by ArmchairSamurai » 10 Jan 2021 04:49
Sturm78 wrote: ↑
15 Dec 2020 21:43
I cannot say where these photos originated. I only came across them on Russian forums and saved them in my attempts to categorize Russian armored trains. Forgive me.
I believe the first photo is Bronedrezyna D-38 while the second is D-37. I do not know the third. The fourth from what I can tell is a Modernyzovannaya Bronedrezyna AT-45.
Do you know if the Bronedrezyna D-38 and D-37 draisines were only prototypes or were serial manufactured ?
As far as I can tell, the D-38 draisine proved to underperform, as it was overweight and the gun-platform was unsatisfactory. The D-37 itself I cannot find anything on, though I imagine it too suffered the same fate given only the one photo exists and how the DT-45 filled the role it was designed for.
I did find this recently, which I think may be yet another variation of the type. Its fate is likely similar.
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