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  • #61
    Unimaginably interesting find

    Armour will not protect cowardly heart - 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, precursor of 1st Polish Armoured Division
    The engine of a Panzer is a weapon just like the main gun - Gen. Heinz Guderian

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    • #62

      nothing special. Just another captured mkb42
      playing RO since 2009.
      IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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      • #63

        and captured mp34..
        playing RO since 2009.
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        • #64

          captured mg42 + DT
          playing RO since 2009.
          IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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          • #65
            playing RO since 2009.
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            • #66

              Budapest captured Kiraly 43
              playing RO since 2009.
              IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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              • #67
                playing RO since 2009.
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
                  t26 with t38 turret
                  Isn't this one just an early T-26 model with twin turret?

                  Originally posted by aaz777 View Post

                  german captured renault r35 with t26 turret
                  OMG ugliest thing evar

                  Btw Polish BAR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>whole universe

                  Here some from me:

                  BT-IS




                  A-20 during trials in 1939 (i guess)




                  A-20G with additional weights to simulate the up-armored tank (it will be the T-34...)




                  IS-4 prototype from 1944




                  Germans with M15/42




                  Germans with SPG 105/25 in Italy, 1944




                  German Panzer III in Zhytomyr....in 2013




                  Panzer II Ausf. G




                  Panzer II Ausf. J




                  A-34 tests in Karelia
                  Spoiler!



                  Polish 10TP






                  A-32




                  German Panhard 178 during Operation Barbarossa




                  Panzer 38(t) with 7,5cm KwK 37 L/24 (SdKfz 140/1)




                  I also should have a pic of a BT-5A and some other stuff, i'll post them later maybe XD
                  Last edited by RiccardoTheBeAst; 10-29-2014, 05:43 PM.
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                  • #69

                    Soviet F-22 cannon captured by germans and used in Africa


                    soviet ML-20 captured by germans and used in Normandy
                    playing RO since 2009.
                    IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by RiccardoTheBeAst View Post
                      Polish 10TP




                      First prototype made of non-armoured steel before whole design was scrapped in early '39 in favour of more promissing 14TP (47mm gun in a turret, thicker front armour, better engine, simplified suspension - no more wheel/track like in Soviet BT tanks).
                      Last edited by morticore; 10-31-2014, 10:21 AM.
                      Armour will not protect cowardly heart - 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, precursor of 1st Polish Armoured Division
                      The engine of a Panzer is a weapon just like the main gun - Gen. Heinz Guderian

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by morticore View Post
                        First prototype made of non-armoured steel
                        What do you mean non-armoured? Like not homogenous or something?
                        http://forums.tripwireinteractive.co....php?f=186&a=1 <- just put this here for easier access.

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                        • #72
                          This steel was not hardened (in documents about this vehicle is blacha żelazna what literally mean iron plate). The prototype was used for tests of transmission and engine so only important thing was weight of whole vehicle.
                          Armour will not protect cowardly heart - 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, precursor of 1st Polish Armoured Division
                          The engine of a Panzer is a weapon just like the main gun - Gen. Heinz Guderian

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by morticore View Post
                            This steel was not hardened (in documents about this vehicle is blacha żelazna what literally mean iron plate). The prototype was used for tests of transmission and engine so only important thing was weight of whole vehicle.
                            Oh okay. That makes sense; one of those obvious things I wish I had figured out for myself.
                            http://forums.tripwireinteractive.co....php?f=186&a=1 <- just put this here for easier access.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by RiccardoTheBeAst View Post
                              Isn't this one just an early T-26 model with twin turret?
                              I think not. The turrets on T-26 M1931 don't have that little "slope" between turret side and top.

                              Finns had a great variety of different weapons and I think these rare submachine guns are quite interesting:


                              Finnish Suomi M/26 and American Thompson M1928A1. Suomi M/26 was a predecessor of Suomi M/31 and only 100 were made. Finns captured a small number of Thompsons from Soviets, especially in the Battle of Ilomantsi, where Soviet 3rd, 69th and 70th Naval Infantry Brigades wielded them.


                              SIG Model 1920 "Bergmann" and MP 28-II "Schmeisser". M/20 "Bergmann" was a licensed copy of German MP 18 made in Swiss and instead of 32 round magazines, it used ones with 50 rounds. Finnish Civil Guard (Suojeluskunta) bought around 1500 Bergmanns before Winter War and when the war started, these guns were transferred to Finnish Army. During the Winter War Finnish Army bought 171 pieces of MP 28-II from Belgium, but those arrived after the war had already ended. In the Continuation War those MP 28-II smgs were used by Finnish troops in Lapland, where some German units also used same guns.


                              Soviet PPD-34/38, PPSh-41 and American Thompson M1928A1. PPD-34 was a "first-generation" submachine gun based on MP 28, shooting bullets from a 25 round arch-shaped magazine. Later Soviets introduced a little bit improved PPD-34/38, which also accepted a drum magazine, copied from the Finnish Suomi M/31.


                              German VMP 1930 and EMP 35. Both were commercial weapons, but their development was secretly funded by The Reichswehr. I don't know how these weapons made their way to Finland, but I suspect the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS brought them to Finland.

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                              • #75
                                italian partisans
                                playing RO since 2009.
                                IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research. IOMmod.ucoz.com

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