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#101 Jim Warford

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 2222 PM

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#102 Jim Warford

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 2233 PM

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#103 Panzermann

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 0726 AM

ISU-152 hull recycled into a recovery vehicle?
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#104 urbanoid

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 0740 AM

Yes, BTT-1.


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#105 Nikolas93TS

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 0756 AM

A tool platform in the rear would indicate BTT-1 armoured recovery vehicle, although spade is not visible. It was a more serious approach to ARV based on redundant hulls compared to earlier ISU-T, which was based on surplus ISU-122 hulls. 


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#106 Jim Warford

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 2233 PM

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#107 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 0346 AM

The second picture on post #106; GMZ minelaying vehicle?  I remember seeing a picture of one of those in action during the Chechnya 1999/2000 era campaign being used to haul infantry around.

 

Love those Soviet jeeps! 


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#108 Jim Warford

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 2222 PM

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#109 Jim Warford

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 2242 PM

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#110 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 1135 AM

Were these pictures taken by BRIXMIS teams or were those just deployed around the area of Germany to observe the Soviet units (and allies) stationed there?

 

I'm pretty sure those ASU-57's are carrying just a few more infantry than the 6 they were designed for.  :D


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#111 Dave Clark

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 1417 PM

 

Were these pictures taken by BRIXMIS teams or were those just deployed around the area of Germany to observe the Soviet units (and allies) stationed there?
 
I'm pretty sure those ASU-57's are carrying just a few more infantry than the 6 they were designed for.  :D

BRIXMIS, USMLM and MMFL only operated on the territory of the DDR.

They were, after all, performing liaison duties between their respective CinC and CinC GSFG.
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#112 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 0158 AM

Looks very similar to the grainy (but wonderfully evocative) East German film posted by Bojan on the 'Because Germany' thread. I suspect that implies it was local activists.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 0657 AM

Looks very similar to the grainy (but wonderfully evocative) East German film posted by Bojan on the 'Because Germany' thread. I suspect that implies it was local activists.

EGer (ORWO) stayed quite sharp even after it expired 30 years ago, Kodak got grainy a lot.


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#114 sunday

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 0739 AM

Looks very similar to the grainy (but wonderfully evocative) East German film posted by Bojan on the 'Because Germany' thread. I suspect that implies it was local activists.

EGer (ORWO) stayed quite sharp even after it expired 30 years ago, Kodak got grainy a lot.


Well, the Stasi should have been a demanding client.
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#115 DKTanker

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 1841 PM

 

EGer (ORWO) stayed quite sharp even after it expired 30 years ago, Kodak got grainy a lot.

 

Or it's grainy because the film speed was too fast.  That said, depending upon who took the pictures and for what reason, a faster speed may have been prefered because it's more versatile and print quality wasn't a determining factor.


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#116 bojan

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 1946 PM

True if film is new, with expired one you get surprising results.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 1949 PM

 

Well, the Stasi should have been a demanding client.

 

ORWO was an export brand, it was known in E.Germany as Agfa, but they did not have trademark on that name in the west (due the Agfa being reestablished in W.Germany), so it was sold as ORWO.


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#118 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 0435 AM

Apologies if this has been posted up before.


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#119 Harold Jones

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 2327 PM

Found this what looks to be a short history of the prague spring lots of shots of various armored vehicles rolling around and and such starting at about 5 minutes in.

 


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#120 Jim Warford

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 2349 PM

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