Recent Yuri Pasholok articles at Status Report blog.

2256162_originalThe blog “Status Report” has posted two English language translations of  articles by Russian armor researcher Yuri Pasholok this past couple days. An article posted on Monday contains a number of pictures of the AMX-30 prototype that is stored at the French Armor Museum in Saumur.  People interested in the AMX- 30 Status Report article may read it here, the original Russian language article is available here.

2219285_originalAn article posted on Sunday provides a history and photo gallery of the 47mm gun on Renault R35 chassis at the Panzermuseum in Thun, Switzerland.   This vehicle was an improvised tank destroyer, consisting of a captured French tank hull being mated with a captured Czech 47mm gun.  By the time of the Normandy campaign, 110 of these converted panzerjagers were still in service.  The article notes that the one at Thun most likely saw combat as it exhibits signs of battle damage.  The original Russian language version of the article can be read here, the translated Status Report version is here.

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