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Ahmed_Shaker #1 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:31

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http://www.gudok.ru/...iny/?ID=1184863

 

Descended from the basin in Kostyantynivka tank monument IS-3 defeated checkpoint natsgvardii
Fighting vehicle registration late 1940s participated in breaking the blockade of the city
Militias used in combat tank IS-3 (Joseph Stalin). Fighting machine for many years stood as a monument in the city Kostiantinovka. Militias withdrew her from the pedestal, reanimated and sent into battle. Tank attacked an army checkpoint security forces on the outskirts of the village. 
 
"Roth of Konstantinovka using tank IS-3, attacked a checkpoint in the village Ulyanovka Krasnoarmeysky district. Siloviki have at least three dead and three wounded, with no casualties on our part," - said the militia headquarters in Donetsk. 
 
Back in early June, there were reports that militia fighters Donetsk managed to start the tank IS-3. The machine is armed with 122-mm gun, which can be used in combat. 
 
Heavy tanks IS-3 operated by the Soviet army before the end of the 50s, after which they were withdrawn in the reserve. In the 70's and 80's, many tanks of this type were installed as monuments in various cities of the USSR.Officially, they were written off in 1993.
 
Here is a video of the same tank being started:
 
How'd they get that dinosaur working after all these years, especially the gun? :sceptic: 


Cutthroatlemur #2 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:36

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This is strange...I would have expected any tank that is used as a monument to have its firing mechanism removed for safety reasons.  Maybe that's just not how it works over there...

Lemelisk1 #3 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:39

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wow.... i'm not suprised that they managed to start it (because those diesel russian tanks are damn near indestructible), but im soo surprised that they didn't break the firing mechanism

Mausketeer #4 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:40

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That's pretty cool, to see that baby start up. +1

Krieger_07b #5 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:45

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View PostCutthroatlemur, on Jul 02 2014 - 14:36, said:

This is strange...I would have expected any tank that is used as a monument to have its firing mechanism removed for safety reasons.  Maybe that's just not how it works over there...
 

Most of the time they just welded the hatches shut. If you can't get to the cannon, how are you going to fire it? The only cannons that have any kind of tampering with the firing mechanism are the field guns and the ones they took out of the vehicles and put on stilts:

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BnaditCorps #6 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 20:54

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+1 

and I'm guessing lots a of vodka to start it and if the hatch is welded shut you just cut it open with a blow torch as general Patton said

"if it's stupid but it works its not stupid"



hoom #7 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 21:49

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Its said they mounted a Heavy Machinegun on it -> was used as an armored MG carrier.

 

The APCs are not heavily armored, BMP & BDRs are only protected from 7.62mm on the sides -> vulnerable to 12.7mm MGs.

The IS3 would not be hurt by 30mm autocannon that a BMP would be shooting back with.

 

The rebels have also got a T34-85 up & running.



Mechanize #8 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 22:12

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View PostCutthroatlemur, on Jul 02 2014 - 13:36, said:

This is strange...I would have expected any tank that is used as a monument to have its firing mechanism removed for safety reasons.  Maybe that's just not how it works over there...

 

It's not like they'd keep live ammunition and propellant in it, let alone for a dated gun the former com bloc hasn't used in decades.



RedShocktrooper #9 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 23:28

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I think this is the first time in a very long time that an IS-3 has fired shots in anger.

Tied #10 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 23:29

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View PostMechanize, on Jul 03 2014 - 00:12, said:

 

It's not like they'd keep live ammunition and propellant in it, let alone for a dated gun the former com bloc hasn't used in decades.

 I doubt any 122mm shells are lying around, but most medium artillery pieces are 122mm round these parts, if there's one thing the IS3 would be good for is its armor and HE shell 



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View PostCutthroatlemur, on Jul 02 2014 - 21:36, said:

This is strange...I would have expected any tank that is used as a monument to have its firing mechanism removed for safety reasons.  Maybe that's just not how it works over there...

In eastern bloc countries, they usually weld the hatches shut or weld a bar across the barrel.

 

Nothing some basic tools can't handle



Dominatus #12 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 23:30

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The 122mm guns had HEAT rounds, maybe AP too. It's still unlikely the gun was used though.

Cutthroatlemur #13 Posted Jul 02 2014 - 23:35

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View Postdoonglerules, on Jul 02 2014 - 15:29, said:

In eastern bloc countries, they usually weld the hatches shut or weld a bar across the barrel.

 

Nothing some basic tools can't handle

That is very risky, they should just remove the breech block, problem solved.



Xlucine #14 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:12

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Easier said than done

Walter_Sobchak #15 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:16

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I don't understand how an engine that has been on static display for 40 plus years can run without a good deal of work.  I mean, I know those old Soviet diesels were rugged, but still...

Tied #16 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:26

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Jul 03 2014 - 03:16, said:

I don't understand how an engine that has been on static display for 40 plus years can run without a good deal of work.  I mean, I know those old Soviet diesels were rugged, but still...

 

THE ETERNAL FUNCTIONALITY OF GLORIOUS SOVIET TANK IS LIKE ETERNAL LIGHT OF THE PROLETARIAT

SOVIET ENGINEERING STRONK

ENGINE CAN LAST LONG FOR FUTURE SOVIET GENERATIONS TO SLAUGHTER FASCISTS 

 

also im pretty sure Serb had something to do with it 


Edited by Tied, Jul 03 2014 - 01:26.


SergeantMatt #17 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:34

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They just taped a portrait of Lenin up in the engine compartment, that's all the maintenance a Soviet tank needs.

BnaditCorps #18 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:54

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lol^

acosnil #19 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 01:56

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Didn't the Polish do something similar with a T-34-85 in the Soviet era?

Nikolai_Mikoyan #20 Posted Jul 03 2014 - 04:41

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That's how the ex-soviet bloc countries keep their reserve out of the record made by western capitalist intelligence; as monuments! (just kiddin')




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