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It is a well known fact, that Russian industry in the beginning of the twentieth century strongly lagged behind the industry of Europe. Nevertheless, the development of the country showed impressive progress. Together with Russia's growth of manufacturing, Russian engineers had been developing a number of interesting projects in different areas of technology, including military ones. One interesting AFV project was offered by Russian engineer Vasiliy Mendeleyev (1886-1922). He was the son of the well known Russian scientist Dmitriy Mendeleev. Vasiliy Mendeleyev had graduated from the Kronshtadt Marine Engineering School, and worked as the engineer at a ship-building factory.

Over the course of several years (1911-1915) and without any assistance, Mendeleev worked in his own time on this AFV project. The tank was never built.

Technical Data:

Weight: 173,2t;
Weight of the reservation: 86,46 ?:
Weight of armament: 10,65t.
Crew: 8 men.
Length with gun: 13 m.
Caliber of gun: 120mm
Length of the hull: 10 m
Height with the machine-gun turret up: 4,45m.
Height with the MG turret lowered: 3,5 m.
Height of the hull: 2,8 m.
Main gun ammo: 51 shells.
Thickness of the armour: 150 mm (front) and 100 mm (sides, back & roof).
Capacity of the engine: 250 h.p.
Maximum speed: 24 km/h.
Ground pressure: 2,5 kg per sq.sm.

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