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Why Russia's Cold War Monster Tank Was 60 Tons of Total Failure

Robert Beckhusen Security, Why the Object 279 tank was already obsolete before it even got started.  In a war that never happened, formations of heavy and rather odd-looking Soviet tanks would have powered through atomic explosions in breakthrough attacks into West Germany. Enter the Object 279 tank, a curious oddity from the late 1950s which was obsolete?—?despite its design principles deliberately reflecting the fear of a nuclear battlefield?—?by the time it was produced.
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