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T-40 light amphibious tank, date unknown

Caption   T-40 light amphibious tank, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 10 Feb 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 May 2015 08:43:01 PM


T-40 file photo above had road wheels and suspension that were similar to that of the T-60
However, hull and turret were of different design.
The flying tank was a wartime design, the T-60 was to be flown behind German lines to support partisans with armored vehicles. The T-60 was armed with 1 x 12.7mm machine gun this wasn't armament to duke it out with German armor.

Antonov designed a set of biplane wings and a twin-tail boom that were attached to the T-60 it had one test, but the weight and drag caused the tow plane's engines to over heat.
The glider was released and made a safe landing this idea fell through and was dropped due to a lack of an aircraft with enough power to tow the flying tank. Available heavy aircraft capable of towing the flying tank into combat, were better used in other roles.

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