25 Tank Umbrella

Tank Umbrella

Posted on August 30, 2010 by team


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There were times when constructors believed that the best tank protection from a hollow charge projectile was ... an umbrella! Yes, don't be surprised, the protection was shaped like an umbrella.  It was nearly put into service and was tested for a great variety of Soviet tanks. 


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T-55 tank equipped with an integrated anti-hollow charge projectile shield (traveling position)

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T-55 tank equipped with an integrated anti-hollow charge projectile shield (fire position)

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T-62 tank equipped with an integrated anti-hollow charge projectile shield (traveling position)

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25 Responses to “Tank Umbrella”

  1. Timo says:

    First from NZ!

  2. russia_bound says:

    Pretty cool when you think about it. A very creative way to protect a tank, even if it wasnt put into service still a great idea, a modern day version with the current technology could be beneficial even today…

    • Boritz says:

      A variation of this type of protection (slat armor) can be found today on U.S. light armored vehicles such as the Stryker to protect against RPG’s. Crude and ugly, but very effective.

  3. J says:

    I read about something like this being implemented in the newest American or German tanks. That umbrella is actually an electro-magnetic device thingy that detonates charges before they reach the actual hull of the tank. The new version of this technology can potentially be installed all around the tank.

  4. exUSSR says:

    Amazing Soviets and Russians are 1000years infront !!!

    • JimNY says:

      Clever and simple device: Lightweight, cheap and covers the full frontal arc without hampering the field of view from within the tank considerably.

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      “Amazing Soviets and Russians are 1000years infront !!!”

      Yeah! They’re bent-over “infront” of a hornie g@y man! LOL! Choad!

  5. Testicules says:

    China has aslo developed a new way to protect it’s tanks from attack. They copied it from the Russian campaigns in WW2. The human shield. They surround the tank with infantry and let them take the hit. Boots and uniforms are much cheaper than tanks.

  6. OLUT says:

    The average Finn of the day could disable the tank with not more than a crowbar, a bottle of vodka, or a log!

  7. Fake Captain Kirk says:

    Primitive, but very innovative. Similar idea to reactive armor but much cheaper. In our time we have shields which protect us from all manner of weapons be they projectile, particle or energy. Though, they always almost seem to fail just before a commercial break.

  8. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Militarism drained resources that would have been better spent on manufacturing and agriculture. But I understand…the US interfered in the Russian Civil War and later built bases purposely surrounding the USSR. Which country is imperialistic?

  9. Wraith says:

    Certainly a creative and innovative solution. However, it can be defeated either by tandem warheads for HEAT projectiles, or by just using Kinetic Energy projectiles such as Depleted Uranium APFSDS rounds.

    It might have been useful when NATO were mostly using HEAT projectiles.

  10. mike says:

    The U.S. uses armor like this nowadays, only it’s a wire cage surrounding the tank. Anything that detonates a HEAT ‘hollow charge’ warhead a foot or so away from the armor can neutralize it.

  11. CZenda says:

    It seems a single ditch will make the lower part of the system ineffective by bending the netting away.

  12. buy jeans says:

    i don’t think that this umbella is so important in a tank equipment

  13. kabin says:

    don’t think that this umbella is so important in a tank equipment

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