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    Hi all,

    I was gathering some photos of Soviet BT-2s and came across this photo, which I think is probably pre-war. I’m not sure if the smaller vehicles to the right, in line in front of the BT-2s, are Komsomolets or not. They look a little shorter behind the front superstructure and there are boxes instead of seats. Can anyone with a little more practice identifying these little fellows comment?

    Thanks in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚


    From about 2/3 down on this Russian language site (I’ve put it into google translate and the text does not seem to comment on the smaller vehicles):


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    On the Left rather than Right? The ‘boxes’ may fold down and out, providing the foot rest for the seat which is then revealed when the box is pulled out. There look to have been a lot of variations on the design & I’m struggling to find two identical ones!

    The cab in your photo doesn’t look right though, and the body looks to be too short for the Komsomolets. II think it’s something different.

    Edit. In fact I think they might be examples of T27 tankettes. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_T27.php

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    Guesswork & luck mostly. I realised that it was something else, googled images of “Russian tankettes” and went from there.

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