Finland’s attempt at building a tank out of captures and free gifts.

The link is to a website that has 40 odd slide shows about tanks that fthat were more costly to the country that built them than they ever were to an enemy.

It is a fascinating set of alternative histories of nations. The French were the second ever country to build tanks, but spent the next 40 years building some right surrender monkey tanks! America in the last few decades seems to be good at making a few people with defence contacts rich, but totally useless at  building weapons that are any better than what they were building 30 years ago!

The Finnish tank was made by sticking an almost useless British howitzer in a stupidly tall and dangerous turret, and sticking that on top of captured Soviet light tanks. Good words for the result include: big, slow, useless and deathtrap.