T72 at CFB Borden, Canada
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#1: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: Alf_AdamsLocation: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:27 pm
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Attached are photos of the T72 on display on the Canadian Forces Base at Borden, Ontario, Canada. The first shows the tank at its' new location near the Canex store. The next 2 are closeup of numbers on the glacis. One is a plate welded on and is clearly readable. The other is of similar numbers stamped into the plate, but is very faint through the paint. Does anyone know if these are serial numbers that we could use to identify this particular vehicle?

#2: Re: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: recceboyLocation: Edmonton,Alberta PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:52 pm
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Funny camo for a former East german T-72,as when they arrived they were DDR brown/green.

Anthony

#3: Re: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: L.Delsing PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:13 am
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Hello Alf,
The number on the second photo , was that on the location indicated below?
It seems the East Germans ''translated'' the cyrillic letters into ''latin'' and put a new plate over the cyrrillic number. Both numbers are the same. What was the location of the ''cyrillic'' number?



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Thanks for the info!

Regards,
Lesley

#4: Re: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: Alf_AdamsLocation: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:06 pm
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The plate with the numbers on it is attached to the center front of the glacis. The Cyrillic numbers are stamped into the glacis just above the plate, near the cable clamp. Photo attached. Red arrow points to the plate.

Alf

#5: Re: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: L.Delsing PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:48 pm
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Hello Alf,
That should indeed be the serialnumber. The G08 in the serial indicated it is a August 1977 built/assembled tank.

@Koluchiy; do you know what the 90 below the number means? Is this a year of modification or the 90th tank which had certain modifications?

Also, according to the info I have this is an T-72A ''early''. When was the pruduction ceased of th T-72 Ural and started the series production of the ''A''?

Regards,
Lesley

#6: Re: T72 at CFB Borden, Canada Author: BruceClark PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:10 am
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"Funny camo for a former East german T-72,as when they arrived they were DDR brown/green."

Anthony,

Are you claiming that Borden may not be painting their collection in appropriarte or accurate colour schemes? Like the gloss grey Jagdpanzer 38 and Flakpanzer Wirbelwind....?

Many years ago I was told in the Borden museum that that was colour they came in- all WWII German armour was Panzer Grey...

Bruce



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