10 October 2015

Tanktober #10

Bonus points Saturday - for additional scores:
* identify BOTH the tanks in the Background and the Foreground
* What was the common slang name given to the foreground Tank by its crews?




14 comments:

  1. Nice! I don't know where they are, but that's a SU-76 in the foreground, a KV1 behind it, and I reckon the muzzle break to the left belongs to a IS-2. The SU-76 was commonly called the Suka ('bitch').

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    1. Actually, maybe the muzzle break belongs to a Panther...

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  2. Su-76 in the foreground.
    KV-1 in the background.

    No idea where, or the nickname.

    The KV-1 is one of my favorite tanks, no matter how poorly it did when I ran the Soviets in Steel Panthers. ;)

    All of this makes me feel bad that I didn't own a camera that time I went to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, USA.

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    1. Actually, I know where now - I googled the SU-76 and found a different angle picture of that same exact one. That feels like cheating, though, so I won't say where.

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  3. The foreground is the SU-76 at Bovington. The background is the KV-1B. The SU-76 was called the "Bitch" or "Little Bitch" or sometimes the "bared assed Ferdinand" which I don't actually believe because soldiers are simple and that's a long ass name.

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  4. Background. KV1 Foreground SU76 nicknames Suka/Bitch. Suchka/Little Bitch or Golozhopiy Ferdinand/Bare arsed Ferdinand.

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  5. Sorry SU76M and KV1 Model 1941 at Bovington

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  6. Su76, KV1, world war 2 soviet tanks

    I didnt know for Bovington, until people said.

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  7. Huh. I thought I remembered Bovington well, but I'd forgotten these were there.

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  8. nickname was probably something russian fatalistic like....
    tin coffin for comrades...
    or more propagandish...
    Nhazee destruction workers peoples artillery tracked tractor...

    Cheers :)

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  9. Su-76 upfront and a KV-1 in the back

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