Captured T-34/36 dug up in 2000?

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Captured T-34/36 dug up in 2000?

Post by Gespenst » 03 Aug 2004 21:14

I found this one after i got interested in Estonian "Sea Fortress".
http://www.mil.hiiumaa.ee/2000_09_14_ku ... index.html

Looks pretty intact, what ever has happened to it?
Rusting somewhere or cleaned up?

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Post by bryson109 » 03 Aug 2004 22:04

Pretty interesting, thanks for sharing that.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 03 Aug 2004 22:08

Great find!!!

Even if it was a "turncoat"!

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Post by Kissa » 03 Aug 2004 23:41

I've seen that before, but damn that is in good condition!

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Post by R-Bob The Great! » 04 Aug 2004 00:24

It is amazing how great condition it is in. Is that a Model 41? Is there any information on it's unit and location?

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Post by David C. Clarke » 04 Aug 2004 00:29

The hexagonal turret is the mark of a model 1942. The commander's cupola indicates a late version.

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Post by Hansstr » 04 Aug 2004 07:26

I think its some WWII reeneaction club T-34... But maybe am i wrong :oops:

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Post by R-Bob The Great! » 04 Aug 2004 07:28

Are there any discernable unit markings on it?

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Post by Ostpanzer » 04 Aug 2004 12:15

Guys, T-34-36 is wrong name!

Really - T-34-76
(76 mm - caliber of its gun, not the 36)

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Post by Gespenst » 04 Aug 2004 18:46

Oh, and to make myself a bit more clear:
I found the PHOTOS on internet, not the TANK!!!

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Post by Xavier » 04 Aug 2004 19:13

there is somewhere in cyberspace another recovery site, of another T34,

In that one, the tank sank in a iced over (thin ice) marsh in an open area (unlike the wooden area on the site mentioned above), and overturned before the crew could evacuate, when the tank was recovered, so were the remains of the crew.......I will try to find the site and post here.

@ DCC aka Commissar D, the EviL Moderator:


I think you alrady know the site, the best reference on the T34 IMHO:
http://www.battlefield.ru/t34_76_2.html

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Post by AAA » 04 Aug 2004 19:30

Perhaps of the T-34/85 and IS-2 recovered from a swamp in Kurland :
http://www.geocities.com/military_archeology/tanks.htm

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Post by Ostpanzer » 04 Aug 2004 20:46

Gespenst wrote:Oh, and to make myself a bit more clear:
I found the PHOTOS on internet, not the TANK!!!
Take it easy please.

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Post by Tim Smith » 05 Aug 2004 14:14

I think the Germans used to add cupolas to captured T-34's, so that may be a German modification.

David C. Clarke wrote:The hexagonal turret is the mark of a model 1942. The commander's cupola indicates a late version.

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David

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Post by Ostpanzer » 05 Aug 2004 14:41

Tim Smith wrote:I think the Germans used to add cupolas to captured T-34's, so that may be a German modification.
No. This is Soviet turret' cupola

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