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Glattrohr

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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 t
  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
  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?
  13. Awesome new footage from Zvezda.
  14. Is my interpretion of the situation correct? Airforce operating from Syria remains the same Tu-22M3's will provide long-range bombing missions from Russian soil T-95MS's & Tu-160's are participating in cruise missile launces from Russian airspace Any ideas what kind of munition the Backfires will use / have used?
  15. Isn't this very similar to Smerch-bourne submunition that REKT two Ato Mech Bln's in Zelenopillya? Combat proven!
  16. From this: https://www.funker530.com/rebel-destroys-tank-with-hand-grenade/ Been around for while.
  17. Yes, I'd totally get that. What international media fails to recoqnize is the bottom line of Russia being there on the call of the only legitimate ruler of the country. Because thats what Assad is, do they like it or not.
  18. One must really wonder that did somebody expect Russia to NOT hit whatever they or Assad like? According to my twitterfeed several "journalists" are surprised.
  19. DEBKA claims that the Liaoning-CV-16 carries has docked to Tartus: http://debka.com/article/24909/A-Chinese-aircraft-carrier-docks-at-Tartus-to-support-Russian-Iranian-military-buildup-
  20. Yesterday, an Ukrop claimed me dead serious that they field 83 Oplot-M's, provided me with the photos of all 11 Thai-Oplots in KMDB tests as "Ukrainian Oplots" and further told that me that Oplot-M's were engaging several T-72 near Shyrokyne March 13th. I still cannot breath normally. UkrBoronProm has also unveiled a modular jihad truck: One can only wonder the unforeseeable success of this product. They also seem to have something going on with a 4th gen. 8x8, which is called "VARAN" Source: Defence-Blog.com
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