What's the oldest Soviet tank we've seen so far

And will the is-3 see action like that one time it drove around the Donbass with a busted gun and no radio?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As much I want to see T-34/85 & IS-3 getting rekt they'll first gotta go through the T-10 and PT-76.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >they'll first gotta go through the T-10

      I unironically really want to see T-10 in combat. A final (if pathetic) hurrah for heavy tanks.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i think we had footage of some being transported some time ago but maybe they weren't able to reactivate enough

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No whey they'll use anything older than T55/54

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes whey or at least I feel like we gotta be getting close

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon...that already happened

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is this a makeshift bunker? Why did they build a log cabin on top of it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't you know? logs infused with copium are better than Maraging steel, each of them equivalent to +150mm of RHA

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The mtlb's ability to traverse mud that would sink a soilder up to his waste makes it basically a wonder weapon.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >MTLB is practically a wonder weapon

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >traverse mud
          Any amphibious can do it.

          >wunder waffe
          It's a tractor...

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It’s just going to arrive earlier at the frontline to be blown up.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hard to say. If Puccia continues losing T-62s and 55s at the rate they're currently on, they'll have no choice but to use even older rubbish in at best a year and a half's time

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do they have even older rubbish? They had to buy t34s from cambodia a few years ago for parade use; they are all gone.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They had to buy
          already working ones. There's a shitton of repairable monuments

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For the moment the oldest vehicle is the T-54 1949 iirc.
      imo only 'usable' vehicle older than that is the SU-100 as it shares the T-55 gun and engine

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These are newer than the T-54/55, but there's a non-zero chance that T-10s may be used.
      Also, PT-76s are about the same age as the T-54 and they were being used at least as late as the 2000s. There's bound to be a decent amount left that are usable.

      For the moment the oldest vehicle is the T-54 1949 iirc.
      imo only 'usable' vehicle older than that is the SU-100 as it shares the T-55 gun and engine

      >imo only 'usable' vehicle older than that is the SU-100 as it shares the T-55 gun and engine
      They might have a handful, definitely more than T-34s. They're definitely still capable of repairing and maintaining them since we saw one on the factory floor of Uralvagonzavod last year

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        T-55 and T-62 share parts that the Norks can supply, if they use Nork Choma-ho engines it would be an improvement over the originals.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when people were memeing about russia deploying t34s, supposedly they don't have any, even the one for parade was bought from some shithole's reserve.

        No whey they'll use anything older than T55/54

        Hard to say. If Puccia continues losing T-62s and 55s at the rate they're currently on, they'll have no choice but to use even older rubbish in at best a year and a half's time

        do they even have anything older?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SU-100s are also used by some thirdie countries but I'm doubtful the Russians wouldn't just buy up their T-55 stocks first

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean if you include BTR we have seen BTR-50s

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Serious question: who still knows how to operate and maintain all this ancient equipment? Is it written down somewhere or are they tracking down the old pensioners who worked on them?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone with half a working neuron could learn how to operate a T-55 in 30 minutes or less. That was the idea...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Have you ever worked anywhere anon? Of course its written down.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This isn't like trying to repair a Saturn V. Every screw, every weld seam on the most produced tanks in history are documented to a T and the machines aren't complicated.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The T-55 *looks* complicated on the inside, but really that's because the Soviets cheaped out on concealing all the mechanical shit that would be tucked away between plates in a western tank. It's no harder to operate than a commercial bulldozer, and was specifically designed that someone with minimal exposure to a motorized vehicle and no literacy could get it to function.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They do not have any earlier tanks left that aren't gate guards afaik. Even the T-55s are few and far between. You'll see Chinese tanks before a T-44.
    Though given the primary function of 3rd gen western wunderwaffen has been pseudo-artillery rather than armored maneuver, a T-44 would probably retain some utility if they found some. Just needs barrel life.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cant they just use a technical/SUV with some ATMG/drones on it?

    honestly better than a t-55

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We won't see any T-44's or T-34's if that's what you're thinking of, they simply don't have those in sufficient quantity anymore to make it worth it, same goes for the T-10M and T-10A.

    If they do somehow manage to run out of T-72 hulls they'll probably begin buying norkshit and maybe even convince the chinka to sell them Type 59/69/79's

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You dumb jit, to the Russians if they have 1 or 2 T-44s that can be sent on a recon-by-fire mission at some fortified Ukrainian position its worth it, they don't give a frick.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    really looks like a polished turd to me, despite me liking the aesthetic of russian tanks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the good part itself, pure and grotesque steel.
      Peak soviet machine feed by fresh meat, corned beef and Ford's serial manufacturing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Peak soviet machine feed by fresh meat, corned beef and Ford's serial manufacturing
        Que?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What does ford have to do with them?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ford, Albert Kahn were main responsibles of the industrialization of the soviet union and directly related to the designs of most soviet tank factories during the 1930s.
          Although not the only ones.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every night I pray that we get to see T-10 Obr. 2024.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BTR-50 is a PT-76 variant and we have seen it used and destroyed so this could be the oldest "tank" design in this war

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    at least one T-34 was damaged in this war.
    https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-trostyanets-tank-monument-russia-invasion/32402735.html

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the oldest Soviet tank we've seen so far?
    T-54.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was that the one they used as a VBIED?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, at least three have been used in regular-ass combat. That one isn't even the oldest because the oldest ones were 54-3s and that one has ERA.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Several BTS-4A recovery vehicles have been destroyed. These are converted from T-44 tanks. This is the last and heavily improved version of iconic T-34 tanks.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A few weeks ago some guy made a post about Russian tanks in Ukraine including how old and new the various models/modernizations of these tanks are

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >T-34
      >I'm sure we will see ONE during V-Day parade

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that they had to resort to T-62s so early is embarrassing but not surprising. They had after all announced a modernization program for the type years ago. The T-55s and 54s are just inexplicable, and honorable mentions to all other original types including T-72 Urals. Like how do you even avoid 50 years of upgrades altogether

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Get marked for scrapping
        >Scrapping tanks is frickhard and the guy you paid wasn't given any timetable on when those metals were needed
        >Tank is left alone

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Actually they just strip all the useful shit containing expensive metals from it and leave the hull to rust isntead. There are even communities and guides that list all parts containing gold, platinum and even copper for various military parts, presumably to aid the buyers of them on second hand market but also more likely those who scavenge these tanks in the field.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the BTR-40, BTR-152 and BRDM-1?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    at least russia can make these old rotting tanks running again , which is kind of an achievement

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Papa Nurgle is pleased

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