±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: johnscone
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6588

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 161
Total: 161
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: News
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Home
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Home
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Home
28: Photo Gallery
29: Photo Gallery
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Photo Gallery
34: Downloads
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: LinkToUs
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Photo Gallery
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Photo Gallery
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: News
66: Community Forums
67: Photo Gallery
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Photo Gallery
73: Photo Gallery
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Downloads
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Community Forums
84: Photo Gallery
85: Photo Gallery
86: Treasury
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Photo Gallery
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Photo Gallery
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Photo Gallery
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Member Screenshots
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Home
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Photo Gallery
133: Photo Gallery
134: Photo Gallery
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: Community Forums
139: Home
140: Community Forums
141: Community Forums
142: Photo Gallery
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Photo Gallery
147: Community Forums
148: Photo Gallery
149: Community Forums
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums
152: Community Forums
153: Photo Gallery
154: Photo Gallery
155: Home
156: Community Forums
157: Community Forums
158: Community Forums
159: Community Forums
160: Photo Gallery
161: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff....
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2, 3 ... 15, 16, 17  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:25 am
Post subject: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff....

Here are a few warm-up shots from the Muzeul Militar National in Buchuresti, Romania. Some interesting stuff there, for sure. I didn't even go into the many buildings they have there (no time) but the outdoor armor and (especially) artillery sections are very impressive. Here are a few I've resized and cropped for review....more is to follow on other vehicles so stay tuned.

First, a very sad Sherman. From the looks of the burned track but more-or-less intact road wheels, I'd guess it's been pieced together from various bits. How and why it came to be so symetrically chopped up in back I have no idea...ballistic testing of cut plate from the rear quarter panels seems unlikely, so maybe it was used to uparmor something else...

I managed to squeeze around back where I wasn't supposed to be, which aroused the interest of one of the active duty soldiers that watch the place. Thankfully, my two collegues had just the right attributes to distract a lonely soldier from his duties long enough for me to get the shots without interruption (sorry, no pictures....but they's some mighty purty ladies in Romania Wink )

And....how%20about%20a%20Mk%20IV....nicely%20preserved:%20(and%20served%20well%20into%20the%20'50's) An%20SP%20gun%20I%20can't%20identify.%20What%20is%20this?

Stay tuned for the cut-away T34/76 training tank and some other vehicles....
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 631

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:55 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

It's a SU-76 AKA "the Bitch"


Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
Rikard_Hufschmied
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 457
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:49 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

Nice pictures Doug!

There's been very few pictures available from this museum so this is very, very nice; keep em comin!

As for the SPG, it's a SU-76M to be more precise. It had some pretty unflattering nicknames indeed: "Suka" (bitch) and my personal favorite "Golozhopij Ferdinant" (Naked Ass Ferdinand) in reference to the ill-fated German Ferdinand/Elefant.

Rik

_________________
Frustra Nate Vive Devincere
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 631

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:38 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

Okay, to bore everyone with more details, tankers initially named them "crippled tanks". Laughing The mariage between the light T-70 and the 76.2mm gun soon became a capable anti-tank weapon and gave the Red Army it's first assualt gun. One of my favorite!

Nice pics Doug! Why no pics of the 'purty ladies'?


Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:00 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- JeffStringer
Nice pics Doug! Why no pics of the 'purty ladies'?

Jeff


Jeff,
One word: "Discretion" Wink

'Nuther SP gun, "ACAM R-2" I don't know what's up with some of these colors, but that's what it is....
...and%20seen%20here%20with%20a%20tank%20I%20can't%20identify%20and%20a%20T34/85.%20Also,%20watch%20for%20pics%20later%20of%20what%20I%20call%20the%20\"MBARA\"%20(Mobile%20Big-A$$%20Radar%20Array) Le'%20Renault....(they%20have%20an%20FT-17%20too,%20I'll%20post%20that%20later....)


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:09 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:05 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- Rikard_Hufschmied
Nice pictures Doug!

There's been very few pictures available from this museum so this is very, very nice; keep em comin!

As for the SPG, it's a SU-76M to be more precise. It had some pretty unflattering nicknames indeed: "Suka" (bitch) and my personal favorite "Golozhopij Ferdinant" (Naked Ass Ferdinand) in reference to the ill-fated German Ferdinand/Elefant.

Rik


Rik,
After reading a wikipedia reference on this, I'm starting to think maybe you wrote it! Wink
D.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:14 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

And who doesn't love a cut-away training vehicle? This T-34/76 is in remarkable shape to be outside in the elements like this.

(I'm gonna' wait for some more posts so we get onto page 2 before posting more pics or we'll fairly kill the guys on dial-up.)

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1433
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:38 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- Doug_Kibbey
And who doesn't love a cut-away training vehicle? This T-34/76 is in remarkable shape to be outside in the elements like this.


Hmm thats a T-34/85 Doug

Cool

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:40 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- JimWeb
- Doug_Kibbey
And who doesn't love a cut-away training vehicle? This T-34/76 is in remarkable shape to be outside in the elements like this.


Hmm thats a T-34/85 Doug

Cool



You are so right...see what happens when you load up a bunch of pics at once! Important safety tip, Everybody.

(They have two 34/85's and no 76's that I recall seeing)
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JeffStringer
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 631

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:50 am
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

Oooohhhh! Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:43 pm
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

The smallest (and cutest) of the many wheeled AFV's here:

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1433
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:57 pm
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- Doug_Kibbey
The smallest (and cutest) of the many wheeled AFV's here:


Thats an Abi. Last time I saw that particular one it was on jackstands next to the cut-away T-34/85 and in bad condition. They are obviously engaged in a program of cleaning up the vehicles there.

There are three versions all well illustrated on JED.

Cool

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:06 pm
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff...

- JimWeb
- Doug_Kibbey
The smallest (and cutest) of the many wheeled AFV's here:


Thats an Abi. Last time I saw that particular one it was on jackstands next to the cut-away T-34/85 and in bad condition. They are obviously engaged in a program of cleaning up the vehicles there.

There are three versions all well illustrated on JED.

Cool


Nope, this is another one. The one on jackstands with no wheels and gutted interior is still there. I got pics of it, too.

They had a lot of ground torn up relaying pipe or conduit of something...no work seen on vehicles, but on the facility itself, which is still impressive, and as you know, big.


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:40 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1433
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:14 pm
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff....

Certainly a lot of cleaning going on - in the 80s you could have hardly seen the tanks at because of the bushes/weed growing up around them.

Cool

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4628
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Romanian Military Museum: Shermies, MkIV's, an' stuff....

- JimWeb
Certainly a lot of cleaning going on - in the 80s you could have hardly seen the tanks at because of the bushes/weed growing up around them.

Cool


Sad to say, the modern stuff has a hedgerow of bushes (though nicely trimmed) growing to chest high level around both sides, so a clear view of the track and suspension is impossible. I'll be posting some pics of those later. The older items are more clearly displayed. They have so much that space is a problem...the artillery (and there is a LOT) is crowded willy-nilly into the yard. The good thing is that access to most pieces is good.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 17
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3 ... 15, 16, 17  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum