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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am

    Won't stop about a gazillion propaganda pieces & little snide additions to other topics 'After the failure of Armata Russia is so desperate to fill out its Aggressive Russian Expansionist Russia Aggression army that its recommissioning WWII era tanks!!111!1!11'

    Yeah, but think how much money they will be saving on tents when the temperature gets below zero degrees C... perhaps Germany has forgotten the lessons of WWII already... it is OK because they only plan to fight in summer...

    The real issue is that of the enormous number of T-34s they made they barely had enough left to do what they are doing with these tanks from Laos... which suggests their other tanks in storage are probably in a usable shape but not a parade shape... which makes sense.

    Of course if anyone really gets lippy about the Russians using foreign made tanks in their WWII commemoration these are probably the famous tanks that evaded the great Laotian tank eater.... so they are famous.

    (For those not aware, the new gunships were tested in Laos and Vietnam during that period (60s-70s) but when they returned from missions their reports listed enormous numbers of kills, whose wrecks never seemed to be present when the recon aircraft flew over later to check the damage done... the difference in the number killed and the number of destroyed vehicles found was explained by the Great Laotian Tank eater... that these vehicles seemed to have avoided for a good 50 years it seems...)
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  hoom on Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:53 pm

    Interesting, never heard of that.

    There could be a LOT of 7.62mm size dings on the armor of these?! Laughing
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am

    i think this tank unit formed by WWII T-34s has a symbolic role mainly
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:40 am

    i think this tank unit formed by WWII T-34s has a symbolic role mainly

    A very important symbolic role... they will likely be used in the May day parades from now on...

    Interesting, never heard of that.

    AC-47... the original gunship... Smile

    It was initially called Puff the magic dragon, but ended up being called Spooky.

    It was during missions to intercept material and trucks going down the Ho Chi Min trail in Laos that created the myth...
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    Post  hoom on Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 am

    'After the failure of Armata Russia is so desperate to fill out its Aggressive Russian Expansionist Russia Aggression army that its recommissioning WWII era tanks!!111!1!11'
    Well I wasn't too far off  Laughing
    "Russia buys WWII-era T-34s for propaganda boost as supposed NATO killer T-14 tank fails to launch"
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/putin-pivots-to-wwii-t-34-tank-propaganda-as-the-t-14-fails-to-launch-2019-1
    Trash propaganda so predictable love
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  GarryB on Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:21 pm

    Hahahaha... some western sites are so ignorant... but then ignorance is catching... but then we knew for years about the various long range cruise missiles the Russians had, but the west didn't really take notice until they used them in Syria.

    Further evidence if evidence was needed that the west is not the future and some alternative from Russia or China or indeed India is needed...
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  Hole on Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:55 pm

    How many authors has this piece of s...? One guy alone can´t be that dumb!
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:57 am

    There was probably an entire team of yes men encouraging each other to be dumber and dumber...
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  hoom on Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:47 am

    How many authors has this piece of s...?
    Dunno, didn't bother to read past the headline dunno
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    Re: Soviet era reserve vehicles.

    Post  eehnie on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:34 am

    GarryB wrote:Of course if anyone really gets lippy about the Russians using foreign made tanks in their WWII commemoration these are probably the famous tanks that evaded the great Laotian tank eater.... so they are famous.

    The original new, not the blog revised editions that George1 loves to post, said these T-34 were produced in the Soviet Union in 1944. Transfered to Laos in 1987 now returning to Russia.

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