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Reply #285 on: February 17, 2020, 10:49:58 AM
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Abandoned Soviet T-72’s- Ukraine



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Reply #286 on: February 17, 2020, 10:53:39 AM
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A Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha negotiates difficult terrain



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Reply #287 on: February 17, 2020, 11:29:15 AM
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Seems like they could clean a few of those up and put them to use these days

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Reply #288 on: February 17, 2020, 11:31:52 AM
Seems like they should have, after Putin's aggression.



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Reply #289 on: February 17, 2020, 12:15:13 PM
Maybe those need Russian made parts? Some of that ERA might be salvageable for use on operational Ukrainian tanks.

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Reply #290 on: February 20, 2020, 12:30:01 PM
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Reply #291 on: February 20, 2020, 12:47:45 PM
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Reply #292 on: February 20, 2020, 12:52:00 PM
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Conceptual future MBT that appeared in a 1970s issue of "ARMOR"


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Reply #293 on: February 20, 2020, 12:56:58 PM

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Reply #294 on: February 20, 2020, 12:59:17 PM
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Reply #295 on: February 20, 2020, 12:59:26 PM

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Finnish Charioteer




what year would that have been?

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Reply #296 on: February 20, 2020, 01:53:40 PM
It actually served from the early 1950's to 1980 ish, but I'm not sure how long the Finn's had it. I think it was armed with the 20 pdr that the first Centurions were equipped with.

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Reply #297 on: February 20, 2020, 02:01:44 PM
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Finnish Army bought 38 "Charioteer Mk VII Model B" by 1960, and they remained in use until 1979. The tanks were stored until 2007 when they were auctioned off.


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Reply #298 on: February 20, 2020, 02:06:01 PM
There ya go, then.  :bigthumb:

There is one at Bovington, but I'm not sure if it was there last time I visited, which is, admittedly, a long time ago.

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Reply #299 on: February 20, 2020, 07:00:20 PM
It's kind of a 'Tankenstein', with bits of different British late-and-post-WW2 tanks. They must've got the idea from the Israelis...

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