Imagine that you are a visitor to the museum of paleontology and with your head upright, walk enthusiastically between giant diplodocus and other pterosaurs. And then they tell you - I'm sorry, they say, but it's time to feed the animals. The plate "Dinner" hangs up and the exhibits with the uterine rumbling run into the backyard to grumble my carrot. I experienced something similar when I asked the museum superintendent of the “Military Glory of the Urals” about the reason for the presence of a large number of empty pedestals and the absence of the exhibits themselves.
How is it where - they looked at me with undisguised surprise - they went to the parade!
And here is a video from the museum.
It is good that not everyone left, and we have a great opportunity to get acquainted with what constitutes the "military glory of the Urals". Many of the presented exhibits were made, in the literal sense of the word, behind the adjacent fence.
Let's start with artillery rows.
The 2А36 "Hyacinth-B" is a Soviet 152-mm towed gun with an increased range of fire, developed in the hard currency of the Perm machine-building plant in November 1968, under the direction of Yu.N. Kalanchikov. In 1976, 2А36 was adopted by the Soviet Union and was intended for the suppression and destruction of manpower, fire weapons and military equipment of the enemy on the march, in places of concentration and in strongholds. The length of the barrel along with the muzzle brake is 8197 mm.
X-NUMX mm gun howitzer D-152 (20-P-52)
D-20 designed in Ekaterinburg OKB-9 under the direction of Petrov. Serial production began in 55-m at the plant number 221 in Volgograd (now FSUE "Barricades").
The 2А61 howitzer is one of the newest artillery pieces of the Russian army. The howitzer was developed by the State Unitary Enterprise (State Unitary Enterprise) "Plant No. 9" Yekaterinburg.
The muzzle brake is just epic.
The 2А45М "Sprut-B" was created at the end of the 1980-s in the Petrov design bureau. This 125 millimeter semi-automatic weapon is interesting because with the help of an auxiliary power unit it can move independently over short distances to get away from return fire.
The 100-mm anti-tank gun MT-12 (GRAU index - 2А29, in a number of sources has the name "Rapier") is a Soviet towed anti-tank gun created at the end of the 1960-s. In the background, its early version of the 100-mm T-12 gun.
M-240 - 240-mm towed mortar.
Year Discontinued: 1958
The famous Stalin's Maul, 203-mm howitzer model 1931 of the year. B-4 (GAU Index - 52-G-625) - Soviet howitzer of high power caliber 203,4 mm (8 inches).
M-42 (GAU Index - 52-P-243С) - Soviet semi-automatic anti-tank gun caliber 45 mm. Sample 1942 of the year.
152-mm howitzer sample 1909 / 30's.
Weight in the fighting position - 2725 kg.
The longest firing range - 9850 m.
This monster - 210-mm gun special power Br-17 arr. 1939, the city. Shooting from a cannon was carried out by shots of a separate kartuznogo loading with high-explosive shells weighing 133 kg. The greatest firing range was 29400 m. The gun was transported on a mechanical thrust and only disassembled in three carts: a barrel, a wagon for a machine and a base carriage.
A little distracted by maritime exposure.
Model cutting cabin of an average diesel submarine of the "Pike" type.
Model of a torpedo boat "Komsomolets" (project 123-bis).
Redanny boat with duralumin hull. Two aviation Packard engines are installed in the hull one after the other, while the length of the left propeller shaft was 12,2 m, and the right - 10 m. Travel speed: Maximum: 48 knots / Cruising: 28,8 knots.
T-18 (MS-1) - Soviet light infantry tank of the 1920s. Created in 1925-1927 on the basis of the French tank FT-17 and its Italian version of the Fiat 3000 became the first tank of the Soviet development. Serially produced from 1928 to 1931
T-26 - Soviet light double-turbo tank. Adopted in the USSR in 1931 year. The two-turret modification of the T-26 tank is the earliest. It was on the tanks of this type from the British license was purchased. The tank did not possess serious combat power, although sometimes commander vehicles were re-armed with 37-mm cannons.
Light tank T-26 arr. 1933 g., BT-7 - Soviet light wheeled-tracked tank of the period 1930 — 1940-s and T-70 - Soviet light tank during the Second World War. Developed in October - November 1941 at the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ)
Heavy assault tank KV-2.
The armored hull of the tank was welded from rolled armored plates of thickness 75, 40, 30 and 20 mm. Equal strength armor protection (armor plates with a thickness other than 75 mm, were used only for horizontal armoring of the machine), countering. The armor plates of the frontal part of the machine were installed at rational inclination angles.
KV-1 (Klim Voroshilov) - Soviet heavy tank during the Second World War. Usually it is simply called “KV”: a tank was created under this name and only later, after the appearance of the KV-2 tank.
T-34 is not required. The evolution of weapons and the turret in the process of modernization is clearly visible.
Heavy Soviet tank IS-2. The tank was adopted by the Red Army at the end of the 1943 of the year and was mass-produced from 1943 to 1946. It is a modification of the tank EC-1 with weapons, reinforced by the installation of a very powerful 122-mm gun D-25 with a muzzle brake.
Paint marked places hit by armor-piercing shells.
Perhaps the most beautiful tank created for all history. EC-3 (Object 703) - Soviet heavy tank during the Great Patriotic War, launched into serial production in its last days and not having time to take part in it.
And in conclusion some modern technology.
“Peony” (GRAU Index - 2С7, modified - 2С7М, also known as “Malka”) is a Soviet self-propelled artillery mount with a 203,2-mm 244 gun.
Today it is considered the most powerful self-propelled artillery installation in the world. Throws 102-kg active-jet ammunition on 47,5 km.
2С1 "Carnation" - Soviet 122-mm self-propelled howitzer.
2C3 "Akatsiya" - 152-mm self-propelled artillery.
2С5 "Hyacinth-S" - Soviet 152-mm self-propelled gun.
2С19 152-mm self-propelled howitzer "Msta-S" arr. 1989
The line of post-war Soviet tanks from T-55 to T-90.