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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2017 9:57 p.m. PST

The T34 was used as a recovery vehicle. When tanks had turrets damaged, they could be re-used as a towing vehicle to pull disabled tanks out of combat, or stuck vehicles out of mud.

Model conversion of these kinds of vehicles is also simple. Remove the turret and replace it with a big hole, or a hatch, or even plate it over with plastic sheet. Some designs were very simple and other more complex versions were factory made.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

I like the look. And I am impressed by what I presume is a drill press or band-saw … in either case a machine-shop-on-the-go.

But my impression is that Soviet ARVs typically carried a fair number of spare bits around with them. Boxes/crates with hoses, wires, belts, brake shoes, springs, and even bigger assemblies like extra roadwheels, transmissions and engines were carried.

At least that's my impression.

(aka: Mk 1)

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

Mark 1 I have about 30+ of these and most have extra road wheels and other parts. The drill press is on a removable base so I can set up small maintenance facility.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout!

Very inspirational. Where was all this when I was kit-bashing my own Russian ARVs?

I give that collection of ARVs TWO thumbs-ups. Maybe even two thumbs and a big toe up!


(aka: Mk 1)

HidaSeku06 Jul 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

Fantastic! I'm green with envy of all those wonderful ARVs!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

They look really great! Is that perhaps a band saw rather than a drill press?

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