Here's one for the tread-heads

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?
Regards,
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The Old Man
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repost the url? they're pulling lots of stuff out of swamps and lakes. anyone hear about the ju87 in the mud with a pilot still strapped in?
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e
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 came from.)
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.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne
yeah, just like the french farmers who find plenty of ww1 stuff.
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e
ju87 in the mud with a pilot still strapped in?
Ooops, sorry! Here it is:
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The Old Man
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....
AM
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AM
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 !!!
AM
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AM
thank you kindly. i have a wide archeology streak and it was itching.
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e
Well I'm more into Aircraft myself, and would like to see some found like this, only problem is that they can't withstand the "punishment" as well as a Tank.
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Claus Gustafsen

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