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Sofia. National museum of military history
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:24 am
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That would make a real mess off your backyard Smile
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Another interesting soviet vehicle:


BTR-60R-145BM Chaika by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:31 am
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Real mystery artillery, I have zero info and very little pictures on this one:


Unidentified field gun by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:44 am
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There is a discussion on Flickr about the small Amstrong gun. There is a good hypothesis, but the sources don't agree:
www.flickr.com/photos/...603901345/

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:02 pm
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Massimo, check this out:
www.bulgarianartillery.it/

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:27 pm
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Thanks Costas, I know that website. It's run by an italian guy and uses some of my pictures, but it's not 100% reliable. In fact, it goes against both landships and Wikipedia on this specific case

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:24 pm
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I noticed him referring to your pics on at least one occasion. I didn't go too deep in it, but thought it might be of some help to you.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:07 pm
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Great photos, as usual, Massimo!!

Thanks, also, for adding another stop for us on our "Bucket List Whirlwind European Adventure Tour" - due to be embarked upon once we win the lottery!

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:42 pm
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BTR-152 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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FN 4RM-62F by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:36 pm
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I had a good opportunity to take pictures of FROG-7 from different angles (more shots on Flickr):


FROG-7 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:58 pm
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The BTR-152 appears to have been modified with a locally made closed top.
Some links about this variant:
www.airgroup2000.com/f...nipost.gif
s234.photobucket.com/u...t=3&page=1

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:58 pm
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- Massimo_Foti
This one looks familiar, but I can't remember its name:


Soviet tractor by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


Looks like the remains of a Ya-12/13 artillery tractor. The suspension was the same as the T-60 light tank. The grille is a bit odd - the original Ya-12 had horizontal louvres but this one seems to have lost the louvres and has a grille of vertical bars. The wooden cab is original - seems to have been a WW2 economy measure.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:44 pm
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Thanks Charlie. In the meantime I already identified the tractor by looking at Tankograd's book. It's still not clear to me if it's a Ya-12/13 or even if it's a post-war variant. Anyway, it's a pretty rare beast.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:18 pm
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Another one from the "wrecks area":


GAZ-67 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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