Another Tank from the Lake

russian tank from lake 1

Yet another tank was recently extracted from one of the lakes near St. Petersburg. There are plenty of tanks left since WW2, each year a few of them are being pulled out by different enthusiasts. This one is particular by it’s model “BT” which was translated as “Quick Moving Tank”. It had very narrow tracks so it had to move only on good roads, and the tracks could be completely removed so that it could roll on the rubber coated inner wheels on the good surfaces when army had to relocate quickly and there were good roads available.

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russian tank from lake 5

39 thoughts on “Another Tank from the Lake”

  1. Of course its a tank. Looks like a BT-7 light tank, maybe BT-5. Hard to say, I am not an expert. Good inter-war tank introduced in 1935. Christie suspension, excellent mobility and decent firepower, lacking in armor. Design led to the T-34.

    • NO NO NO NO NO …… NNNO; design of this tank did NOT lead to T-34; a Chech Shkoda produced armored vehicle/prototype lead to design of T-34;

        • He thinks he’s an expert on everything. Google his name once, you get this http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/Zorine

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          Comp Sci student && hopefully one day a programmer;

          Ha! “Hopefully one day a programmer”, I’ve been programming since I was 12, and even then I was better then you’ll ever be. I knew more about computers by age 16 then you will ever learn in your however many years of school. I’ve been working as a computer scientist since 18, right out of high school, and I never even graduated. And me and you are the same age, but at least I act it.

    • in my opinion, ba-64 has the perfect body shape for a military light vehicle; i saw one for sale on http://www.tanksforsale.co.uk for 4000 pounds but it might not be there now;

    • T-34
      number built: about 84,070.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-34

      T-55
      Over 95,000 were produced. the most-produced tank in history.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-55

      yes. russia is full of tanks.

  2. D, since you know a thing or two, would you be so kind & explain briefly how to use method callbacks in C++, but without templates. I am trying to rewrite some C code in C++ and i’m wrapping some glut functions into a class, but stuff like glutDisplayFunc(…) needs a callback parameter to register OpenGL context drawing method or something like that:
    In C its like this : glutDisplayFunc(&DrawGLScene));
    but in C++ i got glutDisplayFunc(&glwin->DrawGLScene));

    and that does not compile. people are telling me to create a method pointer but with templates it is such a mess.

    sorry, off the topic

    • I haven’t written C++ code for years, sorry cant help you out there. But just curious, what compiler are you using and whats the error it spits out?

      • i am using gcc 4.something and the error is long and full of examples; dont remember its precise content (@ work right now) but it was something like: C++ ISO does not allow referencing of inner methods(and alot of other spooky stuff, its actually in netbeans);
        no worries though; i found nice and cheap solution: apperantly there is GLUT rewritten for C++ accomodation and its called GLUI – very neet and simple environment with OpenGL extentions; anyway, thanks; 😉

  3. and if anyone feels like flying a Mig21 or riding t-34-85, go to http://www.tankride.com/tankrides.html; i think you can book a tank ride by calling theese guys; and you also get to shoot live ammo of different caliber, as well s t-34 gun; well its all on the website;

  4. but hey its a great fine. i own a T-34,T-72,and a T-35. and i just found a puma tank out of a lake in germany so it awaits its turn to be restored

  5. woaw is the moderator on facebook from across the cubicle – people people take a shot of nyquil and chill hehe

  6. Of course its a tank. Looks like a BT-7 light tank, maybe BT-5. Hard to say, I am not an expert. Good inter-war tank introduced in 1935. Christie suspension, excellent mobility and decent firepower, lacking in armor. Design led to the T-34.

  7. Actually the T-34 was influenced by the French Char Bis and the brilliant suspension design of Christie. Teh French had invested billions in secret deals with the Reds as insurance against the lunatic Nazi leadership (predated the Ribbentropp-Molotov Non Aggression Pact).
    Sloped armour was not a new concept- it dates to 1920’s.
    The Panther III was to have it- but for typical insane reasons- Reichs Ministry of Armaments over-rode the engineers.

  8. this tank is witnessed of what was happened before, it surely historical of how and when it sink in the lake….but, what will they do in that tank? for sure, it can’t be fitted in the museum.

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