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Soviet Tank in Socotra, Republic of Yemen

Article about: I hope this is the correct forum for post-WW2 Soviet armour. I have just returned from a 10 day visit to Socotra and whilst the nature of the visit was flora and fauna related, I did happen

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    Given the state of Yemen at the moment they're probably going cheap, Ade!

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    Even if they will be a gift, the logistics will cover twice the same tank in running condition in UK
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Many countries have used old tanks as static defences along coasts or disputed borders, either as actual fighting positions or as decoys to attract fire-these 2 are wartime built T34/85s-you can tell from the position of the 2 turret ventilators fitted side by side at the rear of the turret top-last 'combat use' of the Panzer Mk IVJs were as static defences along the then Syrian Golan Heights in 1967-also there's a thread here describing old German AFVs dug in along the old Turkish-Warsaw Pact border, now being recovered as a treasure trove of parts and hulls for restoration. I would imagine the old Yemeni tanks were abandoned as actual defences some time ago but were simply left there to rot as removing them was not economic even for scrap,

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