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The Tsar Tank may be the most peculiar tank ever created.
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The Tsar Tank may be the most peculiar tank ever created.

Early tank designs had varied shapes and sizes. Some were so successful they still impact tank design. Not Tsar Tank. This ingenious tank idea, a giant armored tricycle, would fail. Explore this fascinating war machine. Tsar Tank: The Tsar Tank, also named the Netopyr or the Lebedenko Tank, was built by Nikolai Lebedenko, Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky, Boris Stechkin, and Alexander Mikulin in 1914. This car resembles a dystopian science fiction film (or a mad steampunk notion). Modern tanks use caterpillar tracks, while the Tsar Tank had three wheels. Lebedenko operated a military lab on Moscow's Sadovo-Kudrinskaya Street. Lebedenko presented Nicholas II with a clockwork wooden replica of his automobile in 1915. According to courtiers, the Tsar and the engineer pl...