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Rare motorcycles. Experimental model of IZH “Leader” produced by the USSR. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Rare motorcycles. Experimental model of IZH “Leader” produced by the USSR. The only experimental sample of an escort motorcycle with a rotary piston engine (two-section rotary-piston engine RD-601). Designed in Togliatti and is unified with rotary engines from the VAZ, which in those years were actively used in special service vehicles (KGB).

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The Soviet, Russian T-80B “flying” tank. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

The Soviet, Russian T-80B tank. The world’s first tank with a gas turbine engine. For its unique aerodynamic characteristics named a “flying tank”. The basic model of the T-80 entered service with the Soviet Army in 1976 (modification T-80B – in 1978). The main armament is a 125 mm smoothbore tank gun. The T-80B modification …

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The armored OT-810 half-track (Czechoslovakia). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

OT-810 half-track. OT-810 – a Czechoslovak post-war version of the German Ganomag SdKfz 251 produced by the company Podpolianske strojárne Detva in Slovakia. Was in service at the army of Czechoslovakia until 1975 under the OT-810 index.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1954-1976

Country of origin: Czechoslovakia

Issued: 1140 items

Weight: 9.1 t

Power: 100 hp

Speed: 53 …

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P-32 Victory. Soviet long-distance cargo locomotive type 1-5-0

P-32 Victory. Soviet long-distance cargo locomotive type 1-5-0. It is one of the best and most massive Soviet locomotives, which was operated on all railways of all the republics of the former USSR. This locomotive was produced at the Voroshilovgrad plant (Lugansk) in 1952.

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Years of production: 1945-1955

Country of origin: USSR

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The American field howitzer M114 (155 mm) of the 1939 model. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

The American field howitzer M114 (155 mm) of the 1939 model. Serially produced under the classification M1 and was (after M2) the most common field gun of US troops during the Second World War. The M114 classification the howitzer received after the war, remaining for a long time in the arsenal of the US Army

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