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Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

(Location: Hall 1: Soviet Heavy Tanks)

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Unique ID: 365
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: July 2008
Type (ID): Obiekt 279 (2910)
Model (ID): Obiekt 279 (2910)
Location Category (ID): Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles (2100)
Location (ID): Hall 1: Soviet Heavy Tanks (2110)
Serial Number:
Other Identification: Collection number 120 painted on left turret side.
Collection Reference:
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Location History:
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1: Factory 185 Kirov, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod Region, Russia (Manufacturer of single prototype 1959)
2: Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Soviet Vehicles, Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Current location)

The Obiekt 279 heavy tank has a turret very similar to the Obiekt 277 design. However, the hull is a very large boat shape tapering out at the sides almost to a knife-edge, giving it the appearance of having a very steep sloping glacis plate all round. The hull is mounted on four sets of tracks; these run the full length of the hull, two on each side. There are five roadwheels for each track, no return rollers, and the idler and sprocket wheels are at the same level as the roadwheels to keep them clear of the boat-hull. The outer armour is thin plate fixed around a hull core. It was developed in 1957 to investigate AFV survival on the nuclear battlefield.

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Front view
1: Front view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: J. Kinnear
Photo ID: 639
Added: 5 October 2008
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