It's a front-wheel drive chassis towing a previously horse-drawn pump.
A Russian company has joined parts of Soviet-era armor to create a monstrous firefighting tank designed to battle conflagrations in armories and arsenals.
We often talk about companies like Ford and Mercedes-Benz that have their automotive roots over 100 years in the past, but those aren't the only old-timers in the industry. One of the oldest had been American LaFrance, a company that had been building firefighting vehicles for over 180 years. Notice that we said 'had been...'
1915 van Blerck Special Speedster – Click above for high-res image gallery