Posted by Chris Nuthall on October 14, 2009 
Something from British comedy show 'allo 'allo - Gruber's "little tank"?
Posted by Eric Young on October 14, 2009 
Looks like an old military moving target range with a mock up Sherman tank as the mover. Here in the US we have gone to wood or plastic for these, looks like Cuba is still playing catch up
Posted by Billchor on October 14, 2009 
If there is a coast nearby, it could be a coast guard rail-tank ! Amazing and so strange think !
Posted by LNTRR on October 14, 2009 
Protection for the sugar cane fields!
Posted by cavranger on October 14, 2009 
Maybe the Cuban's are testing a new secret weapon to use in the invasion of southern Florida so they can free all the Cubans who are being "detained" in Dade County.
Posted by Billchor on October 14, 2009 
Breaking news ! Possibly it could be a water canon for the cane fields; now we have except the U.F.Os and the U.R.Os (Unknown Rail Object ) !
Posted by Backyard on October 14, 2009 
I like the aiming device on top of the turrent! It would be the life of the party at a speeder meet!
Posted by Austin Gratzer on October 15, 2009 
You lay out some track into the enemy fortress, and put the rookie in that, see what happens I think. Nice shot though, I love the antique stuff.
Posted by Nikko P on October 15, 2009 
It could have been a decoy in the event of a US invasion. I don't understand what purpose the tracks would serve though. Clearly this thing didn't really shoot.
Posted by Chase Gunnoe on October 16, 2009 
Very unique! You should've taken it home with you!
Posted by Patrick Smith (Railwolf) on October 20, 2009 
That is very strange, I love the 'ties'!
Posted by Jez Smith on November 13, 2010 
As fantastic as it was probably uselessly ineffective!!
Posted by JWash1 on March 9, 2011 
What, No Brakes?
Posted by SouthernRailwayLover on July 6, 2012 
That's what I call a "tank car". Cool!
Posted by BurlingtonNorthern on October 13, 2013 
I asked if anyone could better ID this device on the Armorama military modeling forum and will re-post any meaningful responses here.
Posted by Bill Stevens on February 12, 2017 
You ALL are sooooooooooooo wrong!!!! It's Fidel Castro's ARMORED TRAIN he bought from the RUSSIANS!
Posted by Dana M. on May 16, 2017 
Sorry for posting so late Phil, but In my humble opinion, it looks like it was a moving target for military gunnery teams using paint or other marker type rounds. It even appears to me to have some type of "firing" discharge device atop the turret to indicate it was hit by the rounds, similar to a Hoffman Device. It probably was remote controlled or pulled by a remote controlled tractor or even a cable. Most likely though, this was a moving target for military target practice.
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