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12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks

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Guns? Who needs guns when you've got the buisness end of a Mig jet engine mounted on your tank's turret? That'll show those land mines who's boss. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the oddest armoured vehicles to ever grace the battlefield.

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12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Antanov KT
Designed in 1940, it comprised a glider and lightweight T-60 tank with its unlocked tracks as landing gear.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Rolling Ball Tank

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Treffas Wagen 1917
Clearly the design inspiration here is from a steam tractor.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
M15A Gun Motor Carriage
Only one prototype was made of this ludicrously over-designed vehicle.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Russian Tsar tank
A bizarre tricycle tank design from 1915

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Tracked Vehicle Besta, US c. 1917
Looking at the inscription on the front, the Besta seems to have been a sort of armored track layer.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Italian self-propelled gun
This is an interesting example of an evolutionary design dead end. In the development of big guns on wheels this looks more like a cannon than a vehicle.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Progvev-T Gasdynamic trawler
A Russian tank with a Mig jet engine mounted on it, to clear mines by blasting them with heat.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Chrysler TV8
A semi-aquatic concept tank.

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Armoured Quadricycle c. 1899

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Vickers-Carden-Loyd Utility Tractor
Experimental conversion, 1934

12 Tanks Made from Things That Probably Shouldn't Be Used to Make Tanks
Venezuelan Tortuga tank, 1934