Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

The Lisunov Li-2 was a license-built Soviet-version of the Douglas DC-3

The Lisunov Li-2, originally designated PS-84, was a license-built Soviet-version of the Douglas DC-3. It was produced by Factory №84 in Moscow-Khimki and, after evacuation in 1941, at TAPO in Tashkent. The project was directed by aeronautical engineer Boris Pavlovich Lisunov. Twin-engine monoplane with low-wing, 24-passenger compartment and retractable landing gear. Power – 1000 hp. …

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Design, fun spots and sights with Kilian Roldan

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment

The Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology (рус. Музей техники Вадима Задорожного) is one of the largest in Europe and the largest in Russia private museum of historical technology. Here you can find the best rare exhibits of the last century: airplanes, cars, motorcycles, armored vehicles, steam locomotives, artillery, small arms and household items. Most of …

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History of Europe with Alex Mostaslavski: Spain, France, Pyrenees

Languedoc’s history: Toulouse’s powerful county and the war with the Cathars

Languedoc’s peculiarities include the fact that its inhabitants managed to keep their language. French became the official language in France in 1539. Local dialects began to die out in all regions of the kingdom as a result. Languedoc’s inhabitants were the only ones who managed to preserve their language. About 8 million people speak Occitan …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

M3 Lee Grant from 1941

The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the “Lee”, named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets …

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