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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8qP3CSY6g

    http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomos...y__WIDEO_.html

    Some videos, it's a Valentine recovered from Wartha oxbow. I guess it must have been lost during Vistula Oder operation.

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    • #3
      A surprise of a find there, a Mark 9 of all things!!

      The Russians got a few of them, but did not really care for them, they preferred the Sherman tank over the Valantine...
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      • #4
        Great find

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        • #5
          Just noticed... why is this in German and Axis Armour?
          Three Reichs and you're out.

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          • #6
            Moved to more appropriate armour forum.

            Edit: Moved to the general armour forum since it was a British built tank used by the Soviets and destroyed by the Germans.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hetzer 15 View Post
              A surprise of a find there, a Mark 9 of all things!!

              The Russians got a few of them, but did not really care for them, they preferred the Sherman tank over the Valantine...
              I'd really interested on a source for the highlighted statement.

              There is no doubt that in 44 the M4's being sent to the Soviets were better than the Valentine, but then, the British tank is a generation older. Stalin liked the Valentine and was the one tank in 41 he asked for more. As far athe frontline troops were concerned:
              Valentine was a more successful tank, small in size, with good maneuverability. Sometimes you could approach a Tiger unnoticed on a Valentine. There was such a case during the Kamenets-Podol'skii Operation. A tank platoon went to reconnoiter -- three T-34 tanks. In the bushes, they ran into a German Tiger in an ambush, which shot them up after letting them approach to the distance of 500 meters. Then we sent a 57mm Valentine, which outflanked the Tiger, moved stealthily through the bushes to the distance of 250-300 meters, and destroyed it with only one round. The Tiger burst into flames, and the way forward was open! Otherwise, an entire tank brigade might've been held up for three or four hours.
              Source here.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                I'd really interested on a source for the highlighted statement.

                There is no doubt that in 44 the M4's being sent to the Soviets were better than the Valentine, but then, the British tank is a generation older. Stalin liked the Valentine and was the one tank in 41 he asked for more. As far athe frontline troops were concerned:

                Source here.
                Brave Valentine crew for sure. Though one has to wonder what a Tiger was doing all by it's onesies with no infantry or other support to allow the Val to get that close to one of it's flanks.

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                • #9
                  Great find!
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                  • #10
                    Impresiv pic ,saw one a while back where they towed a T34 out of a bog hosed it out and startred it with a new battery.
                    Wack tac mac hey.
                    Regards.
                    Grishnak.

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