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Russian Experimental Tanks
October 16, 2008 8:56 PM   Subscribe

Footage (in Russian) of some concept tanks. Includes human tanks, hydrofoil tanks, rocket assisted tanks and many many more. SLYT I know, but Rockets! And Tanks!!!
posted by fingerbang (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
In Russia, there is a saying - regardless of who rules, we have two generals to protect us:

General Winter, and General Mud.

In summer, they can't drive their tanks or march their infantry, as the ground melts into brown soup beneath their boots.

Tanks are shamanic totems. German power, American ingenuity, invulnerable machines that tried to outwit either of those two old generals.

In winter, they freeze to death, as their machines and men don't know what it's like to live at fifty below, where ours don't either, but have tanks and guns that work anyhow. Pistols, especially, and especially the ones aimed at those who won't rush the Germans...

This is victory?
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:22 PM on October 16, 2008


Oh man, the russians have a counterpart to our History Channel specials — nationalistic paeans to machines of war, stock footage narrated by goofy-looking retirees of the military-industrial complex.
posted by blasdelf at 10:32 PM on October 16, 2008


Jet-tank is awesome.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 11:08 PM on October 16, 2008


[Insert joke referring to Palin and snowmobiles here]
posted by nudar at 11:41 PM on October 16, 2008


Hydrofoil tank: ballin'.
posted by roygbv at 1:03 AM on October 17, 2008


Here's an experimental Russian tank I don't want to tangle with.
posted by mkb at 7:04 AM on October 17, 2008


I'll admit it: I love tanks.
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:16 AM on October 17, 2008


That was worth it for the image of the tank with the hyrdofoil cruising with its treads above the waterline. Jesus Tank rolls on water!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:19 AM on October 17, 2008


Hydrofoil Tank is watching you crap your fatigues on the west bank of the river Pasvik
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:22 AM on October 17, 2008


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