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Russian T-90 at a Lousiana Truck Stop

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Russian T-90 at a Lousiana Truck Stop
Posted by Jammer on Sunday, April 16, 2023 3:01 PM

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/russian-t-90-tank-from-ukraine-mysteriously-appears-at-u-s-truck-stop?fbclid=IwAR1hXp_cF4TRw1gcWAGHfkPMxipxXHot7ZJ6XQpLXWvHKCmLfEg9aCNp1sI 

Looks to be a captured T-90 being sent somewhere to be studied.  Lots of good pictures at the link for reference.

 

Though it does need some more weathering.  The fenders aren't bent enough and no where near enough rust added to it. Wink

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, April 16, 2023 4:27 PM

Thanks!

Great & helpful images there.

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, April 16, 2023 5:01 PM

It makes for an interesting comparison  between what we modelers think and what reality really looks like.

I have no idea how thick Russian tank fenders are, but I did get to feel a Tiger I's, and it was more like plate steel than sheet metal.

I wonder if this is the first close-up look the US will have of the Shtora IR dazzlers and other active/passive defences.

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Posted by Tcoat on Sunday, April 16, 2023 5:11 PM

Read the title and only one thing came to mind. 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 16, 2023 5:35 PM

Interesting dio opportunity.  Great photos.

I kinda feel like it's a photo shopped model because of the thumbprint Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, April 16, 2023 7:24 PM

Jammer
Looks to be a captured T-90 being sent somewhere to be studied. Lots of good pictures at the link for reference.

The crosses on it suggest that it's last operator were the Ukrainians and so they probably donated the tank. Would be interesting to know who the recipient would be...

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Jammer on Sunday, April 16, 2023 10:06 PM

Pawel,

I took it as the crosses were the Ukrainians identifying the tank as a now being Ukrainian, not to be confused with being a Russian tank; not that national ID symbols like the white star really exist any more.  Too much optical rather than visual recognition.

 

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, April 17, 2023 8:29 AM

I saw this on the internet too.  If this rig was parked at a truck stop around here, I'd be crawling all over the tank taking reference picture!

tjs

TJS

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Monday, April 17, 2023 1:52 PM

keavdog

Interesting dio opportunity.  Great photos.

I kinda feel like it's a photo shopped model because of the thumbprint Stick out tongue

 

 Or, could be a dirty thumb print from holding the picture before posting.

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 17, 2023 5:52 PM

Usually they aren't very thick as they aren't critical and the tank doesn't want to get hung up on obstacles 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 17, 2023 9:35 PM

Pawel, according to what I've read elsewhere, the shipping label on the tank says that it's heading for Aberdeen. That's usually where "obtained" foreign ground gear heads for analysis and evaluation. 
John, that fingerprint looking paint cracking often happens on those soft track shrouds/side skirts when a section gets bent back. I've seen plenty of it on different types in person.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:09 AM

Well there goes my conspiracy theory Geeked

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:19 AM

stikpusher

John, that fingerprint looking paint cracking often happens on those soft track shrouds/side skirts when a section gets bent back. I've seen plenty of it on different types in person.

 now I know how to explain my glueprint boo boos if the glue seeps between my finger and the model.

 

 

 

 

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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