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Kropotkin30316 Dec 2017 5:41 a.m. PST

Hi Everyone,

Came across some unusual tanks which have another tank's turrets and I thought these would be cool for modern imaginations wargames. Most are from the excellent Tank Encyclopedia website.

In 1/300th these would be as cheap as chips.


Does anyone have other pictures of hybrid tanks to share?





Fun stuff.

Legion 416 Dec 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

That is pretty neat. IIRC I've even seen WWII R-35(?) turrets on Panzer I hulls or something like that.

williamb16 Dec 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

The last one was in Egyptian service. One was captured by the Israelis and is on display.
clicking on the arrows in the picture will take you to other oddities like the T100

Shedman Inactive Member16 Dec 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

Colin Gee's Red Gambit series does a lot of this turret swapping


Kropotkin30316 Dec 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

Thanks guys,

I knew that the Germans used French tanks and made some variants, but would love to see some. Love the Isreali captured AFV museun William, That T100 looks like a monster, but sourcing the turret might be hard. Shedman, what did Colin Gee swap? Please tell.

Kropotkin30316 Dec 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

Here is a Chieftain turret on an American hull. Pretty neat


LDC271 Inactive Member18 Dec 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Most are from the excellent Tank Encyclopedia website.

Read: Model kit box color plates and godawful articles.

When you believe tank encyclopedia crap like Picture #2 (which is a pure fantasy tank cooked up by Wargaming) happens.

PS: The first one is a Merkava prototype chassis with a Megach turret in place for trials.

Risaldar Singh29 Dec 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

The third one in the original post was never in Egyptian service: they had some AMX-13 turrets on Sherman chassis as shown in the photo linked to.

The AMX-13 hull with a turret from a retired Chaffee was a French modification made during the Algerian War for infantry support.

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