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 across what appears to be a derelict example of Soviet armour, dug-in on a beach on the western tip of the island. My guide explained that the Russians at some time in the past supplied Yemen (probably the Southern republic prior to unification) with weapons. Apparently the tanks broke down more often than they ran so the Yemeni military dug them in (there was about a 1/2 dozen that I saw) along the coast as a protection against Somali pirates. I have to say that what protection a rusty, immobile tank can provide would be limited indeed. None of the examples I saw had even a muzzle cover so I imagine any attempt to load and fire a shell would prove, shall we say, 'problematic'.
I have no interest in post-war Soviet armour but I thought this shot might be of interest to some. Perhaps someone can identify the model from this shot or even provide some background on the history of Soviet military support to Yemen?