Can someone help me identify this newest Russian tank?

Can someone help me identify this newest Russian tank?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T-55 or t-62.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      T-55

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well I'll be damned. They really are deploying those museum pieces.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They started deploying them already during the attack on the Zaporizhzhia line.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >museum pieces.
          a military museum here got one, in good condition, for a small fee you can even learn to drive around with this vehicle.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Join the Russian army, and you too can drive museum pieces! You'll even be paid! (maybe)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >You'll even be paid! (maybe)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They started deploying them already during the attack on the Zaporizhzhia line.

          >museum pieces.
          a military museum here got one, in good condition, for a small fee you can even learn to drive around with this vehicle.

          What about Ukraine tho? It's also deploying T-55, Slovenian ones, but still.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ukraine didn't LARP as a superpower homosexual

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ukraine never claimed itself to be the 2nd most powerful military in the world.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Those were atleast modernized

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Russia is sending original 1950's museum pieces into suicide attacks.
            Ukraine is using heavily upgrade vehicles mainly to support defense.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Slovenian T-55s were properly modernized, God knows what if any modernization was done on Russia's T-55s

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >God knows what if any modernization was done on Russia's T-55s
              cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >cope cages so ubiquitous we dont even notice anymore

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Underrated post.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Less than 30 of them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A modernised one with a 105mm L7. They received this because someone wanted to give it to them.

            Russia is using non upgraded T-55's because they have nothing else to use.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Let's be clear here, there's plenty of difference. If you're a country strapped for cash and getting invaded, you'll take what you can get. And if someone shows you picrel and says "well she's an oldie, but we stuck in a new engine, gun, thermal optics, electronics and slapped on some new armor so she'll still do some good in a pinch", you'd be an idiot not to take it.
            Now if you're part of the invasion force, a superpower according to some, and they dragged a plain jane early model out of deep storage for you to drive, you should really be asking where the past 50 years or so worth of newer tanks gone and went. They didn't even slap some ERA on it, that's bare steel and a lot of prayers defending you from basic b***h RPGs and other shaped charges.
            Just saying, normally the bigger country shouldn't be more desperate than the defender who's making do with charitable donations and MacGyver tier tomfoolery.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >If you're a country strapped for cash and getting invaded, you'll take what you can get.
              They didn't take Romania's MiG-21s.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are limits. If the answer to the question "will this turn our pilots into high-speed lawndarts" is not a resounding "no", then it's still good etiquette to refuse a gift.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because money spent to use them and danger to lives of pilots is not worth what the piece of shit that is

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A mig21 would be at-best useful as a flight trainer for Ukraine, except still probably not because they probably have decent access to modern trainers. Pilots are expensive and take a good 2+ years or so to train just to basic competency, and apparently closer to 5 years for them to really get proficient to the point of leading combat ops if what i've heard is correct.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                At that point there is no practical use for it as it is so hopelessly outclassed that it is basically a waste of a very finite and valuable resource they cannot throw away, pilots. And turning them into guided munitions would probably be bad PR.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              idk why but its my most liked tank(looks wise). It just looks like a tank should look like

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's also deploying T-55, Slovenian ones
            Yes, slovenian ones. That are so bombed up they can fight a T-90 and have a decent chance.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >what about the poorest country in Europe?
            No shit they are taking hand-me-downs

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's also deploying T-55
            The extremely upgraded ones with modern ERA, thermals, and a 105mm NATO gun? have a nice day, dumb vatBlack person

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Russians still have a single running T-35. I want to see a land battleship in this war so bad, bros.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >T-35
            Hear me out, bring back the KV-2

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Battle of Raseiniai v2
              Dear god, let this happen because it would be hilarious, except it'd be like 24 KV-2s being shredded by one Abrams that gets clean away

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They still have a couple of British mkVs in Lugansk, they should send them in next.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Together, the T-54/55 tanks have been manufactured in the tens of thousands, and many still remain in reserve, or even in front-line use among lower-technology fighting forces.
      It is perfectly normal for Russia to have these tanks in service and in combat.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well you know what they say in russia.
        >if it isn't broken, break it and steal the copper
        >if it is broken, pretend it's not and defraud copper buyers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Defraud the copper buyers? What are you, Sumerian? Are you the successor of that damned cheat Ea-Nasir?!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Woah dude, I'm like, Dimitry, from like, Siberia County or something, and I feel super defeated and stuff. We should should like, totally tell the commisar like "Bro...dude...bro..."

        "Bro..."

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Howdy, this is Ivan from Moscow County and you're goddamn right, pal. I can't believe that our doggone T55s are being deployed. This has left me feeling a bit down in the dumps.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            THIS REAL DIMITRY FROM SIBERIA DO NOT LISTEN TO AMERICAN LIAR, PHONE BOOTH GOT SABOTAGED, I AM NOT OF LOW MORAL

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Woah, not cool bro. This is, like Dmitri from Siberia County I think and, like this guy is clearly impersonating me dude. I actually like can't believe how down I am feeling right now. Like, bro...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really no. By the end of the Cold War the T-55 had been relegated to reserve duty in all branches of the Soviet military except the marines. By 2000 even the marines were almost done phasing it out and by 2010 it was officially no longer in service or reserve anywhere in the Russian Armed Forces. They still had a couple hundred in storage so they could sell them to Syria or other poorgay nations.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They still had a couple hundred in storage so they could sell them to Syria or other poorgay nations.
          I'm guessing that's why we're not seeing any of the actually late/post cold war modernized T-55's (with shit like ERA and basic laser range finders). They ended up getting sold away, leaving only the ancient crap to pull out of the reserves?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They ended up getting sold away, leaving only the ancient crap to pull out of the reserves?
            Man, a mobiks worst enemy is and remains the open market

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Big problem is that the Soviets didn’t make a lot of T-55 upgrade kits for themselves to begin with. Forces in Europe were intended to be equipped with T-64/72/80 variants while all other regions would mainly rely on the T-62M. As such upgrade kits for the T-55 were mainly made for allied nations with like Poland, Czechoslovakia or the GDR in order to upgrade their large T-55 fleets. The few T-55s that did get upgraded in Soviet service were the first ones to be sold after the Cold War ended.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm trying not to be hyperbolic but the majority of exposed electronics on those tanks in boneyards are going to be stolen for scrap. We've seen 2 seperate videos of people who just walked on to airfields and lit jets on fire during a war, so it's safe to say the security on these installations isn't the tightest

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As embarrassing as it is, any armored vehicle that is impervious to small arms fire is still a considerable threat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A t55 seem like the sort of tank that should have been phased out long ago though. They should still have plenty of 64 and 72 even with their losses.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can count them from space most have been scrapped.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does google maps have an api? I'm a moron but could probably train a neural network on pics of these storage bases to try and find any not publicly known

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't "or" T-55 and T-62.
      The main visible trait that distinguishes them is staring right in your face

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The gap in the road wheels at the front is the easiest way to tell a t55

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T-34 when? It would be like the US going to war with Mexico and running so low on vehicles that they send in fricking Shermans

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      russia doesn't have a lot of t-34s kicking around. iirc they bought a couple dozen from vietnam like eight years ago just to have some for their hey remember ww2 parade.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        Yeah T-34 isn't on the table period
        We might see T-10s and PT-76s tho

        there is alwasy Kubinka to tap into

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It won't happen, but I kind of want to see the Russians take a shot at turning some of their useless ships into budget P-1000 Ratte and send them trundling down the frontline, just so we can live in the timeline of Land Battleships.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sometimes I wonder if we could revisit some of the utterly moronic ideas from the past and make them "work" with modern tech.

            For example, make the giga frickhuge tank like Ratte, except instead of trying to use it as an actual battle tank use it as shoot and scoot artillery that has a stupidly long range compared to smaller vehicles, so the fact it's the size of 3 houses doesn't impact it's survival as much since it only needs to avoid counterbattery fire, not tank or aerial or, god forbid, infantry attack because it's never going to be on the frontline anyway.

            Basically take some 16 inch naval guns, let's say the whole damn 3 barreled turret and loading system from an Iowa class, and mount it on a chassis huge enough it can fire without needing to brace then get the frick out of where it fired from immediately by driving through trees, houses, wrecked tanks, and anything else in the way.

            Would it be any more practical than dropping a glide bomb? Probably not, but it'd be one hell of a propaganda piece and it's not like all those 16 inch shells are ever gonna be used otherwise.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              at that point why not just make railway artillery guns if the ranges you're planning on using it from are incapable of being hit by aerial strikes?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because railways are better used for logistics and no location arty can reach is beyond air and missile strike, the reason the big guns went away.

                Rail is narrow. Rail spurs etc are in limited supply as are railroads.

                Better to have a mech fantasy where fantasy Titans have battleship turrets and huge breasts. At least that's admittedly moronic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cutting off fuel convoys would shut that down with the quickness. Large improvised land mines could easily cut tracks like the Iraqi IED using aircraft bombs that tossed an Abrams turret.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For a second there it looked like a T-34... Need my coffee it seems

      russia doesn't have a lot of t-34s kicking around. iirc they bought a couple dozen from vietnam like eight years ago just to have some for their hey remember ww2 parade.

      Yeah T-34 isn't on the table period
      We might see T-10s and PT-76s tho

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There have already been rumors about both, but I doubt it like hell. Some sort of reverse Tiger fever, lol.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Might as well start throwing IS-2s and KV-1s back in

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Might already be there. You'd think UKR would be all over this taking pics tho if it was.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If they start firing up T34s from monuments and sending them to the front the russian great patriotic war jerkoff energy will be so emense it will spawn a stalin chaos god.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For a second there it looked like a T-34... Need my coffee it seems

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      [...]
      Yeah T-34 isn't on the table period
      We might see T-10s and PT-76s tho

      T-34 when? It would be like the US going to war with Mexico and running so low on vehicles that they send in fricking Shermans

      russia doesn't have a lot of t-34s kicking around. iirc they bought a couple dozen from vietnam like eight years ago just to have some for their hey remember ww2 parade.

      >they bought a couple dozen from vietnam like eight years ago just to have some for their hey remember ww2 parade
      Because they didn't need any restoration i.e running, pained, etc.
      Probably thought it was cheaper to exchange them for T-72s back then, then to refurbish any of their own from storage. Since only 1 of those still ran a year ago, they got scammed, which is good, but at the same time they may have already started looking into restoring T-34 at least for parades which means that there's a non-0 probability that there's already a production line for T-34 spare parts, it just needs to be scaled up and maybe married to some newer optics

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Come on now, I'm all for shitting on Russia but they're not seriously gonna roll out the T-34 obr. 2025

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what if tho

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I guess I'd like to see the armchair copelord try to explain how fielding T-34s is actually a huge 5D chess move for Russia that dumb westerners just can't comprehend

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imma be real with you chief, they cant. T55, 54 is the end of the line. Past that, t10 probably wouldnt make it out of the starting gate

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, they can. I can guarantee you that all technical documentation still exists in the Central Archive and T-34 is literally 1930-40s tech, they sure as frick can make them work. I'm willing to bet that if they do it, theyll use semi-famous OG tanks with known history, that already fought in WWII

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The problem is they dont have them anymore, they sold them off years ago. Had to buy like a dozen from vietnam for their gay parade

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I did some math a year ago, moskals should have not any less than 1-1.5k T-34s as monuments and in museums. Furthermore, I'm completely sure that there's one or two storage bases in the middle of bumfrick nowhere, Siberia, that still have at least several dozen unaccounted for T-34 guarded by feral praporschiks that still think USSR exists

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Everything is visible from space so feel free to find them.

                Think again
                https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ГПЗ-1
                https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ГПЗ-4
                https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capaтoвcкий_пoдшипникoвый_зaвoд
                There are some others, but I'm too lazy to search for them again
                I get that it's better for an average plebbitor to think that russia is incapable of manufacturing anything, but I expect better from Anons

                Ability to make "some" is not the same as ability to produce every desired size and type on demand. Bearing diversity is immense. The popular machining-illiterate opinion assumes some equates to any and that ability to make a particular bearing of usable tolerance and material is the same as ability to produce the preferred quality and quantity for a given application.

                For example no one doubts Russia can produce "some" rail car cassette bearings. They're not terribly complex but they do require specialty alloys, subcomponents and machinery to make all the parts so departure of foreign staff and the embargo affects output.

                People without manufacturing experience should find other things to have opinions about. The USSR + Warsaw Pact (both fricking gone, defunct, collapsed, imploded, and have ceased to be) are not the current Russian Federation which is much smaller and poorer. That a weak manufacturing sector largely looted by oligarchy can still produce a few select high priority products does not equate to overall strength.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >some
                I'm pretty fricking sure several giant factories is more than enough (and my option is backed by their catalogues)
                >The USSR + Warsaw Pact (both fricking gone, defunct, collapsed, imploded, and have ceased to be) are not the current Russian Federation
                Noo waaay, what are you, Sherlock Holmes?
                Now seriously, your statement is kinda true, but not entirely. russia is more than capable of manufacturing shit when it needs it.
                Excibit A, БЦBM Зapя-61M. The brain of Iskander and Kinzhal. 100% made in russia, 0% microschemes from looted washing machines. It does look ancient, but it gets the job done. Same with bearings. They may not be the best in the world, but more than enough to get a T-34 up and running

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Trying to suggest Russia can into chips
                Those are 80nm or at best 60+nm.
                Those are not, in fact, getting the job done on any acceptable level, and if the bearings are in a similar boat it helps explain the sheer volume of Russian abandoned vehicles.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Those are 80nm or at best 60+nm.
                Yes. And? 16bit/40MHz/10MIPS (that big
                Л1867BM2 chip) is more than enough for ballistic missile

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and if the bearings are in a similar boat it helps explain the sheer volume of Russian abandoned vehicles
                Btw, Ukraine makes completely same bearings, soviet grade. And they aren't bad

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Btw, Ukraine makes completely same bearings, soviet grade. And they aren't bad
                This is the fun thing, all soviet bearings had been made in Ukraine. None in Russia.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've literally posted links to bearing factories in former RSFSR, wtf? Are you a bot?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Those are 80nm or at best 60+nm
                Not even close Anon. The feature size on those is much larger. That kind of ceramic dip packaging is 80's tech. They can easily be in the micrometer range. Not that it matters, ballistic missiles don't need much. And military ICs are usually a few generations behind commercial semi conductor processes for a slew of reasons.

                https://i.imgur.com/paGvoaf.jpg

                >some
                I'm pretty fricking sure several giant factories is more than enough (and my option is backed by their catalogues)
                >The USSR + Warsaw Pact (both fricking gone, defunct, collapsed, imploded, and have ceased to be) are not the current Russian Federation
                Noo waaay, what are you, Sherlock Holmes?
                Now seriously, your statement is kinda true, but not entirely. russia is more than capable of manufacturing shit when it needs it.
                Excibit A, БЦBM Зapя-61M. The brain of Iskander and Kinzhal. 100% made in russia, 0% microschemes from looted washing machines. It does look ancient, but it gets the job done. Same with bearings. They may not be the best in the world, but more than enough to get a T-34 up and running

                The Iskander which is easily intercepted by western AD. Its good for them that they can maintain some semblance of archeotech. But they are incapable of domestically producing modern semiconductors for more advanced weapons. We've seen it plenty of times, their cruise missiles use western components. Their tank thermal imagers are French.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Getting junk running is at sacrifice of some other work whatever that is and a T-34 is hardly valuable war production except in Mike Sparks tier crazy.

                Just because one MAY doesn't mean one SHOULD. BTW catalogs don't mean much but items in actual stock do, and lead times matter.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >so feel free to find them.
                Sure thing, bud
                Lemme manually comb through the biggest country on Earth, absolutely no problem with that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If they have no other choice, they will. It will probably fill the role of MTLB/BMP, and they will try to spin it as a massive success. Most likely the propaganda machine will go to overdrive with "BCTABAЙ CTPAHA OГPOMHAЯ" shit and more mobilisation+(official?)nuclear threats a bit before the first reports appear

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Come on now, Jack!
          >Even rashia isn't so moronic as to .....
          Someone posted it again, now confirmed: T-34s on the way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A man can dream

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >production line for T-34 spare parts,

        Repair machining is quite different from a production line and makes/repairs just the parts required for single or small batch use. For example if a shaft is worn where a bushing or bearing rides upon it that journal may be welded or metal-sprayed then turned to size on a manual lathe (quick, easy, no CNC required because the work is so simple to do manually on a part predating CNC machining). An inoperative vehicle or small fleet will often be inoperative for the same or similar causes and in peacetime those tend to be electrical (any vehicle) then mechanic, hydraulic etc. Engine overhaul tends to be done with common equipment and engines tend to be designed for that convenience since everything special costs more time and money. A job shop can overhaul top ends, grind crankshafts etc which is how most heavy equipment is repaired.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if someone showed you this 2 years ago

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It would be the 2700 that would surprise me, not that a handful of t55s were involved.
      I remember being surprised at t72 in georgia, but I learned.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        T62*. T72 was what i was expecting.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Tm-3-12 railway gun, built around a 1907 battleship gun, was removed from service in 1999 but is maintained in working order
    It could still happen bros

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >maintained in working order
      100% they keep the wheels functional and paint it. If I'm a Russian maintainer, I'm not keeping the firing mechanism alive for a gun that likely hasn't had shells produced in 60 years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not sure if it'd be funnier to see that get Budanov'd or schwacked by an errant FPV drone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd like to think that they're holding this in reserve for the defence of the Kerch bridge.

      I can just see it now.

      Off in the distance, far out to sea, you see an ashy cloud billowing into the horizon as an ancient steam engine powered by old boots, Shoigu Sacred wood and the occasional mobik thunders over the bridge at a blistering 30km/h (18mph).

      Across the entire train, mobiks are toppling over the sides left and right as they try and manhandle half-a-ton shells from the rear of the train to the front where the massive gun is waiting for them. The loading process leads to a 30% loss of the crew, but soon the old girl is loaded and ready to let rip.

      With a mighty URRA they fire the gun on the move, causing the shot to go wide and blow up an old pig farm whilst derailing the train which leads to the entire thing crashing and blowing up the Kerch Bridge whilst the UAV operators can only sit with their mouths agape in complete awe of the sight before them.

      People who have then not seen the light of day since Hajj last year will then yell at us how this was a Ukrainian Battle Train, that the bridge is still structurally sound despite half of it being underwater and that they didn't need it anyway and that the one single ferry the Russians own will be more than enough to compensate for the lost.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russia bringing T-55s out of storage is in fact a really good sign for Russia, as much as NAFO trannies try to argue against it.

    And you know what? I don't blame them that much. See, the West and especially America has had their whole perception of war shaped by the last hundred years of foreign interventionist that they've lost sight of any other way of doing things. In WW2 the US had to ship everything across the world, and they shipped Shermans, from the North Africa campaign to Berlin. And they had to, since upgrading would cripple their supply chain. Its why you saw Shermans being field modified to be anything more than rolling coffins. And that mindset of "you fight war with what you sent" persists today, which is why the US fights insurgents armed with rusty AKs with Abrams.

    But they fail to realize that Russia has no global logistic hurdle. A few hour train ride is it. And Russia uses a form of dynamic equipment doctrine to adapt to best fighting their enemy. In the opening days they used the good stuff to permit rapid gains, set the stage. A few months later they swap that out with less modern but still highly effective armor to support the grinding offensive. After all, why put the most modern tanks on the battlefield if arty is doing most of the work? And now, with the Ukrainian military on the verge of collapse, those tanks are being swapped out for T-55s, because what's about to commence is nothing more that a mopping up operation. And throughout it all, the best tanks is Russia won't be taking any losses at all. And that terrifies NATO.

    is what I would say, if I was a vatnik shill

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't tell me one of those twitter copers actually wrote that

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >is what I would say, if I was a vatnik shill
        It's also a /k/ thing. People don't read the final post.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the best tanks is Russia won't be taking any losses at all
      are these best tanks in the room with you now, ivan?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >read the last line my guy

        Oh, they can. I can guarantee you that all technical documentation still exists in the Central Archive and T-34 is literally 1930-40s tech, they sure as frick can make them work. I'm willing to bet that if they do it, theyll use semi-famous OG tanks with known history, that already fought in WWII

        As an addendum to

        The problem is they dont have them anymore, they sold them off years ago. Had to buy like a dozen from vietnam for their gay parade

        , lmao russian manufacturing under sanctions

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Put the disclaimer before the drivel not long after everyone stops reading

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >lmao russian manufacturing under sanctions
          do you really, unironically think that you need western stuff to use a lathe made in like 1961?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if you want your wheels and turret turn you need ball bearings. this is surprisingly something only made in modern (western) industry countries

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Think again
              https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ГПЗ-1
              https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ГПЗ-4
              https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capaтoвcкий_пoдшипникoвый_зaвoд
              There are some others, but I'm too lazy to search for them again
              I get that it's better for an average plebbitor to think that russia is incapable of manufacturing anything, but I expect better from Anons

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ru.wikipedia
                hmmm...

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's probably like the russian tractors which were just european tractors that were secretly bought in europe and then smuggled into russia and rebadged and then hailed as a masterwork of russian engineering.

                the reason they did this was the russian government wanted independent tractor manufacture but the oligarch who got the contract realised it was cheaper to just not build a factory and pocket the money.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kirovets tractors are in fact built in Russia, but use Mercedes engines and Bosch hydraulics (lmao)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why do you give us links to defunct ball bearing plants?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ru wikipedia
                do you get off on posting rubbish all the time, brownie?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Brownie is a dessert, polack trash

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ru.wikipedia
                hmmm...

                Would it be better if I posted Google Maps links? ru wiki is very good at articles about factories

                it's probably like the russian tractors which were just european tractors that were secretly bought in europe and then smuggled into russia and rebadged and then hailed as a masterwork of russian engineering.

                the reason they did this was the russian government wanted independent tractor manufacture but the oligarch who got the contract realised it was cheaper to just not build a factory and pocket the money.

                Nope. Soviet factories, real deal.

                Why do you give us links to defunct ball bearing plants?

                ГПЗ-1-not defunct
                ГПЗ-4-relocated to ГПЗ-9, CПЗ-4, ГПЗ-31
                Capaтoвcкий пoдшипникoвый-not defunct, part of https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eвpoпeйcкaя_пoдшипникoвaя_кopпopaция
                Where, exactly, are the ""defunct"" factories?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dynamic equipment doctorine
      I like that. It walks the very fine line between parody and reality so as to be indistinguishable from how the Russians might actually explain away their losses

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This reads exactly like a Copelord post. For the sake of your hairline and sanity, I beg you not to write like this again.

      I went to find his most recent monologue for comparison but found this guide for guesstimating artillery shells instead.

      https://twitter.com/ArmchairW/status/1754363430314893679

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        God, I would love to see Copelord try to CFF.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >And throughout it all, the best tanks is Russia won't be taking any losses at all. And that terrifies NATO.
      Which would ask the two big questions: How many good tanks does Russia have and how many lousy tanks to they have left?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How many good tanks does Russia have
        I'm going to need you to give a more precise definition of "good" here, Anon.
        Russia's top-of-the-line T-14 Armata Wonderwaffle sometimes breaks down in the challenging environment of a paved, level road used as a parade ground, while under the supervision of engineers and technicians. When active, the engine screams like a banshee. If a single one were to be destroyed, that would constitute loss of 5-10% of the entire production run so far.
        Russia's current state-of-the-art T-90M has the turret-tossing autoloader carousel that's proven to be such an entertaining design choice (for spectators; picrel), common to the entre T-72 lineage. In a recent match-up, a modern T-90M took on an M2A2 Bradley of late 1980s vintage; the T-90M got second prize.
        These are the purported BEST tanks in Russia's arsenal. Ranked against an Abrams, I could not in good faith call either "a good tank".
        >and how many lousy tanks to they have left?
        Probably a lot, but it's anybody's guess. The appearance of all those T-62s and T-55s is a sign that their stockpiles might not be so infinite as advertised, though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The appearance of all those T-62s and T-55s is a sign that their stockpiles might not be so infinite as advertised, though.

          This might be true. But it's also because they can. Russia inherited several 1000 rust-buckets from soviet union. They still got working repair shops for both. So there was still "production" for export to Africa. Now some fortunate peasant is driving such a museum piece in a suicide attack. Could be worse like driving an MT-LB or BTR-50 straight into a minefield.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Could be worse like driving an MT-LB or BTR-50 straight into a minefield
            >You'll die, but with extra steps
            >URAAAAA LONG LIVE GLORIOUS LEADER PUTIN

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >krokodil-tier parking effort
            You see, Yuri, we park with hatches being of open in Siberian swamp so as to letting souls of the damned escape. Makes easier for new crew to driving through minefield. I am of such many genius!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Sitting on a powder keg: The T-72 tank's fatal flaw
          We call it a flaw, the crew calls it sweet release.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That is as designed. The T72 is the only tank in the world with automatic ejection seats. Just another example of top russian ingenuity.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This graphic is in DIRE need of some saddam husseins

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            way ahead of you anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      smells like pasta

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hilarious some didn't notice the last line.

      Very well done, Anon.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the second army of the world is forced to deploy ancient tanks while invading the poorest nation in europe
    And to think the people actually believed that Russia was a serious threat to NATO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      think again NAFO troony, mighty Puccia is fighting the entirety of NATO, United Earth Sphere Alliance, United Nations Space Command, Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and the wizard Gargamel on the territory formerly known as the Ukraine

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and the wizard Gargamel
        So it's a israeli conspiracy confirmed?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mighty Puccia is fighting the entirety of NATO, United Earth Sphere Alliance, United Nations Space Command, Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and the wizard Gargamel
        Alright who the frick are the writers for this thread?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just heard on Incel Smegma Z that Gargamel smurfed Papa Smurf with a smurfing hose and the HATO Mosquitos just clapped and laughed at him the whole time!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which side is the Principality of Zeon fighting on?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Zeon is in recline, the AEUG stands with Ukraine

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Have an upboat sir

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Weyland-Yutani Corporation
        That explains the bio-labs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if only you knew just how unfair it all really is ...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >weyland-yutani
        I knew the orb of pisskey was a xenomoprh egg

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >United Earth Sphere Alliance

        Eh, just Leos and Leo derivatives. Wake me up when they build a Gundam without OZ getting involved.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Russia would lose hard, but it would also ape out and kill piles of random Euro civilians in the process. Like 20 years' worth of part-and-parcel Muslim mass murder packed into a few months. That's the issue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A small price to pay for setting vatnigs back to stoneage

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >A small price to pay
          Having Ukraine do all the fighting while sending them the occasional gibs is even smaller.
          There's absolutely no way this war could have gone better for NATO, short of Priggo's pusch succeeding.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Euro civilians
        you think their missiles won't reach the US?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          USA would go absolutely apeshit and lauch everything they got in a counterforce attack.
          If Zigeria would glass Kyiv it would be a whole different story

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you think their missiles won't reach the US?
          Their missiles struggle to reach lemberg

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >lemberg
            NAZI SPOTTED

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They've failed three times in a row so far, although to be fair to them, the third one actually left the launch pad before it began to uncontrollably spin on its way to God know where (probably Belgorod).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Somehow deep down every zigger knows that a WMD attack on the US soil means a chimpout the likes of which hasn't ever been seen with thousands of Minutemen, Tridents and glow in the dark CIABlack person space alien technology basically erasing the entirety of Russia the people and Russia the geography from the face of the earth.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Considering how well patriots have done and how every piece of Soviet equipment underperforms, I feel safe. Maybe if they aim at Canada an ICBM might hit the US as it’s within the missile’s margin of error.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Short of going full ook ook nuke nuke I’m not so sure. I wouldn’t want to be on a bordering country, but what can you honestly say they’ve been holding back in Ukraine they’d use elsewhere? They’re even more depleted now while everyone else is gearing up.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T-5514 Otkaz

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are there any updated satellite pics of all those russian reserve armor depots with a bunch of rusting tanks sitting in fields? how many have they even taken from there so far

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      here is an article with estimates
      https://kyivindependent.com/opinion-how-many-tanks-does-russia-really-have-left/

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >emptying out your storage instead of letting functional tanks rust and dismantle bad because… BECAUSE IT JUST OKAY CHUD

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now I get why they were feeding the Mobiks those decade-expired rations.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >US never tomahawked Asad and let him stay in power long enough to receive help from Kremlin
    >glowies transfering cash and weapons to random goatfrickers groups just to keep the war going with no apparent benefits for the US
    >the actual goal of the syrian civil war was to deplete Russian strategic stocks of T-55

    Hillary-sama I fricking KNEEL

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >US never tomahawked Asad

      It did Tomahawk some targets but only a child would assume the US is somehow omniscient enough to pick him off with a missile.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the U.S. isn't omniscient but Syria isn't that big and I'm pretty sure they could have eventually tracked him down and slap-chopped his ass if they really felt it was necessary

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >BMP-2 with 675-SB3KSZ kit
      Those are decently rare in Russian service.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T-55 is unironically good enough for the Ukranian front. It’s literally better to deploy them than not to if it means more tanks. This is because tanks in Ukraine have devolved into mobile fire support guns. They aren’t doing manuever warfare, combined arms, mobile assaults, etc; they’re being called forward in single vehicles to get up close to an enemy position to provide direct fire support for friendly troops. A T-55 can do this almost as well as a T-72 while being no worse protected against top-attacking threats. In this very limited mode of tank usage there’s no reason NOT to use T-55s. It helps Russia maintain the fire-support edge they’ve enjoyed through the entire war.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A T-55 can do this almost as well as a T-72 while being no worse protected against top-attacking threats.

      You are an idiot and you have no idea what the frick you are talking about.

      T55 has worse protection from any angle, and its only used as as indirect fire artillery, because it could be 100% disabled from any angle at any point by and fpv drone with an rpg warhead, whle t72a least has some chances. Thats why all the footage of russian assault features t-72/08/90 instead of t 55/62.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, a T-72 will die all the same.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's literally better to deploy them
      No, it isn't. It's desperation. You might be right in the strictest sense if logistics were a non-factor, but every T-55 sent is shipping weight that should have gone to something better. Ditto for fuel and ammo shipping and production, same for any other components or materials.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This is because tanks in Ukraine have devolved into mobile fire support guns
      Russia has been forced to use tanks in a role they aren't great at since they have taken tremendous artillery losses.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just had a thought: in 10 years the T-34 would be top of the line again.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn thats some pretty high definition footage from the Battle of Kursk

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do they swarms of T-55's, but their BMP, BTR and T-72 fleet is just fricked? Where did they even keep these?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Storage bases. Basically just a field with a fence and a bunch of rusting vehicles

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need to think of tanks less like some complex, advanced piece of equipment, and think of what it really is:
      > A tractor with a gun on top and a bunch of other fancy stuff that makes it shoot more accurately
      Once you get that idea in your head, several things become obvious, if you're working from a state of limited resources
      > Advanced tech = bad
      > Electronics = bad
      > Complexity = bad
      So if you're trying to put something back into service, that T55, which is likely absent a lot of the above stuff, is going to be easier than, say, a more recent tank, like the T72.
      For instance: You have to get one of these two running:
      > 1955 Chevrolet with missing seats and glass. Motor is intact but missing carb
      > 1990 Chevrolet, missing seats and glass, as well as the engine control unit (ECU)
      The 1955, you can find a carb, but every single 1990 ECU is missing b/c they were stolen and sold. And you can't make more, b/c no one will sell you the parts and you don't know how anyway.
      The 1955 is a worse vehicle in exactly the same way the T55 is worse. But it's what they get running so that they have any tanks.
      Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please. I'm sure russia wishes this one had ended b/f they had to scrape the barrel for T55.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do it

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ah yes, another thread where people attribute vehicles of the militia (DPR) to the russian military in an attempt to deflect from the fact that ukraine is getting their shit pushed in.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a T-54M obr. 2024.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's a T-54M obr. 2024.
      which is basically an original T-54M with a badly welded gazebo on top

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see a use case for those outdated warthogs. How many manpads can the orcs have left? They are using wodka-bottles against drones....

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately vatBlack folk still have a number of them, Hans. maybe when Tambov gets annihilated but not before

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What fricking video game is this you wienersucker! That's not a real tank!

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?t=1817

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