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Sgt.Squarehead

Zebrano 1/72 Lebedenko 'Tsar' Tank

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Looks like a highly dangerous Penny-Farthing tricycle with guns....or should that be a Ruble-Kopek trekhkolesnyy velosiped. Now, a nice little steampunk diorama wouldn't go amiss...

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They made one of them. It worked about as well as it appeared that it should...

 

Edit: If you want one, buy it now. From what I read they're only making 40 kits. There's one on eBay for US$100 plus shipping.

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Imagine taking a few rounds through those spokes.  It'd bring your Assault Penny-Farthing (APF) to a rapid, noisy and probably very dangerous halt :owww:

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I think shooting your own wheels off would be a problem too :)

 

I've always wondered if it would operate with the single wheel to the front....

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Here's a link to the kit on eBay:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-Zebrano-New-Item-Cat-SEA031-Giant-Tsar-Tank-Lebedenko-super-lim-edition/401654620552?hash=item5d847b2188:g:sfcAAOSwxPpcBs1-:rk:1:pf:0

 

Thus far I have resisted.....If I hadn't just bought my tractor, it would already be mine!  ;)

 

6 minutes ago, SleeperService said:

I've always wondered if it would operate with the single wheel to the front....

FTFY!  ;)

 

 

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I've always wondered if it would operate with the single wheel to the front....

Maybe something like this...scaled down civilian version employed during a Melchett family outing. Sadly it wasn't a huge success, we'd forgotten to pack a pump...

 

Tricycle tank

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On 12/11/2018 at 10:52 PM, Rob G said:

As an alternative, there's this

...and other alternative 😁scratchbuild, as this:

P4023454.jpg

P4023455.jpg

...unrealized project hevy tank V.D.Meneleev (1916/1917 year)  to compare sizes:

https://i.postimg.cc/wMS8CK4B/P4023447.jpg

 

https://i.postimg.cc/MT38YfyV/P4023448.jpg

 

general view (all in 72nd scale!): 

P4023472.jpg

 

B.R.

Serge

 

Edited by Aardvark

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2 hours ago, Aardvark said:

...and other alternative 😁scratchbuild, as this:

P4023454.jpg

P4023455.jpg

...unrealized project hevy tank V.D.Meneleev (1916/1917 year)  to compare sizes:

https://i.postimg.cc/wMS8CK4B/P4023447.jpg

 

https://i.postimg.cc/MT38YfyV/P4023448.jpg

 

general view (all in 72nd scale!): 

P4023472.jpg

 

B.R.

Serge

 

Mortal Engines?

 

Cheers / André

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1 hour ago, Andre B said:

Mortal Engines?

Yeeep...failed Steam-punk Red Empire epochs...Russian mad Max  early 20th century!!!

😁😁😁

 

 Just for fun, little more Lebedenko tsar-tank ideological relatives:

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P4023470.jpg

....and Airbus A-380 Da Vince epoch:
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P4023596.jpg

...and sometimes

(Tank experts 

of course, recognized this tank! 😁😁😁)

from panzerwaffe-46:

P4023564.jpg

😁😁
All this photo, I maked in city public children library 

on local model show "Pink Elephant 2016" dedicated to April Fools' Day:
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B.R.

Serge

 

P.S.

Only then you shouldn’t blame me, for abandoning building you the RAF / RN/ USAF e.t.c. after this my posting and  started building "Russian Empire-1918", "RKKA-46" & "USSR - 2001"!

😁😁😁

 

 

 

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Can you suggest a set of plans for the Lebedenko 'Tsar' Tank please? I feel a mad urge to build one in 1/48.

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First of all, it should be noted that the models presented in the photo are not mine, I just took a photo at the local model show. Most of the models in the photo (except A-380 & "German" tank) are made by Stanislav Korobkov. Who made the A-380 & "German" tank, I don't know.

 

 

15 hours ago, SleeperService said:

Can you suggest a set of plans for the Lebedenko 'Tsar' Tank please? 

Something drawings on this link:

 

https://novate.ru/blogs/300315/30642/

 

http://www.shovkunenko-book.ru/arsenal/tank-lebedenko.html

 

http://xmoscow.narod.ru/tank.html

 

http://armor.kiev.ua/Tanks/WWI/rusRover/2/

 

 

Very interesting differences  in article about this tank in 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Tank

https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Царь-танк

from English version Wikipedia  deleted conspirology theory: 

 

"Regarding the fate of the project Tsar-tank, there is also a conspiracy theory. According to it, it is assumed that the deliberately failed project of the machine was strenuously lobbied at the General Staff by high-ranking officials acting in the interests of Great Britain. The same ranks, in accordance with this version, “buried” the project of Porokhovshchikov’s “Rover”, the drawings of which later came to England and formed the basis of the first British tanks. The general similarity of the hull form of ATVs and Mk I tanks speaks in favor of this hypothesis. However, this version does not have any documentary evidence. [2], moreover, the schemes of the tracked propulsion Mk I and “Rover” are very different from each other."

 

More conspirology here:

http://www.dogswar.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=631

 

 

 

 

Other building models this tanks:

 

- 1/1

 

https://gmorder.livejournal.com/8549833.html

 

- 1/35

 

http://karopka.ru/community/user/9564/?MODEL=255498

 

- 1/43

 

http://forum.worldoftanks.ru/index.php?/topic/1768605-танк-лебеденко-нетопырьцарь-танк-масштаб-143/

 

- 1/72

 

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28429&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

 

15 hours ago, SleeperService said:

I feel a mad urge to build one in 1/48.

It is not small in the 72nd scale, but on the 48th scale it will be horror! However, in 1/35 it will generally be a monster!

 

 

As for my this tank not only technical oddity

but also a great illustration of all the processes of decomposition, noneffectives and decay that took place in the Russian Empire before the 1917 revolution, because tsar

allocated 210,000 rubles for the construction of this tank ..... the Colt machine gun cost 2,362 rubles 

("Tula" machine guns costing half the price)

https://topwar.ru/13549-postavki-pulemetov-v-armiyu-rossii-v-hode-pervoy-mirovoy-voyny.html

......so this tank ate 85 imported or 170 Russian machine guns which were sorely lacking on the Russian front of the I World War.

 

The only positive effect of this tank was that it was made by students Stechkin and Mikulin ....... in the USSR both became academics, B.S.Stechkin

https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Стечкин,_Борис_Сергеевич

in the field of aerodynamics and A.A Mikulin

https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Микулин,_Александр_Александрович

in the field of aircraft engines.

 

 

 

B.R.

Serge

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