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November 9, 2016
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December 16, 1998
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May 23, 1947
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R ~ENiER I IBRGY 25X1A2g U.S. oin cms Ow R CEP4TRAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP INTELLIGENCE REPORT COUNTRY USSR SUBJECT low Dwarf Tanks 25X1A6a ORIGIN 25X1X6 DATE- 25X1X6 INFO. D1St L a PAGES 2 SUPPLEMENT On 10 k+?ebruary l9 47', five new-tom dw f t n were obeerreat port aet of ev, near a helicopter facctory. They sere travelling at a apsed. of approxi- mately 40 ka per ho . The tin had five vision slits; two were in the front, one at each side, and one In the rear. The slits were very n ow and were protected by G tired battens (similar to those on the tt aber scout car). A xman aerial was net above the gla cts plate on the left edge. entry bat was in tho cupolas and source believed that the tats hd a crew of two. Now dwarf tanks were obsar d by another sou ce In late December 1946. `i ey were mounted on four tr s with individual suspension; the tracks appeared to be somewhat round and were apparently a modified version of the track suspension of the Volt* half track. The tanke were not remote-controlled, as one man,, In the unifox of a Soviet t an, was standing in the turret of one of the moving to The tank had an armored skirting covering the axles and upper half of the trac y this skirting was broken to allow for flexibility in the ''Barmoni u " ?arraorod corridor? The following is ,a sketch of the %=k% 'a Possible grenade thro r SO* Machine ztms Approved For Release 1999/09/08 CIA-RDP82-00457R000600210012-3 9 d L 08 Vision slits (two pa P'1Ue1 con front glacis plate) Do Wireless aerial AS Hamonlkamg CLASS IF !CA'TION CON 1 L.S. OFFICIALS ONLY ftnument No. NO CHANGE in Class. 0 O DECLASSIFIED Class. CHANGED TO: TS S (D DDA Memo, 4 Apr 77 ease 1999/09/08: CIA-RDP82-00457RfQ 902jgQ1-@,_77/1763 Date: e By: Approved For Release 1999/09It M%%00210012-3 25X1A2g 25X1A2g Comment: In view of the fact that the tank described has four tracks, a low amount of armament, and is probably fairly vulnerable in the armored corridor, it is possibly an armored caisson and tractor rather than a combat tank. described a new one-man tank, the BUT ; it is 1.20 meters hig , armed with a 37mn gun and one machine gun, and is to be used to open attack lanes for assault infantry.) ent containst information affecting the national a 2 the Uni t?ed 4t,-tea within the meaning Of the Esp3',Dftr t 50 U.S.C. 31 aad 32ae amended. Its transmisa , rave3a tion of i't~: contents in any manner to ax ed person is prohibited bw law,. Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R000600210012-3