what may have happend if the 1983 maneuvre of the NATO-forces escaleted to the nuclear war the Treaty of Warshaw fear it to be.
On the 7th of November 1983 the NATO troops started a big maneuvre to simulate an atomic case of war... due to the fear of the Soviet leadership this might cover a decapiation strike against them they looked very concernd to the "play" - everymoment awaiting the moment it flashes into a hot war. The double agent Oleg Antonowitsch Gordijewski gave the information how the Soviet staff viewed on the NATO-actions and the NATO avoid to play the game too deep - so the American president Ronald Reagan doesn't enther the bunker system and showes himself instead to public. So the situation was till 11th of November... Than the NATO goverments got aware of the dangerousity of the hole situation and stopped. Reagen got some idea how close they were to a nuclear war and started talks to detente.
But what if
the NATO-officiales were desinterested to the information coming from Gordijewski? What if
they didn't beliefe in what he said... what if his messages didn't reach them in time? What if
the West-German Bundeswehr abuses the situation to recunite Germany in the military way - to rock the NATO troops with them eastwards!? What if
the first wave is stoppped and the Group of the Soviet Army in Germany sends their brandnew patch of T-64 tanks to the frontline?What if
the TOWmissiles of the Brandley M3 were inable to penetrate the Kontakt-3 ERA?What if
NATO dogma of the "flexible resopnse" was abused by the Bundeswehr to use the nuclear sharing to stop a Soviet Guards Tank Battalion by fiering a Nike Hercules rocket?What if
the Soviet troops answer with an attack of the 9M21G - as this variant is fitted with a 390 kg (860-lb) warhead - the tactical role of the weapon was obviesly top avoid the MAD - and so the battlefield went into a nuclear desert?What if
there is no airwar because the eastern forces were wiped out - but the NATO is not allowed to start bombers airplanes or helicopters because the Soviet ICBMs will be massivly started if any airplane is viewed?
There will be a battle of tanks and mechanisized infantry... and this is my unpleasant scenario...a ground warfare in the nuclear desert of the German-German-border region. A theater of war to toxic and contaminated to left the IFVs or tanks -
The T-64 BV was quickly updated in the T-64 BV-Я (spoken: T-64 BV Dja) the cyrillic letter looking like a mirror-invnrted R is a Ja - a as the D in dungle and an a. It is the first letter of the russian word for nuclear warefare: Ядерная войнадерная война.
So I'll have to add several modifications to the T-64 BV-Я mostly due to the fall-out radiation:
- nuclear-flash-sunglases to the optics
- big dimensiones air-in-filters and flexible airtubes
- further lead-packages on the hullsides and floor
- enlarged ammo-box to the NSW 12.7mm gun
- crane to handle them
- front protection to the NSW mashinegun
- lead coverd baggage also food & baverage boxes
- widenes wheels to enhance the driving gears performance
- radiation-safe shell casing eject hatch on the turret
- NBC-secured hatch to the 7.62mm coaxial PTK machinegun
- new wartime number & letter code on the backside of the turret
- EMP-armour to vital parts
- "redundand trackpices" and running wheels for a quickly highspeed repair
- side damage after Syrian and Ukrainian prototypes
- wire lying arround for the two Tows
As the tank is shown after the meeting with a nosly M2 scout - there will be a proper hit on the side Kontakt-3 (forerunner of the Kontakt-5) armour and a part of the side skirt is indrawn in the driving gear and the track has been broken and "unhorsed".
Here a scetch of the skirmish at the advanced guard of a decontamination point "Lance" - the defender is in ligh blue the attacker in red colour. The M2 was scoutint for a way to sneak beside the river Elbe into GDR-terretory, the T-64 had to avoid this. So the M2 serched for cover behind an embankment and fired a TOW missile in a bow and hit. The radioman reported enthusiastic the kill...
and the T-64 identified the target (top part of the turret and the TOW twin launcher) wrongly as a AT-rocket group with a TOW launcher on a 4WD-jeep
so the turret was moved and the autoloader put in a ATrocket - fired at 400 m/s fast the 9М112 «Кобра» (9K112 "Kobra" or AT-8 "Songster") left the muzzel and in the same moment the commander of the M2 saw his misjudgement due to the turning of the T-64's turret towards him and launched it's second TOW in the same moment as the T-64.
As the TOW had a maximum speed of 320m/s the Kobra hit first - changed the M2 into a ball of fire.
So my scenario for the diorama is the following: The T-64 moved foreward to look for enemy soldiers and technic - but lost his track by sideskirts and Kontakt-3 brackets in the gear and stuck beside his prey awaiting assistance to undo the mess in his drivng gear.
Hope you like it...
If anybody has some suggestions or historical criticism... please don't hasitae to write - I'm not really the best in III.WW scenarios due to the fact it's my 1st one...