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Soviet fighting vehicles near Leningrad, Russia, winter of 1942-1943

Caption   Soviet fighting vehicles near Leningrad, Russia, winter of 1942-1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   600582
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Siege of Leningrad   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 May 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jul 2012 05:55:07 PM

OUTTA FUEL OR OUTTA LUCK:

Looks like these BA-10 armored cars have been abandoned by their crews, maybe due to breakdowns or lack of fuel.
The BA-10 was developed in the 1930s and was similar to the BA-3 and the BA-10 Heavy Armored Cars. Survivors were used as late as 1943 on the Leningrad Front. The BA-10 was armed w/1x45mm main gun mounted in a turret
and carried between 34 to 45 rounds of ammo.

Secondary armament 2x7.62mm DT machine guns w/2079 rounds of ammo one mounted in the hull, and the other was mounted co-axial in the turret. The Germans captured numbers of BA-10s and used them in the anti-partisan role, and were named Panzerspahwagen BAF 203 (r)

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