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What is this light amphibious tank?
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Hello,

I would like this light amphibious tank to be identified, please :





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Probably a Soviet prototype
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:28 pm
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My guess is something Japanese. The turret looks very much like the one used on a Type 2594 reconnaissance tank, so too do the tracks. I am currently unable to place the hull however.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:54 pm
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Looking through one of my reference books it looks alot like one of the Russian T-33 prototypes, just by the shape of the upper hull and turret.

The only thing that is not the same is the drive sprocket so if anyone has more on it I would look there.

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That's a Japanese SR amphibious light tank, probably an SR-2 Ro-Go, though I only have a couple of books that cover it.

These are perhaps the best links online:

ww2photo.mimerswell.co...b/sr-2.htm
mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/...icles.html


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:10 pm
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This comes from the 5 volume set by Andrzej M. Tomczyk and AJ Press on Japanese Vehicles, it is the best reference on the subject. Mr Tomczk has done a greaat job. Text is in Polish and English, 1/35 scale drawings and a ton of photographs.
see pic below.....


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Well one thing is certain - nobody has got it right so far...

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Jared, why do you say that? Do you not think it's an SR?

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Well, since it comes from a site called "Pacificwrecks", I'd think that's somewhat of a give away.
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Hello,

I've just found the page where the photo comes from :

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/tank/sr/kokopo.html

The tank is described as a Vickers SR I light amphibious tank displayed at Kokopo (East New Britain, Papua New Guinea).

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Doesn't look like this to me, what do you guys think? I have no idea


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For me, the SR 2 plans you showed were closer than the SR 1.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:29 am
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Could it be a version of the Vickers amphibious tank? I see in Tanks of the World 1915-1945 by Chamberlain and Ellis that "considerable sales were made and sold to China, Dutch East Indies, Thailand and the USSR"
I know this isn't it but it seems to look similar...long foredeck..angled floats.
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I think SR-2 looks the closest.

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Anyone have a pic of the Vickers that went to the Dutch East Indies or Thailand? this is one in Russia, again I know its not the same as this vehicle, just doesn't look right to me. We could all chip in and send someone to get a better look, I have no plan until April ....I guess I could go if I have to...
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