AFV Recognition Assistance Please

Discussion in 'RAC' started by diplomat, Jun 4, 2013.

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  1. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    Any suggestions as the the type/model of these MBT would be appreciated. T64/T72 type possibly? Any more detailed type/model really appreciated.

    Apologies for lack of resolution on imagery, but best we could get.

    Many thanks
     

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  2. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

  3. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer


    African country (NOT Libya).

    I'm no expert in the finer details of AFVs, but I thought they may possibly be newer than T54/T55. Thought I'd come and ask the experts in the RAC.
     
  4. Yeah, T55. You can just make out the gap between the 1st and 2nd Road wheel. Compare:

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  5. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Agreed. Somewhere ancient, hot and dry with goats to nibble the lower leaves. The barracks have a wall to keep the goats out. Probably an irrigated area since they've chosen to use green paint on the armour.

    Double tap, apologies.
     
  6. VERY OLD 54/55'S something looks odd about them.
     
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  7. There are e-Bloc re-enactors in the UK that have better/more modern kit.

    Interesting photos though, where?
     
  8. Got any floaty things for Rum ration to look at next Diplomat?
     
  9. T62 has larger gaps between road wheels than the photos you've attached, again compare:

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  10. If my memory serves correctly, the gap between the first and second road wheels suggests a T55
     
  11. As far as T64 and T72 geos that is a no no. Not even close.
     
  12. I would go with T59.
     

  13. I'm angling more towards your opinion. T59 or T55 upgrade (the flat panel above the glacis and below the turret). Anyhows, nothing that would concern a reasonably modern ATK round / rocket / mine etc.