STT Project ‘Chimera’ (1950)

United Kingdom (1950) Heavy Tank Project – None Built Chimera began as a design exercise in April 1950 at the School of Tank Technology (STT) to design and draw up the plans for a tank capable of engaging and destroying the Soviet IS-3. The Soviet behemoth had first shown up in numbers at the Berlin…

STT Project ‘Spartan’

United Kingdom (1958) Self-Propelled Gun – None Built Spartan began as a design study at the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham for a Weapon and Fighting Vehicle Design involving the Officers on the group as well as members of the Technical Staff Course. The project was for the design of a close support artillery…

STT Project ‘Cerebos’

United Kingdom (1956) Heavy Tank Destroyer – Design Only Cerebos was a project designed by the 7th Tank Technical Officers (T.T.O.) Mechanical and Gunnery AFV design exercise held at the British Royal Armoured Corp (R.A.C.) School of Tank Technology (S.T.T.) in 1956. In the study, the designers were tasked with coming up with a heavy…

STT Project ‘Chimera’ (1984)

United Kingdom (1984) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – None Built Chimera was a British School of Tank Technology study design to develop a casemated Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) that could make constructive use of the remaining, dated FV4201 Chieftain Tanks then still in service. It is worth noting that there are several ‘Chimeras’, the UK not…

STT Project ‘Excalibur’

United Kingdom (1960) Light Tank Destroyer – None Built School of Tank Thought The Excalibur was a British light airborne tank destroyer designed at the School of Tank Technology in the 1960’s. The project called for a machine that weighed not more than 30 tons, was able to fit inside a Royal Air Force (RAF)…