- russian tank recovered after 50 years in a lake.still works.
saw this on fretboard forum and thought some might be interested here also. http://englishrussia.com/2006/09/17/russian-tank-recovered-from-the-lake-after-50-years-been-there/2/Posted 3 years agoPigfaceMember
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” 😆 when it started it sounded like the end of the world and rattled like a sack of spanners.Posted 3 years ago
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.Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
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)Posted 3 years ago
There’s still a few of these around in private hands, difficult thing to wreck, really.
Great for the shopping run… 😉
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