What tank is this?

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  1. Soviet export model ACRV - Artillery Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle.
  2. It's an MTLB variant
  3. Thanks :)
  4. <tries to resist>
    For the edification of the OP, it's not a fuckin tank.
  5. I have a piccy of it being aquired by us back on Granby :)
    It had Viz characters drawn on the side. I remember Big Vern being one of them.
  6. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    What is it then?
  7. You little tinker.
  8. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  9. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    In the original thread it is named as ACRV M1974. The first relevant thread returned by a Google search for ACRV M1974 starts thus:

    "The artillery command and reconnaissance vehicle (ACRV) Ml974" (Interesting that having copied and pasted the line from the article, it looks like the original has a typo, cos that doesn't look like a "1" in the font I have in front of me - compare with the other instances in this post. Ho hum.)

    So my guess without digging too deeply is it's an artillery command and reconnaissance vehicle. Of course I could be wrong, but I am used to that.
  10. Wrong assumption,it wasn't cut and pasted. Having spent over 5 years pootling around the former DDR,I dare say I saw this before anyone else on the forum,1974 year into sevice,first ground sighting in the DDR,1976,on the range road at the Dallgow Doberitz range,just North of Staaken,on Route 5 transit route.
  11. ACRV M1974 (1v12) series -

    M1974(1) - Role: Bty FDC (Also known as 1v13)

    M1974(2A) - Role: Bty COP (Also known as 1v14)

    M1974(2B) - Role: Bn COP (Also known as 1v15)

    M1974(3) - Role:Bn FDC (Also known as 1v16)

    Source - DCoI, Brack-15a: Threat Recognition Working Aid, July 2006.


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  12. Ah BRIXMIS! :wink:
  13. It is not a tank, it is an Armoured Surrendering Vehicle...well they didn't fight that hard as it happened.