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Re: Guard Duty at 81TSD
MY NAME IS MARIAM FROM SOUTH AFRICA...I SAW THIS COMMENT ON POSITIVE BLOGS AND I WILL LOVE TO TELL EVERYBODY HOW MY STATUS CHANGES TO NEGATIVE, AND AM NOW A LIVING WITNESS OF IT AND I THINK ITS A SHAME ON ME IF I DON'T SHARE THIS LOVELY STORY WITH OTHER PE...
Posted on: 14 July 2017
Re: The Battle of Mongua: From Ondjiva to Preira d’eça
Hi Dino, Are you now in a position to tell us more about the proposed erection of a statue for Mandume at Ondjiva, please...
Posted on: 22 June 2017
Re: Various opfoks and rondfoks during Basics
I don't comment much, have enough personal challenges to deal with.<br /><br />An old Afrikaans proverb: Vra is vry, en die weier daarby/It costs nothing to ask, including the refusal.<br /><br />I have always wondered...<br />...
Posted on: 8 May 2017
Re: "Trying to destroy the Olifants"
Baie dankie vir jou terugvoer, Deon. Jou tenk met die mynvëer was 12A. Kontak my asseblief op johan@warinangola.com. Ek sal graag jou hele storie ook wil laai. Jy sal die volgende video wat etlike dae na die aanval gemaak is waardeer en ook jou tenk s...
Posted on: 10 April 2017
Re: "Trying to destroy the Olifants"
Dag Johan,<br />Baie intersante komentaar en het eers vandag die site ontdek.<br />Ek was die gunner van die tank wat die myn-vee apparaat vooraan gehad het en ook in die mynveld gelos was - Ek kan om die dood nie die roepsein onthou nie. Jy is...
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Angola: National Liberation and the U.S. Left, 1974-76, by the Milwaukee Alliance by host
Introduction: "The following position is limited and partial because a) we don’t have an overall line on the international situation and the nature of the USSR in particular, b) our limited resou...
U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume Two, by Y. G-M Lulat by host
Volume Two: Periodical Literature and Guide to Sources of Current Information. A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, do...
U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume One, by Y G-M Lulat by host
Volume One: Books, Documents, Reports, and Monographs. A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmenta...
The Bear at the Back Door: The Soviet Threat to the West's Lifeline in Africa, by Sir Walter Walker by host
Sandton: Valiant, 1978. (ABS): Discusses the Soviet Russian attempts to build power bases, especially military power, in Africa during the 1970s; of historical interest. The Soviet Union has embarked...
RE: The last battle: 27 June 1988 by host
From Kruger Lötter: There were 4 ZT3's only 4 and I was troop commander of them. They were all at Techipa scrap, thereafter they all moved to Hurricane, from there to SWAWEK. At no stage did one stay...
Southern Africa Stands Up: The Revolution in Angola, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Namibia and South Africa, by Wilfred Burchett by host
Why did we back the losing side in Angola? And why did they lose? What happened in Mozambique? What will be outcome of the insurgency be in Rhodesia? And most importantly, what is really happening, w...
Portugal's African Wars, by Arslan Humbaraci and Nicole Muchnik by host
Author's Note: DURING the final stages of production of this book General Spinola, Portugal's new President, has made overtures to freedom fighters in Africa. Will these overtures result in freedom? ...
Angola a country study 1989, Edited by Thomas Collelo by host
Foreword: This volume is one in a continuing series of books now being prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies—Area Handbook Program. The last p...
Angola under the Portuguese. The Myth and the Reality, by Gerald J. Bender by host
From the Introduction: It is difficult to find a single decade during the five centuries of Portugal's presence in Angola when a king or prime minister did not feel compelled to defend the country's ...
PORTUGUESE AFRICA AND THE WEST, by William Minter by host
A Penguin AFRICAN LIBRARY Series Series Editor: Ronald Segal Cover design: by Germano Facetti; photograph by Lord Kilbracken Date Published: 1972 Pages: 176pp. Printer: C. Nicholls and ...
Portuguese Africa, by James Duffy by host
Product details Hardcover: 389 pages Publisher: Harvard University press (1961) Language: English ASIN: B0007HQML2 Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds ...
Portugal in Africa. by James Duffy by host
Excerpt: Portugal in Africa is a brief history of Portuguese policies and traditions in Africa, principally in the two large colonies of Angola and Moçambique. In the preparation of this work I have ...
DESTINY. AT THY CALL WE SHALL NOT FALTER, by Wynand du Toit by host
From the strong running currents of the Cunene River to the early morning dawn over Cassinga, this book told the story of a South African Special Forces officer's dedication to his cause. The ri...
Die Möre Kom. Weerkaatsings van Oorlog, deur Lt Kol (Afg) Dawid Lotter by host
Hierdie digbundel is Dawid Lotter se derde. Soos sy vorige digbundels "Kleurskakarings van Skarlaken" en "Wondgom", handel "Die Möre Kom" oor die dienspligjare en oorlog in die algemeen. Die temas wi...
Angolan Revolution - Vol. 2: Exile Politics and Guerilla Warfare, 1962-1976, by John A. Marcum by host
The second volume narrates how Angola won her independence from Portugal in 1975, traces the course of the continuing conflict among revolutionary groups to its effectively final outcome, and ends as...
The Angolan Revolution - Vol. 1: The Anatomy of an Explosion, 1950-62, by John A. Marcum by host
The first volume of this work, subtitled The Anatomy of an Explosion, 1950-1962, described the background and the first two years of the armed struggle for Angolan independence. It was published in 1...
The Revolution in Angola: MPLA, Life Histories and Documents, by Don Barnett and Roy Harvey by host
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis Publication Date: 1972 Binding: Hardcover Source: www.abebooks.com
With the Guerrillas in Angola, by Don Barnett by host
Don Barnett's report on his travels with MPLA guerrillas through the war zone in eastern Angola in 1968. Published in 1970, 40 pages
RE: Etale by Ashleytintin
Hi Jim, I was permanently based at Etale in 1985. I was part of 101Bn. There were 4 101Bn platoons based at Etale - mainly to do ComOps and win the hearts and minds of the local population. We had a n...
RE: Etale by Ashleytintin
In 1985 there were 3 or 4 platoons of 101Bn stationed permanently at Etale as well. They did ComOps in the surrounding areas. Etale was not on the Kaplyn, it was a few km back from the Kaplyn.
Wings over Langebaanweg. Stories from a South African Air Force Base 1946 - 1993, by Andrew Embleton by host
This is a third volume in the unofficial history of the South African Airforce Training Schools. The period covered commences with the postwar Spitfires and ends with the departure of the Impala in 1...
RE: The attack on 59 Brigade: 14 February 1988 by jonabotha
Hey Danie - I was in a water bunker that day and I think I may have been right behind you when the 'artillery' shell hit. I kept a detailed diary of day-to-day things; especially the two attacks that...
Die Mense van SWA - 'n Geo Etnologiese Oorsig, deur Kapt SMG Visser by host
Voorwoord: In 'n oorlogsituasie is 'n mens geneig om meer op die aard en die omvang van operasies te konsentreer. Die mens en sy omgewing waarbinne opgetree word speel egter 'n ewe belangrike rol...
In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads, by Jacques Pauw by host
No review information available. Product details Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Southern Book Publishers; 1st edition (February 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 1868123928 ISBN-13: 978-1...
Into the heart of darkness: Confessions of apartheid's assassins, by Jacques Pauw by host
No review information available... Product details Paperback: 346 pages Publisher: J. Ball; First Edition edition (1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1868420582 ISBN-13: 978-1868420582 ...
The Aftermath of the Cassinga Massacre Survivors, Deniers and Injustices, by Vilho Shigwedha by host
It took the former South African Defence Force (SADF) less than four hours to kill more than eight hundred Namibian refugees at Cassinga on May 4, 1978. Thousands of survivors were left with irrepara...
Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991, by Christine Hatzky by host
Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southern central Africa, gained independence in 1975 and almost immediately plunged into more than two decades of conflict and crisis. Fidel Castro sent Cuban mi...
Valentina: The Exile Child: An autobiography by Rachel Valentina Nghiwete by host
On the dawn of Namibia's independence from South African rule in 1990, around 43,000 exiles were repatriated to the country formerly known as South West Africa. Of these, many had left their country ...
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by host
Thanks Doug, I have now included him in the list above.
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by dougbev
Rifleman Petrus Kandjendja of 202 Battalion was captured by Angolan forces during Operation Askari. He was held in captivity for five months and was released when the South Africans exchanged him for...
RE: South African soldiers captured during the War In Angola by host
To summarise [Updated]: Captured in SWA/Angola: Cpl Johannes Gerhardus Terblanche, Technical Services Corps, attached to Battle Group Foxbat - 13 December 1975 Pv...
Apartheid's war against Angola: An account of South African aggression against the People's Republic of Angola, by Marga Holness by host
A joint United Nations Centre against Apartheid and World Campaign against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa publication. PREFACE: The constant and escalating acts of ...
South Africa's undeclared war against Mozambique, by Jan Marsh by host
PUBLISHED BY THE MOZAMBIQUE ANGOLA COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE APARTHEID WAR ORGANISED BY THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT - 1984 The apartheid state of South Africa - ...
Die südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF) 1980-1989, by von Wolfgang Reith. Manu Brevis by host
Wolfgang Reith stellt die relativ kurze Geschichte der südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF), die von 1980 bis 1989 existierte, erstmals in deutscher Sprache vor. Vorwort Am ...
Beeld van die SWA Gebiedsmag, deur P. H. R. Snyman by host
Uitgegee deur: Openbare Betrekkinge, SA Weermag, 1989 ISBN: 062112642X, 9780621126426 102 bladsye Bron: Protea Boekwinkel ( https://www.proteaboekwinkel.com)
Um lugar chamado Angola, de Karla Suárez by host
Memórias dos cubanos sobre a guerra em Angola em livro “Um lugar chamado Angola” de Karla Suárez retrata sequelas da guerra angolana em Cuba. O livro foi apresentado em Lisboa pelo escritor angolan...
Eye on the enemy, by Neil Reynolds by host
The book is about 31 Bn Recce Wing between 1984 and 1987. This is Neil's story during these years. Source: https://web.facebook.com/Eye-on-the-Enemy-1350545941657761/?fref=nf
RE: LUKAS NEL: Kort Stories uit ‘n Lang Lewe, deur Johannes de Koning by host
Die boek van direk verkry word vanaf Namibian books: http://www.namibiabooks.com
Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson, by Jonathan Ancer by host
In 1972 Craig Williamson, a big, burly, bearded man, walked onto Wits University and registered as a student. He joined the National Union of South African Students (Nusas), and was on the frontline ...
RE: The War For Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed A Continent, by Fred Bridgland by host
There is now a new edition of this book, called "Cuito Cuanavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent. See http://www.warinangola.com/default.aspx?tabid=590&forumid=84&view=topic&postid=1...
Cuito Cuanavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent, by Fred Bridgland by host
"I am very sad to hear of Mike Muller’s death. I remember him well and with affection – a nice man, and very courageous, who was extremely cooperative and very very interesting. Re T...
RE: 1/35th scale G6 Rhino from Takom by host
Hi there Luis, that model is actually NOT the latest G6 model as the latest one is called the GV6-52, which is a 52 caliber 155mm gun with a larger turret as sold to the UAE. The original G6 was a 45...
1/35th scale G6 Rhino from Takom by Chiefgunner
Good Morning, I'm a Portuguese modeler, and I'm interested in making the G6 Rino in the version that participated in the war in Angola, as model base I got the 1/35 model from Takom ( http://www....
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by jan@coastlineauto.co.za
This article appeared in The Star newspaper on 22 March 1988
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by jan@coastlineauto.co.za
This article appeared in The Star newspaper on 22 March 1988:
RE: Third attack on Tumpo: 23 March 1988 by host
From The Nambian, 1 April 1988, almost a week later: Angop claims SA tanks wrecked and captured in Cuito area ANGOLAN troops last Wednesday destroyed four South African centurion t...
Battle For Angola: The End Of The Cold War In Africa c1975-89, by Al J. Venter by host
Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle f...
Salazar: A Political Biography, by Filipe de Meneses by host
The first full-length English scholarly biography of one of the last dictators of Western Europe. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar entered the government of Portugal when Herbert Hoover was president and ...
Living in a Shadow World: The Memoirs and True Story of a South African Intelligence Field Operator, by Daniël Ferreira du Toit and Klaus Schirmer by host
In 1974 a young man, called up to serve in the South African Defence Force, is recruited by Military Intelligence. Three years later, his military tour of duty to the Angolan border over, he joins BO...
SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89, by Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan by host
SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 - Authors Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan with illustrations by Pierre Lowe Victor. Published by Osprey Publishing in their New Vaguard Series. 48 Pages - ...
 
User Posts
RE: VICTOR JENSENs Personal Photo Collection by jensenvl
Here is an old photo we found at our RHQ, taken from OP Post at Lohatla directing fire for a CFA Battery.

Time period is unclear, but is somewhere from early to mid 1980’s

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RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Alouette III Helicopter Gunships parked at the Refueling point in a HAG (Helikopter Administratiewe Gebied) in Southern Angola during Ops Daisy 1981...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Na die ontrekking uit SWA uit het ons aangehou met die ondersteuning. Ons het die 107 lugbars projektiele wat Doc Joint gemaak het opgevlieg en die klitse het met groot sukses die log konfooie daarmee uitgeskiet en die aanmarse gestuit want FAPLA was hell bent om met UNITA klaar te speel. Met die 10...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
So vaagweg wil ek my verbeel dat ons die Mig opgetel het naby die Chambinga hoe gronde maar dat die T54/5 en BMP's dalk bietjie meer suid uitgeskiet is...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Ek sit nog ’n paar foto’s by van daai trip....
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Daar was ook ’n paar T 54/5 uitgeskiet. ...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Ons het ’n Mig 23 gaan optel wat afgeskiet is in daai omgewing gedurende Okt. 1990 en deur die slagvelde gery waar die foto geneem is....
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Ek en Johann Smith wat op daai stadium in Angola gestasioneer was by Boa Fe het ’n paar RSA lede op Mavinga ontmoet en is toe deur die nag vanaf Mavinga na die omgewing van wat ek verstaan het die Chambinga hoe gronde was. Johann Smith kan dalk help en n beter posisionering verskaf. ...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Dink die meeste mense weet teen die tyd dat AMI se ondersteuning aan UNITA nie opgehou het met die onttrekking uit SWA nie, maar dat DST ‘n koverte projek bedryf het ter ondersteuning van UNITA. ...
RE: Nelius van Tonders Personal Photo Collection by Nelius
Hier is n foto van wat ek op daai stadium verstaan het twee BMP 1's was, kon dalk ook BMP 2's gewees het, wat met 'n TOW uitgeskiet is by die Chambinga hoe gronde Oktober 1990. Hulle was oppad om te gaan water haal toe die Unita tenk jag spanne wat met Landcruiser VX'e gery het waarvan die dakke afg...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: Bobby Thomsons Personal Photo Collection by bobbyt
40 years ago I started my National Service at 14th Field Artillery in Potchefstroom. ...
RE: 5 Signal Regiment by PCroukamp
The BRUSH Emblem:...
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RE: clive logan by logan
attended infantry school in1977 became a 2lt.was sent to 32bn on detatched duty in 1978 and then to 5sai where I spent most of my time at elundu
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RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Looking out over the Kaokoveld. A sharp contrast to neighbouring Owamboland, the land with no stones....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Further West, the Kaokoveld joins the mighty Namib Desert. Another stark contrast. (Rian Botes photograph)...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
This Buffel Troop Carrier hit an anti-tank mine near Oshigambo in 1982....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
This Buffel Troop Carrier hit an anti-tank mine somewhere between Okangwati & Epupa Falls....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Who remembers this in Katima?...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
The 140mm (5,5 inch) G2 Medium Guns at Golf Base, Katima Mulilo wait patiently for another fire mission....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
SADF Patrol moves through the Southern Angolan Bush...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
A motorised Patrol with their Buffel Troop Carrier outside an Owambo Kraal near Okatope in December 1981....
RE: Manuel Ferreiras Personal Photo Collection by Manuel
Joint Monitoring Commission...
RE: Manuel Ferreiras Personal Photo Collection by Manuel
FAPLA General Jose Maria, Cuban General Polo Cintra Frias and Colonel Fred Oelschig at first Joint Monitoring Commission meeting at Ruacana....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Durban Light Infantry Assault Pioneers Sweeping a road for mines near Beacon 25...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
The SADF acquired the ENTAC / MGM-32A wire-guided anti-tank missiles in 1969. They were usually mounted in groups of four on a Willys Jeep and later on a Land Rover . These missiles could also be launched from the ground. They were first deployed into Angola during Ops Savannah in 1975/76 as a count...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Some of our Brothers here have just uncovered a nice little hidden stash of Yugolavian TMA-3 Cheese Anti-Tank Mines....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Some SADF Grenades familiar to most of us who served during the Bush War. On the left is a Green Smoke Hand Grenade, in the middle is the famous Two Star Instant Light Illuminating Hand Grenade and on the right, the deadly White Phosphor (Willie Peter) Hand Grenade which sadly, on a few occasions wa...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Eland 90 Noddy Cars never let the team down during the Bush War. Here is one of them on a mission....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
44 Para Pathfinders Sabre Vehicle at the 1 Parachute Battalion Fire-Force Base in AFB Ondangwa sometime during 1981...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Cymberline Mortar Locating Radar, M'Pacha 1978...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
A patrol has made contact with the enemy, re-enforcements from AFB Ondangwa are on their way. Looking at their kit, these men are going to be in the Bush for awhile....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
M79 40mm Single-Shot Snotneus Grenade Launcher Gunner wearing "Black is Beautiful" preparing for a Patrol. (Unknown Photographer)...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Another photo of the SAGGER...
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RE: An-2 Colt by host
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RE: ANGOLA DIARY OF THE WIFE OF A RUSSIAN ADVISOR by Kevin Fitz
Herewith the photo I mentioned to you.

As I recall, I think it was taken by Al J Venter at the time of the capture of the two SWAPO COMMANDERS. One the Head of SF's for the Western Front and the other the Head of Artillery. May be the lesser of two evils to credit the photo to him.

From left to Right: Phil Smith (RIP), Robert Clifford and Myself. We were all Sgt's at the ti...
RE: ANGOLA DIARY OF THE WIFE OF A RUSSIAN ADVISOR by Kevin Fitz
I often think of the Russian Officer, forget his name, who chose to remain with the body of his wife rather than abandon her in the middle of a foreign & hostile environment. What a brave decision and how frightened he must of been, knowing that we would inevitably capture him.

I would love to meet with our former foes and discover the stories of their times in Angola. Am hoping th...
RE: ANGOLA DIARY OF THE WIFE OF A RUSSIAN ADVISOR by Kevin Fitz
Have thoroughly enjoyed her story thus far. The 32 Recce Grp operated extensively in the areas North of Zangongo to Ongiva over a period of about 3months in the lead up to Carnation/Daisy, sorry cannot recall which was the correct Op, that commenced in Aug 81.

It was one of the most successful operational periods of the Grp up to that point. Led to SWAPO deploying their SF's to hunt u...
RE: South African guns north of Luanda by host
A confirmation from Piet Uys: Genl Viljoen personally told me that those 5.5-guns were sent back to the RSA in 1976!...
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
Was the BTS-2 used in Angola? Definitely yes...
This is a shot taken from a video filmed a day or two (on about 25 March 1988) after the South African Olifant tank (call sign 53) had been abandoned and captured on the 23rd, still on the east side of the Cuito River. 53 was standing intact a few hundred metres from these recovery vehicles, right next to the river. You should see the full vid...
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
For lifting or hanging tanks (ACS) and the tractors in their maintenance and repair of complete tractor had two 16-ton hoist. Since 1957 tractor staffed by two hydraulic jacks lifting capacity of 25 ton.

Engine-transmission compartment, which houses units and components of the power plant and transmission base machine, is in the aft of the tractor. Construction elements of the trac...
RE: BTS-2 ARV by host
The winch is designed for traction when pulling out stuck tanks and self-propelled guns, as well as to pull the faulty tanks and self-propelled guns in the rope when the drawbar pull tractor to tow the truck was not enough, or approach to evacuees tank was impossible. Winch was installed in front of the power pack of the tractor on a pedestal that is welded to the bottom of the housing. Winch is c...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
Medium Tank truck BPS-2 was a high-speed armored tracked vehicles, destined for evacuation of damaged tanks on the battlefield from the zone of fire influence the enemy, pulling medium and heavy tanks in different types of jams, demanding the pull-out force up to 75 ton and towing faulty medium tanks ACS or different road conditions. Tractor was established in 1951, KB Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tag...
RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: The power plant, power train and chassis borrowed from the base of the tank. For external communications transceiver 10 is equipped with a tractor-RT-26. Tractor provides repair works and transport units of the power plant and a power transmission. [Translated with Google Translate]
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RE: BTS-4 ARV by host
BTS-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle: The tractor adapted for towing tanks, lost control. For this purpose, there is a towing unit with a bilateral amortization calculated on the full force 7 ton. Includes towing rods and cables. For self mounted on the tractor 7.62 mm machine gun with a curved barrel and zenith DShK. Fire from machine guns leading radio operator. To the rear of the machine are mounted...
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