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Which T-54 for Operation Danube?
mike_t
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi all,

I currently have a Miniart T-55 Mod. 1963, and an SU-122-54 Late Type which I'm hoping are both indicative of types used during Operation Danube, the invasion of Czechoslovakia, in 1968.

Can anyone direct me towards the correct type of T-54 that would have been used during the Operation? (If at all) I'm afraid my knowledge of Soviet armour has taken a beating recently!

Many thanks,

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 04:08 AM UTC

Most soviet divisions where catagory B present for operation Danube.
So both T-54A or T-54B can be used. (most probably rebuild examples)

I believe the takom T-54B kit even has markings for it.

HTH,

Sam.
mike_t
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 04:37 AM UTC
Thanks Sam!

As soon as you mentioned markings I checked the Star decal sheet that I have for Danube and it includes a set for a Soviet T-54A

I probably should have checked that!
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 05:42 AM UTC

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Thanks Sam!

As soon as you mentioned markings I checked the Star decal sheet that I have for Danube and it includes a set for a Soviet T-54A

I probably should have checked that!

You can even use Meng's T-10 tank; it has the same markings and was the only military action for this tank type in history.
mike_t
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC

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You can even use Meng's T-10 tank; it has the same markings and was the only military action for this tank type in history.



Interesting, I'll give it a look. Thank you.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
There were all variants involved in the invasion, because you can not go wrong
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Thought for you. Years ago I remember seeing a neat Prgae Spring dio. A T-54 or 55 on a cobblestone street, some of the stones torn up and a civilian figure throwing a cobblestone at the tank. One side of the turret/ upper hull had a big red splash where someone had nailed it with a bucket of paint.
long_tom
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 03:43 PM UTC

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Thought for you. Years ago I remember seeing a neat Prgae Spring dio. A T-54 or 55 on a cobblestone street, some of the stones torn up and a civilian figure throwing a cobblestone at the tank. One side of the turret/ upper hull had a big red splash where someone had nailed it with a bucket of paint.


Appropriate title for such a diorama: "Here comes Russian winter!"
mike_t
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC
I've recently got hold of a copy of Josef Koudelka's Invasion 68: Prague, featuring many of his award winning photographs from the time - I'm hoping to recreate one or some potentially
RLlockie
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
It sounds like the one that featured on the cover of AFV Modeller a few years ago. Article still available as a PDF download from AFVMs web shop.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 07:21 PM UTC
You should also check this link:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/t-55-czechoslovakia-1968-operation-danube-t319105.html
Amazing build for inspiration.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
b2nhvi
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
Wonder if he took the gal with the PpSH I had a crush on.
b2nhvi
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 08:46 PM UTC
Oops! Got my Iron Curtain Uprisings mixed up. Photo was from Hungary, 1956. She's still cute.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC

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Oops! Got my Iron Curtain Uprisings mixed up. Photo was from Hungary, 1956. She's still cute.


Have you seen the Hungarian movie Dear Elsa? Some real nice ladies in that movie.
mike_t
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:24 AM UTC

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You should also check this link:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/t-55-czechoslovakia-1968-operation-danube-t319105.html
Amazing build for inspiration.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



Thank you Robert!
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 01:04 AM UTC
Glad you like it. He's doing an outstanding job on the MiniArt kit.
Will follow your build, if this is a future building over here, with interest.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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