Author Topic: T-34 and variants, all around the world  (Read 7595 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2022, 09:07:27 AM »
Yeah, my error; two SPG's that seem to have suffered slightly catastrophic detonations. ;)
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2022, 09:30:06 AM »


I'm seeing one either slightly damaged or undamaged tank & parts of two, maybe three, completely destroyed tanks (at least one slightly catastrophic detonation).

In the foreground of that first shot seems to be the remains of a 2S3 Akatsiya that has seen better days  :o

2S19 Msta-S, actually.

Offline apophenia

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2022, 12:20:17 PM »
2S19 Msta-S, actually.

Thanks Logan. What was the tip-off for the type?
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Offline Story

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2022, 04:50:14 PM »
2S19 Msta-S, actually.

Thanks Logan. What was the tip-off for the type?

The 2S3 Akatsiya uses a modified tracked chassis of the Krug (SA-4 Ganef) surface-to-air missile system.
The 2S19 Msta-S uses a hull that looks like a T72, but has thinner armor.
The junk pile you're looking at could easily be mistaken for a T72 wreck.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2022, 09:49:09 PM »
The junk pile you're looking at could easily be mistaken for a T72 wreck.

Which is what I did, until apophenia made his SPG comment, then I saw the guns were wrong for the T-72. :-[
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2022, 10:16:30 PM »
Thanks Logan. What was the tip-off for the type?

The 2S3 Akatsiya uses a modified tracked chassis of the Krug (SA-4 Ganef) surface-to-air missile system.
The 2S19 Msta-S uses a hull that looks like a T72, but has thinner armor.
The junk pile you're looking at could easily be mistaken for a T72 wreck.

Absolutely right!

Offline Story

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2022, 12:22:45 AM »
Thanks Logan. What was the tip-off for the type?

The 2S3 Akatsiya uses a modified tracked chassis of the Krug (SA-4 Ganef) surface-to-air missile system.
The 2S19 Msta-S uses a hull that looks like a T72, but has thinner armor.
The junk pile you're looking at could easily be mistaken for a T72 wreck.

Absolutely right!


Of course it is! Use to teach that stuff in my sleep, which was good because most of the classes were asleep too.

Offline Story

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2022, 12:24:52 AM »
The junk pile you're looking at could easily be mistaken for a T72 wreck.

Which is what I did, until apophenia made his SPG comment, then I saw the guns were wrong for the T-72. :-[

Look at all the MSTA suspension bits and pieces around the base of the T34 Memorial*

* Like how i brought the thread back on target there, Moderator? I crack myself up.

Offline apophenia

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2022, 11:36:02 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Story  :smiley:

* Like how i brought the thread back on target there, Moderator? ...

Nice one   ;D
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Offline kim margosein

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2022, 11:18:41 AM »
Now I understand the "Damaged tank" caption.  Our newspaper cropped the photo and I just saw the totalled recon vehicle. 

Offline Story

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2022, 09:11:11 PM »
ZIPRA T-34/85 captured by the Rhodesians. Original caption claimed 1970, I think this might actually be later than that.

Offline Story

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2022, 12:54:45 PM »
Chinese with 12 TPO 50 flamethrowers, although half a dozen water cooled Maxims could also work.

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