Overview[ edit ] After World War I, many nations needed to have tanks, but only a few had the industrial resources to design and build them.
Reality Superheavy projects have never worked A short history lesson in Soviet tank designing is needed to explain the absurdity of the KV-VI.
Even more conventional superheavy tank projects if such words can be used in the same sentence designed during the war like the KV-3, -4, and -5 never left the drawing board, although this was for a variety of reasons, including the problems with weight, cancellation of the mm gun project, and fall from favor of heavy tanks.
Heavy and superheavy tanks had proven too expensive, inefficient, with their low mobility and huge structural problems due to their sheer weight.
The SERIES SBLT2 & SBLTX Submersible Level Transmitters are manufactured for years of trouble free service. These series measure the height of liquid above the position in the tank referenced to atmospheric pressure. The transmitter consists of a piezoresistive sensing element, encased in . A real reactor will be modeled as a number of equally sized tanks-in-series. Each tank behaves as an ideal CSTR. The number of tanks necessary, n (our one parameter), is determined from the E(t) curve. The tanks in the series are also sometimes called JS or ИС tanks. The heavy tank was designed with thick armour to counter the German 88 mm guns, and carried a main gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks.
In fact, the only real success from any of these heavy and superheavy projects comes from the SMK, which was redesigned into the KV-1 in In the history, it is suggested that the team was headed by Kotin and Barykov.
Barykov was part of the experimental OKMO design bureau sinceand handled projects such as the T superheavy tank, TT experimental upgrade of the Tthe T breakout tank, and the T superheavy tank, as well as other more conventional projects such as the T and T Kotin, on the other hand was busy with other projects during the time in question.
These include, but are not limited to: It is true that Kotin had a history of working with multi-turreted tanks, as some of his first work focused on improving the T, and he oversaw the design team of the SMK prototype, but this is not the full story.
Even before the war, Kotin was apprehensive about tanks with more than two turrets, but Stalin was not.
Stalin was heavily involved in military affairs even inand tank designs were often presented to him and a committee of his advisers.
Frequently enough, Stalin seems to have been willing to listen to his engineers and field commanders on matters such as this, so the suggestion that he would overrule his engineers, as mentioned in the fake history, is unlikely. Once both SMK and T vehicles had been modified to have two turrets, prototypes were produced and were sent out for testing at Kubinka in May Kotin and his assistant, A.
Yermolayev were now beginning to think that having two turrets was still too many. They remarked that the crew compartment was cramped, and there were still weight problems. Acting without any higher approval, Kotin set his team to work on a single-turreted SMK which would become known as the KV It was not recovered for two months as a result of its weight.
A T prototype tried to tow it away, but to no avail.
It was there that the SMK was destroyed by a landmine, and the Ts proved ineffective as a result of poor mobility, although one was later converted into the SUY. It was the KV-1 prototype which excelled except for the problems faced against heavy bunkers at the Mannerheim Line, thus leading to the creation of the KV This success of a conventional heavy tank was effectively the end of the line for any multi-turreted tank designs; it is clear that Kotin would never allow such a project to take off.
It was a similar design to the SMK, but nevertheless, its construction was different. Both were considered too bulky and unreliable to warrant production, and they were less than half the weight of the purported tons of the KV-VI!
Loss of faith in heavy tanks in However, heavy tanks were not necessarily favored by Stalin after the early stages of the war, due to reports of their effectiveness, or lack of.
It is true that at the very beginning of the war, the KV-1 was the most formidable tank that the Red Army fielded, but this quickly changed by as a result of the Germans upgunning their Panzer IIIs and IVs in order to deal with this threat.This shopping feature will continue to load items.
In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The BT tanks (Russian: Быстроходный танк (БТ), translit.
Bystrokhodny tank, lit. "fast moving tank" or "high-speed tank") were a series of Soviet light tanks produced in large numbers between and They were lightly armoured, but reasonably well-armed for their time, and had the best mobility of all contemporary tanks.
The BT tanks were known by the nickname Betka. The T is a family of Soviet main battle tanks that first entered production in About 20, T tanks were built, making it one of the most widely produced post-World War II tanks, second only to the T/55 family. The TA version introduced in is considered a second-generation main battle tank.
It was widely exported and saw service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts. The T was and remains a legend. It is not only the most produced tank of the WWII-era, with 84, built (compared to the 48, Shermans of all versions) but also one of the longest-serving tanks ever built.
Many are still stored in depots in Asia and Africa, and some served actively during the. Advanced Heating & Hot Water Systems L Stainless Steel Indirects & Storage Tanks The Best Selling Indirects In North America! iridis-photo-restoration.com National Archive Photo, IWM Tanks crossing a bridge repaired by Co's A & B, rd Engineers.
Tanks helped end the stalemate of WW1 trench warfare. Waiting for the Word to Advance, British tanks ready to begin their deadly advance Freedom’s Triumph Photo Courtesy of Indiana War Memorial.