I'm not into armor all that much, but this one is amazing! The site is
not in English and shows a WWII StuG III being unearthed in a field in
either Poland or Chechoslovakia.
Maybe someone who speaks this language can tranlate somewhat for us?
The Russians and even the Finns have been finding things for years. Two
groups in Russia, "Poisk" (Search) and "Ekipazh" (the crew) have found
dozens of items, including a T-34 Model 1941 and a KV-1 Model 1941 that
were pristine other than the mud they sank in.
The Poles have found several items (which is where IIRC the StuG III
But on the other hand, the Russians have a dedicated engineer-sapper
battalion that regularly finds up to 2,000 LIVE munitions a MONTH in
the old Leningrad Military District around the city of St. Petersburg
that have to be disposed of for safety. Also the two teams have found
literally hundreds of bodies or body fragments of both Soviet and
German soldiers killed but not buried during the war.
Gives one pause.
Well in Shotgun News once a guy had an ad for
something like 70 MK 4's, a few panthers and tigers also.
Problem was you had to come to his farm in Russia and
recover them yourself. (after paying him of course)
More recently, the Russians have a problem with the
criminal element going to old battle areas and digging
up explosives and weapons. It is a very big deal, the
biggest hit so far was a underground ammo depot that
when the cops came, STILL had several thousand
arty shells, and lot's of small arms ammo. The perp's
are so dedicated to it, they do the historical research
to figure out not only where things happened, but
what the logistics and how much, and where they were
stored for said battle (s) (units of fire for certain
units, and amounts reported used) As a bonus, they sell
off any *"collectible* gear, medals, and such for profit.
One crew actually researched where a large aerial bomb
was dropped that didn't go off. They recovered that by
melting down the explosive. (so it fit's in 2 liter bottles)
Their problem came when they found another dud bomb.
In the process of melting it down, it went off.
The cops were able to figure out what happened, but
what surprised them was the amount of research the
perp's did beforehand..
Gotta give them credit... lol....
ju87 in the mud with a pilot still strapped in?
Thanx for the link :)
Even more, it still is whitewash, looks like has a
a fairly complete set of tools etc.. and nice
it has a complete set of Ostketten on it !!!