VL-1 or Shchuka super heavy tank

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VL-1 or Shchuka super heavy tank

Joined: June 5th, 2005, 3:05 pm

May 7th, 2012, 1:04 pm #1

In Steven Zaloga and James Loop's Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles 1946 to The Present, there is a drawing, a side plan and some discussion of the above tank which appears similar to an enlarged IS-3 with a rear mounted turret. Does any one know of additonal references or information on this vehicle? Thanks in advance.
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Joined: March 22nd, 2005, 10:08 pm

May 7th, 2012, 2:53 pm #2

It was paper panzer project.
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Joined: June 5th, 2005, 3:05 pm

May 7th, 2012, 2:58 pm #3

Thanks, Steve. Any speculation as to the caliber of the intended or likely main gun?
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:06 pm #4

It was paper panzer project.
what would we call a paper "panzer" if its not german? paper bear?
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