Glorious Soviet Technolgy is glorious

Submitted by: alpensepp 4 years ago in Tech

WW2 Soviet tank abandoned in Ukraine starts like the war ended yesterday
There are 22 comments:
Male 1,510
want.
0
Reply
Male 244
probably made to run on leaded gas
0
Reply
Male 573
1 star for the stupid title.
0
Reply
Male 1,421
Well, that wasn`t just flick the switch, it took some effort to get it going.. But once it started, very healthy, steady sound. It had some fuel mixture stuff when they revved it later but what a nice engine..
0
Reply
Male 17,512
Draculya: It`s worth much more than `scrap` to a wealthy military collector. People collect these machines, like others collect muscle cars or art.
0
Reply
Female 6,381
Maybe not so big, but when my sister and her husband lived in northern BC, maybe 20 years back, a local guy had discovered a US Army WW2 Jeep in the woods off the Alaska Highway. He came back with a chainsaw, fresh battery, and gas, and drove it out to the road.
0
Reply
Male 15,171
I bet they`re selling it for scrap
0
Reply
Male 1,471
For a 70 year old machine, it`s a wonder they got it started at all, let alone got the hatches open without a blow torch. It only took `em an afternoon too. And it runs amazingly well! All it needed was a little fuel and a blow-through, and maybe some lubricant.

Colour me impressed.
0
Reply
Male 17,512
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but that`s a `Self-Propelled Gun` not a `Tank`. To be more specific it`s a SU-152 heavy self propelled gun. The `152` is significant because that gun is a 152mm Howitzer.
0
Reply
Male 700
Skip to 9 min to see it start...
0
Reply
Male 5,141
Wow great job!
0
Reply
Male 5,872
The wonder of the war machine! There are tens of thousands of similar machines dotted around the country just waiting for half a dozen blokes in track-suits with a tool-box and a battery. Jerry-cans will be brought out and fuel tanks replenished. This is like a sci-fi episode trailer. Shame the gun was spiked though, this would have been fun to watch without cleaning.
OK. So I`ve been down the pub, must be time for more beer and a movie..
0
Reply
Female 685
Alpensepp, did you watch the whole video??? Or maybe you didn`t write the caption. They tried starting it three minutes into the video, with plenty of tools lying around evident of hours of work, several days later, they`re still trying with no success yet. Or maybe this is an IAB mods crude attempt at sarcasm, which comes over as racist as usual. Don`t mock another man`s failures unless you`ve done the same job.
0
Reply
Male 4,745
Very impressive. Cool to see.
0
Reply
Male 4,891

Now that it`s running, this group of guys have a stronger military than Canada.
0
Reply
Male 1,341
That`s actually really impressive.
0
Reply
Male 205
now i watched it it feels like tomorrow
0
Reply
Male 13,630
Would have sold my soul to have fettled that back into life, in great condition for something 70 years old
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Oh and caption fail is an epic fail. It took a colossal amount of work for them to get it going again.
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Starts AFTER all the work they did to get it going again.
0
Reply
Male 2,855
no it doesnt
0
Reply
Male 1,364
Link: Glorious Soviet Technolgy is glorious [Rate Link] - WW2 Soviet tank abandoned in Ukraine starts like the war ended yesterday
0
Reply