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#761 Ken Estes

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 0334 AM

90mm shots from 1st Plt, A Company, 1st Tk Bn, making up for the two M26s it lost at the Second Naktong fight on 5 Sept. Probably also has some 3.5in rocket and 75mm RR hits. These were the six T-34s and 200 infantry that had been sent from Seoul against the Inchon landings, running into the Fifth Marines the morning of 17 Sept. Marine tanks claimed 5 of 6, but all tanks were hit by all weapons, except the first, taken out by an outpost bazookaman, who was KIA in the effort.

 

The combat had barely concluded when General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Arthur Struble and a dozen other generals drove up with X Corps staff officers and a gaggle of reporters. The made-to-order publicity scene lay before them, as the marines surveyed their handiwork.

 

 


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 1904 PM

 

Destroyed Nork T-34's.  First is at Waegwan, from air attacks.  Second is from USMC direct anti-tank fire, in Sept. 1950.

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Note the entry hole in the bow, just below the bow gunner's position, and the other, further up the hull slope.


 

-34, not just 34. That's important!

 

 

Corrected, thanks for the reminder, G.


Edited by TOW-2, 22 July 2017 - 2053 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 1429 PM

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/UMh2dtW

https://m.imgur.com/...he1940s/MZcH8rk

Same tank, so they are clearly testing panzerfaust on an already destroyed tank (hits on the right part of the turret)

Looks like they have just removed the 'bar' across the front and the sandbags have dropped 'undamaged' to the floor exposing the AP strike that is masked in the photo with 2 men around the tank. There seems little value to be gained from firing a single AP round at random wreck. It also seems the AP strike is below the level of the sandbags when the bar was supporting them. 



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 1514 PM

Destroyed Nork T34's.  First is at Waegwan, from air attacks.  Second is from USMC direct anti-tank fire, in Sept. 1950.

 

 

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Note the entry hole in the bow, just below the bow gunner's position, and the other, further up the hull slope.


 

And the gun mantlet is broken.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 2053 PM

 

Destroyed Nork T34's.  First is at Waegwan, from air attacks.  Second is from USMC direct anti-tank fire, in Sept. 1950.

 

 

L6iSsN3.jpg

 

Note the entry hole in the bow, just below the bow gunner's position, and the other, further up the hull slope.


 

And the gun mantlet is broken.

 

 

Quite so.  Looks like a hole just to the right of the main gun close to the edge of the mantlet, and a crack radiating out from the main gun barrel, horizontally, at just below the 3 o'clock position there; although it could be a photo artifact.  The photographed area of the turret is so dark.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 1432 PM

But, i think the hole to the right of the main gun hole for gunners TSh main sight.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 1508 PM

90mm shots from 1st Plt, A Company, 1st Tk Bn, making up for the two M26s it lost at the Second Naktong fight on 5 Sept. Probably also has some 3.5in rocket and 75mm RR hits. These were the six T-34s and 200 infantry that had been sent from Seoul against the Inchon landings, running into the Fifth Marines the morning of 17 Sept. Marine tanks claimed 5 of 6, but all tanks were hit by all weapons, except the first, taken out by an outpost bazookaman, who was KIA in the effort.

 

The combat had barely concluded when General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Arthur Struble and a dozen other generals drove up with X Corps staff officers and a gaggle of reporters. The made-to-order publicity scene lay before them, as the marines surveyed their handiwork.

 

 

Was/did the 75mm recoilless penetrate the front hull/turret armor of a T34 in the Korean War? 


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 1638 PM

http://www.tank-net....e=2#entry392196

 

75mm M20 RCL

M310 HEAT penetrates glacis if side angle is less then 20deg.
M310 HEAT penetrates upper side hull if side angle is less then 30deg
M310 HEAT penetrates lower side hull
M310 HEAT penetrate front turret if side angle is less then 20deg
M310 HEAT penetrates side turret if side angle is less then 45deg
M310 HEAT penetrates rear turret
M310 HEAT penetrates rear hull if side angle is less then 45deg.

 

57mm could not however:

57mm M18A1 RCL
M307 HEAT fails to penetrate glacis
M307 HEAT penetrates upper side hull if side angle is less then 20deg
M307 HEAT penetrates lower side hull where it is not covered with roadwheels
M307 HEAT fails to penetrate front turret
M307 HEAT penetrates side turret if side angle is less then 20deg
M307 HEAT penetrates rear turret
M307 HEAT penetrates rear hull if side angle is less then 20deg

 

IIRC 75mm M310 penetrated about 100mm, 57mm M307 about 75.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 1852 PM

But, i think the hole to the right of the main gun hole for gunners TSh main sight.

 

Yes, I would say you probably have the right of it; all of the images I could find show that quite regular hole in the mantlet; here's probably the best shot (no pun intended):

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Also it appears, again looking at various photos of T-34's in better condition, that the "crack" is present as a regular seam, although in the original photo I posted it does appear separated which given the amount of damage would certainly not be surprising.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 1943 PM

It is not seam, it is casting mark.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 1547 PM

"You see ma friend...

We in the #MiddleEast, we love to decorate our balconies with T-72 turrets."

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 1530 PM

Interior of a burned out M1A1 Abrams. Apparently the NBC system overheated and caught fire. Turret crew escaped with minor smoke related injuries but the driver was badly burned.

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1404 PM

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1528 PM

 

122mm?



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 1627 PM

Looks more like 85mm. Impact crater tends to be much larger than the caliber, and the impact crater is far too tiny to be from a 122mm.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 1709 PM

Cut up for scrap 

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 0823 AM

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 2110 PM

A T-80BV that came to grief in Yemen:

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 1144 AM

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 1124 AM

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