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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Fodder View Post










    From somewhere in Russia..?
    This could help:
    http://englishrussia.com/?p=1910#more-1910

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    ^^^^
    That links all i got,
    but you can make out a couple of hand cranks, probably back up's, but it might be all they had for traverse and elevation..

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    Found it, it is the testing ground of Nakhabino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowstorm View Post
    I have some pictures from my book which shows the Austran Army using turrets from there retired Centurion tanks.
    A Centurion turret at the 'Bunkermuseum' in Austria.

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    There were a number of tank turrets as pillboxes in Normandy as part of the Atlantic Wall, mostly from captured french tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy1911 View Post
    Also the soviets during china-USSR converted turrets from IS-3 into some kind of stationary gunturrets. Have you any additional info or pics?
    [*******black][FONT=Verdana]A Soviet tank turret fortification on the Chinese border. It may be a IS-2 turret rather than a IS-3??[/FONT][/COLOR]



    I've heard that Tank Turret Fortifications by Neil Short is a good book on the subject. It was published by the Crowood Press in 2006. You can buy it from Amazon.

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    The Germans used Panther tank turrets as pillboxs in Italy, and in the last desperate fighting in the Reich.

    I'm pretty much convinced the Syrians had some dug in Panzer Mk IV on the Golan heights as well.
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    The dug-in T-18 with 45mm cannon on the Stalin Line, summer 1941. [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=-2][*******#000000](RGAKFD)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    R35 turret in France

    Dug in turret in front of the Ostend Casino Belgium

    Panzer Mark II turret Southern France

    Liege Belgium. French made tank turret installed as fixed defenseive position by the Belgians

    Plus various other images I liberated in the name of the Republic which will be on the next one because I pressed submit by mistake<G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basillicus View Post
    I've also read that some FT-17 tanks were dug in during the Winter War to serve as MG pillboxes
    Yeah, they never saw any combat though, and were left where they were after Winter War ended. The Soviets then dug them up and took a few photos. Dunno what happened to them afterwards, but I'd assume they were scrapped.

    Here's a photo posted in the Captured vehicles- thread.




    I believe dug-in T-26s or just their turrets were used in one of the defensive lines built during the Continuation war, but I don't know which one. Probably Salpa-line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Fodder View Post
    T-44 - quite rare tank now.
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    T-54-1 - very first modification of T-54. Rare thing too. T-44 on background
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    IS-3
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    IS-3

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    cyborn: thanks for identification of the turrets!! i have identified IS3 but have no idea about the T54-1 and T44.

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    Strange situation, no line of sight for this turrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooman View Post
    Strange situation, no line of sight for this turrets.
    How old are the trees compared to the turrets might be the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcoat2 View Post
    [*******black][FONT=Verdana]A Soviet tank turret fortification on the Chinese border. It may be a IS-2 turret rather than a IS-3??[/FONT][/COLOR]



    I've heard that Tank Turret Fortifications by Neil Short is a good book on the subject. It was published by the Crowood Press in 2006. You can buy it from Amazon.
    It's not just a turret, it's a tank, it was rolled in by it's own power, then engine removed, and lately dug in.

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