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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Author
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 15 2013, 5:17pm says:

The only ruskie tanks I post info of are the amusing ones ;)

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 15 2013, 5:28pm says:

I always liked Russian engineering. Hey doesn't look pretty but it's cheap and it works!

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley May 15 2013, 5:29pm replied:

There is an art to tank design, Russia failed during WWII.

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OminousSpudd
OminousSpudd May 15 2013, 7:32pm replied:

Don't underestimate the power of the Russian design bureaus. You have to remember they were still fresh out of a devastating Socialist revolution and were under command of one of the biggest dorks this side of history and where in the process of being back-stabbed by a rather powerful ally. For what they had and what they where tasked with, they did exceedingly well.

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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL May 15 2013, 8:42pm replied:

With the T-34s as an exception, ofc

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 15 2013, 5:35pm says:

Yes but they had 4 more to take their place for every one they lost.. More then the Italians can say. Also the Russians decided to put wings on tanks and call them Il-2s :)

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley May 15 2013, 5:50pm replied:

That isn't really true, they had a large production but they were losing them pretty much as fast as they could build them. At the turning point was when this would start to take effective, but by then they had designed some more potent tanks anyway.

Well us Brits got some balsawood, gave it many loadouts to do anything ever and it outran everything but end-war jets.

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou May 16 2013, 3:21am replied:

The Mosquito and Beaufighter perhaps?

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley May 30 2013, 9:11pm replied:

It would be the Mosquito, truly amazing.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller May 26 2013, 10:23pm says:

You REALLY like tanks don't you?

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The KhTZ-16 (Russian: ХТЗ-16) (after the Kharkiv Tractor Factory; Ukrainian: Kharkivskiy Traktorniy Zavod) was a Soviet improvised armoured vehicle of the Second World War, built on the chassis of an STZ-3 tractor. The vehicles were built in Kharkiv until the factory was evacuated to the east, at which time production moved to Stalingrad. No less than 809 vehicles were planned, but no more than about 60 were actually built. Some vehicles were used in the fighting around Kharkiv in October 1941, but were quickly lost.

The vehicle was operated by a crew of two, and armed with a 45mm anti-tank gun, 37mm anti-aircraft gun and a 7.62mm DT or Degtyarev light machine gun mounted in a fixed superstructure.

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