Friday, 3 July 2015
Remember that crazy jumping T-26? Turns out it wasn't the only one of its kind. Other attempts were made to make the T-26 get better at climbing obstacles. Behold, the Strazhits system! Instead of jumping over obstacles, the T-26 simply carries a portable ramp to drive over them!
Easy, right? Well turns out it did work, just in a "frictionless vacuum". The system quite obviously only works when there is a flat bit of ground right in front of the vehicle, and that ground has to be very firm, otherwise the tracks will slip and there is a risk that the triangular ramps will get flipped. Needless to say, this system was not accepted for service.