Spanish Civil War AFV images *links inside*

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Joined: October 6th, 2001, 5:02 pm

May 10th, 2010, 11:30 pm #2

But you´ve missed some interesting ones this time...Pity I saw them at work and couldn´t save them...
That T26 in the first picture seems interesting .What do you think : Burnt paint or camouflage? I would say is a recent capture and turret is damaged (No one would carry a tank on a train with the gun protruding to one side)
That BT5 is still more intriguing. I don´t know how much cylindrical turret BT 5 and T26 came to Spain. I was only aware of the famous captured one with the Nationalist banner around the turret , maybe is the same one but it seems to have burnt out and I wonder if cooked armor could be recycled and put to use again (?)
The zertort (?) T26 seems a nationalist one, strange again the way it has been blown to pieces...Most of the times the tanks are destroyed by turret hits that blow the ammo stored on the back, this seem more the effect of a land mine , a massive one, like the ones made with dynamite (54, 77 or 120 Kg!!!)
And the last two are the best...Mmmmmhhh: Several UNL37 on ZIS5 chassis of the first series in Nationalist hands but I´d say that still on their original camouflage. I cant understand why no one has made one of these in plastic, several hundred were built and widely used along SCW together with Chevrolet 37 AAC and the last even used by French and German...I´m aware of the nice models by Steelworks but they are too expensive for my pocket . Hey ACE are you listening?
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Joined: May 4th, 2005, 9:58 pm

May 15th, 2010, 9:25 am #3

Well, there are always more - like these
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-seltener-Panzer ... 8992755621
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-grosser-Panzer- ... 2246430103
- but there isn't that much response here so that I would invest more time.

About the entrained T26 turret, good observation. The destroyed T26's turret might show traces of dark cammo patches. From what I read about recycling destroyed tanks, it would depend on the impact; great heat also can make steel brittle. Regards, Pat
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Joined: October 6th, 2001, 5:02 pm

May 16th, 2010, 3:50 pm #4

Trubia Naval lastest series, possibly Northern Front , maybe Santander (My hometown)
Hispano Suiza, prewar prototype for a security armored car contest, won by the "Bilbao". several built before the war.

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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:52 am

May 18th, 2010, 2:13 pm #5

Well, there are always more - like these
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-seltener-Panzer ... 8992755621
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-grosser-Panzer- ... 2246430103
- but there isn't that much response here so that I would invest more time.

About the entrained T26 turret, good observation. The destroyed T26's turret might show traces of dark cammo patches. From what I read about recycling destroyed tanks, it would depend on the impact; great heat also can make steel brittle. Regards, Pat
I, for one, really appreciate your time and effort.
Cheers, Tracy
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