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Dear All,

Thanks for the welcome from my 'Introduction' post.

 

Please find attached a few pictures of my new purchase, just arrived from Czech Republic.

 

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best of luck with your SKOT ,it looks like your vehicle is ex Polish Army ,the colour of the interior and the triangle badge on the front ,it must be over a year since I sold mine they are a beast , Robin

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I have been assured by the suppliers, STV Group a.s. that this particular OT-64 Stredni Kolovy Obrneny Transporter (SKOT) [in english; Medium wheeled armoured transporter] was incorporated when manufactured, into the Czechoslovak Army in 1968, then Czech Socialist Republic Army 1969 > 1992, Czech Republic Army 1993 onwards until sold from reserve in 2005. It has only 980 km on the speedometer. It is all original with all kit including all radio stations for Divisional command. The R3 variant is a Velitelske pracoviste (command posts).

 

Plan is to get it on the road then paint as new with full original marks. I intend to do more research on the application of the variant and hope to have it ready for show next year.

 

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Stunning. Aside from a coat of paint, does it need anything to be operational? Do the radios work, etc?

 

Cheers,

Terry

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Thanks for the kind words.

 

It just needs a paint, which I wanted to do myself. The radios and telecom bits I'm not so sure about. I just made sure I got a chassis as per full spec.

When I've worked out what everything does, power feeds, aerials, earthing, internal lighting, telephone exchange, that little bracket with a hook on it that doesn't seem to do anything etc. then I'll get them up and running.

I attach a photo of the vehicle being worked on.

I have decided the vehicle is female and looking for a Czech female name for it. 'OTKA' is favourite at the moment.

 

Reasons for female; Complicated, protecting, awkward to drive, but ultimately welcoming and a pleasure to be with.

All suggestions considered.

Bob

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Designation 'SKOT' would suggest ex-Polish. In Czechoslovak service they used designation 'OT'.

Road priority triangle looks Polish as well.

Thirdly: the plate 'WÓZ DOWÓCZO-SZTABOWY' is in Polish. Means: 'Combat Command Vehicle'

 

Armoured infantry unit using SKOTs was based next to my home in Poland ages ago.

 

Greetings

Eryk

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Reasons for female; Complicated, protecting, awkward to drive, but ultimately welcoming and a pleasure to be with.

 

 

I think it's more likely to be male. The navigator cant see where he's going and neither he or the driver can ask for directions. :P

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A very nice vehicle and I am impressed by the radio system - it would be interesting to get some more photos of them to try and work out what was installed and how it all fitted together - I recognise some of them but have never seen the boxes near floor level before

 

Regards

 

Iain

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Designation 'SKOT' would suggest ex-Polish. In Czechoslovak service they used designation 'OT'.

Road priority triangle looks Polish as well.

Thirdly: the plate 'WÓZ DOWÓCZO-SZTABOWY' is in Polish. Means: 'Combat Command Vehicle'

 

Armoured infantry unit using SKOTs was based next to my home in Poland ages ago.

 

Greetings

Eryk

 

I bow to your local knowledge and apologies to Robin33ba07.

 

Any factual information re unit marks/numbers in operation will be gratefully received.

Bob

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Bob, please feel free not to answer if you'd prefer not to, or PM me if you'd rather it wasn't public knowledge, but what is the approximate cost of one of these?

 

Cheers,

Terry

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looks good! Cant beat a big Russian truck and this one has loads of buttons to fiddle with! Good Luck

 

SKOT was Czecholovak design and manufactured in Poland.

 

 

Any factual information re unit marks/numbers in operation will be gratefully received.

Bob

 

I have some info on SKOT markings and use. Will post something tonight as soon as I get back home.

 

There is a book by J. Magnuski 'Wozy Bojowe LWP 1943-1983' ('Polish People's Army Fighting Vehicles 1943-1983') that would have plenty of info on the subject, but unfortunately - I don't have it.

 

Unit that I remeber from my childhood being equipped with SKOTs was 12 Pulk Zmechanizowany (12th Mechanised Infantry Regiment) stationed in Gorzow Wielkopolski between 1962 and 1995. This was part of 4 Pomorska Dywizja Zmechanizowana (4th Pomeranian Mechanised Infantry).

Tactical marking was:

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This was re-formed in 1995 as 4 Brygada Zmechanizowana (4th Mechanised Infantry Brigade) and was disbanded completely in 1999.

 

Greetings

Eryk

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Let's start:

 

Most typical colour scheme for Polish People's Army. Possibly - most iconic in Poland: during Martial Law 1981-1983.

Overall green.

- Registration number on rear doors, and repeated small on front hatch - format: UXX 1234

- National emblem (white and red chequers) either around front hatch or on the turret

- Tactical number on cover in front of exhaust or on turret

- Tactical unit emblem - around front hatch/ or above right front light, rear to the left of the hatch

- Road priority sign - front and rear black triangle on orange background.

 

Markings in all configurations, sometimes all of the above, sometimes none.

 

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...to be continued.

 

Greetings

Eryk

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and can camouflage according to the instructions of 1967?

 

 

Intersting source, but I'm yet to see pre-1993 Polish SKOT painted in camouflage.

 

Army manual you are quoting was used for very short while in late 1960s / early 1970s in 10th and 12th Armourded Divisions on selected vehicles of reconnaissance squadrons. Mostly BTR-40, BTR-153 and trucks and then it was abolished. Camouflage pattern was never really implemented in Polish People's Army until new Military Markings Act was introduced in 1993, but that's another story.

 

Greetings

Eryk

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hello Mechty ,if you would like a good copy of an English OT 64 drivers manual PM,me you address and maybe you e mail ,please regards ,Robin

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she is a Tatra under the Armour...gearbox and clutch take a bit of a hammering and are seen as weak and underpowered for the weight and the most awful driving position, but good to look at and full swimmers too...

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