Anyone know if the Russians used mine rollers in Berlin?

Anyone know if the Russians used mine rollers in Berlin?

Joined: October 27th, 2011, 5:06 am

October 27th, 2011, 5:20 am #1

Had a PT-34 project in mind but I'm finding little info on. I would like to put a mine roller on a T-34/85 with Berlin invasion markings and bedspring armor on however I cannot locate any information documenting wether or not they were used. I would assume that they (the Russians) would have used them at some point on the road in but really would like some sort of proof since this will be a contest project. I intend to use the old Kirin mine roller kit on a Dragon T-34 with a full blown interior and really don't want to get "dinged" by a judge for being historiclly inaccurate.

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Kevin Johnson
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October 27th, 2011, 5:34 am #2

It looks like I've found a WWII T-34/76 with a PT-3 mine roller... can't say about the 85s though.

http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/tanks- ... -34-85.asp
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Kevin Johnson
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October 27th, 2011, 5:36 am #3

It is a T-34/85
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October 27th, 2011, 12:22 pm #4

Had a PT-34 project in mind but I'm finding little info on. I would like to put a mine roller on a T-34/85 with Berlin invasion markings and bedspring armor on however I cannot locate any information documenting wether or not they were used. I would assume that they (the Russians) would have used them at some point on the road in but really would like some sort of proof since this will be a contest project. I intend to use the old Kirin mine roller kit on a Dragon T-34 with a full blown interior and really don't want to get "dinged" by a judge for being historiclly inaccurate.

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Not sure how effective (or cumbersome) the mine roller would be in downtown urban Berlin. The bedframe armor is also rather specific... not sure a combat engineer tank would have had that either.
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October 27th, 2011, 2:26 pm #5

It looks like I've found a WWII T-34/76 with a PT-3 mine roller... can't say about the 85s though.

http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/tanks- ... -34-85.asp
I haven't seen too many photos of the T-34/85 as a mine roller.

If you want to do the model in Berlin, I suspect the T-34/76 would be more appropriate.

As to contests, check this link out:

http://www.bluegrayrenegades.org/blueri ... hotos.html

Scott Gentry
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October 27th, 2011, 7:05 pm #6

Had a PT-34 project in mind but I'm finding little info on. I would like to put a mine roller on a T-34/85 with Berlin invasion markings and bedspring armor on however I cannot locate any information documenting wether or not they were used. I would assume that they (the Russians) would have used them at some point on the road in but really would like some sort of proof since this will be a contest project. I intend to use the old Kirin mine roller kit on a Dragon T-34 with a full blown interior and really don't want to get "dinged" by a judge for being historiclly inaccurate.

Thanks
definately in the initial attack such as Seelow. Once the Soviets broke through the initial German defenses, the German fell back so quickly that they really didn't have time to lay effective mine fields thus the Soviets really had no need for them at that point.

Roy
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Jimmy the Bull
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October 28th, 2011, 2:59 am #7

Awsome info guys, thanks for the help. Now that I think of it the T-34/76 makes more sence as an engineering vehicle. Does anyone know at what point the Russians decided to apply the bed spring armor? Was that something done earlier in the war or was it more exclusive to just units moving on Berlin?
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