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Type-A (T-34 variant)?


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Slobodan_covek #1 Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

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What tank is this? It says Type-A. It is some further development of T-34, but I can't find any info on it. This photographs are from the military museum on Kalemegdan fortress, in Belgrade, Serbia:

 

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-1_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-2_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-3_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-4_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-5_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-6_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-7_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-8_JPG.htm

http://www.srpskiokl...ozilo-9_JPG.htm



kwk75l48 #2 Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

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well from the looks its a t34-85 with a modified upper front plate (side angling) and a modified cast turret with rear bulge and two tower cupolas. The gun looks pretty standard 85mm in standard 1944 mantlet actually the front half of the turret looks pretty stock? 

 

I would guess its a mid -late 40s upgrade design



caciulitza #3 Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

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The turret is definitely something  different... Was it in active service in Jugoslavia?

caciulitza #4 Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

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Former Yugoslavia[edit]

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Yugoslav Teski Tank Vozilo A on display at the military museum in theKalemegdan fortress inBelgrade
  • Teski Tenk Vozilo A (Heavy Tank Type A) - This was a 1949 Yugoslav tank based on the T34 design. A total of nine prototypes were built. They were designed and built at the height of the danger from Soviet invasion when Yugoslavia was building up its weapons industry. They were designed by reverse engineering of the Soviet T-34-85 medium tank without any documentation. They are recognizable by their angled front hull corners, modified hull machine gun mantlet, streamlined turret with cylindrical cupola, muzzle brake on the gun, and external fuel tanks that appear to be notched to fit the hull. An alternate version existed, armed with a gun and a mantlet from the M47 Patton. Two examples survive. One of the prototypes is on display at the military museum in the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade. The other surviving example is in Banja Luka barracks.

 

 

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Slobodan_covek #5 Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:34 AM

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Thanks man. I knew we had T-34 tanks in our army but I can't believe I did not know about this.




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