Twin-Turret BT Tank “BT-4” or “BT-VT” (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1932) Light Tank – Fake Multi-Turreted Madness: The “BT-4” or “BT-VT” Multi-turreted tanks and Interwar tank development are subjects that go hand in hand. Armored vehicles of the era, both large and small, often sported multiple armaments in multiple turrets. It would seem quite surprising, then, that a multi-turreted variant of the mass-produced…

T-26s with Kremlin Armory Cannons (April Fools Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1941) Self-Propelled Gun – Fake April Fools This article was originally published on Tanks Encyclopedia on 1st April 2018, as part of our April’s Fools Day celebrations. The information contained within is mostly fictional but some parts are actually true, such as the use of the prototype vehicles from Kubinka in combat, or…

T-34-85-I (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1943) Medium Tank – Fake Always cross-reference your sources This tank is a little known fake, but a little too close to home to be ignored. In fact, the first ever illustration of this vehicle came from Tanks Encyclopedia, and is a result of not cross-referencing sources very carefully. The concept is simple…

KV-VI (Fake Tank)

Soviet Union (1941-1942) Superheavy Tank – Fake The best known fake tank The KV-VI, or KV-VI Behemoth, is one of the most famous fake tanks on the internet. A super-heavy tank project armed to ludicrous proportions, with three prototypes claimed to have been built 1941-1942, serving against the Germans near Moscow and Leningrad. This was…