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Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 2:21:50 AM   
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The Elephant introduced at the battle of Kursk watch the crew refurbish one of only two in existance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqr8RSQu7uc

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 3:52:34 AM   
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I had one question though why not bring the tank to running condition?

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 4:24:52 AM   
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Thanks Zap, that was interesting....

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 9:01:25 AM   
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Thanks for the link, that was fun to watch [48 minutes long].

I thought I took a pic of an Elephant when I was at Aberdeen, but I think I mislabeled the photo as this certainly looks like a Nashorn to me




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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 9:06:23 AM   
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I had one question though why not bring the tank to running condition?

Because as you can see in the above photo, they are put on display out in a field. They mention in the video that they can't have any fluids in them when put on display, so no sense spending time and money to get them running.

It certainly is a fun place to stroll around. Imagine coming over a rise and seeing this little group! [left to right, a IV 'Duck', JgPanther, JgTiger, and I think a StuG]





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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 9:29:55 AM   
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Yup, looks like a Nashorn indeed, with the tell tale MkIV chassis for instance

Most cool, though!


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Thanks for the link, that was fun to watch [48 minutes long].

I thought I took a pic of an Elephant when I was at Aberdeen, but I think I mislabeled the photo as this certainly looks like a Nashorn to me






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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 11:39:22 AM   
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Imagine coming over a rise and seeing those in WWII - in a Stuart!

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 7:24:30 PM   
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Only thing a Stuart has going for it in that scenario is her wheels. Though many moons ago I did have a Stuart disable a Panther in Close Combat. Side shot

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 7:42:59 PM   
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Lend Lease M3 stuarts destroyed Panthers with side shots.

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 8:11:13 PM   
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Those were some brave tankers...though I guess you could get off 3-4 rounds before the cat fired back. And you are a small target. OK - I am reaching.

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 8:25:25 PM   
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They showed the present day M109 Howitzer (indirect fire). Why not load it up with armor piercing shells, Produce 10,000 and make it a direct fire tank killer.

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/28/2019 9:17:29 PM   
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Too low a velocity and not as accurate as a gun. Also, it does not have that flat of a trajectory.

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 7/29/2019 2:42:25 AM   
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Technically there were no Elefants at Kursk.

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RE: Bringing back to life a Kursk Elephant - 8/4/2019 10:30:18 PM   
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What happens when green troops see a Elefant?

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