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Did Vietnam Send T-34/85 Tanks Into Cambodia?
long_tom
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
Yes, I'm thinking "Vietnam's Vietnam" again. And the T-34/85 tanks modernized with the starfish wheels seem emblematic of the NVA, though those tanks were sent to Africa as well.
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC
Hi;

By the end of the Easter invasion most of the Armor was of Chinese origin, Type 54s, 59s, 63, there were still some PT-76s ! The NVA did have A few T-34/85s to equip A Company.
and they were used in combat. I have seen film of the armor sent, but have not seen that the T-34s were used by then !

CHEERS; MIKE.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 03:54 PM UTC

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Hi;

By the end of the Easter invasion most of the Armor was of Chinese origin, Type 54s, 59s, 63, there were still some PT-76s ! The NVA did have A few T-34/85s to equip A Company.
and they were used in combat. I have seen film of the armor sent, but have not seen that the T-34s were used by then !

CHEERS; MIKE.


The only T34's I know of where used just south of the DMZ, and there are photos of some knocked out ones. In the Cambodian area there were a few ZSU 57's and T59 / T54's. It'd be a real pain to drive any tank from the Pass to Cambodia. For sure you are not driving one down Highway One! The land scape is the deciding factor there.

gary