throughtout ww2 many types of tanks were used, from tankettes (shown above) to monstrosities like tsar tank, which was a 40 ton wheeled tank, with turrets and very poor handling that led to it never leaving prototype.
This is the bt2 designed by an American race car driver it was designed to be a fast tank, that could use either tracks or tires, since the front wheels were steerable. So soviet Russia, bought the design and made thousands of this thing.
now we move out of bizzare soviet tanks, and into bizarre American tanks
This is a t95, or some known as "the doom turtle" since it has over 300mm of front armor, and 200mm all around the rest of the tank, along with having 4 tracks. the 2 extra tracks were added after it began to sink into the ground due to its 100 ton weight.
Well, it's time for bizzare german tanks... Throughout the war, germany used effective blitzkrieg combat. However the tank projects approved by Hitler went against the idea of "lighting war"
This thing's name is actually called the "maus" and is pronouced ironically "mouse." This is the heaviest tank ever built, due to all of the armor on it. It was also one of the slowest tanks ever built, which kind of goes against germany's "lightning war." Now, looking at this thing it doesn't seem that carzy or outlandish. Now, remeber this thing weighs 183 tons and would destroy any bridge it crossed. The german designers took this into account and made this
Just put a big snorkel on it, and a radio cord on the back, and just drive underwater through riverbed mud in a 183 ton tank... This tank never left prototype for obvious.
this is Kugelpanzer which means "ball tank" was a german "tank" that only existed in prototype form and was like an armor bubble for infantry.
So, that is most of the bizzare tanks of... hang on, it appears i forgot some. here are the bizzare Japanese tanks of ww2
this is called the "oi" this is a heavily armored tank that weighs 120 tons, and like most japanese tanks, would've been fighting in tropical marshy areas, where tanks would just sink in the mud or have mechanical failures in the heat. These factors is why there were so few Japanese tanks, and fewer that survived the war.
Now, that is all of the bizzare tanks of ww2
yes, it is American. Yes, the gun is off center, and yes, this was not a very good tank. However one upside to it, was that it was a predecessor to the m4 Sherman.