Author Topic: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production  (Read 16754 times)

Offline Frank3k

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2014, 02:45:33 AM »
Slightly off topic, there's also the BMPT-64K


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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:19 AM »
I dunno Greg; there are significant differences between the two:





Here's a  Puma, for comparison:



The upper hull is very different between the Achzarit and the BMP-55 and the road wheels are different , drive wheels may be different.
It may be easier (and a lot cheaper) to start with the lower hull from a Trumpeter T-54/T-55 kit (reviews here: http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/modern/trumpt55.htm) and scratch build the upper hull.


If you look closely at the two pics check out where the drive sprockets are located. The Achzarit has the drive sprockets in the rear as the T -55 tank was built. The BMP 55 has the drive sprocket in the front indicating the vehicle drives in the reverse direction. This makes good sense as it opens up the rear (formerly the front) of the tank for troop entry and exit.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2014, 09:30:20 AM »
Reversing the drive train is far more sensible than the Azcharit's where the passengers have to basically crawl along a tunnel, over the rear drive shaft and then out of the vehicle.  Like the Temsah conversion of the Centurion, it basically frees the now rear of the vehicle for a full height/width ramp, making inbush/debuss quicker and easier.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2014, 10:56:17 AM »
Also by moving the engine to the front it gives a little more protection to the occupants from a frontal shot.
I wonder if its the basic T-54/55 engine in the BMP-55 or something new.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2014, 02:00:46 PM »
I didn't read it thoroughly but I'm pretty sure I noticed the article saying that they had fitted a new power plant to improve power & fuel economy.
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2014, 10:13:17 AM »
I wonder if its the basic T-54/55 engine in the BMP-55 or something new.

Most sources list the 700 hp Malyshev 5TDF horizontally-opposed diesel (which originally powered the T-64).
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2015, 10:27:38 PM »
 Found some pictures of an Iraqi Type 69 conversion with the 125mm 2A46 from a T-72,  the Iraqis managed to stuff the gun and auto-loader into the turret and had to raise the turret roof.




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Swapping turrets between T-55 and Super Sherman M-51

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2021, 08:42:03 AM »
What if T-55 122 (2 flavours) and T-55 125?

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2021, 09:16:47 PM »
For our purposes, this 14.5mm cupola setup looks ripe to transplant.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2022, 12:03:43 AM »

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2022, 02:14:47 AM »
I am reminded of one of those Wile Coyote "back to the drawing board" style scenes... ;D  Where did we go wrong?
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2022, 08:12:45 AM »
Fire, Fire, Fire !

Chinese T-34 with flame-throwers to disperse fog in battle - also added to T-54s.  Believe this was originally a Russian idea.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2022, 01:35:03 PM »
Yep, that'd work!

UN/NATO tanks crawling through the fog having no idea where the enemy is. Massive gout of flame in the fog ahead. "B Troop, fire at those flames!" ;D
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2022, 01:12:18 PM »
There was recently a piece of news about Leopard 2 tanks driving "over" Finnish conscripts in a confidence building drill. Back when I did it, it was a T-54 or T-55. There were two parts to it. First we were prone in line and we were actually under the tank, then we were in line with a tread and rolled to the side when it was pretty close.

Looks like other treaded vehicles have been used too:


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"The echelon of obsolete T-62 tanks, which the Russians had, after all, taken out of storage, arrived in Melitopol today (May 25 - ed.)."
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Confirmed. Some have bra armor, some turret-front ERA. https://twitter.com/i/status/1529404520828133380

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Some have bra armor,


I've come across a few armoured bras in my time . . .   ;)   ;D


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Couldn't help myself:

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I'm sure it looks lovely on you . . .   :-*


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Well...

far too small for a 55-T bra ;D

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Polish that armor soldier!!

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T-54 Model 1949, supposedly used in the defense of the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.