Soviet AFV quiz

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by AMVAS, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Well, boys..

    I see quizzes are very popular here....

    He-he... Lets see how experienced you are in Soviet AFVs...;)

    For instance, an easy question just for this Soviet tank
    [​IMG]

    come on! :)
     
  2. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    If you are attentive, you can say me, what SOVIET tank is hidden under this armor
    [​IMG]
     
  3. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Not well up on Soviet designs, but is the first one one of the BT series? BT40/1/2. Christue suspension is a give away.

    Judging my the 76mm gun its either JS1/2 or T34/76?? T34 I think.

    Kev
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    But Christie with return rollers?
    Top one, I'm leaning towards the T-29,(haven't got a decent picture of one though, only plans) thought it might be T-46 but that's got no extra turret.

    Second one looks like a T34/76 with only the Mantlet showing?

    Good picture.
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    #1 haven't a clue.
    #2 is T34/76 trying to be a Tiger.
     
  6. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Good results, Gentlemen!
    :cheers:

    Von Poop: My special respect! :m6:

    It's really T-29! :exactly:

    This model was worked out for quite many years as wheeled modification of T-28. But it appeared that the tank was too heavy for this.
    BTs were much more light and even their latest modifications had much troubles with wheeled motion.
    A few different T-29 vehicles were built.
    During the battle for Moscow even experimental AFVs were used. But unfortunately there still no clear evidences where those had been used.
    Soviet archivalr ecords have some specific, which don't allow to do this. :mellow:

    kfz: You are not far from the truth.
    It's an attempt to protect T-34 with concrete armor.
    The attempt failed, but vehicle itself appeared to be rather interesting....

    regards,
    Alex

    P.S. To Von Poop.
    There were several vehicles under T-46 name.
     
  7. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    I made those photos int eh Cenral Museum of the Great Patriotic War this August.
    Any suggestions what tank is this one? ;)

    (Rem. It's not T-26....)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  9. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    I'd go for a T-46-1, a prototype used as a fixed defense.



    :exactly:


    This T-46-1 vehicle was used in Karelian Fortified Zone and was found a few years ago..

    But it was easy task knowing where this vehicle is stored now :)
     
  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    No, it wasn't easy at all ;) and I only found your index to the pics a few minutes ago! Damn, it was there!

    Can you provide some history on this tank? The site Where I found the photos is in Japanese, which is even worse for me than Russian!
     
  11. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Another simple question.
    What modification of T-34 is this one?

    [​IMG]

    That sort of T-34s were used during the battle for Moscow in 1941 and some of them in the Kursk battle (relatively low amount)

    Regards,
    Alex
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    T34/57 'tank hunter'?,
    again I don't think I've ever seen a photo of one but that's a very long barrel. :)
    Glad you've rolled in Alex, my Soviet tank knowledge needs improving.
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  13. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    No, it wasn't easy at all ;) and I only found your index to the pics a few minutes ago! Damn, it was there!

    Can you provide some history on this tank? The site Where I found the photos is in Japanese, which is even worse for me than Russian!

    [​IMG]
    Other photos:
    http://tanksinmoscow.com/Poklon/Foto2/T-46_01.htm

    It was thought to replace T-26 in troops and have wheeled engine like BTs.
    but it appeared tobe too complicated and only 4 vehicles were built.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Regards,
    Alex
     
  14. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    T34/57 'tank hunter'?,
    again I don't think I've ever seen a photo of one but that's a very long barrel. :)
    Glad you've rolled in Alex, my Soviet tank knowledge needs improving.
    Cheers,
    Adam.

    Yes, again you are right.... :cheers:
    It's really "tank-hunter" equipped with the 57mm gun.
    Its main disadvantage was too weak efficiency against infantry, what caused removing this tank from battlefield.

    Regards,
    Alex
     
  15. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Welll I feel I need to ask more hard questions... :wink:

    At least two such vehicles were produced.
    It took part in the Winter War and later in 1941. One such tank was in the 12th Mechanised Corps in 1941

    [​IMG]
     
  16. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    This unusual tank was hit during the Winter War.
    rather large amount of those vehicles were built (~50).
    But been very secret they were used too seldom. The most glorious usage was agaisnt Finland, where some vehicles were lost.
    Soviet command didn't used (or used in very limited scale) these vehicles against Germans. Fate of residual vehicles is unknown....

    [​IMG]

    Another photo
    [​IMG]
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Welll I feel I need to ask more hard questions... :wink:

    At least two such vehicles were produced.
    It took part in the Winter War and later in 1941. One such tank was in the 12th Mechanised Corps in 1941

    [​IMG]

    Two types in moderate numbers or 2 prototypes?
     
  18. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Two types in moderate numbers or 2 prototypes?

    It's not prototype...
    It was a bit modified serial T-26 mod. 1939 ....but it had own index and destination...

    Only 2 vehicles of such type were built...
     
  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Well, that is one of flame-thrower versions of the T-26, which one beats me. OT-13X
     
  20. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Well, that is one of flame-thrower versions of the T-26, which one beats me. OT-13X

    Good! But which one?...:cool:

    Ok, a small note: there were

    OT-130, -131, -132, -133, -134
     

Share This Page