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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.

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2021, 03:53:39 AM »
Some folks might find this interesting as another option for a T-34-85 turret lying around in a spares box.



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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2021, 02:42:50 AM »
T-34 on wheels and heavy M20


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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2021, 10:45:56 AM »
Heavy T-34 compared with its inspiration IS-III


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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2021, 07:12:51 AM »
T-34 hull with a T-62 turret, supposedly in Bulgarian.
Note the turret ring extensions.

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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2021, 12:12:44 PM »
^^^^ I like this idea. :smiley:

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2021, 01:45:51 AM »
From Tank Encyclopedia:

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There were some T-34 tanks that were modified to take a T-62 turret circa 1980 (believed to be in Bulgaria). They had the turret rings and hulls modified to fit the larger turret, and were used as bunkers near the Turkish/Greek borders. Despite reports that they could reportedly still drive, it seems to be the case that they were just immobile bunkers. They also reportedly remained in service at least 1996.




That said, here's what it may look like if done as an actual tank:

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Re: T-34 and variants, all around the world
« Reply #31 on: Today at 03:27:57 AM »
I feel a Tier IV Donovian Militia build coming on....