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Old November 3rd, 2016, 02:12 AM   #1
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Recoveing WWII Armored Vehicles

This is a video about the recovery of WWII armored vehicles from rivers and swamps in Russia. They appear to be in amazingly good condition after having been sunk in mud and water for about seventy years! Maybe that actually helps to preserve them?



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Old November 3rd, 2016, 08:11 AM   #2
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In Norway there were 3 viking era ships found well preserved in mud for 800 or so years.

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Cool stuff, it has to be mind boggling the amount of historical equipment buried on land and in the bottom of the sea.

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That's a Hanomag SdKfz 250. They're rather rare. Hopefully it'll get the full restoration.

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Did you see some of the related videos where Russians with metal detectors are finding bodies and military equipment? Sad to lay in a field for 70 years.

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I wonder if they check for body's or bones before they videotape.

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This is a video about the recovery of WWII armored vehicles from rivers and swamps in Russia. They appear to be in amazingly good condition after having been sunk in mud and water for about seventy years! Maybe that actually helps to preserve them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOsCmfdsfA
Fresh water will preserve a lot than salt water. Here in the states, WW2 planes are found in lakes often. -Lloyd

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Old November 4th, 2016, 09:04 PM   #8
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It's the mud, they are in a swamp. No oxygen in the mud and that preserves them. They are doing the worst thing by cleaning the mud off of them in the field. Taking off the mud exposes them to air they should not do that until they are wherever they are going to preserve them. Typical Russian competence.

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What was that first tank that they brought up? Looks like a Cromwell but I cant tell.


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I wonder if they check for body's or bones before they videotape.
I was thinking that while I was watching the video. Then I saw the clip of soldiers off-loading antique shells. Oops, forgot about those -- glad I didn't find them.

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Not armor related

Here is a picture from Okinawa in 1949
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