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Tank (second) Life
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 01:01 PM GMT+7
86 Ukraine Turns Tank into Tractor
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 08:18 PM GMT+7
Extremely cool images! This is so screaming for a campaign
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 08:45 PM GMT+7
T-34/55 based cranes

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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:04 PM GMT+7
great photos, tbanks for sharing them!
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:09 PM GMT+7

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great photos, tbanks for sharing them!



Thanks, mate!

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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:24 PM GMT+7
Tank (second) Life - yes; civilian use - not quiet. The Project 1248 'Moskit' class (NATO code - 'Vosh' class) river patrol boats are the floating reincarnation of the T-55.

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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
The streched, Project 1208 'Slepen' class (NATO code - 'Yaz' class) river patrol boats are equipped with two T-55 turrets.

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
Errmm...what?!

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Various Leopard 1 based fire...whatevers...

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:10 AM GMT+7
Another M3 in Australia (1951) :

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and a M22 Locust in the USA (still sporting the Army white stars...)

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Another Sherman-based yarder :

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M5 HST-based Chapman "Drilmobil"

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 09:33 AM GMT+7
What about this one (from Russia) ?

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Another one from Russia :

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Valentine-based crawler tractor :

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 09:39 AM GMT+7

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The streched, Project 1208 'Slepen' class (NATO code - 'Yaz' class) river patrol boats are equipped with two T-55 turrets.

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Que?
What happened to these images? Imgur claims they have been removed or does not exist??
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
A bit off at a tangent as it's still military.

A Centurion converted by the Swiss for placing its own turret on newly-built underground bunkers. Son of Heuschrecke

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:16 PM GMT+7

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85 FV432 funeral hearse



For ex-army servicemen funerals?
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:20 PM GMT+7

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What about this one (from Russia) ?

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I didn't expect to see any WW1 tanks in this thread...Nice find, Frenchy!

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:29 PM GMT+7

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A bit off at a tangent as it's still military.

A Centurion converted by the Swiss for placing its own turret on newly-built underground bunkers. Son of Heuschrecke

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I guess this application is/was used to deliver Centurion turrets to bunker locations that otherwise would be difficult to approach by regular trucks and cranes. The building process: http://www.fwk.ch/fotos/varia/centurion-bunkerbau/
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:38 PM GMT+7

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I didn't expect to see any WW1 tanks in this thread...Nice find, Frenchy!



So here's another one

Renault FT used used to tow a barge :

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Ex-"Radio TSF" variant used to tow a plow :

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:43 PM GMT+7
For all those people who don't know what to do with their old, still unbuilt kits...
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 09:00 PM GMT+7
It's the apocalypse, bring on the heavies!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 01:46 AM GMT+7
Looks like military vehicles other than tanks are allowed in this thread, so here's a M29 Weasel used for French polar expeditions in the 50's :

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M548 used against forest fires :

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FMC 210CA track skidder based on a M113 drivetrain :

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Firefighting variant :

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Crane-fitted variant :

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
T-62 -based fire fighting MLRS called Impulse 2M. It launches "charges" filled with fire-extinguishing powder :

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Similar system on a BTR-80 (it's called Vetluga) :

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GPM-64 on a T-64 chassis :

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Its bigger brother on a T-72 chassis (GPM-72)

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German AirMatic/Thyssen Marder IFV conversion :

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyWPnhf4OF4

BTR-70 conversion :

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Another BTR-80 conversion (GAZ-59402 "Blizzard"):

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 10:32 AM GMT+7

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85 FV432 funeral hearse



For ex-army servicemen funerals?



Anyone can hire it apparently, but the guy who built it finished it in time for the funeral of his tank driving instructor. Costs £1500 plus cost of delivering to the venue.

The WW1 tank photos are just awesome...

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
Seems to be quite a complex towing arrangement on some of the FT17s. Looks like a sprung device attached to the track frames leading to a tow bar at the back. I suppose that for a heavy barge, even with limited friction, a tow pintle at the back wasn't going to cut it. A barge like that could easily be 100t+ when laden.

The FT17 could only go at a fast walk. I wonder which was more trouble overall? Tank or horses.

I'll say one thing for the Russians. They sure know how how to do massive fire appliances.