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Post by BIGpanzer » 14 Jan 2006 18:25

Hello, Aufklarung!

Exactly, this is Soviet experimental medium anti-tank (not assault if to be 100% correct!) SPG SU-101, which was built by "Uralmash" (Ural Engineering Plant) in spring 1945.

That SPG (SU-101 or "Uralmash-1") had a new progressive design, which made possible to install more powerful guns than of serial SU-100 and more strong armor. SU-101 was armed with 100 mm gun D-10S and the similar SU-102 was armed with 122mm gun D-25S. Both were based on the chassis of the new medium tank T-44.

The photo I've posted shows SU-101 during ground tests in summer 1945 - http://www.weapon.df.ru/tanks/sovsau/me ... lmash1.jpg
The Aufklarung's modern photo is from the Russian Kubinka Tank Museum (Moscow Region) - http://www.tankmuseum.ru/images/p2/su-101.jpg
On the same site I found a very interesting photo - http://www.tankmuseum.ru/images/pav1-4.jpg (Soviet super-heavy SPG with double treads and round hull!, 1957)
http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/5pansar/5 ... oyanov.jpg 8O 8O 8O 8O (more than 60 t, 266-305 mm armor, 130mm gun, 1000 hp engine)

Specifications of SU-101: weight 34.1 t, crew 4 men, armor 40-122 mm, armament - 100 mm gun D-10S (35 shells) + 1x7.62mm DT + 12.7mm DShK, engine V-2-34 500 hp diesel, speed 54 km/h, range 350 km.

SU-101 was very powerful AT SPG, it had excellent maneuvrability and strong armor (better than of much more heavy IS and ISU), but it was not very convenient for the crew because of the relatively small fighting compartment. Serial production of SU-101 was rejected because of the end of WWII, also Soviet Army had already a lot of serial SU-100s and the serial production of new main battle tank T-54 with 100mm gun should be started soon.

Blueprints of SU-101: http://blitzhaja.dothome.co.kr/bbs/data ... SU_101.jpg

Please, your turn! :wink:

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Post by Robb » 15 Jan 2006 01:21

Hi BIGPanzer

Thanks for the information; good pictures too, especially the first on.

Regards Robb

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See......not an airplane!!

Post by Aufklarung » 15 Jan 2006 02:44

Hi

Yes, BIGPanzer, that was a good question. :D

I looked for some time thinking it was an 85mm gun or SU-85 variant.

How about this:

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Post by Davide Pastore » 15 Jan 2006 10:36

Cranston & Johnson [#1] M1941 (with the bipod. M1944 had a monopod and a different butt)

[#1] According to David Miller, The Illustrated Directory of 20th Century Guns. However, Hogg calls it just "Johnson". Cranston Arms Company, RI, was the manufacturer while USMC Captain Melvin Johnson was the designer.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 15 Jan 2006 12:13

BIGpanzer wrote:On the same site I found a very interesting photo - http://www.tankmuseum.ru/images/pav1-4.jpg (Soviet super-heavy SPG with double treads and round hull!, 1957)
http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/5pansar/5 ... oyanov.jpg 8O 8O 8O 8O (more than 60 t, 266-305 mm armor, 130mm gun, 1000 hp engine)
Yow! That thing looks like a flyng saucer with a hard-on. I don't think I'd want to be around when it showed up on the battlefield.

8O

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Post by Davide Pastore » 15 Jan 2006 12:47

Michael Emrys wrote:Yow! That thing looks like a flyng saucer with a hard-on. I don't think I'd want to be around when it showed up on the battlefield
IIRC that vehicle (Object 279 Troyanov ) was designed to withstand the shock wave of a nearby nuclear explosion without capsizing. Hence its particular profile.

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Post by Aufklarung » 15 Jan 2006 18:42

Cranston & Johnson...M1941 ...
Correct. Your turn.

Pic source: http://tri.army.mil/LC/CS/csi/sahist.htm

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Post by Davide Pastore » 15 Jan 2006 18:50

Next question, airplanes and their engines.

In the picture (censored to hid the testbed plane) we can see one of the exceeding few radial engines with THREE rows of cylinders.
This is also one of the exceeding few water-cooled radial engines.
This twice unordinary engine flew briefly during WW2, but then the research work was stopped.

Name the engine (and the testbed plane).

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Post by Davide Pastore » 16 Jan 2006 11:14

Davide Pastore wrote:Name the engine (and the testbed plane).
Folks, it seems I hit on something difficult.

Hint #1 (after 24h): engine and plane came from the same industrial complex (although the two factories had slightly different names).

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 16 Jan 2006 21:48

Plane: Armstrong Whitworth AW.38 Whitley II (K7243) ?
Engine: Armstrong Siddeley Deerhound Mk.III ?

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Post by Davide Pastore » 16 Jan 2006 22:38

Juha Tompuri wrote:Plane: Armstrong Whitworth AW.38 Whitley II (K7243) ?
Engine: Armstrong Siddeley Deerhound Mk.III ?
Correct. To you.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 17 Jan 2006 01:41

Thanks.

The engine was easier than the plane.
New one, name the car (sorry for the poor pic)

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 17 Jan 2006 03:05

T17 Deerhound 6x6 Armored Car

Edward

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 17 Jan 2006 07:50

edward_n_kelly wrote:T17 Deerhound 6x6 Armored Car
Yes.
Somehow stumbled to this page when searching more info to the previous question.
Pic source: http://www.warwheels.net/T17ArmoredCarINDEX.html

Over to you Edward

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 18 Jan 2006 01:55

Thank you (that's where I found your photo too - just confirmed my answer though).

And another amoured car for you....

Edward
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