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    Not sure if this has been posted before. Soviet tanks recovered from the Neva river lost during the fighting near Leningrad

    KV-1



    More of the KV-1
    http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_t1_e.html

    T-38


    More of the T-38
    http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_t381_e.html

    BT-5



    More of the BT-5
    http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_tbt1_e.html


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    amazing what mud and fresh water will do to keep things from rotting away after all this time.
    I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to pull the old ammo though!
    Last edited by popuptarget; 12 Apr 10, 19:24.
    45B10 1986-91

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    • #3
      Originally posted by skoblin View Post
      Not sure if this has been posted before. Soviet tanks recovered from the Neva river lost during the fighting near Leningrad

      KV-1



      More of the KV-1
      http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_t1_e.html

      T-38


      More of the T-38
      http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_t381_e.html

      BT-5



      More of the BT-5
      http://www.nortfort.ru/np/foto_tbt1_e.html
      I know where there is another one, it's in Bermondsey south London!
      'By Horse by Tram'.


      I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
      " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by popuptarget View Post
        amazing what mud and fresh water will do to keep things from rotting away after all this time.
        I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to pull the old ammo though!
        Yeah, I was thinking the same thing when they pulled that Stug out of the peat last year.

        Wouldn't the best way be to send a diver in while they were still in the water?
        I know underwater explosions are devastating and the quarters would be cramped, but having a stable temperature and environment would seem to be a priceless advantage.

        Anyhow, it is always a thrill to see these ghosts from the past emerge from the muck like this. The relics of the Pacific war are so rotted away that the ones that haven't crumbled away look like they are ready too at any second.

        I wonder what might be found in the mud of the Pripyat Marshes?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by popuptarget View Post
          amazing what mud and fresh water will do to keep things from rotting away after all this time.
          I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to pull the old ammo though!
          It's mostly the mud. The biological processes usually deprive the deeper layers from oxygen, which is your number one corrodant.

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