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Three Amigos in Lesany
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:17 pm
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Now it's a runner, in beautiful condition:


T-34-76 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

My understanding is that the original hull was too damaged, so it was replaced. I am sure our czech friends will have more details on this

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:15 pm
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Talking about T-34/76. Here is a picture from 1998. The tank used to be part of a monument:


T-34-76 in 1998 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:14 pm
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Good to know. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:07 pm
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- Massimo_Foti
By looking at the pictures I realized T-34/76 m1943 “Lidice” wasn't visible. P-O's PDF list it and I took pictures of it in 1998.

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It's currently under reconstruction into the running condition.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:00 am
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By looking at the pictures I realized T-34/76 m1943 “Lidice” wasn't visible. P-O's PDF list it and I took pictures of it in 1998.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:26 am
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Thanks to Honza we can see it from the front too:


JT-34 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:23 am
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:10 am
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This shot instead was taken with available light and an f/4.0 lens at 1/25 of a second. The crazy thing is I used ISO 6400 Smile


SU-76M by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:54 am
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Indoor display is pretty dark. This was shot by Patrik with an external flash:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:20 am
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Hetzer by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:13 pm
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I know, but that shouldn't happens in the AFVs Museum of the Czech Army. Nobody in Thun, Burgdorf, Full or Schaffausen would try to turn a G-13 into an Hetzer, it doesn't matter how often it happens outside Switzerland.

In Lesany they don't remove the Notek lights from their T-34, JS-152 or SU-100 to make them look like WW-II soviet tanks. Those special czech fittings are an integral part of their history.

I could understand if something like that happened to Littlefield's Pz IV, just not in Lesany (or even Latrun)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:00 pm
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In people's mind, "PzKpfw IV Ausf. J" is more popular than "T-40/75". That's just the same for the G-13. "Jagdpanzer 38(t)" is much more popular and everybody knows what it is. Just ask some people wearing US, British or German uniforms during a reenactment event what a G-13 is, I'm sure they think it is a warbird Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:24 am
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I am not nitpicking on the camo, in the end it's not worst than what we see in Saumur or Bovington. But the schürzen are quite crappy.
Most of all, I can't understand why they removed the czech-specific features that made it much more of an unique piece and were relevant to the history of the Czechoslovakian Army ...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:04 am
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Oh dear, that PzIVJ is abysmal!
Shurzen wrong, camo even worse!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:31 am
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I forgot to add that Patrik was so shocked after seeing the new coat of pink paint, that he wasn't able to take any pictures of it Laughing

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