Photo of the Day: Air Drop Testbed

Today’s POTD comes from the facebook feed of Friends of the Tank Museum.  This is a picture of a testbed built as part of a British program to test the impact of a tank being dropped by aircraft with a parachute.  The tests showed that the hull took considerable damage from the drop.  As the other pictures in the post show, this mock-up later ended up on a range as a target and is presumed to have been scrapped at some point.  View the entire photo gallery at the facebook page for Friends of the Tank Museum.



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