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Japanese one-man amphibious tank
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Only in America: an airsoft/paintball tank
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2012 at 10:07
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The Nazis had some really weird tanks. This tracked motorcycle was used to tow artillery and relay supplies to the frontline. The kettenkrad had a crew of three and could quickly be adapted for wire-laying, firefighting, or pulling the latest fighter jets to the runway


However, the Kettenrad was not a tank.
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A Russian experimental "corkscrew" tank
http://artofthewar.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-10-failed-military-inventions.html


Also not a tank, and built originally in America for traveling in heavy snow.  It works quite well, BTW.
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Outwardly resembling an assault gun, Sweden's Strv-103 (better known as the S-Tank) lacks a turret. Instead, its crew aims the gun by adjusting its suspension. Intended to defend against Russian invasion, it had a low profile, thick armor and one of the world's first autoloaders


And was officially classified as a "self-propelled anti-tank gun".

BTW, this AFV had a driver's position in the rear as well and could therefore travel backwards at high speed to the next fighting position without having to waste time and expose itself to turn around.

Maybe "Strange AFV's" would make a better title?
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Ivan's flying tank: the Antonov A-40. Before parachutes had been perfected both the Yanks and Russians experimented with attaching aircraft wings to tanks and jeeps


This actually worked; however, the landing speed was too high and burned out the tracks.
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German wheeled/tracked vehicle:


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Type 95 Ha Go light amphib AFV:


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