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Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by Tankdriver phpbb3, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Roel

    Roel New Member

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    For many Western Europeans, "Siberia" is a synonym for "extremely cold place".

    When you write text in a language other than English, please provide a translation. This is an international forum and we try to make every post understandable to all readers.
     
  2. Ricky

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    I have built that kit - the interior detail is very nice, but yes, the tracks were a real pain.
     
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    for our to cyrilic alphabeth uncapable friends:

    Basicly ussual problem is with Cyrilic alphabet. Understanding another slavic language is not too difficoult.
    Acctualy we had Serbo-Croatian in primary school (old Yugoslav system) This two languages are basicly almost identical with difference that Serbians use Cyrilic alphabeth and Croats use latin alphabeth. Russian has few extra letters to the Serbian and one just picks from there. About learning the language itself one has to know that grammar is similar to all Slavic languages and my need to understand downloaded literature. The best way is to download a bunch of Russian music any try to understand what they are singing about.

    My main scale moddeling interests are 1/72 east european air forces and especcialy VVS, and of course the tanks. THE best literature is ussualy Russian, Polish and Czeh. Only a few books are translated in english thus far which is shame realy.
     
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    Siberia is internationally seen as an extremely cold place
     
  5. canambridge

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    French Siberia is the province of Quebec in Canada. The province is primarily French speaking, and as for the Siberia part, try spending a winter here. It's April 6th and snowing.
    Quebec is the closest thing the French speaking world has to Siberia!
     
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    school was cancelled here cause of snow little more than a week ago, and would have been another day if we didnt allready have the day off.we still have oddles of snow here, allthough it is warming up a little bit
     
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    Ok, I don't think... :oops:
     
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    Tankdriver, they are just envious. :grin:
     
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    Thanks!


    My great-grandfather (by mother), serb by nationality, was serve in Czechoslovak corps in 1918, was marry and stay on Zima village of Novosibirsk region. It's the story about this corps, but on russian... http://volk59.narod.ru/myatezh.htm
    My main scale moddeling are 1:1. :wink: But on english are many interesting books, and books was translated from other languages - the good book "Tiger in schlamm" Otto Carius or Patton, Mellentin, for example. But books, analogous books "Soviet tanks history" series (Mikhail Cvirin) I don't know.
     
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    :wink: :smok:
     
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    I understand. But by this need habit... :)
     
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    I was in last year in Noviy Yrengoy city, in winter. It's nightmare, even for my... The middle temperature - 45 on Celsius, the vodka was freeze. :lol:
     
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    -45C! That's about equal to our very worst days, including windchill.
    You win, but I still want a warm place on a beach to retire.
     
  14. David.W

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    I'm sorry?

    What has any of this got to do with Ferdinand/Elefant?

    (says he, who has never gone off topic once, no not ever in his entire life ever!) :wink: :wink: :wink: :)
     
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    Right!

    Ferdinand/Elephant. Big ugly farily useless armored SP guns. What was the point anyway?
     
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    Cracking armament though!
     
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    First post.

    ^ I'd have to agree, the Ferdinand is a lot like any other tank destroyer/SP, if the conditions are right, I'd hate to be on the wrong end of that gun.

    EDIT: I remember reading that a Ferdinand knocked out an IS2 from over 4.6KM, althought that may have been a Nashorn. Either way I don't know if that's true, just thought I'd throw it out here.
     
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    just remember that, that gun was capable of k.o. any tank up to 2 km away!!!
     
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    We get snow rather than cold temperatures, but it is cold here. But the coldest we ever had it was like -28C. We usually have it around -5 to -15 in winter. A few years back we almost had 500cm of overall snowfall.
     
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    The Ferdinand happens to be one of my favorite Tank Destroyers of the war.
    Yes I know it was big and unwieldy without a turret and prone to breakdowns with part shortages, not to mention other shortcomings.

    It's just a badass looking tank, and given good conditions it can make up for some of its problems.
     

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