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    Everyone has seen the "best" thread and the "worst" thread as well as the "vs" threads, but I don't recall seeing a thread for vehicles that were totally rare or obscure or just a little strange.

    I will offer an initial offering. The Canal Defense Light
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_Defence_Light
    http://www.jedsite.info/vision/charl...dl-series.html

    I think it rates as being kinda rare.
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    I didn't for a long time either.

  • #2
    How about the Mineraumer. IIRC it was used at Kursk.

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    • #3
      15cm sFH 13/1 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen Lorraine Schlepper (f), Sd Kfz 135/1

      This is a 150mm field howitzer mounted on a captured French Lorraine Schlepper. The Germans modified less than 100 of these vehicles from tractors captured in 1940.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paul Maud'dib View Post
        Everyone has seen the "best" thread and the "worst" thread as well as the "vs" threads, but I don't recall seeing a thread for vehicles that were totally rare or obscure or just a little strange.

        I will offer an initial offering. The Canal Defense Light
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_Defence_Light
        http://www.jedsite.info/vision/charl...dl-series.html

        I think it rates as being kinda rare.
        In the same vein are the Infrared lights used on German Panthers (about 50)and halftracks.
        http://www.geocities.com/desertfox18...ngpanthers.htm
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        • #5
          Jeep Half Track



          From:
          http://www.us44.fr/www.us44.fr/index.php?lng=fr
          Text in French, durn, it !
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          • #6
            Red Army "aerosani", General Malinovskii described them as "Plywood boxes with propellers on skis.

            They were propeller driven sleds. Inside the box, or small cabin, was a mounted machinegun with several sitting machinegunners. They proved very effective in winter conditions not only as a combat vehicle but also as a means for movement on the often tricky Don River which frequently changed due to rain and slush. While they were good as a morale factor, they often suffered accidents and were a main prey for German aircraft.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
              Red Army "aerosani", General Malinovskii described them as "Plywood boxes with propellers on skis.

              They were propeller driven sleds. Inside the box, or small cabin, was a mounted machinegun with several sitting machinegunners. They proved very effective in winter conditions not only as a combat vehicle but also as a means for movement on the often tricky Don River which frequently changed due to rain and slush. While they were good as a morale factor, they often suffered accidents and were a main prey for German aircraft.

              rna
              You mean this?



              or something like that?

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              • #8
                The Italian Semovente M 41M da 90/53
                This page:
                http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Italy/ItalianSelfPropelledGuns.html (2nd from bottom of page)
                Says the following about it:
                The gun was orginally developed as a naval cannon and was a native Italian design very similar to the famous German 88. The gun even had a higher muzzle velocity than the 88 and was adapted/designed specifically for use against Soviet armor. None were ever sent to the Eastern Front. 24 units did see service against the Allies in the 10 Ragruppamento Semoventi which was stationed in Sicily.
                More info:
                http://www.onwar.com/tanks/italy/data/sem9053.htm
                Reminds me of a German Waffentraeger

                Apparently, the photo at bottom is of a trailer towed by the ammo carrier vehicle which accompanied the SP gun.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Conlin View Post
                  You mean this?



                  or something like that?
                  Good find. Your "or something like that" did not come through. But your first one has the type of vehicle--know idea of versions. Your first photo looks like there is an armor plate bolted to the front side which would be better than plywood.
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                  • #10
                    Five Turret Tank

                    Hi:

                    This is actually not a rare tank, but it certainly looks different.

                    The 42-tons tank was manned by a crew of 10. The thickness of its armor plates was 30 and 40 mm. The tank was armed with a 76mm gun, two 37mm guns and three machine guns mounted in five rotating turrets. The T-35 was powered by the M-17T carburetor engine developing 500 hp. The tank attained max speed of 28 km/h, and featured 0.7 kgf/cm2 ground pressure. The running gear featured six road wheels either side (two road wheels in a bogie). It comprised armored skirts to cover side parts of the hull and partially reduced overload resulting from operation of some units of the running gear. The roof of the main turret was round-shaped. The hull and turrets were rivet-welded in construction.
                    Last edited by John Calvin; 06 Aug 08, 07:29.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John Calvin View Post
                      Hi:

                      This is actually not a rare tank, but it certainly looks different.

                      The 42-tons tank was manned by a crew of 10. The thickness of its armor plates was 30 and 40 mm. The tank was armed with a 76mm gun, two 37mm guns and three machine guns mounted in five rotating turrets. The T-35 was powered by the M-17T carburetor engine developing 500 hp. The tank attained max speed of 28 km/h, and featured 0.7 kgf/cm2 ground pressure. The running gear featured six road wheels either side (two road wheels in a bogie). It comprised armored skirts to cover side parts of the hull and partially reduced overload resulting from operation of some units of the running gear. The roof of the main turret was round-shaped. The hull and turrets were rivet-welded in construction.
                      wow!

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                      • #12
                        Antonov A-40 Krylya Tanka

                        The Russians designed a flying tank for WW2. I don't believe any actually saw combat. Wonder what he flight characteristics are for a tank?

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