Our legendary create spherical tanks, appearance is very mighty, can bounce a lot of attack
recent media reports, a factory in Henan Province successfully produced the legendary World War II spherical tank, inside the tank can take three people, has driven on the road functions, different cost varies depending on the configuration 15-21 million yuan, this should be the world's first successful re-carve spherical tanks.
spherical tank is one of the most mysterious legends of World War II. As early as 1917, a Russian inventor on the first proposed the concept of a spherical tank, this tank is not equipped with weapons, it is designed with the diameter of the wheel itself a huge run over enemy trenches.
the 1930s an American inventor further improve the concept of a spherical tank. The tank is like a giant ball as the iron forward rolling on the ground, around the outer rotating metal hemispherical halves with slip jaws, steel cab interior is hollow. In a cab of heavy duty engine central floor outer metal hemisphere rotation, is co-rotating forward and backward, the reverse rotation can turn.
design occupant outwardly through embrasure between the side surface and the rotation hemisphere sealed cab. The inventors point out, was shot in the area of the spherical tank is the smallest form factor at all, unless a positive direct hit, all other angles flying projectile will experience its curved surface, increasing the probability of Danfei.
Although the two inventors of the final design did not materialize, but spherical tank concept successfully attracted the attention of the Germans in World War II create a condition known as Kugelpanzer (German "spherical tank" of Italy) single armored reconnaissance vehicles and exported to Japan, the result was seized in the Soviet Far East in 1945.
Kugelpanzer 5-mm steel plate, the large diameter of 1.5 m on both sides of the drum is driven by a 25 horsepower two-stroke piston engine, on the inside of the tank of a motorcycle saddle can take a driver, and shot him through the slit below the observation through the slit in front before. So far this car is still stored in spherical tanks 库宾卡坦克 museum.
Save in the Kubinka Kugelpanzer after World War II because of its brain-hole design continues to cause concern, due to the unique qualities of spherical tank very aesthetically Soviet weapons of violence, so in recent years after being busybodies excavated Soviet interpretation of aerial design a series of spherical tank, triggering a great response.
the best known is undoubtedly the launch of a model kit of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe a single round of high mobility spherical tank, the tank was named" Sara tank ", equipped small arms, having a rubber crawler around the vertical centerline of the sphere, can be like a scooter as a single high speed. Another is the Belarus game manufacturers have introduced a heavy spherical tanks, with two tracks and two tank gun, appearance is very mighty, is the basis for the design of the spherical tank manufacturers of reality.
Finally, to emphasize that, due to problems with the stability of a spherical tank can not be resolved, the Soviet Union was never started any substantial spherical tank development project, there is now the so-called Soviet sphere overhead tanks are designed.