Yuri Pasholok died…

…very convincingly :) From last weekend’s “Engines of War” re-enactment.



According to The_Chieftain, this model of the T-34 is very rare too – not sure what mode that is though.

(thanks to Ensign Expendable for this one)

30 thoughts on “Yuri Pasholok died…

  1. Now he will find some convincing reason to nerf german tanks and replace them with his made up designs

  2. This is deluxe version, because of that box for extra stuff at the back :P . It probably has radio, too – although definitely not stereo :))) …

    OK, more serious: turret is stamped, but with cupola and f-34 gun, must be some late version of the “classic” – i thought that welded turrets were more popular with 76mm? Still, can’t say that’s unique, unless he means sth. special?

    • Nixxxie – Stamped no, cast yes. The tooling required to produce a stamped version of such a large and complex shape for the quantities that would be used would require such capital investment that it would far outweigh the cost of casting by a factor of 100x or more. Casting would also give the mechanical properties more suited to armour as well as being much more simple to make changes in design.

        • Nope, model 1942 had either cast or welded(very few) turrets. Sorry but Russians being practical at technology wouldn’t venture into something as outrageously complicated as stamping heavily armoured turret(at the time). Stamping works best with softer metals and isn’t very cost effective if the metal sheet the detail is being stamped from is too thick. And to be honest stamping an element of such shape would violate the integrity of the metal, but to properly explain that we need a metallurgist.

          Also, calling additional fuel tanks(boxes at the back, trust me, i’ve got modeller plans of this t-34 model) radio isn’t helping your credibility

          • I have seen brake presses that can bend 6″ thick steel, it’s not that big of a trick. A lot of people mistake steel fabrication for stamping.

            • That’s why i’ve said we need a metallurgist :P Still, was is bending the material multidimensionally or just single way? I’m curious, cause with that shape of the turret(i think nixxxie meant that all side and roof are single piece), you’re bound to end up with a lot of compression and stretching in different areas of the shape if you ask me. And again, were talking tech from almost 70 years ago.

  3. Lol, for a second I was ready to organize a party in his “memory”. Or wait. Was he the bastard who kept talking shit about German engineering and praising the soviet one? I don’t want to be mistaken.

    • He defenetely is the person you are thinking he is.
      “Yuri Pasholok’s research material” (waving a bag of plastic tank toys) /Jingles/

  4. I would guess its rare because most of the older 76mm T-34s either got owned by the Germans and destroyed or upgraded to 85 variants by the end of the war.

  5. “Yuri Pasholok died…very convincingly :)”

    Post a soviet pattern of his dead body or it never happened. :)

  6. It’s rare because with 80% of the T-34 production line lost in combat. Any T-34 that isn’t a T-34-85 from the last couple of years is usually either sunk in a marsh or blown to bits.

    • Actually there were a lot of T-34 with 76mm guns left on end of WW2, those mostly got scrapped or turned to support vehicles.