Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: BTR-50PU (object 750K) – command-staff version of BTR-50, armored personnel carrier based on the light floating PT-76 tank

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: BTR-50PU (object 750K) – command-staff version of BTR-50, armored personnel carrier based on the light floating PT-76 tank. Serial production was carried out at the facilities of the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant and the Volgograd Tractor Plant. The armored body is divided into 3 compartments. In front of it there …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Combat aviation: the Soviet fighter-interceptor SU-15. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Combat aviation: the Soviet fighter-interceptor SU-15. Developed in the early 1960s and for a long time formed the backbone of the USSR air defense and took part in many incidents involving the flights of foreign aircrafts over the territory of the USSR. One of the most known precedents involving the Su-15 occurred in 1983, when …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Soviet fighting armored vehicles: the medium tank T-44 (object 136). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Soviet fighting armored vehicles: the medium tank T-44 (object 136). Designed as a replacement for the T-34 in the role of the main medium tank of the Red Army. The concept of the tank ensured the alignment of the medium tank’s combat capabilities against the heavy tank due to speed and maneuver. The gun is …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Armored vehicles of UK: the Charioteer Tank, or FV4101 Tank (tank destroyer). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Armored fighting vehicles of UK: the Charioteer Tank, or FV4101 Tank (tank destroyer), Medium Gun, Charioteer was a post-war British armoured fighting vehicle. The vehicle was produced in the 1950s to up-gun units of the Royal Armoured Corps continuing to use the Cromwell tank during the early phases of the Cold War. It was created …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Special equipment: a traction engine agricultural (1894 model). Made by Kolomna machine-building plant

Special equipment: a traction engine agricultural (1894 model). Made in Kolomna machine-building plant. They became popular in industrialised countries from around 1850, when the first self-propelled portable steam engines for agricultural use were developed. Production continued well into the early part of the 20th century. In Russia, the production of locomobiles started in 1894 at the …

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Artillery of France: the Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 – was a French piece of siege and field artillery which was widely used during the First World War

Artillery of France: the Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 – was a French piece of siege and field artillery which was widely used during the First World War and despite its obsolescence, it was still in use by some nations during the Second World War. The Canon de 120 mm L modèle 1878 …

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