AFV Recognition Assistance Please

diplomat

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#1
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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diplomat

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#4
What country? They look T54/55 ish

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.
 
#5
Yeah, T55. You can just make out the gap between the 1st and 2nd Road wheel. Compare:

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Brotherton Lad

LE
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#6
#7
VERY OLD 54/55'S something looks odd about them.
 
#9
There are e-Bloc re-enactors in the UK that have better/more modern kit.

Interesting photos though, where?
 
#10
Got any floaty things for Rum ration to look at next Diplomat?
 
#11
T62 has larger gaps between road wheels than the photos you've attached, again compare:

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#12
If my memory serves correctly, the gap between the first and second road wheels suggests a T55
 
#13
As far as T64 and T72 geos that is a no no. Not even close.
 
#15
As I said ... ish, didn't the Chinese produce similar, Type 59?
Checked on Wiki, various African countries had Type 59s...... Congo?

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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.
 

diplomat

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#16
Got any floaty things for Rum ration to look at next Diplomat?
Not where I am now I am afraid. The only water I see comes in bottles or from big rubber fabric tanks!
 

diplomat

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#17
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.
The country concerned has both Russian T55 and Chinese T59 according to Jane's. Thats why I'm hoping for some consensus; albeit based on the crap imagery I can provide at the moment.
 
#18
I've given I the once over again. I will stick with my original, it's a T55A.

Both the T55 and the T59 pack a 100mm main armament.
 

diplomat

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#19
I've given I the once over again. I will stick with my original, it's a T55A.

Both the T55 and the T59 pack a 100mm main armament.
Said with conviction ACAB. That's good enough for me.
 
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