The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by JTV » 02 Aug 2016 19:37

Landsverk Anti II anti-aircraft tanks?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 15 Aug 2016 18:00

Okay, here is the explanation. These codes (T44433, T44520, T44539, T44561, T44563, T44653) are manufacturer's serial numbers for T-34-85 tanks, which I have picked up from the bow of the existing tanks here in Finland. They were made by factory Nr. 183 in April 1944 when the monthly production rate was 696 tanks giving a daily mean rate of 23,2 tank. The first one, 433rd tank would have been ready on 13th April and the 653rd on 29th April.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 29 Aug 2016 06:59

So... Esa, would you like to post a new question, or do we declare it open to the fastest one?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 29 Aug 2016 21:12

I would like to have a second, easier try.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 29 Aug 2016 21:48

Please, feel free to go ahead.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 21 Sep 2016 19:18

Esa?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 25 Sep 2016 12:01

Well, here is my second try. It is not completely related to war time happenings, but the origins are there and it has to do with the war time material anyhow. Here it is:

You might see in documents and on equipment a marking Ps. 163-33 and Ps 163-33. Explain the reason for difference (period after letter s).

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by John Hilly » 26 Sep 2016 14:42

Vaunu on T-26 m 33, mutta pisteellistä Ps. 163-33 en löydä. Toivottavasti joku muu löytää ja keksii selityksen...

Edit: I unintentionally wrote in Finnish. :oops:
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 26 Sep 2016 19:03

Sorry! Supplementary information: the registration codes Ps. 163-33 and Ps 163-33 are to be considered only as examples. That particular T-26 tank itself does not play any role in the quiz.

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Post by John Hilly » 07 Oct 2016 13:37

As no one else has tried to answer, a wild guess.

Those vehicles that were converted to training purposes wore numbers with hyphen, like this T-26T - T-26K:

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 09 Oct 2016 00:59

The correct answer is this:
When the registration code system was created and introduced in 1943, the code was to be written with a period (like Ps. 163-3, SA-photo 140290). The system was changed in 1956 when the new order asked the codes to be written without the period (Ps ).

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Oct 2016 21:20

Hi Esa,

Would yo like o have another go, or do we declare the quiz open to the fastes one?

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by Esa Muikku » 12 Oct 2016 21:22

Let it go.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by kuuskajaskari » 29 Oct 2016 15:21

Here it comes.
Great 3D-model of the "bunker" for 4MG and the underground gallery for men.
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Question #1: Name this one.
Question #2: How many "bunkers" for 4 MG:s were made on the Enckell/Mannerheim- line.
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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by kansa2 » 01 Nov 2016 10:12

This is Sk2 bunker (Summakyla). So-called Hotinen-gate in soviet troops.
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