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Interesting T-62 in Afghanistan
todorovicandreas
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hi gents!

Got this picture from my cousin. He took it last year during his ISAF Mission in Afghanistan. He took this pic somewhere around Kabul. Interesting to see that either the Soviets or the Afghan-Army used another pair of "passive armour" to "complete" the protection around the turret and its side. Thought I should share this one with everybody whos interested.



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Andreas
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 05:04 AM UTC
thanks andreas cracking photo!

i hope his tour went ok?

Martyn
todorovicandreas
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi Martyn!

Glad you like it!

His tour went pretty okay and he stayed safe. He is a hungarian soldier and allready served 6 months in Bosnia (SFOR) and now 6 months in Afghanistan. Due to the bad "catering" in Afghanistan he got diabetes and now is forced to take insulin several times a day. But fortunately (after a long discussian with the command) he kept his job. He just loves it, and never complained about it. He has a lot of stories to share. He used to drive a UNIMOG, a Mercedes "Wolf" and, his favourite, a brand new BTR-80A God bless him.

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Andreas
martyncrowther
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 06:20 AM UTC
Im glad he had a good/safe tour ! and i hope the problem sorts itself out!

martyn
Aleksey_Gilevskiy
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 08:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the photo, but nothing special in that 62
good luck for your cousin
todorovicandreas
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
Hi Aleksey

Glad you like the pic!

Well, at least i have never ever seen a pic of a T-62 with 4 Elements of passive armour, only with 2. If you have more pics or additional info on this particular feature, please let us know as I thought about a possible conversion for the new Trumpeter kit. (Once its released)

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Andreas
210cav
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 04:44 AM UTC
Nice photo
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 06:04 AM UTC
I thought it was a T-55AM1, an upgraded T-55 with horseshoe armour on the turret.
junglejim
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 03:19 PM UTC
Look again Guys. It's a T-62 with BDD "Horseshoe" armour BUT the intersting part is that it has and extra set around the sides/rear of the turret. That's the different part.



Jim
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 09:57 PM UTC
Interesting photo. Thanks for sharing it.
todorovicandreas
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 02:03 AM UTC
Youre welcome guys!

And thanks Jim for clarification!

Best regards,

Andreas
Figure_11
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2008 - 04:05 AM UTC
Osprey's "Tank War Central Front" has a colour plate of a T-62 with the horseshoe armour on the turret. Are there any aftermarket kits with this armour? would this be the turret depicted by the SP designs kit #202 T-62 M1-2 m1983/75 (L,U,B,MG)

SP Designs T-62 kits


Thanks,
Mike
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