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So, I was doing scientific research the other day and came across an interesting documentary, in which a tank is involved. I am a rather curious person and want to ascertain what tank it is, however, as I am not an expert on Russian hovermeds, I am not entirely sure. My money is on T-54.

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It's hard to tell because the Russians and the countries they sent their tanks to made so many variants of the same damn thing. But based on some of the angles in the video you initially posted, it would appear to be some variant of the T55.

 

This is the closest variant I could find. It has the box mounted on the left side, square boxes on the left fender, rounded boxes on the right, fuel tanks, angle cut front fenders, non-metal mantlet, the light bulb, the way the fender bends in the rear, and the front driver hatch. The one thing that would seem to differ slightly is the cupola.

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7 minutes ago, hiipanda said:

Are those two logs under the fuel tanks?

 

What documentary was it?

It's not a documentary, it's a video on pornhub. He linked it but then edited for good reason.

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1 minute ago, Android25 said:

It's hard to tell because the Russians and the countries they sent their tanks to made so many variants of the same damn thing. But based on some of the angles in the video you initially posted, it would appear to be some variant of the T55.

 

This is the closest variant I could find. It has the box mounted on the left side, square boxes on the left fender, rounded boxes on the left, fuel tanks, angle cut front fenders, non-metal mantlet, the light bulb, the way the fender bends in the rear. The one thing that would seem to differ slightly is the cupola.

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It's not a documentary, it's a video on pornhub. He linked it but then edited for good reason.

Now those white spots make sense. Thought it was some guy snooping around tanks and edited himself out.

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7 minutes ago, Android25 said:

It's hard to tell because the Russians and the countries they sent their tanks to made so many variants of the same damn thing. But based on some of the angles in the video you initially posted, it would appear to be some variant of the T55.

Thank you.

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4 minutes ago, P0mpeius said:

Thank you.

I looked a little more, it's definitely a version of the T55A. This one shows the cupola that you can see on the right side of the tank, but the front fenders are different.

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The slope of the turret front doesn't look right for a normal T-55. Maybe it's just the angle the pic is taken at. As for the front fenders, they're just metal flaps on a spring. It's pretty common for them to be missing.

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1 hour ago, Shade421 said:

The slope of the turret front doesn't look right for a normal T-55. Maybe it's just the angle the pic is taken at. As for the front fenders, they're just metal flaps on a spring. It's pretty common for them to be missing.

It's definitely a design choice, the fenders being cut at that angle. You can see the bent ridges to support the thin metal. They go all the way down on the straight cut fenders but end before the angle on the cut version. If the fenders were cut at that angle after being made straight, the ridges would end abruptly at the cut line.

Obviously they could have just replaced them with the angled version. With so many of these types of tanks being made in so many variations, its likely any of them surviving today have a few slightly mismatched parts from other varients as replacements.

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Just now, Android25 said:

It's definitely a design choice, the fenders being cut at that angle. You can see the bent ridges to support the thin metal. They go all the way down on the straight cut fenders but end before the angle on the cut version. If the fenders were cut at that angle after being made straight, the ridges would end abruptly at the cut line.

Obviously they could have just replaced them with the angled version. With so many of these types of tanks being made in so many variations, its likely any of them surviving today have a few slightly mismatched parts from other varients as replacements.

When I was stationed in 29 Palms, there were two T-55's taken from Iraq in the Gulf War parked out in the desert. Taken from the same country at the same time, operated by the same military, they both had different components on them, like different antennas, toolboxes, fenders, lights, external tanks, etc.

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Rear fender extensions just look like rubber flaps, and it looks like the front fender bit is entirely missing.  The tank looks like it's been rotting there for a bit, so I wouldn't think too hard about something that should be there or is missing.  All I know about the T-55 is trying to identify anything beyond that is futile unless you're super well read on the subject.  Not only are there different variants on paper, different factory built them in different ways.  Some will have minor details that other places will omit, some have differently shaped mantlets, etc.

Shade421 hit the nail on the head too.  The T-55 itself already had so many minor alterations and such that you could write an entire big ass book on just that.  When you throw in that tank being in a scrap yard or some middle east shithole, then things just become an absolute mess. 

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3 hours ago, canadiantrex said:

It's a T55 version.

Not a T54 because the back of the turret goes straight down rather than angling inwards.

And someone PM the pornhub link. I wanna see this shit.

 

The T-54 model 1951 had that straight down turret deal going on too, so that statement isn't entirely true.  The easiest way to tell a late T-54 and T-55 is the T-54 has a big dome shaped air vent on the top of the turret that the T-55 doesn't have.

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4 hours ago, TheMostComfortableTanker said:

The T-54 model 1951 had that straight down turret deal going on too, so that statement isn't entirely true.  The easiest way to tell a late T-54 and T-55 is the T-54 has a big dome shaped air vent on the top of the turret that the T-55 doesn't have.

Any idea why they straightened out the rear turret? Was it because they thought it was a shot trap?

 

also pls gibb link

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Knowing WoTLabs it wasn't just ordinary porn with a random tank in it, the actors were probably two traps with super sized fake tits cosplaying as tank transformers facefucking one another with 10" cocks.

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39 minutes ago, ZXrage said:

Any idea why they straightened out the rear turret? Was it because they thought it was a shot trap?

 

also pls gibb link

That'd be my guess.  I've not got any link handy for any of this, was just going off memory.  The reason that the turret vent isn't there on the T-55 is they wanted to get some NBC protection on the thing.  The Type 59 is also just a Chinese made T-54, so there's that too.
 

First tank is a late model T-54, second one is just some random T-55 with nothing fancy on it.

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1 hour ago, ZXrage said:

Any idea why they straightened out the rear turret? Was it because they thought it was a shot trap?

Maybe it got in the way of filming.

Sorry.

They rounded out the turret over time, and I assume it is to get rid of shot traps:

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17 hours ago, Shade421 said:

The slope of the turret front doesn't look right for a normal T-55. Maybe it's just the angle the pic is taken at. As for the front fenders, they're just metal flaps on a spring. It's pretty common for them to be missing.

You may not notice it, but the turret is facing the left a bit.

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