First up, an apology to Ian. He suggested a couple of time that he'd like the Andreivians to have Chieftains and T-80s, neither of which really seemed, well ... right, to be honest. T-80s represent the latest military technology for the Russians in the early 1990s and I don't see them handing them over to the notoriously independent-minded Andreivians. Likewise, I can't see the Brits selling Chieftains to a communist regime. So for now I think we'll stick to the known T-55s, T-62s, Type-61s and JS-IIIs (as well as left-over T-34/85 with some of the reservists).
Where I do agree with Ian is that Andreivians definitely have a number of locally produced vehicles on adapted T-34 chassis. A few blurred shots of them can be found in the background of recent news coverage:
|This T-34-derived APC is known as the DKM-34|
to the Andreivian Army.
|The DH-34 armoured howitzer system mounts|
a 122mm gun on a T-34 chassis.
Also definitely in Andreivian Army service is the Khmali armoured car seen her in the background as a Mujaheddin fires on NATO troops. The Khmali mates a Scimitar turret to the chassis of a WW2-era Humber armoured car. Quite how the Andreivians managed to source these on the world arms market is something of a mystery....