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MarianR87 #1 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

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Awesome. It looks in good shape.

http://www.youtube.c...0&feature=g-u-u

http://www.warhistor...arta-river.html

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typhaon #2 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

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Sometimes i wonder if the countries in eastern Europe are nothing but a very big scrapyard for tanks and other military equipment...

WoTDaFoCh #3 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

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Thing looks like it only JUST sunk in their...great find

XxXSpottedYouXxX #4 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

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Poor tank them poles looked after that properly i can see still in good condition.

estoniantoop #5 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

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Conclusion: Don't invade Eastern Europe by tanks  :Smile_blinky:

MarianR87 #6 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

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View Posttyphaon, on 27 October 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

Sometimes i wonder if the countries in eastern Europe are nothing but a very big scrapyard for tanks and other military equipment...


Europe has seen 2 World Wars beein fought on it and has been the staging ground for the Cold War so it makes sense to have a lot of relics around.

typhaon #7 Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

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View PostMarianR87, on 27 October 2012 - 12:42 PM, said:

Europe has seen 2 World Wars beein fought on it and has been the staging ground for the Cold War so it makes sense to have a lot of relics around.

Of course, but at least in germany there are only very few relics left... mostly planes that crashed in the middle of nowhere, but can't remember a story about a tank from the mud... but there are quite a number of videos of rotten tanks from the countries in eastern europe... there are sometimes standing tanks just rusting in the backyards or in the open field... saw a video about an ISU-152 which had stood in a backyard for 50 years and was even able to drive away after some cleaning...

MarianR87 #8 Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

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Well, for one thing, Germany was picked clean of it's tech by the Allies right after the war. It was also where a big part of the "Iron Curtain" stood and they couldn't have left ordinance and tanks lying about causing incidents and misunderstanding.
On the other hand since Eastern Europe was essentially conquered by the USSR and was full of it's own tech from the war, they probably didn't bother to clean up thoroughly because they saw no interest in it. They took all of what they considered useful and left everything else.
Also saying that the whole of Eastern Europe is full of relics from WWII is a bit of a stretch. For example Romania, has very few tanks from that period. Most of them were scrapped or taken by the USSR to study or just to further weaken our military capabilities.

estoniantoop #9 Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

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A lot of tanks were drown during WWII to prevent them falling into enemy's hands. Mostly by German forces. Though there has been found Soviet tanks from lakes/mud, but these had Nazi markings on them (captured by Nazis).
Some other Soviet vehicles, which were discovered, had crossed the lakes in winter and fell through the ice.
We like to say, that every lake has its own tank.  :Smile_Default:
Recently, some people have said, that there is a King Tiger (!) in a lake of Estonia.

Legion_ #10 Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

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Germany lacks of sunken tanks but if you want a 500- 2500lbs bomb i´d say its the right country.


Edited by Legion_, 27 October 2012 - 04:31 PM.


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View PostLegion_, on 27 October 2012 - 04:29 PM, said:

Germany lacks of sunken tanks but if you want a 500- 2500lbs bomb i´d say its the right country.



i just drove through munchen on EuroTruck 2 simulator  :Smile_trollface-3:

TheSEmperor #12 Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

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There are tanks lying about everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of them were produced during ww2. If even a mere 5% were abandoned/sunken then you're left with thousands that still haven't been found to this day.

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

tigerstreak #13 Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

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the ww2 tanks of all descriptions, are probably getting valuable enough, to go out +get from their watery/muddy homes.

Edited by tigerstreak, 28 October 2012 - 08:14 AM.


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View Postestoniantoop, on 27 October 2012 - 03:46 PM, said:

Recently, some people have said, that there is a King Tiger (!) in a lake of Estonia.


Sorry that I have to kill this but Köningstiger saw action first time in Eastern Front during Oder-Vistula offensive with the IV SS-Panzer Korps, just outside Warsaw.


So no, you don't find KT in Estonia.

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View PostSotahullu, on 28 October 2012 - 09:06 AM, said:

Sorry that I have to kill this but Köningstiger saw action first time in Eastern Front during Oder-Vistula offensive with the IV SS-Panzer Korps, just outside Warsaw.

So no, you don't find KT in Estonia.

Yes, that's true. IF there is a tank in the lake, it's probably T-34. Just to get more attention, they said it's KT.
And they look similar, don't they?   :Smile_veryhappy:
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View PostTheSEmperor, on 27 October 2012 - 10:48 PM, said:

There are tanks lying about everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of them were produced during ww2. If even a mere 5% were abandoned/sunken then you're left with thousands that still haven't been found to this day.

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Thats because no one wants to find them imagine a group of engineers sent out to recover WW2 tanks from the depths of the earth ;p.

tigerstreak #17 Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

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View PostDerRizerPin, on 28 October 2012 - 11:25 AM, said:

Thats because no one wants to find them imagine a group of engineers sent out to recover WW2 tanks from the depths of the earth ;p.
yeah, for all the negative points about certain battles/nations, the machine is without blame




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