OT 133

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OT 133

Postby jepari » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:12 am

Did the Finnish Army use the OT -133's for any length of time before converting the into "gun tanks" ?.... I think I've only seen one pic of an un-converted OT ..... which I think was taken in Petroskoij ???
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Re: OT 133

Postby AndreasLarka » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:50 am

jepari wrote:Did the Finnish Army use the OT -133's for any length of time before converting the into "gun tanks" ?


According to Jukka Purhonen's and Esa Muikku's "The Finnish armoured vehicles 1918 - 1997" -book (available from Apali Oy - highly recommended!) the OT-tanks were converted during 1942 and 1943.
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Postby jepari » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:24 pm

I have the book on the way from Finland :D

Should make life a bit easier ... everytime there is something I'm wondering about ... and that is quite often
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about use of OT/T-26

Postby lassi » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:40 am

According to Kantakoski's book "Suomalaiset Panssarivaunujoukot 1919-1969), a platoon of 5 OT flamethrower tanks (Lh.Ps.J) under the command of lieutenant Sirkkola was established in summer 1941. Olli
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Postby jepari » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:26 am

Thanks. Very interesting info - wasn't sure if the OT's were used as a unit, or within platoons of regular tanks.
Was there any reference as to where the unit/platoon saw action ?
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