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Old 06-03-2014, 05:42 PM
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Cashing in on this now is about as late as - well - linking girls und panzer, i guess.
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Cashing in on this now is about as late as - well - linking girls und panzer, i guess.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:03 AM
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I don't want to start a political flamewar or anything and this piece of news is actually about the IS-3, rather than the IS-2, but it's interesting:


In the east of Ukraine, the DPR guys managed to get hold of a monument:

Konstantinovka Self-defense got to start soviet tank - YouTube


And now it seems they even managed to use it, attacking a checkpoint and killing 3 and wounding 3:
http://russian.rt.com/article/38816


The article is in Russian but I'm pretty sure you can use Google translate or something.
From what I understand, the main gun wasn't used, since it probably doesn't work anymore or/and you can't get ammo for it these days anyways. They mounted machine guns on the tank and just used its armour for protection.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:18 PM
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Honouring the "Generation that defeated Fascism" by gutting war memorials...
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:00 AM
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you can use ammo from A-30 howitzers for is2/3
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:46 AM
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On one hand, it might be unethical to "gut" monuments, on the other - from their point of view - it's really hard for them to get their hands on any tanks, so they take what they can get.

Also, there's this Russian saying, something like "A small European country could be occupied with only tanks from tank monuments in Russia/post-USSR". Yes, there's A LOT of tank monuments in post-USSR.
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there is also 1 anecdote. Now ukrainian warriors can feel like division SS Galichina because they are atacked by ww2 tanks
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Started it? Sounds like a seriously broken gear box...
Unfortunately the IS-3 was not immaculate as - it would have started right up like new
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