Author Topic: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production  (Read 27622 times)

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2022, 10:05:26 AM »
More Funky Sovietry.  If successful, the main gun would need boresighting.

https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2022/12/04/soviet-zet-1-system-for-protection-against-heat-shells/

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2022, 11:17:27 AM »
Ukrainian T55 turret on a T64 hull
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rX2FF2IXqs

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2022, 02:40:18 AM »
September -
The Republic of Slovenia will send 28 M-55S tanks to Ukraine, according to a statement published on the government’s website on Monday.
https://www.defencetoday.com/security/flashpoints/slovenia-to-transfer-m-55-tanks-to-ukraine/

December -
The first video has appeared online depicting the Ukrainian army’s ex-Slovenian M-55S tanks. The video depicts what appears to be a four-person M-55S crew training on its new-old vehicle. The thick mud—a sticky hallmark of Ukraine’s wet early winter—might confirm the video is recent.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/super-upgraded-m-55s-tanks-have-arrived-in-ukraine/


Didn't find much on the M-55S first pass around.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2022, 05:59:39 AM »
It's amazing to see what's getting fielded in this war. From WWI Maxim machine guns to hypersonic cruise missiles. Takom has some "modernized" T-55s, but none like M55S.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2022, 08:01:34 AM »
I have long wanted a M55S kit
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2022, 12:56:52 AM »
I was considering a Panzer '46 T-44 Beutepanzer. PzKw(r)-44???

Or possibly an Argentine army T-44 on the Malvinas during the the 1960's invasion, after Peron turned left. (That might well turn into a T-54/5)

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2022, 02:55:05 AM »
I was considering a Panzer '46 T-44 Beutepanzer. PzKw(r)-44???

Or possibly an Argentine army T-44 on the Malvinas during the the 1960's invasion, after Peron turned left. (That might well turn into a T-54/5)

Do them both.

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2023, 01:46:11 AM »
supposedly a mine-clearing development is the rear-mounted rocket-propelled charges. The charges are launched across a minefield and once on the ground, are detonated.

It offers ideas though...

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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2023, 01:34:52 AM »
Here rather than the Panther thread, but I like movie star tanks.


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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2023, 01:38:08 AM »
supposedly a mine-clearing development is the rear-mounted rocket-propelled charges. The charges are launched across a minefield and once on the ground, are detonated.

It offers ideas though...



No doubts about it.  Pretty sure 'we' (NATO/US) stole the idea and tweaked it for our own use.




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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2023, 02:04:02 AM »
Nope, the British & Commonwealth countries developed it during WW2.

Quote from: wikipedia
The British and Commonwealth developed their systems during the Second World War. The Canadians developed "Snake", an oversized application of the Bangalore torpedo in 1941 to 1942.[2] A more flexible development was "Conger", developed in 1944, a tube that could be fired across the minefield and then filled with explosive before detonation.[3]

Conger was a 2-inch (51 mm) woven hose launched by a five-inch (127 mm) rocket. The tube and rocket were mounted in a Universal Carrier which had been stripped out to reduce it down to an armoured tracked trailer that could be towed by a tank, often a Churchill AVRE. The rocket was fired, trailing the hose across the area to be cleared. Compressed air was then used to pump the liquid explosive - just over a ton of "822C" nitroglycerin - into the hose before it was detonated. Conger was used in Normandy where there were instances of premature detonation.[4]
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2023, 02:54:31 AM »

Images of Snake and Conger,














From '79th Armoured Division; Hobo's Funnies', AFV/Weapons Series Profile Book no.3, Nigel Duncan, Profile Publications, pp. 20-22.


and now a rant . . . I don't know how it started, or where it came from ( actually I do, it's almost certainly down to that 'World of Tanks' lot), but the special armoured vehicles of 79th Armoured Division are almost universally referred to as 'Hobart's Funnies', after Gen Percy Hobart, 79th Armoured's commander.
THIS IS WRONG.
As can be seen from the image below, from the same book as the above, it should be 'Hobo's Funnies' . . .







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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #62 on: April 21, 2023, 03:08:42 AM »

No doubts about it.  Pretty sure 'we' (NATO/US) stole the idea and tweaked it for our own use.



Thanks - I couldn't find a phot. 
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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2023, 03:10:02 AM »
Here rather than the Panther thread, but I like movie star tanks.



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Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2023, 03:54:15 AM »
 

Thanks - I couldn't find a phot. 

No problem.

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supposedly a mine-clearing development is the rear-mounted rocket-propelled charges. The charges are launched across a minefield and once on the ground, are detonated.

It offers ideas though...



As a former Assault Pioneer, I fully appreciate that this Soviet configuration would be much more effective in clearing a much wider path under and either side of the tanks tracks than the likes of most Western mine-clearing line charge systems. The truth is such explosive overpressure type MCLC's miss a lot of mines - especially more reseliant anti-armour mines.

MAD

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As a former Assault Pioneer, I fully appreciate that this Soviet configuration would be much more effective in clearing a much wider path under and either side of the tanks tracks than the likes of most Western mine-clearing line charge systems. The truth is such explosive overpressure type MCLC's miss a lot of mines - especially more reseliant anti-armour mines.

MAD

Speaking of lane clearing challenges
https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/anatomy-of-a-nato-planned-trained

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From 2016, too lazy to check if this was previously posted - because it's so damn funky and fit for this forum

Iranian TIAM mounted on an M47M hull.

“The Tiam also has a 105 mm, but it is mounted in what appears to be the turret from a Chinese Type 59/69 tank. Although based on the T-55, some versions of the Type 59 and Type 69 were armed with an L7-type 105 mm gun instead of the 100 mm fitted to the Soviet tank. The superstructure of the M47M hull appears to have been raised to accommodate the larger turret basket of the Type 59,”

https://thediplomat.com/2016/04/iran-reveals-new-main-battle-tank/
https://tankandafvnews.com/2016/04/13/iranian-tiam-battle-tank/
https://tank-afv.com/modern/Iran/Tiam.php