Originally Posted by Austin
Is that a converted tank?
Austin, I can not find the right word … it is not tank, we name it “armor car” – the armor is not thicker than 2 centimeters (1 inch = 2,54 cm) . We have a big plant for production of such vehicles. Usually it is equipped with a cupola machine gun and it transports 8 foot soldiers to the front line.
Other modification has a heavy 6 inches gun on it – we call it self-propelled gun. The one in the picture it is attended for “civil purpose” – to reach remote places, or in case of deep snow or flood … In the case now it is used to transport woman in child-birth to a hospital …
When I was in the atmy long years ago, I have trained on a little different type of such a monster - for 8 driving hours ... down ... believe me, it is not a pleasure to manage it ... No any visibility, inside it is as narrow as you can imagine …