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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Aubriot Gabet Ground torpedo

"This electrical ground torpedo was proposed (probably in 1915) by Aubriot and Gabet. The machine could carry 200kg of explosive material in the enemy trenches. It was fed by two electrical wires behind it. It was probably guided by clutching in or out the side tracks. After the war it was not series produced... yet it anticipates remarkably the world war two era Borgward Zundapp Sonderkraftfahrzeug Sd.Kfz.302 Goliath remote controlled tank!"

















Aubriot Gabet Ground torpedo 1915 (cable guided explosive machine)

The Delahaye Tank

"As early as 1918 Amadeus Varlet had proposed this articulated tracked vehicle which could be used as a breakthrough tank. This project was in itself the development of earlier research by automobiles Delahaye design bureau about articulated chassis to improve the terrain following abilities of a vehicle. Note in this respect that if the sketch only depicts two bodies linked together, the text of the project suggests that more than two bodies could be thus attached.

A few months later the final design appeared with a two gun turret, one gun in the front module and machine guns for defense purpose. The turret guns were fixed to the turret frame and aiming was done by rotating the turret itself. The turret could be pointed from minus 2 degrees to plus 60 degrees and traversed on 360 degrees therefore according to the designer, not only tank to tank but also tank to airplane combat was possible. This was then a French Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz which was offered more than 25 years before the German version. In 1918 trench warfare was still very much a concern, hence a gadget was provided where the center of gravity of the machine can be moved rearward to help crossing a trench by moving back the turret along the frame!"

(Source: http://modelarchives.free.fr/Bestiaire/index.html)


Delahaye Tank 1918

some rare biggest and heaviest tanks of world war one era

American


Holt 200ton Trench Destroyer 1916 (200 tons)


British


Tritton Foster Flying Elephant tank first version 1916


Tritton Foster Flying Elephant tank second version 1916 (the placement of the weapons remind of the A7V sturmpanzerwagen of 1917)
(and the first version and the second version were 100 tons)



Tritton Foster Battletank 1916 (100 tons)


French















FCM 1A 1916 (45 tons)


Russian


Mendeleyev Tank 1915 (170 tons)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)


German










K wagen 1918 (150 tons)


Goebel Landpanzerkreuzer 1915 (550 tons)
(possibly it was intended as a troop carrier)

The Yuriev Helicopter

"In 1911 B.N.Yuriev (then student) completed development of theoretical concept of a helicopter with single main rotor. This concept included collective and cyclic pitch, anti-torque tail propeller. Layout of his helicopter has now become a classical scheme, so common that it seems that 'it always was that way'.

Planned 70hp Gnome engine was replaced by 30hp Anzani, rotor blades were fixed. Goals were limited by study of trust and reaction of rotors.

Prototype was ready on Spring 1912, and got a golden medal on the Second International Airplane Show in Russia as a 'remarkable theoretical project'. Front section was of wooden construction, uncovered rear fuselage was of bamboo.

Experiments were carried out during Fall 1912.

Yuriev and his fellow students started to develop a unified 'engine-rotor' group to be used in single and multi-rotor helicopters, including engine of their own design. But outbreak of world war one stopped the project completely, its participants were drafted."








Yuriev Helicopter 1912

The Riffard RM-1 RDP rocket biplane

"The RM-1 was a project of 1917 for an interceptor powered by a crown of 48 solid fuel rockets proposed by Marcel Riffard and Gabriel Mollard. The RDP stands for "direct response powder". The airplane was destroyer because it was armed with a 150mm torpedo in the nose, also rocket propelled. The airplane foreshadows exactly the interceptor of "one shot" SNCASO Sud Ouest SO-9000 Trident fourty years later."

(Source: http://modelarchives.free.fr/Bestiaire/index.html)


























Riffard RM-1 RDP rocket biplane 1917 (rocket engined and enclosed flight deck)

The Coanda jet biplane

"The Coanda 1910, designed by Romanian inventor Henri Coanda, was an early sesquiplane which featured an experimental airplane engine, which was later argued as being the first motorjet engine. Coanda used the term "turbo-propulseur" to describe this propulsion design, a complex heat-augmented centrifugal compressor propulsion system with a multi-bladed rotary fan driven by a conventional piston engine. The unconventional airplane attracted attention at the Second International Aeronautical Exhibition in France in October 1910, being the only exhibit without a propeller. Coanda used a similar mechanism to drive a snow sleigh, but did not develop it further for airplane. Coanda himself made a single brief flight in December 1910."

















Coanda jet biplane 1910 (jet engined)
American









Wickersham Land torpedo 1918 (cable guided explosive machine)


















Dayton-Wright-Kettering Bug 1918 (remote controlled explosive plane)















Hewitt-Sperry Automatic 1917 (remote controlled explosive plane)









Thompson M1918 Persuader submachine gun










Thompson M1919 Annihilator I submachine gun (that is in the battlefield 1)









Winchester M1907-17 automatic carbine (that is in the battlefield 1)







Burton M1917 automatic rifle (that is in the battlefield 1)







Browning M1918 automatic rifle (that is in the battlefield victory, battlefield 1942, battlefield 1918 modification and battlefield 1)







Lewis M1918 automatic rifle


Browning M1919A4 machine gun (that is in the battlefield victory and battlefield 1942 secret weapons of world war two)













Holt Steam Armored tractor 1918















Davidson-Cadillac Armored car 1915





















Mack Armored car 1916














Jeffery Armored car No.1 1916


Holt 150ton Field Monitor 1916















Holt Mark II 155mm self-propelled cannon 1918












Christie 8inch self-propelled howitzer 1918
















Christie 155mm self-propelled cannon 1919















Holt Gas Electric Tank 1917


















SMCC Steam Tank 1918 (armed with four machine guns and one flamethrower)

















Ford 3ton 1918


USS D2 Grayling submarine 1909
































Gallaudet D-4 1918






























Curtiss Eagle 1919 (enclosed flight deck)










Curtiss H-1 1914 (enclosed flight deck)





























Burgess-Dunne 3 1910 (flying wing)






























Burgess-Dunne AH-7 1914 (flying wing)






























Lawson C-2 1919 (enclosed flight deck)



American-French








Hotchkis M1909 machine gun (that is in the battlefield 1)


Hotchkis 37mm four barrel revolver crank fire cannon 1879


Canadian













Huot automatic rifle 1916 (that is in the battlefield 1)












Saczeany Armored personnel carrier 1918


British









Simms Land torpedo 1915 (cable guided explosive machine)



























Royal Aircraft Factory Ruston Proctor AT 1916 (remote controlled explosive plane)

















Killen Strait Armored tractor 1915 (those vehicles remind of command and conquer R.T.S.)





















Ford T railcar 1916 (supply carrier)















Sizaire-Berwick Wind wagon armored car 1915


Atherton Landship 1916



















Wilson Foster Landship 1915














Mark IX Duck amphibious armored personnel carrier 1918





















Crompton Emplacement Destroyer No.3 4.5inch self-propelled howitzer 1915


Gun carrier Mark I self-propelled gun 1917 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)












Wilson Tritton Little Willie tank 1915 (the front of the hull reminds of the starwars bipedal vehicle)












Wilson Tritton Lincoln No.1 tank 1915


Wilson Flotilla leader tank 1916


Kupchack Tank 1917























Tritton Chaser tank 1917


Mark A Whippet tank 1918 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)















Mark B tank 1918



















Mark C tank 1918












Mark D tank 1918













Macfie Tank 1915










Macfie Landship 1916


HMS M1 submarine 1917 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification and has the hull of a USS Gato submarine of world war two)


HMA R29 1918




















Avro F 1912 (enclosed flight deck)




















Avro G 1912 (enclosed flight deck)











Sage 2 1916 (enclosed flight deck)






























Dunne D5 1910 (flying wing)































Dunne D8 1913 (flying wing)








Felixstowe F.2A 1916 (enclosed flight deck)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)






















Boulton Paul P.8 Atlantic 1919 (enclosed flight deck)
















Kennedy Giant 1917 (enclosed flight deck)


Bristol 26 1919 (enclosed flight deck)










Wight Quadriplane 1916


Supermarine P.B.31E Nighthawk quadriplane 1917 (enclosed flight deck)



British-Hollandian














Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10 quadriplane 1916


Italian











Beretta M1918 submachine gun (that is in the battlefield 1)











Villar-Perosa M1918 submachine gun (single barrel version)








Cei-Rigotti M1895 automatic rifle (that is in the battlefield 1)





















S.I.A. M1918 machine gun


Terni 305mm Stefano cannone 1916

















ALFA 40-60hp 1913













Fiat 18BL 1914














Lancia Ansaldo 1Z armored car 1915















Isotta-Fraschini Armored car 1915






















SPA 9000C 102-35 autocannone 1915


















Lancia 1Z 75-27 autocannone 1918















Fiat 2000 1917













Ansaldo Turrinelli Tank 1916 (intended to be armed with ten machine guns and twelve flamethrowers)


Spezia Fiat San Giorgio Fisalia submarine 1912








Caproni Ca.36S 1915 (enclosed flight deck)


Spanish











Schneider Automitrailleuse No.15 1909











Schneider Automitrailleuse No.19 1909


Mexican
















TNCA Salinas tank 1917


French








Chauchat Ribeyrolles M1918 mitraillette pistolet (submachine gun)
(that is in the battlefield 1)








Ribeyrolles M1916 automatique carabine (that is in the battlefield 1)









Chauchat M1918 mitrailleuse













Berthier M1911 mitrailleuse (water cooled version)














Berthier M1908 mitrailleuse (air cooled version)






























Darne M1916 mitrailleuse









STG Filtz Armored tractor 1915










Latil TAR 1916











Berliet CBA 1914













Dion Bouton 75mm AA gun 1913















Renault 47mm autocanon 1914
















Schneider CD tractor 1916 (supply carrier)
















Renault FB gun carrier 1916













Delaunay Belleville 155mm C self-propelled canon 1918














Renault FT self-propelled gun 1918

















Renault FT STA self-propelled gun 1918















Renault FT STAV self-propelled gun 1918


Saint Chamond 194mm GPF self-propelled canon 1918

























Saint Chamond 280mm TR self-propelled mortier 1918


Schneider 220mm L self-propelled canon 1917

Saint Chamond Lourd automoteur self-propelled canon 1918 (considering they managed to put a 280mm gun on a single chassis design, one can ponder what kind of weapon was expected to be carried by the double chassis project)















Renault FT 75 BS 1917















FCM A 1916














Poix Tank 1915












Aubriot Gabet Tank 1915











Delaunay Belleville 2.5t 1916













Delaunay Belleville Tank 1919













Peugeot Tank 1918














Schneider CA2 first version 1917 (intended to be armed with two flamethrowers)













Schneider CA2 second version 1917











Schneider CA3 1033 1917
















Schneider CA3 1050 1917













Schneider CA3 1058 1917





































Aubriot Gabet Landship 1915


Cherbourg Frimaire submarine 1911


Zodiac Spiess No.13 airship 1913

















Brissard ducted-propeller monoplane 1914















De Bruyere C.1 1917























Arnoux Stabiloplane 1912 (flying wing)


Weymann W-1 1915











Papin & Rouilly Gyroptere 1915



French-Belgian














Saint Chamond 142mm Delattre mortier 1915


Belgian















Minerva Automitrailleuse 1914 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)













S.A.V.A. Automitrailleuse 1914









































Gerard et Salkin Gesa hydromonoplane 1912 (enclosed flight deck)


Polish
















Pilsudski Armored car 1918


Afghan


Jezail musket (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)


Japanese














Nambu Type 3 machine gun 1914


Danish










Madsen M1896 semi automatic rifle




















Madsen M1902 machine gun (that is in the battlefield 1)














HtK46 Armored car 1917


Austrian








Steyr Hahn M1912-P16 machinen pistole (submachine gun)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification (and doesn't have its shoulder stock for the recoil) and battlefield 1)







Helriegel M1915 machinen pistole (submachine gun)
(that is in the battlefield 1)



















Schnellwerfer (grenade mortar)


















Skoda 3.7cm M1915 infanteriegeschutz (trench gun)





















Junovicz Panzerwagen 1915 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)














Romfell Panzerwagen 1915 (that is in the battlefield 1)


Kempner Panzerkraftwagen 1916















Hansa-Lloyd Panzerwagen 1915













Gonsior-Opp-Frank Panzerkraftwagen 1916













MAVAG Typ AE panzerzug 1914 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)









Lohner L40 1915 (enclosed flight deck)


Switzerlandian











Furrer machinen pistole 1919 (submachine gun)


Romanian












Coanda jet sleigh 1910 (jet engined)


Russian









Fedorov avtomat rifle 1916 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification and battlefield 1)
















Rosenberg 37mm trench gun 1915



Lebedenko Tsar, Netopyr armored tractor 1915 (two different versions?)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)























Filatov Armored tractor 1915


















Russo Balt Armored car 1916
















Russo Balt Izorski Mgebrov D armored car 1915










Russo Balt Izorski D armored car 1915














Russo Balt Izorski C armored car 1914 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)

















Russo Balt T 76mm AA gun 1915



Zaamurets Armored train 1916 (that is in the battlefield 1)





















Blinov Tractor 1888










Maksimov Zhitonoska tank 1919


Porokovskikov Vezdekhod tank 1915













Rybinsk 20ton, Reno Russkiy Tank 1915


Baltic Bars submarine 1914


Russo Balt Gigant airship 1915









Kasyanenko 5 1917



















Grigorovich MK-1 1916 (enclosed flight deck)


Slesarev Svyatogor 1914 (enclosed flight deck)


Sikorsky S-22 1913 (enclosed flight deck)
(that is in the battlefield 1)










Savelyev Quadriplane 1916


German






Bergmann machinen pistole MP18-I 1918 (submachine gun)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification and battlefield 1)











Becker 2cm M2 tankabwehrgewehr 1916 (antitank version)
(that is in the battlefield 1)










Becker 2cm M2 flugzeugabwehrgewehr 1916 (antiairplane version)
(that is in the battlefield 1)














Bergmann machinen gewehr MG15 neuer art 1915 (air cooled version)
(that is in the battlefield 1)











Gast M1916 machinen gewehr












Fokker-Leimberger M1916 machinen gewehr














Rheinmetall 3.7cm M1918 tankabwehrkanone (antitank gun)



















Krupp 3.7cm L-14.5 sockelflugzeugabwehrkanone (antiairplane gun) 1917



















Gruson 5.3cm L-24 fahrpanzer 1892 (that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)











Treffas Wagen 1916 (armored tractor)
(that is in the battlefield 1918 modification)











Nacke 5t 1915














Opel 4t 1915 (maybe this was the "Opel Blitz" of world war one)













Daimler Marienwagen II halbspur 1916 (halftrack)












Daimler Panzerautomobil 1915
















Daimler Marienwagen II gepanzerter halbspur 1917 (armored  halftrack)











Benz Mgebrov Panzerwagen 1912 (maybe this was the "Hanomag Sonderkraftfahrzeug" of world war one)











Bussing A5P panzerautomobil, strasenpanzerwagen 1915 (that is in the battlefield the great war modification)














Ehrhardt E-V-4 strasenpanzerwagen, radpanzer 1915 (a very difficult to find rare early version)














Ehrhardt E-V-4 strasenpanzerwagen, radpanzer 1917 (that is in the battlefield the great war modification, battlefield 1918 modification and battlefield 1)















Ehrhardt Gepanzerter triebwagen 1917 (armored railcar)









Mannesmann Motoren und Lastwagen AG Panzerkraftwagen 1916



















Mannesmann Motoren und Lastwagen AG Izorski Panzerkraftwagen 1916














Mercedes Panzerwagen 1915













Lanz Gleiskettenschlepper 1918 (supply carrier)











A7V Uberlandwagen 76.2mm flugzeugabwehrkanone 1918 (maybe this was the "Flakpanzer" of world war one)















A7V Heidi 1919













Daimler Sturmwagen 1918












Krupp Wagen 1918











Leicht kampfwagen LK.I machinen gewehr 1918













Leicht kampfwagen LK.II kanone 1918














Leicht kampfwagen LK.II machinen gewehr 1918














Leicht kampfwagen LK.III kanone 1918









Oberschlesien Sturmpanzerwagen 1918












Orion Wagen II 1917 (two versions)











Orion Wagen III 1918




















Daimler Marienwagen I gepanzerter, Bremer Wagen 1916 (armed with four machine guns and one flamethrower)


U-boat Typ U-160 1917


Zeppelin LZ-114 L-72 1918















Junkers R.I 1917 (enclosed flight deck)


Zeppelin Dornier RS.V second version 1918 (enclosed flight deck)


Adlershof R eindecker 1918 (enclosed flight deck)
(nearly the wing span of the Kawanishi KX-3 and nearly the length of the Antonov An-225)









Zeppelin Dornier RS.I 1915 (enclosed flight deck)


Siemens Schuckert SSW R.III 1916 (enclosed flight deck)


Zschach Flying boat 1918 (enclosed flight deck)


Zeppelin Staaken R.VI 1916 (enclosed flight deck)
(that is in the battlefield the great war modification)


Siemens Schuckert SSW Forssman R second version 1915 (enclosed flight deck)













Linke Hoffmann R.I 1917 (enclosed flight deck)


Neuber R 1917 (enclosed flight deck)


Siemens Schuckert SSW R.IX 1918 (enclosed flight deck)


Adlershof R doppeldecker 1918 (enclosed flight deck)


Mannesmann Forssman Dreidecker 1918 (enclosed flight deck)












Naglo D.II vierdecker 1918












Friedrichshafen FF54 vierdecker 1917