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Вчера я видел новый танк, - сказал Тесть. - "Вампир". Идеальная герметика. Термический барьер до тысячи градусов...
- Утвердил? - спросил Тестя Шурин.
- Утвердил, - сказал Тесть.
- А когда на конвейер? - спросил Шурин.
- Уже, - сказал Свекор. - Десять машин в сутки.
- С вашими танкам скоро без штанов останемся, - брюзгливо сказал Деверь.
- Лучше без штанов, чем без танков, - возразил Тесть. ©

Object 279

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This Soviet tank with cryptic name “Object 279” was created in 1957-59. The heavy 60-tons machine was adapted for penetrating nuclear war zone.

Object-279’s hull was covered by a thin elliptical shield protecting it against HEAT ammunition and preventing it from overturning by the shock wave of a nuclear explosion. Double threads moved the heavy vehicle over snow and swampy terrain as well as through a nuclear devastation.

Fortunately a dream where monsters like that fought under shadows of nuclear mushrooms never become true.
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