Iron soldiers III – Russian tanks

Here are some Russian tanks from patriot park.

ISU 152 was developed against new heavy German tanks like Panther, Tiger and Elephants. Rumour says that Stalin gave engineer a very short time to build something new in 1943 and this was the result. Not bad. This self-propelled gun was used as all the way to 1970. It was also suitable as an artillery support for infantry.

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This is so convincing I had to show it also on side.

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This one is a T70 model with 45 mm main gun. Not a real monster but light and fast.

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Earlu models T37A before the war.

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This banner is said to be from Stalingrad. very honorable. Sign of the troops that fought there on the bitter end.



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Also Stalingrad banner – here the man himself – Lenin.

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This is Valentine Mark I with 40 mm main gun. War aid in the beginning of the war.

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And here is Matilda – slow but long lasting tank. This tank was fast to shoot and could take many hits. It was a good opponent for panzer III.

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Stuart Mark I – also a well known small and fast tank from beginning of the war.

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Here a Russian soldier in front of Lee tank. They were not very much liked by tank soldiers because the were dangerous when hit by grenades. This is because of stables in joints.

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This as best tank in beginning of the was – T34. Fast and robust with efficient main gun.

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And the next version of T34 – T34/85. It had an efficient main gun 85 mm. And this model was produced during whole war and long after that – all the way to end of 1960.

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Katyusha rocket launcher was developed in 1941. After that it has been used till beginning of 2000. So handy tool…

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A Sherman M4 with main gun 75 mm. It was the first real try-out from USA to great good tank. It served through whole war and some were given to Soviet Union as war-aid.

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SU152 was developed at 1943 to match with heavy German tanks. It did well against enemy as a tank destroyer.

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SU-100 was again an improvement from SU-85. It was still fast but had also a very efficient main gun.

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Nice side photo from SU-100. It was based on T34 chassis.

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Interior photo of SU-100. Not too bad. There is some space…

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This is SU-76 a Russian self-propelled gun. It had a main gun of 76 mm and it was built on chassis of T70. Because T70 became too inefficient against heavy German tanks T70 was changed to SU-76 at later part of war. Big numbers were produced.

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This is funny. This device was delivered to Russian as a war aid from Canada. They thought this would make a difference against Finns in winter War 1940.

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Ok This are not Russian. Some rare Japan tanks in the end from Patriot Park.
Type 92 tankette was very light tank and captured by Russians in the end of WWII.

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This is type 97 Te-Ke tankette and also made for infantry support. It had a 37 mm main gun.

Type 95 Ha-Go light tank had also 37 mm main gun. This was produced as late as 1944 and looks much more inefficient that it’s European counterparts at same time. But island/sea and jungle warfare is different…

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This last tanks in Shinhoto Chi-Ha /type 97). It had a main gun of 57 mm.

Yes this was Patriot Park. There was also much more to see. By the way there was also a really wide open space for real battle shows for foot soldiers and tanks. And spectators had their own seats to watch the show. Now and then (every summer) there are some spectacles to see.

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