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Post by Juha Tompuri » 25 Apr 2006 20:57

T-46-1 ?

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Post by varjag » 25 Apr 2006 21:40

varjag wrote:A T-46?.......
Dear BIG-P - I believe that was my answer - but with a (?) for doubts, Varjag

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Post by BIGpanzer » 25 Apr 2006 22:59

Yes, dear Varjag, of course you are right!

That was Soviet flame throwing wheeled-tracked tank T-46-1. Two prototypes were built by Kirov pilot engineering plant No. 185 (Leningrad) in 1935-1936. They were successfully tested by the army and it was planned to start their large serial production by Voroshilov plant No. 174 instead of light tanks T-26. In December 1936 four serial tanks (50 were ordered as the first series) were produced but then the production stopped because the tank was very complicated.

T-46-1 could be equipped with 45mm gun or 76.2mm gun PS-3, also it had smoke curtain installation and radio station. The tank could move on wheels immediately after the damage of tracks.

Specifications: 17.2 t; 3 men crew; 1x45mm gun mod. 1934 (101 shells) + 3x7.62mm MGs (including one AA, 2709 rounds) + flame thrower KS-45 (50 l of burning mixture); 8-15 mm armor; 330 hp engine MT-5-1; 58 km/h on tracks or 80 km/h on wheels; 225-400 km range (428 l of petrol).

Several experimental AFVs were developed, using T-46 chassis: telemechanical tank T-46-2 (1937); chemical tank XT-46 with modified flame thrower (500 l, range 60 m) for flame throwing + smoke generation + area contamination by poison gas (1937); T-46-3 with sloped armor plates (1938); SPG AT-2 with 76.2 mm gun PS-3 (1937); command tank T-46-4 (1937). Also special diesel was developed for T-46 tanks. But all works were stopped in 1938.

http://mtg.domek.org/rosja/foto/t46.jpg (wheeled-tracked flame throwing tank T-46-1)
The photo of restored T-46-1 above was from Moscow museum of Great Patriotic war. That unique tank was lost during the Winter war and was found in the Karelian isthmus in 2002 - http://www.pobeda-60.ru/site/reportagi/183/pic11.jpg

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Post by varjag » 25 Apr 2006 23:06

Thank you BIGpanzer - interesting story. I will think of a question and come back....Varjag

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Post by varjag » 26 Apr 2006 03:15

This one too - was built as a warship from the keel up - despite her looks. Her WW2
career was brief and uneventful - who is she?......./Varjag
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Post by Virgil Hiltz » 26 Apr 2006 05:29

HMS Tern class gunboat.

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Post by varjag » 26 Apr 2006 10:35

Virgil Hiltz wrote:HMS Tern class gunboat.
Bravo Virgil - this one is HMS SEAMEW 'on China Station' - your question, Varjag

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Post by Virgil Hiltz » 26 Apr 2006 12:55

I defer my question.

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Post by The Edge » 26 Apr 2006 13:27

How about this one (to keep the spirit high :) ) - name this SMG

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Post by Bill Murray » 27 Apr 2006 01:46

Looks a bit like a Sterling (UK) but the buttstock is wrong.
Just a shot in the dark. Bill

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 27 Apr 2006 02:19

Patchett?

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Post by Boone Vidricksen » 27 Apr 2006 04:22

I think its a Russian sub-machine gun???

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Post by yabint » 27 Apr 2006 05:17

Boone's correct, its a Russian design, Although never went into production.

I forget the designation but it was Kalashnikov's first SMG prototype, the one he repuitably worked on while in hopsital in 1943.

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Post by The Edge » 27 Apr 2006 09:53

YABINT is right! ("only" the year is little wrong, its 1942 model)

see: http://kalashnikov.guns.ru/models/ka10.html

Next question from the land of fearsome warriors! :wink: (NZ)

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Post by yabint » 27 Apr 2006 12:30

Name this Allied LMG:

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