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#4081 DKTanker

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Posted Yesterday, 06:46 AM

Saw this picture on another site.  It is captioned as being 1981 aerial photos of the Polish 14th Tank Division, however it has been opined that it is actually a unit from the DDR as evidenced by some DDR built trucks.  I'm thinking it is possible that DDR sold some trucks to Poland, but I also believe Poland had a fairly robust automotive industry so there would be little need to buy from the DDR.   In any case, are there some opinions and input out there?

 

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#4082 Chris Werb

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM

It's Polish. You can see OT-64 APCs the E. Germans did not use. Also Polish "Star" trucks. There is also at least one Czech Praga V3S truck which Poland did use in small quantities, but AFAIK E Germany did not.

 

Late edit, the V3S trucks are near RM70 rocket launchers (Poland had these, but so did Czechoslovakia), whereas the Star trucks are near to BM-21s, but the giveaway is a Czech 53/59 Praga twin 30mm SPAAG near the V3S trucks. So, I'm thinking we have a Polish unit and a Czech one.


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#4083 Stefan Kotsch

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Posted Yesterday, 03:38 PM

Yes, no GDR-Army NVA troops. Clearly. No GRD produced trucks ar seen.

Edited by Stefan Kotsch, Yesterday, 03:41 PM.

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