Re: Something WWII History Buffs Might Be Interested In
The tank that could fly actually made some "flights," there are pictures of it after casting off the tow.
It was a Russian light tank with jettisonable glider wings attached....but the reason they dropped it was that once on the ground it was no different than OUR "airborne" light tanks like the Tetrarch or Locust...too light, too small, too little gun, virtually no armor, to make a difference in the actual FIGHT.
Plus there were "Cruiser subs" with 6" and even 8" guns actually in service between the wars, we had two, the Narwhal and Argonaut.
But they were too big and slow to actually be effective as SUBS, and too slow, small and unarmored to fight on the SURFACE against conventional warships.
They had some use early for "surprise" surface bombardments of outposts early, but they did have utility as "transport subs" once the guns were removed. The Narwhal got sunk being used as a typical "Fleet boat."
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Last edited by polishshooter; 11-08-2006 at 07:53 AM..