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#1 MyOldDad

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:47 AM

What the hell is this??:

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and what does it do??
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

Looks like a jet engine for firefighting on a T54/55.
There's a few other examples out there on a similar theme.
Eg:
http://api.ning.com/...slj/RM09319.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com...98/s640/133.jpg

& as on the strange vehicles thread:

(truck mounted one on that thread too)
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:11 AM

Thanks for that Adam. I found it on this blog:

Google Image Result for http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ERfU6taLabY/SV0Lr3YlcpI/AAAAAAAABPw/x77RtyYGU-c/s400/ct_03.jpg

and was particularly intrigued by the concrete T34.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:21 AM

Hmmm, 'Gasdynamic trawler "Progvev-T" 'Still looking for that specific vehicle, not yet 100% sure what it is.

Another odd use of Jet engines here:
Decontamination System TZ-74 | Ministry of Defence
NBC decontamination vehicle.

Seem to remember that concrete T34/76 thing has cropped up before here?
Aha:
http://www.ww2talk.c...t-afv-quiz.html
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:49 AM

Hi Adam,
Most of the vehicles you suggested have a
very benign and practicle look to them. The "Gasdynamic trawler "Progvev-T"" (what ever it was) has a much more aggressive, belligerant and sinister look to it.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:25 AM

looks kinda like that thing that used to drill holes in the floor in thunderbirds, the mole

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well kind of.........

sorry to be useless.......
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:16 AM

It's Gas-dynamic minesweeper

SPECIFICATIONS
- Combat weight - 37 tons;
- Bandwidth trawling - 10-12 m;
- Speed of trawling - 1 ... 3 km / h;
- Reliability trawling - 99%;
- Uptime - 2,5 h;
- Minesweeping operations in depth - up to 20 cm (at work ripper - up to 50 cm)

Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T" first manifested itself on Afghan roads. The machine is a base of tank T-54 and attached to it a jet engine from the MiG-15. Also, the trawler was a container with kerosene that allows for a clearance on the road to 6 km without refueling.

Under the influence of the gasdynamic jet to cover the road with dilapidated asphalt emits soil and rubble, clearly expose them all irregularities. Simply put, the crew tore camouflage cover with mines, "scored" in the rocky bed.


from here.

Also found this - Hungarian Fire Fighter T-34 with MiG 21 engines:

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:02 AM

I'm sure Jeff the Slipdigit would like to have one of those :)

These were specialised vehicles that worked, but here are some other experimental or concept ideas that somehow didn't.



Not related, but in my search this cropped up too :lol:


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:03 AM

Nice one Sol,
Seem to recall a similar trial with (possibly) a universal carrier mounting a jet for mine clearance?
Mind's gone blank again though, may have been a bigger machine, but I do think it was a British one.
(Bod, didn't you post a a picture once? Maybe buried in 'name that vehicle')
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:07 AM

From Britain's Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine Tanks - World War II Vehicles, Tanks, and Airplanes

Valentine Gap Jumping Tank9: Used rockets to propell Valentine over obstacles.9 Was not used as the tank would not often land right side up.9


Makes on wonder about that myth over the toast buttered on one side falling on the carpet :D

Also: WarWheels.Net-Baker 8x8 "Jumping Tank" Armored Car Index.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:23 AM

There was also a shorter version: Baker 4X4 "Jumping Tank" Armored Car

Ridiculous vehicle, if you ask me.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:25 AM

I've not seen a Valentine gap/mud-jumper, but there is the Carrier kitted as such.
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You've jogged my memory though Za, it was a Valentine chassis with the Mine-clearing Jet. I believe found to throw the mines everywhere rather than actually clear them:
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:18 AM

Some great information on something I knew nothing about.

The original photo looks like something from a Mad Max film.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:42 AM

Some great information on something I knew nothing about.


Absolutely! Thanks everyone - I'm glad I asked now!
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:45 AM

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Burst a rib myself over this one :lol:

All ideas are good until you test them. My favourite is the Grand Panjandrum, here at 2:00:



Some crazies worthy of belonging to this Grate Sight did a replica, by no means as good as the original :)



Now if one could enjoy Utube in peace without the imbecilic comments :rolleyes:
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:33 AM

Some real 'laugh out loud' stuff there Za!
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

an interesting one

oh to experiment

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#18 MyOldDad

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:11 PM

...and another one - named 'Adam'!!!!

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#19 Za Rodinu

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

I nearly pooped myself out!
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:37 PM

Brother to; Eva, Thor, Odin, Loki, and Ziu. ;)
Where's that shot of the Morser Gerat from? Very clear image for Kubinka.
(Did they build the shed around it...)


Should this thread now merge into 'Strange vehicles'? The original scary tank's been solved by Sol and it's starting to cover the same ground.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:42 PM

Brother to; Eva, Thor, Odin, Loki, and Ziu. ;)
Where's that shot of the Morser Gerat from? Very clear image for Kubinka.
(Did they build the shed around it...)


Should this thread now merge into 'Strange vehicles'? The original scary tank's been solved by Sol and it's starting to cover the same ground.


Hi Adam,
The mystery certainly was solved in fine WW2Talk fashion! Feel free to merge.

Sorry I should have put a link to the source of the image in the original post. It was from good old 'English Russia':

English Russia » Kubinka-2010

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Also found these:

English Russia » Museum of Armored Vehicles Near Moscow

http://www.kubinka.ru/newindex.php?id=3〈=2

Edited by MyOldDad, 12 June 2010 - 01:32 AM.
Added more links.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:57 AM

What the hell is this??:

and what does it do??
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Kuwait, May 1991, I was "picking up brass" after GW1 and a Hungarian company flew in with, I believe, a T54 chassis, with 2 mig 21 jet engines on top, intending to blow the oil fires out. Red Adair, Boots Coots etc laughed it off until they fired the thing up and blew out about a dozen fires. Apparently they made a fortune.

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