Sham Tanks Fight Sham Battles (Oct, 1932)

That just looks humiliating. If someone made you carry half a fake tank around and make “boom, boom” sounds, wouldn’t you invade Poland too?

Sham Tanks Fight Sham Battles
SINCE the termination of the World war and the signing of the Versailles Treaty, Germany has been forbidden to build any tanks for war purposes. Laboring under these restrictions, German military and mechanical ingenuity combined to remedy the situation and the result was the introduction of the demountable tanks shown in the photo above. While they wouldn’t stand much punishment on the battlefield, yet they do prove highly effective for mock maneuvers and sham battles. The tank really amounts to a bit of clever camouflage, it being no more than an auto chassis with imitation treads and turret.

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