World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Military motorcycles of the USA: Indian 741 B (1942). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Military motorcycles of the USA: Indian 741 B (1942). The heavy American motorcycle, exported to Europe and the USSR under the Lend-Lease program during the Second World War. Only to the USSR more than 4,000 units were exported.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1941-1943

Country of origin: USA

Issued: 35000 items

Weight: 205 kg

Power: 18 hp

Speed: …

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World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of Czechoslovakia: Jawa California 350. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Motorcycles of Czechoslovakia: Jawa California 350. In the late 1960s, Java started developing a model to enter the markets of North America to compete with Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki, which in those years were actively competing with Harley-Davidson.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1967-1974

Country of origin: Czechoslovakia

Issued: no data

Weight: 142 kg

Power: 28 hp

Speed: …

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World best motorcycles by Barbara Cryton

Motorcycles of the USSR: IZH “Planet Sport”. The first Soviet sports bike of serial production. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Motorcycles of the USSR: IZH “Planet Sport”. The first Soviet sports bike of serial production. The motorcycle was equipped with different imported parts and components, including a Japanese carburetor from the company Mikuni. Due to the high quality of assembly and construction, motorcycles were exported to many countries of the world.

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Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Armored fighting vehicles of the world: the main American medium tank of the Second World War M4 Sherman

Armored fighting vehicles of the world: the main American medium tank of the Second World War M4 Sherman. Exported under the Lend-Lease program to the USSR and Great Britain. 

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1942-1945

Country of origin: USA

Issued: 49234 items

Weight: 30.3 t

Power: 395 hp

Speed: 48 km / h

Crew: 5 persons

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Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: concept object 757 with PTRK “Rubin”. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: concept object 757 with PTRK “Rubin”. Developed in design bureaus at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. In 1959, the only prototype was produced. The experimental tank was designed for shooting guided missiles PTRK “Rubin”. The sample passed factory and polygon tests, however, in 1961 the work on the machine was …

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