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#6121 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 0433 AM

 

Was a prototype of the "T-74" ever built or did the concept never make it off the drawing board?  It'd be interesting to know more about such a vehicle, looks quite an advanced design.

 

I think I've seen a small scale model of the "T-74" before somewhere but I cannot recall where from.

This is as far as it went I think:

Bit of a shame really, it would have been a really interesting vehicle to have seen in the metal, something certainly quite unique to have on display at a place like Kubinka.

 

I've just found the T-14 Armata video (how it came to be by Red Effect) and I've spotted the hull of the screenshot you posted above.  So they got at least as far as the hull then.  I take it that the scale model of the vehicle may still survive?

 

And as for the Objekt 195 and "two prototypes"?  Hmm...I wonder what they're being used for now then?


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 1629 PM

 

Was a prototype of the "T-74" ever built or did the concept never make it off the drawing board?  It'd be interesting to know more about such a vehicle, looks quite an advanced design.

 

I think I've seen a small scale model of the "T-74" before somewhere but I cannot recall where from.

This is as far as it went I think:

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It is Object 299 from Leningrad.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 1023 AM

First combat employment of the T-64. 19-20 July 1992.

 

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The first place of combat employment of the T-64BV was the battle for the city of Bendery, occupied by Moldovan troops.  On June 20, occurred the so-called civilian seizure of 11 T-64BV tanks of 59 motorized rifle divisions of the 14-th army which were on a long-term storage.  On the same day, hastily removed from the conservation tanks have already participated in the battle.  About this events -  https://btvtinfo.blo...of-t-64-19.html


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 1357 PM

Intriguing!

 

If anyone can remember Baryatinsky's book "Tanks in Chechnya", there were a couple of pictures in that book showing a T-64BV with the characteristic upturned turret on the hull on a bridge.  These two pictures created quite a discussion (sometimes heated) about the T-64 and if it had ever served either in Chechnya or in the surrounding area.

 

I wonder if those two pictures were taken in the same timeframe as the above images and video? 

 

I still have yet to find a copy of that book.  The pictures alone should make it worth continuing to look out for. 


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 1408 PM

T-64BV?  No, maybe Js-3


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 1558 PM

Intriguing!
 
If anyone can remember Baryatinsky's book "Tanks in Chechnya", there were a couple of pictures in that book showing a T-64BV with the characteristic upturned turret on the hull on a bridge.  These two pictures created quite a discussion (sometimes heated) about the T-64 and if it had ever served either in Chechnya or in the surrounding area.
 
I wonder if those two pictures were taken in the same timeframe as the above images and video? 
 
I still have yet to find a copy of that book.  The pictures alone should make it worth continuing to look out for.

The pictures in that book were taken in "the approaches to" Bendery in 1992, but the tanks don't appear to be on a bridge.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 1253 PM

 

Intriguing!
 
If anyone can remember Baryatinsky's book "Tanks in Chechnya", there were a couple of pictures in that book showing a T-64BV with the characteristic upturned turret on the hull on a bridge.  These two pictures created quite a discussion (sometimes heated) about the T-64 and if it had ever served either in Chechnya or in the surrounding area.
 
I wonder if those two pictures were taken in the same timeframe as the above images and video? 
 
I still have yet to find a copy of that book.  The pictures alone should make it worth continuing to look out for.

The pictures in that book were taken in "the approaches to" Bendery in 1992, but the tanks don't appear to be on a bridge.

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 2133 PM

Gavin, actually it turns out that our own alejandro_ posted the two pictures from the book here. The road the tanks are on looks to be at ground level to me?
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Posted 21 June 2019 - 0827 AM

Gavin, actually it turns out that our own alejandro_ posted the two pictures from the book here. The road the tanks are on looks to be at ground level to me?

 

Yes those are the pictures I recall.  The crash barrier behind the tank/s must be what made me think if was on the bridge (or at least on the approaches anyway).


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 0525 AM

105mm APFSDS from smoothbore vs T-62

 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:43 PM

Yes those are the pictures I recall.  The crash barrier behind the tank/s must be what made me think if was on the bridge (or at least on the approaches anyway).

Agreed; the guard rail had me do a double-take when I went to check the book. :)
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