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  1. Yeah, Thinking in retrospect, that makes sense. Based on my own observations the B/B and B/C is to be found on photo references - if one takes to freedom of assuming every turret without loading hatch weld line is indeed a late fifth batch with Type C armor.
  2. The notion regarding the side reducer unit providing new reverse ratios is particularly interesting. Any vintage T-72 around would highly benefit on this. BMP-1/2 cooling is also based on ejector flow, by the way.
  3. This thread sure was an exhaustive read. It raised me few questions / conclusions: Regarding the ex- Bundeswehr surplus 2 A4 around the world - at least three different hull / turret armor combinations can be around: B/B - Any given vehicle from the first five batches B/C - Vehicles up to the fourth batch, which have been turret donors for vehicles from batches six to eight (C [or even D?] tech hulls which were used as basis for 2 A5's ) in the 90's, and have received a later C-tech turret in exchange C/C - late fifth batch vehicles Does this make sense? I am assuming that the B/B vehicles were not upgraded with C-series armour, when bringing them up to 2 A4 specification - do we have any conclusive evidence that would suggest pre-sixth batch 2 A4's receiving armour upgrades? For attention and eye candy, I drop you a single Finnish LEO 2A4 URDAN from Armoured Engineer Co in ARROW 19 FTX, from my personal album.
  4. The pump and reservoir are, but the hoses and actuators are naturally in the combat compartment.
  5. Yikes. Thats a certain cook-off, and seems to extend beyond blow-out panels. Hydraulic fluid flambered BBQ.
  6. Possibly the very same T-80U's as above (among other interesting vehicles) in an exercice: Source: Russian MoD, 29.6.2016
  7. A Sound explanation. I could buy that, but I still like to speculate around this a little. As I see it, the ATGM approaches bit from the left and penetrates right about where you presented it. To take another view into it, it tried to take that into another angle: The possible hit area could be longitudinally expanded here, and thus it might be possible that the TOW hit the upper portion of front turret K-5 first (the part which is visible in the lower left corner), had at least its precursor defeated and then partially penetrates towards the NERA cavity where it is stopped. In that case the gunner gets stunned, bails out and gets his ass kicked later. How ever, to me it looks like it hit higher than that, more towards the area between the gun mantlet sleeve, the laser detector and the gunners daysight. I dont see it viable that the turret roof armor, well known weakspot of the cast turret design could resist even a single warheaded heavy ATGM. The jet would form and start penetrating on low angle among the roofline, ultimately breaking in to the combat compartment above the breech. A jet proceeds to say hello to the commander whose error assessing the threat caused the whole event. How the gunner makes it out in that case? All I can think of he keeping his face in his sight and has the right side of his face covered partially by the breech which is in relatively high stance due the close to 0 degree elevation.
  8. I consider that a very likely penetration. Commander may have paid his error with his life. What do you think?
  9. Today I've been running to photos showing maybe some kind of new electro-optical device on SAA tanks and IFV's. The word out is that the stuff is at least mostly seen in Northern Aleppo. Any clue, what is the devices function and origins? A T-72 seen with such device at 0:48:
  10. I'll just dump the rest of my Kamenka photos here, as we are in a megathread and all. The fenders and ERA are hilarious, but the beauty lies beneath.
  11. Nice thread. I was traveling in the Carelian Isthmus in the last autumn and had to have a mediocre photoshoot at the Kamenka T-80 statue. Wasn't the 45. GMRD the first to receive T-80's back in the day? What is this actually? Obj. 219? The smoke dischargers were fake and ERA-attachments seem fabricated too. I've got dozen more photos of it...
  12. That is Czech-made example from NVA-stocks, if somebody is interested. I'd guess this is at least decade old picture, based on the tankers uniforms and the presence of PSTOHJ82M (9M111-1 Konkurs). The missile was removed from service long ago. The BMP-2, in other hand, is due to modernization as we speak, and the whole fleet will be upgraded by 2017. I can mash up an article about if you wish?
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