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#121 Jim Warford

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 2336 PM

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#122 Jim Warford

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 2250 PM

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#123 Roman Alymov

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 0746 AM

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Note inscription on the road crossing seems to me it is in Russian, «*****НЦИЯ  ****Ж*ЕБ»   - probably pointing to rail road station with name ending with “***J*EB”. Nice solution to avoid temporary road signs that are easy to vandalize by locals.

Trucks  and field kitchen are not Soviet



#124 Jim Warford

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 0028 AM

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#125 Panzermann

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 1318 PM

Interesting to add a AT-3 Sagger/9M14 Malyutka to T-62.
Which units have these been deployed to?


Didn't Peru and a few others add Malyutka to their T-55?

Edited by Panzermann, 12 March 2017 - 1319 PM.


#126 Nikolas93TS

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 1728 PM

A limited number (IIRC 30 sets were produced in 1967) was deployed to GSFG for a short period, but it proved the unpopular solution. They were also tested on many different vehicles, T-54/T-55, T-10M (actually issued too) and even PT-76.

 

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#127 Jim Warford

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 2229 PM

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#128 Chris Werb

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 1525 PM

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Both appear to be Polish Star 660 6x6 trucks



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 1538 PM

Didn't Peru and a few others add Malyutka to their T-55?

 

Peru added Malyutkas to basically anything that could move. ;)



#130 Jim Warford

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 2206 PM

I hadn't seen these pics before...

 

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#131 Jim Warford

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 2154 PM

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#132 Stefan Kotsch

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 1552 PM

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However, none part of the East German army had crossed the border.


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#133 Panzermann

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 0500 AM

While true, but soviet army has deployed from german territory.

 

which can also be seen by the markings for the staffs on the map: !. guards tank army; 70th guards army; pawlowsky (polish i guess), polish army and  new army staff

 

the darkened areas marked as assembly areas for DDR NVA units have not been used as we know now. I wonder if these have been the actually planned for areas? And how did Der Spiegel (W.-German weekly news magazine) obtain the info? That there have not been NVA in the CSSR should have been obvious too. hmmm



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 2227 PM

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#135 Dark_Falcon

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 1042 AM

8 color photos stated to be from August 21st, 1968 were posted on Twitter on Sunday (Tweet 1 and Tweet 2).  The poster, Marcin Czerwinski, said they were taken by his uncle and had not been published prior to his posting them.  I've posted the 3 photos that focus most on tanks below:

 

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#136 Pavel Novak

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 1605 PM

Nice find, thanks.






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