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Sleeping Beautys pulled from lake

Article about: Originally it is mine article and pictures, someone has translate it from Russian. I have some pictures of this tank in the current condition, but shame it's lost the authentic look, due it

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    The videos etc re the Johvi T34 Beute Panzer have been circulating for nearly 10 years and have already been posted and discussed on this forum numerous times so unfortunatley isn't something new.

    Sadly the T34 is now in bits
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    hi klinger thanks for posting a great link ,the tank is in a timewarp condition ,daft question though why has a russian tank got german decals ? cheers james

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    Quote by col james View Post
    hi klinger thanks for posting a great link ,the tank is in a timewarp condition ,daft question though why has a russian tank got german decals ? cheers james
    i guess they captured him and used him as a german one or for freiwillige corps

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    Quote by col james View Post
    hi klinger thanks for posting a great link ,the tank is in a timewarp condition ,daft question though why has a russian tank got german decals ? cheers james
    It was common practice for the German forces to use captured equiptment including Tanks and certainly this occurred a lot on the Eastern front where many captured T34's were put to good use especially when enough Russian ammo was available to use the armament . The Germans called them Beute Panzer and the Johvi tank is a good example.

    Das Reich Panzer RKT Emil Seibold claimed many of his kills whilst using a T34 Beute Panzer.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Sadly the T34 is now in bits
    Now that IS a crying shame Paul.

    Hadn't seen this story before myself. Thanks for the post. I'll have to trawl deeper into the archives for more.

    Martyn.

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    (...)

    Sadly the T34 is now in bits

    More info, please.


    Pozdrawiam.
    Paul.

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    i think it is a big con

    rare to find a tank and even rarer to find a captured one like this is

    why are all the people looking the other way??

    just seems strange to me - pulling out something very rare and they are all looking at the komatsu

    just my opinion

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    Quote by kradbuilder View Post
    i think it is a big con

    rare to find a tank and even rarer to find a captured one like this is

    why are all the people looking the other way??

    just seems strange to me - pulling out something very rare and they are all looking at the komatsu

    just my opinion
    Well your opinion is quite wrong i'm afraid , no con here at all , this is a genuine find , i have seen the T34 myself and our forum Tech guy Dimas was there when it was recovered . Recovering Armoured vehicles is not that uncommon in Eastern Europe and Russia.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by f35jsf View Post

    More info, please.


    Pozdrawiam.
    Paul.
    Since it's recovery the ownership of the T34 has been in dispute between the guy who recovered it and the Estonain Government , to prevent the Government getting their hands on it it has been dismantled !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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