Provenance of T-34 M43 AA-DD?

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Can anyone tell me where four T-34 M43 counters, AA-DD, came from? Didn't see anything by searching Reid Hutchinson's armory for Armies of Oblivion or Beyond Valor....or maybe I'm imagining things? Thanks.
 

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Correct, also available in RS.
 

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The T34 M43 AA was an experimental anti-aircraft mount. The T34 M43 DD was also experimental, but amphibious, using a canvas skirt. @Paul M. Weir can probably tell you more about them.

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and the T34 M43 AA-DD model was a one-off ultra experimental AFV designed to provide self-propelled Anti Aircraft armored mounts for seaborne assaults using an amphibious design with removable canvas skirts. :)
 

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The T34 M43 AA was an experimental anti-aircraft mount. The T34 M43 DD was also experimental, but amphibious, using a canvas skirt. @Paul M. Weir can probably tell you more about them.
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and the T34 M43 AA-DD model was a one-off ultra experimental AFV designed to provide self-propelled Anti Aircraft armored mounts for seaborne assaults using an amphibious design with removable canvas skirts. :)
And CC is a close Combat version of it , as for BB ........
 

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Well since the subject came up, there were 2 T-34 AA variants.

The Germans put a quad 2cm FlaK 38 on a single T-34. From memory that was done by the 653 PzJg Abteilung, one of the Elephant units.

Post war the Chinese put twin 37mm AA guns in a new turret on T-34s and used in Vietnam.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_63_anti-aircraft_gun
 

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And CC is a close Combat version of it , as for BB ........
"Big Boobs" meant to distract the Landsers during close assaults.
No, no, NO! "BB" means battleship. When Stalin heard about the German Ratte project, a monstrous landship with twin 28.1cm guns, he had to do one better. He wanted to mount a 15"/351mm gun from the never completed Project 69 Kronshtadt class battlecruiser on a land mount. He dropped the idea when told that it was too big to parade in Red Square. ;)
 

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I knew a girl once who was built like a T34 and had a DD bra size....
 

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and Paul brings us back to reality, thank goodness!
Except that part about the German using war elephants! Now I've seen a few pics of them using elephants from the Berlin Zoo to help clear rubble, but I think their use was rather dated as an element of the WW-II German Blitzkreig warfare. (Having said as much, it's always well advised to be cautious when disputing Paul's claims though).
 

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no no no no... P.O.C.K. Proof Of Carnal Knowledge - the only thing that really counts. - "close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades (and 88mm HE shells detonating, of course.)
Always advisable to have a little stand-off distance with atomic weapons as well.
 
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