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  • Member since
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  • From: Las Vegas, NV
Hello from real tank owner
Posted by BattlefieldVegas on Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:50 AM

Hello,

I own 30+ pieces of armor to include tanks, APC's, SPG's and lighter vehicles like LMTV's, HMMWV's and a few helicopters. The helicopters are static and are not operational.

I am here in particular to get paint details for our Syrian T-62. It was captured by Israel back in 1982 during operations in Lebanon. I have see a few examples of our T-62 on various model forums and figured this would be the best place to get the proper colors for painting. 

V/R

Ron

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:36 PM

Sounds cool.  I don't know the answer, but:

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:41 PM
Welcome aboard,do you have a website to check out your collection.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:44 PM

Here's what is on his Profile:

www.BattlefieldVegas.com

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:44 PM

Welcome aboard. Good reference on Syrian stuff is hard to come by. At least from that time. The few photos to be seen usually show a pattern of sand and gray over the Soviet green. Markings photos are even harder to find. 

 

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Friday, April 24, 2020 5:35 PM

Take a look here:

 

http://idf-armor.blogspot.com/2008/07/m-48-frog.html

( Second photo down.)

 It is the "Syrian T62 captured in East Lebanon during 1982 Lebanon War".

 

Nino

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:39 AM

BattlefieldVegas

Hello,

I own 30+ pieces of armor to include tanks, APC's, SPG's and lighter vehicles like LMTV's, HMMWV's and a few helicopters. The helicopters are static and are not operational.

I am here in particular to get paint details for our Syrian T-62. It was captured by Israel back in 1982 during operations in Lebanon. I have see a few examples of our T-62 on various model forums and figured this would be the best place to get the proper colors for painting. 

V/R

Ron

 
Welcome to the forum, Ron!  That's a pretty cool collection on display at your site!
 
As far as details on any specific piece of armor go, I'd take a look down in the Armor subforum.  You may get better visibility for your questions there.
 
Best regards,
Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:34 AM

Ron;

 Sorry I can't help because the only ones I saw face to Face as it were, were in East Berlin at the time the Wall came down! They were the atypical Russian green! Oh ! I digress, Welcome Aboard!

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  • From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted by BattlefieldVegas on Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:11 PM

Thank you for the welcome. On a side note, here is our Sherman M4A3 that is a true bring-back from Iwo Jima. We don't know why it was brought back to the States or not dumped overboard like the rest of the Shermans but here it is. We brought two Iwo Jima tanker veterans to Battlefield last year for interviews and one of them had actually been in our tank. The first picture is our tank after it had been moved  out of the way because it was disabled. The second picture is of how it lookedd when we received it. The last picture is of how it looks today. We attached all the wood and "nails" in the exact same locations. The old welding areas gave us evidence of where to weld the attachemnts that held the wood and nails in place.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:44 PM

That is a great restoration! That tank looks like it was used as a range target at one point. The damage sustained on Iwo looks to be easily recoverable and repairable. No catastrophic explosion, and not burned out. The late model hull types on Iwo Jima were new M4A3s. If any types were gonna be dumped, they would likely be the older small hatch hull types. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted by BattlefieldVegas on Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:15 PM

stikpusher

That is a great restoration! That tank looks like it was used as a range target at one point. The damage sustained on Iwo looks to be easily recoverable and repairable. No catastrophic explosion, and not burned out. The late model hull types on Iwo Jima were new M4A3s. If any types were gonna be dumped, they would likely be the older small hatch hull types. 

You would think that they would've dropped the older Shermans in but Leyton (the Iwo Jima veteran) told us how it made their stomachs turn when they dropped all the newly-issued tanks in the ocean. He said that the they were so pissed about all the waste going on.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:20 PM

Hmmm;

      If it wasn't for all the War Memorial Value they could be brought up and maybe some could be salvaged. Even if it was just the outside!

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