From the Editor: The Patents of Georges Even

A few weeks ago we were looking for interesting patents of armored vehicles for an article on weird and wonderful old time tank patents.  While searching we kept coming across patents by someone named Georges Even.  All we know about him is that he was French and he was really into the idea of tiny tanks in the 1950’s and 1960’s based on his patents.  We thought these were a bit amusing/interesting and so have decided to share them.  These designs are somewhat similar in concept to the US M-50 Ontos or the JapaneseType 60 recoilless gun carrier.

Georges Even Armoured Tank 1957

Georges Even Loading device for externally mounted tank guns 1955

Georges Even Armored vehicle 1954

Georges Even diminutive two-men tank vehicle body 1962