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T-34 and variants, all around the world
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:38:16 AM »
German Schmalturn on T-34 hull is a good choice IMO.


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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 04:38:59 AM »
What if an IFV based on T-34?

BTW: It would be a very confortable vehicle in the rigors of russian winter. 8)

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 03:16:22 AM »
Looks a bit like this:

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 03:29:00 AM »
Where's the engine? Is it Flintsone powered? The guy in the back is going to be extra warm if those fuel tanks get hit...

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 03:40:02 AM »
Of course, one could use something such as an AT-42 or AT-45 as the basis for a T-34 APC:

AT-42:





AT-45:


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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 03:40:52 AM »
Where's the engine? Is it Flintsone powered? The guy in the back is going to be extra warm if those fuel tanks get hit...

Bah!  Facts, who needs them? ;)
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 10:02:31 AM »
Trainload of vintage T-34 tanks wows Russians



A train carrying 30 vintage T-34 Soviet tanks has arrived near Moscow after an epic journey that took the tanks by sea and by rail from South-East Asia.

Russian families braved freezing temperatures to greet the unusual cargo when it arrived in Naro-Fominsk, 80km (50 miles) from the capital.

Russian media say Laos, an old Soviet ally, gave the tanks as a gift.

Other comments indicate these are not WWII builds but rather from Czechoslovakia from the 1950s.

Full BBC story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46953372
NY Times story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/world/europe/russia-t-34-tanks.html
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 08:08:55 AM »
Transferring from the Soviet tank thread, just to add to this narrative.

Yemen, recently.


Additional - Yemen government T-34/85s defending the coast of the weird island of Socotra.

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 07:57:21 AM »
I recently found a picture of a East German Army T-34/85 with pontoons fitted to it, which I found very interesting!!😯

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 02:42:23 AM »
Here's a slightly large photo:

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2020, 02:42:27 AM »
Random idea:  The T-34 can trace its heritage back to the BT series of fast tanks.  One of the intermediary steps was the A-20.  This, lhad an 8×6-wheel convertible drive similar to the BT tank's 8×2, which allowed it to run on wheels without tracks.



Above:  BT-2 tank rigged for road movement without tracks.



Above from left: BT-7, A-20 fast tank prototype, T-34 Model 1940, T-34 Model 1941.

eventually this feature was dropped before we got to the T-34.  But what if it hadn't and thus we had T-34s also able to run on just wheels rather than tracks?
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2021, 10:28:06 PM »
Per google, "No other sizes of this image found".

It looks to me like an early T-34 ARV with the 14.5mm on the back deck where the cargo/parts/tools box usually sits.
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2021, 02:22:19 AM »
I'm wondering if it's actually a Su-100 with the lash up gun on the back deck.  From the angle shown it might look like a T-34:



It also looks like a ZPU-1 on the rear:



Both would have been potentially available in Lebanon in 1982 too.  As for kits, there's a few Su-100s around in 1/35 along with ZPU-1s.
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2021, 04:00:47 AM »
It's hard to tell from the picture - it's from an angle where both the Su-100 and T-34 are all but identical - but it looks like the Su-100 casement.

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 08:39:27 AM »
Is that the TC (or gunner) pulling the firing lanyard?

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2021, 10:40:47 AM »
Nice to see they trust the gun enough to stay with the tank ,,, sorta! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2021, 08:48:17 AM »
Russian World War 2 T-34 tanks still fighting in Yemen war

The T-34/85 still seems to have a useful punch as a direct-fire support platform in such conflicts. Does anyone know what the HE content was for the Soviet 85 mm tank gun?

For close-support, the most promising round would seem to be the Soviet UO-365K with the thick-bodied O-365K fragmentation projectile. There's also a UO-365/O-365 combo which, as far as I can tell, differs only in fuse type.
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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 08:13:32 AM »
Swapping turrets between T-34 and Matilda.



I love Matilda hull with T-34 turret.

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2021, 01:20:10 PM »
Post-war T-34 fitted with a launching rail for the Izdeliye 10 missile (copy of the German V-1). This is a great set of photos showing what would be needed to launch a V-1 missile from a tank. In contrast to what you normally see with V-1's mounted on the Flak 41 ;D


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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2021, 01:32:19 AM »
Never seen that picture. It looks completely impractical. What's carrying the V-1?

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2021, 02:14:54 AM »
I think a shorter launch ramp and a couple booster rockets, such as teh USN did with the Loon copy of the V-1 would work better here.

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2021, 03:48:28 AM »


To install this french 105mm gun in some other WWII turrets could be a good Idea IMO.