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nsteense
06-02-2007, 11:26 AM
http://halbot.haluze.sk/?id=2863
I'm surprised how well preserved it looks like!!

fuzzychickens
06-02-2007, 11:54 AM
Neato!

Skycat_2
06-02-2007, 11:57 AM
Interesting also that it has German markings.

Bewolf
06-02-2007, 12:01 PM
Not that spectacular. Lots of captured T-34s were used by the german army.

I have seen that a long time ago already. It is remarkable in how good a condition that tank is.

Hkuusela
06-02-2007, 12:04 PM
This has probably been posted here a million times, but it fits the topic...

http://heninen.net/brewster/english.htm

The pictures at the end of the page.

DuxCorvan
06-02-2007, 02:57 PM
Some of those things are still stuffed with bones and medals... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

mortoma
06-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Some of those things are still stuffed with bones and medals... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Yes, but not this tank, it was deliberately sunk there by the Germans.

VMF-214_HaVoK
06-02-2007, 04:31 PM
Wow that thing is in terrific condition. Im pretty amazed.

stansdds
06-03-2007, 05:45 AM
Cold, fresh water preserves things quite well.

DuxCorvan
06-03-2007, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:
Cold, fresh water preserves things quite well.

In fact, as an archaeologist, I can tell you that cold water alone isn't good preserving things.

But those northern-eastern bogs, apart from being cold, have a high content in peat. That means that:

1) They are very low in oxygen, which keeps metal items from rusting, and aerobic bacterias from acting -anaerobic ones still can, though.

2) They have antibiothic chemical components, slowing or stopping bacteria activity, which degrades inorganic and organic stuff alike.

3) They are quite acid, another acti-bacterian agent. That's not really good for metals (steel is quite resistant, but the copper of the circuits must suffer a lot), but it is good for preserving some soft things like wood, leather, some fabrics and skin (which converts into leather). It's terrible, though, for calcium-based things, like bones. Ancient human corpses found in bogs -often dating from the Iron Age- are a good proof of that -they are usually converted into leather 'bags' with no bones inside.

KG26_Alpha
06-03-2007, 10:45 AM
Hope this adds the the atmosphere http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJkyd3JJWE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHVgMzfD38&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBK3Zs13p94

or

The complete deal is here.

http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=299