

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