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T-34. Restoration of the legendary tank


We present a documentary film, directed by the Wargaming company Vyacheslav Makshun, about the restoration of the Soviet tank T-34-76 by three experienced specialists from Belarus. For the first time the film was shown within the framework of the Minsk festival "Listopad" in 2013, and since 2014 it has been freely available. To date, the film has received over 1,3 million views and many positive reviews.

The main characters are three experienced restorers from Belarus, who restore step by step and actually re-create the T-34 tank on the basis of two damaged T-34 hulls and a rare stamped turret. This is a film about people who, despite the harsh life and material difficulties, love their work, can adjust parts to the nearest millimeter without precise mechanisms, and treat the machine they are working on as their favorite brainchild. At the beginning of 2013, the T-34 chassis found a new life on the Stalin Line.

The project to restore the tank was implemented in cooperation with the Stalin Line historical and cultural complex and Wargaming within the framework of the We Remember Everything program. A series of events with this name was announced by Wargaming at the end of 2013. The program is aimed at helping the militaryhistorical museums around the world in the restoration and preservation of legendary military vehicles. The purpose of these events was to preserve the memory of those who created and built the equipment of the Second World War, and also controlled it on the battlefield.

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 December 2020 06: 37
    I have not watched the film.
    repeat But the commander's cupola and the two-winged hatch are German?
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 16 December 2020 12: 46
      Quote: Mavrikiy

      But the commander's cupola and the two-winged hatch are German?

      why "German"? From the second half of 1943. kom.tashhenka nominally with a double hatch.
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 16 December 2020 07: 44
    I didn't look either. And there will hardly be enough time for that. But in white, I envy these guys! They have the opportunity and time to do what they love.
    1. tank64rus
      tank64rus 3 January 2021 10: 26
      The state should in every possible way support such people, and not those who jump on stages and abroad.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 3 January 2021 10: 31
        It should be ... I don't know, maybe some historical clubs on this topic have been created, but apparently there are only a few (if there are any).
  3. tovarich-andrey.62goncharov
    tovarich-andrey.62goncharov 16 December 2020 17: 46
    In general, the May 9 parade should start with the T-34-76. He endured the entire bulk of the war. Yes, the T-34-85 is a Victory tank. But he must follow this tank. IMHO.
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 17 December 2020 09: 53
      Maybe Shoigu already has a 3D printer? Let him print the necessary tanks for the parades.