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#401 Jim Warford

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 2316 PM

Here is a list of confirmed SU-122-54 vehicle numbers by city seen during Operation Danube... 

 

§  Kosice                           TBD

§  Roznava                        500-series

§  Zvolen                           TBD

§  Ziar nad Hronom           200-series

§  Ceske Tesin                  800-series (probably)

§  Havirov                          800-series

§  Pribram                         300-series

 

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#402 Simon Tan

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 2303 PM

How did they deal with the nose heaviness?
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#403 Stefan Kotsch

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 0210 AM

As with the T-62, front wheels are very tight and rear wheels but further apart. And maybe stronger torsion bars in front.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 2252 PM

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#405 Roman Alymov

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0106 AM

 

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Another indication of how small our global village is: the guy on this photo (Anton Krotov) was among my fellows in university,  before skipping regular life path in favour of "free travel" arounf the world with backpack

https://www.youtube....FpETIVwWCcMV5zQ


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#406 Interlinked

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 1529 PM

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#407 Jim Warford

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 2355 PM



I recently discovered another city where SU-122-54s were spotted during Operation Danube in August 1968...Zvolen, Slovakia. This brings the total up to seven cities (see below)...    

  • Kosice

  • Roznava

  • Zvolen

  • Ziar nad Hronom

  • Ceske Tesin

  • Havirov

  • Pribram 

In Zvolen (the latest addition to this list), a man laid on the ground in protest of the invasion, directly in the path of the advancing SU-122-54, hoping to stop the vehicle and those following behind. The assault gun continued to move forward and ultimately crushed the man in front of a bus full of witnesses, killing him instantly. This is the only reference I've been able to find so far, that ties the SU-122-54 to a casualty.

 

Here's a pic of the victim's memorial in Zvolen…

 

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#408 Jim Warford

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 2117 PM

Please ignore the "fin" round on the far right...

 

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