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  • jambourgie
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    Sorry to p*ss on your chips but:

    after a small repair and service they were able to start it’s diesel engine.

    So they fixed it.

    can i have fish with the chips πŸ˜‰

    you are right though.

    jambourgie
    Member

    Can I have my ‘miserable pedant of the year’ award now?

    flipiddy
    Member

    Really interesting! Ever since a small child I’ve been fascinated by tanks. But perhaps that’s just blokes in general… πŸ˜‰

    Want one now πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It was a pain in the arse getting my car going again after it spent a couple of hours in 18 inches of river. Should have bought a T-34

    doh
    Member

    Looks slightly odd, I know things in peat bogs can last pretty well but looks too good to be true

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Looks far too clean to me.

    and they found another!

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYXNLrXBgE[/video]

    info on the t34 recovered tank

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Very interesting story. Engineering designed and built to last.

    You wouldn’t have wanted to be the driver, I can’t imagine trying to exit the tank after driving it into the lake would have been that easy and I can’t see it rolling in whilst in “neutral”

    Pigface
    Member

    In Finlnd we went to a forest where they were still using a T34 to drag out trees, they had taken the turret off but that was pretty much all they had done to it, changed the oil a few times and it was used pretty much every month. As the owner said “you just cant kill the bastard” πŸ˜† when it started it sounded like the end of the world and rattled like a sack of spanners.

    slowoldgit
    Member

    love the way they have the towing wire hooked around the dozer’s ripper blade.

    hora
    Member

    If you can read Russian(?) on Youtube theres a few vids of German material left behind/abandoned where forests have regrown around staging areas etc.

    Fokker wolfe fighters preserved well etc.

    The disheartening thing is the videos where they’ve found bodies in marshy areas/still in boots helmets. Alot of bodies still just under the surface etc.

    hora
    Member

    Heres one

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jueDXiuU6aM[/video]

    bigrich
    Member

    anoxic environment. legit. stuff lasts under peat, even wussie flesh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_body

    hora
    Member

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRJ8JE0YSU[/video]

    The condition of the bodies and kit is frighting.

    CountZero
    Member

    Very interesting story. Engineering designed and built to last.

    Russian tanks were built by the crew who drove them out of the factory straight into combat.
    The Germans co-opted any piece of kit they got their hands on that did a good job. One great little tank used by the German military was the Hetzer, a small but heavily armoured tank used as a tank hunter-killer. They were actually Skoda tanks, and were better than anything the Germans actually had at the time.

    Jagdpanzer 38(t)
    There’s still a few of these around in private hands, difficult thing to wreck, really.
    Great for the shopping run… πŸ˜‰

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