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Found this and thought my fellow wargamers would enjoy. Nothing like Russian craftsmanship!

http://blog.kaiserwillys.com/wwii-tank-found-after-62-years/

(edit: Russian vice German)
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Thanks for the link, great photos too. Just for reference it is a T34 (a russian tank, I understand you are making a joke, but I wasn't 100% sure).
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Thanks Colin. Country of origin corrected. blush
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Ashitaka wrote:
Thanks Colin. Country of origin corrected. blush
I realized I wasn't sure if you were making a joke or not, confusion all around I think . Amazing what good shape it was in.
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The T-34.

We knew it was awesome, but we're still finding out just how awesome.
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Wow. I'm not much into military equipment, but that is incredibly neat.
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Now I'm not sure of the science involved,but just looking at those great photos I reckon it was stuck in some sort of peat bog which I think means NO oxygen present which in turn means no rust or other oxygen related corrosion...imagine being able to start the bloody thing!...well made for sure...

Edit:just read the whole text and it WAS a peat bog...think I'll change my name to Sherlock Holmes...
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WOW! Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

I was just amazed that they could fire it up after all this time!
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The T-34.

We knew it was awesome, but we're still finding out just how awesome.


it became steadily less awesome after 1941. That winter the Germans were desperately putting long 75s, both theirs and captured Russian equivalents, onto any tracked chassis they could find. This process took about six months to bring to fruition, and thereafter the T-34 was quite vulnerable to serious opposition.

The article mentions the first six months of 1944. During this period great disparity existed between German and Russian armour, and there was a similarly panicked Russian response to it, which resulted in the emergency, small-production-run tank destroyer/assault gun series such as the SU-85 and -100. Here they tried to solve the "Panther" problem by encasing the biggest gun they could find in the thickest armour as easily as possible. This in turn led to other problems such as ammunition stowage, since the bigger 12 & 15cm shells required more space inside the tank, so fewer could be carried. Then there was a question of the mix of armour-piercing shells to high explosive...
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You guys!
So, none of you are terribly bothered that the original story was posted on April 1st then? whistle
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So, none of you are terribly bothered that the original story was posted on April 1st then? whistle


How about the fact the story is about 10 years old and has been featured several times through different mediums. Yes, Kaiser Willy, the new scholarly website. shake
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Saw this a while back but never actually read the article.. it kind of reads like an advertisement for the obviously massively capable Komatsu D375A-2 bulldozer.

I don't think anyone would bury their T-34 in a peat bog for an April fools joke.
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I don't think anyone would bury their T-34 in a peat bog for an April fools joke.
I've seen pictures of aircraft recovered from deeper, colder, less oxygenated environments and they didn't look factory fresh.
Engine good to go! That is a joke borrowed from Woody Allens 'Sleeper' where he finds a Volkswagen Beetle in a cave several hundred years hence and it starts first time.
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Yeah I saw the date and I thought 'Surely not!'...but then again...
 
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Sixty-two years in the mud and it still runs! I wonder if the gun still works as well.
With Russian weaponry like this, is it any wonder the Germans lost?
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In honor of this fascinating event I have created a strategy game about the lost tank of Johvi --

The Ghost Tank -- Can you find the T-34 lost since WWII?



Is it too late to get a nomination for the CSR award?
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jonnylawless wrote:
The T-34.

We knew it was awesome, but we're still finding out just how awesome.


Now if the same could be said for the driver...
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A friend of mine had sent me some youtube links of this last year. An amazing story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJkyd3JJWE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHVgMzfD38&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBK3Zs13p94&feature=related

Edit for more info:

I love youtube. You find one interesting thing, and it leads to more discoveries. This is another interesting clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVFI9-24Gr0&feature=related
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I always feel sorry for legitimate news items that occur on April 1st. No one ever believes them...
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Wonder who gets to keep it??
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Up in Alaska we find old WWII equipment periodically as well. I think that it's probably the journalist that added the statement about the condition. I didn't see an attribution there. It would be another thing to read that someone experienced in restoration has pronounced everything except the engine to be in working condition, or some proof of the statement.
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Of course, if you like long lost tank stories ...

http://www.amazon.com/Panzer-Spirit-Tom-Townsend/dp/05170081...
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Wonder who gets to keep it??


If it was mine I'd drive it to work...get those crazy road-ragers and maniac semi-trailer drivers to keep their distance...
 
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xmfcnrx wrote:
Wonder who gets to keep it??


If it was mine I'd drive it to work...get those crazy road-ragers and maniac semi-trailer drvers to keep their distance...



Whats it cost to fill the tank? whistle
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billyboy wrote:
Atraxrobustus wrote:
xmfcnrx wrote:
Wonder who gets to keep it??


If it was mine I'd drive it to work...get those crazy road-ragers and maniac semi-trailer drvers to keep their distance...



Whats it cost to fill the tank? whistle



...Groan! too early in the day here for bad puns...anyway if you drove it into a gas station do you think they'd EXPECT you to PAY!...
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