Military Review

Tank from the swamp

63
A Russian tank from the Second World War, with German markings, was excavated after 62 years. It will be interesting to fans of the Second World War. Even after 62 years (a little “tightening the nuts”), it was possible to start the diesel engine tank.


Tank from the swamp


The Komatsu D375A-2 bulldozer pulled an abandoned tank from its tomb in a swamp near Johvi, in Estonia. Created in the Soviet Union, the T34 / 76A tank rested at the bottom of the lake for years 56. Specifications: weight - 27 tons, maximum speed - 53 km / h.



From February to September 1944 were heavy fighting on a narrow (50 km wide) Narva (Narva) front in the north-eastern part of Estonia. About 100,000 people were killed and 300,000 were injured. During the fighting in the summer 1944go, the tank was captured by the German army. (For this reason, the tank was German markings). September 19 1944, the Germans began to retreat along the Narva front line. There is a suspicion that the tank was intentionally thrown into the lake to hide it when the kidnappers left the area.



At this time, the local boy Kurtna Matasjarv, walking along the shore of the lake, noticed traces of tank tracks leading to the lake, but never going outside. During the 2 months, he watched pop-up air bubbles. Based on this, he decided that an armored vehicle was at the bottom. A few years ago he told this history head of the military history club "Otsing". Together with his clubmates, Igor Shedunov (Igor Shedunov), about a year ago founded a diving expedition to the bottom of the lake. At a depth of 7 meters, they found a tank under the 3 meters of peat.



Enthusiasts from the club, under the leadership of Shedunova, decided to pull the tank. In September, they turned to Alexander Borovkovte (Aleksander Borovkovthe), manager of AS Eesti Polevkivi in ​​Narva (Narva), regarding the lease of their bulldozer Komatsu D2000A-375. (This bulldozer was a 2 of the year of manufacture, and 1995 had been working for hours, without major repairs).



The operation to remove the tank began at 9 hours and continued until 15 hours, taking into account several technical interruptions. The weight of the tank, combined with the angle of inclination of the shore, required considerable effort. D375A-2 bulldozer cranked everything with force and style. The curb weight of the tank was on the order of 30 tons, so the force required to extract it was appropriate. The main requirement for the 68 tonne bulldozer was to have enough of its own weight to prevent the tank from slipping back into the mountain.



After removing the tank to the surface, it turned out that it was one of the “captured tanks” captured by German troops during the Battle of the Blue Mountains (Sinimaed), 6 weeks before it was sank. A total of 116 shells were found on board the tank. It is noteworthy that the tank was in good condition, without rust, and all systems (except for the engine) were in working condition. This is a very rare car, given that she had to fight for both, Russian and German, sides. In the future, it is planned to fully restore the tank. He will be exhibited in the museum of military history in the village of Gorodenko, on the left bank of the Narv River (Narv).





Originator:
http://military-photos.livejournal.com/332982.html
63 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. builder
    builder April 1 2014 08: 39
    +22
    Excellent article "+"
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal April 1 2014 09: 59
      +54
      Quote: stroitel
      Excellent article "+"


      - Moreover, I will say that this tank, having been lying for more than 70 years under a thick peat crust in a swamp, is better preserved than military equipment at military bases in Crimea under the leadership of Kiev.

      Article "+"! ! !
      1. Argon
        Argon April 1 2014 10: 08
        +6
        The thing is "old", the mid-2000s, if I am not mistaken, from the same lake / swamp (?) We got the IS-2 and also with crosses.
        1. Hort
          Hort April 1 2014 11: 29
          +4
          KV-1 got, though I do not remember already - right there or in Latvia
          1. jjj
            jjj April 1 2014 23: 48
            +3
            When people do something good about it, it’s nice to find out
        2. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 15 January 2016 22: 31
          0
          The fact that tanks with crosses is not the least evidence of the high level of our vehicles.
      2. Naturalist
        Naturalist April 1 2014 16: 05
        0
        they themselves are like rust.
    2. Mister X
      Mister X April 1 2014 17: 09
      +7
      In the future, it is planned to completely restore the tank.
      It will be exhibited at the Museum of Military History in the village of Gorodenko, on the left bank of the Narv River.

      As far as I understand, Gorodenka is located in Estonia.
      Given the large number of tourists from Germany and the mood in the Baltic states -
      I don't even know what military glory that museum is dedicated to: "ours" or "theirs" ...

      Take for example the text from the material:
      "Russian tank of the Second World War" - ours would never have written.
      "Soviet tank of the Great Patriotic War" - so I think it would be our way.
  2. mark1
    mark1 April 1 2014 08: 42
    +5
    That would be to buy it ... sorry a little money.
  3. gandalf
    gandalf April 1 2014 08: 48
    +11
    Mdya ... this is not a submarine for you in the steppes of Ukraine.

    Legendary car. And again, you have a job, the Nazis again unbelted in Europe.
  4. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 April 1 2014 08: 53
    +2
    34-ka very well preserved over the years.
    By the way, maybe it is Omsk Prospect (W-No 174)?
    It’s annoying that I fell into the hands of the Fritz.
    But there is no silver lining, good luck to the restorers.
    1. mark1
      mark1 April 1 2014 09: 34
      +8
      The tank is most likely produced by Sormovsky Plant No. 112 (judging by the handrails on the VLD)
  5. The comment was deleted.
  6. La-5
    La-5 April 1 2014 08: 56
    +5
    Who cares about the site of search engines that are engaged in the lifting and restoration of equipment, this tank also seems to be raised. http://arergard.com/
  7. Yarik
    Yarik April 1 2014 09: 00
    +3
    Did the Germans build the commander’s tower?
    1. mark1
      mark1 April 1 2014 09: 28
      +11
      The turret is full-time, cast, installed since 43 years.
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 1 2014 10: 00
        +9
        Quote: Yarik
        Did the Germans build the commander’s tower?

        Quote: mark1
        The turret is full-time, cast, installed since 43 years.

        Yes, our turret is full-time, but the Germans also installed their earlier T34 / 76 tanks on parts, but it is slightly different in appearance, look ...


        1. mark1
          mark1 April 1 2014 10: 09
          +2
          Quote: svp67
          Yes, our turret is full-time, but the Germans also installed their on parts of T34 / 76 tanks of earlier modifications

          Well, yes, the Germans put on the T-34 and KV almost from the 41st year (according to their standards) - a competent approach at times increased combat effectiveness.
          1. svp67
            svp67 April 1 2014 10: 52
            +6
            Quote: mark1
            Well, yes, the Germans put on the T-34 and KV almost from the 41st year (according to their standards) - a competent approach at times increased combat effectiveness.

            Well, it’s said a lot at times, a lot - yes, but what they didn’t do, but we did, they installed a movable viewing device such as the Mk4, and with it the turret really greatly improved the quality of the tank, and the Germans made the whole war out of the artillery hatch the compass was sticking out ...
    2. tank64rus
      tank64rus April 1 2014 09: 40
      +5
      T-34 is likely to be released in the period June 1943-March 1944. It was during this period that the T-34-76 went with a modernized development tower of the Sormovsky plant with a commander’s turret.
      1. understudy
        understudy April 2 2014 20: 00
        0
        Quote: tank64rus
        T-34 is likely to be released in the period June 1943-March 1944.


        But rubber from rollers "disappeared" somewhere in 42 years. And on the chassis it is available.
    3. The comment was deleted.
  8. 120352
    120352 April 1 2014 09: 07
    +5
    There was a tank in ambush, so no! Someone wanted to pull it out. It's time to put a new one, just in case. You can also fly, T-90, to immediately work on NATO aircraft both from the ground and from the air. Yes, but is there no place in this swamp for our submarines?
  9. Ilja 22
    Ilja 22 April 1 2014 09: 10
    +19
    Stunned, lay for 56 years under water, in peat, and in such a condition, they’ve done before, which is said for centuries, and even in wartime conditions, Glory to the Veterans and the home front workers !!!
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 April 1 2014 09: 41
      +3
      Quote: Ilja 22
      Stunned, lay for 56 years under water, in peat, and in such a condition, they’ve done before, which is said for centuries, and even in wartime conditions, Glory to the Veterans and the home front workers !!!

      He also immediately drew attention to the safety of the car, as if it had sunk a week ago, even the paint is fresh! Really able to do! good
    2. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 1 2014 10: 09
      +15
      Quote: Ilja 22
      they’ve done before what is said for centuries

      No, this is a property of peat bogs.
      1. Day 11
        Day 11 April 1 2014 12: 18
        +2
        Yes, this is a property of the swamps. Have you seen about the rise of Hurricane with the Soviet pilot Boris Lazarev? By the way, the same Rudolf Muller (ace) failed. I will not exhibit the photo for ethical reasons.
        1. Alexey Prikazchikov
          Alexey Prikazchikov April 1 2014 15: 56
          0
          Can you give a link to the photo? I just didn’t find it.
          1. Day 11
            Day 11 April 1 2014 16: 04
            0
            See below
        2. The comment was deleted.
    3. EvilLion
      EvilLion April 1 2014 13: 02
      +4
      Apparently there was no access to oxygen due to peat, and so it was preserved.
      1. schizophrenic
        schizophrenic April 1 2014 18: 30
        +3
        Our tractors are pulled out of the marshes in the winter, after changing the oil they start to work. In Soviet times, drowned a lot. Now the equipment is expensive and they are pulling it out.
  10. erased
    erased April 1 2014 09: 30
    +11
    Model 1943 car, judging by the commander's cupola. Then different factories produced different types of T-34 (turret, hatches), only the guns were the same. The "workhorse" of the tank units of the Red Army from late 1942 to mid-1944. It was during this period that there were a lot of T-34 tanks in the troops. A simple reliable car of the war period.
    An extra reason to say to all ancestors a great Thank you for being alive!
  11. mithridate
    mithridate April 1 2014 09: 40
    +5
    Yes, Soviet quality is evident!
  12. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y April 1 2014 09: 42
    +9
    Apparently, the "peat" bog possesses preserving properties - in such bogs that have not been found, moreover, many centuries ago.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 1 2014 09: 56
      +4
      Quote: Dragon-y
      Apparently, the "peat" bog possesses preserving properties - in such bogs that have not been found, moreover, many centuries ago.

      Indeed, peat has antiseptic and preserving qualities, and even its layer (3 m) guaranteed the absence of oxygen in the medium, which made it possible to resist corrosion. So the swamp kept the tank in its almost original form. And the engine will be sorted out - it will be possible to start, it will call on the pedestal under its own power.
      1. terrible
        terrible April 1 2014 10: 20
        +1
        ) why on a pedestal. on the parade of Estonian SSovtsov) reel them on the tracks.
  13. svp67
    svp67 April 1 2014 09: 53
    +15
    Quote: Dragon-y
    Apparently, the "peat" bog possesses preserving properties - in such bogs that have not been found, moreover, many centuries ago.

    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 April 1 2014 13: 53
      +3
      Good song. good
      It touches and pierces. This is not Gazmanov with his pop, pseudo-patriotic order. yes
  14. Azzi
    Azzi April 1 2014 09: 56
    0
    In one of the photos, it is clear that some inscriptions are visible on the tower, the author, what is there?
  15. parusnik
    parusnik April 1 2014 10: 18
    +3
    A mighty thing, even wound up ...
  16. malikszh
    malikszh April 1 2014 10: 40
    +8


    the rise of the tank
  17. Galich Kos
    Galich Kos April 1 2014 11: 11
    +1
    Soviet tanks are not afraid of dirt laughing
  18. Stas57
    Stas57 April 1 2014 11: 20
    +5
    [: IIIIIIIIII:]

    in general 14 years have passed .......
    but about the fact that KV-2 found silence

    In the area of ​​Pogostya found the debris of KV-2 from the Pz.Kw.Zug 269





    KV-2 with the head. No. B-4673 28 of May 1941 of the year was sent 28 of May 1941 of the year to Luga as part of the Leningrad Red Banner Armored Training Courses for Advanced Command (LKBTKUKS). After the fighting in July, 1941 in the Ivanovo region was apparently taken to LKZ.
    After the 30 repair, August ended up in the 1-th tank regiment of the 1-th tank division (head number 4673, body number 46341, engine number 1309-06).
    In the middle of 1941, with minor damage, it was captured by the Germans in the Taitsy area. Included in the Pz.Kw.Zug 269 from the 269th Infantry Division of GA "Sever".

  19. Hort
    Hort April 1 2014 11: 30
    +3
    Estonian armored forces are getting stronger! +1 car in the army)))
  20. Mature Hrych
    Mature Hrych April 1 2014 11: 54
    -15%
    It is extremely suspicious that for half a century neither paint nor the metal structures themselves were damaged. How did the paint applied on top of the factory (marks of the German army) not peel off, exposing the metal ???? Where is the catch? Maybe he was drowned later, by mistake of driving. have hidden the truth. After all, drowning a museum exhibit is not a prank to you. In general, some assumptions ...... But the condition is suspicious. And by the way there is no exchange machine gun, which is removed at those very museum exhibits.
    1. terrible
      terrible April 1 2014 12: 21
      +7
      ) you stupid grunt, and not seasoned) in peat anything at least 1000 can lie without oxidation for even more years.) retreated Fritz took the machine gun with them. and the shells left. what kind of ... museum exhibit with shells and crosses)
      1. Mature Hrych
        Mature Hrych April 3 2014 14: 41
        0
        Only assumptions ...... I could not confirm there I can not.
    2. Day 11
      Day 11 April 1 2014 12: 42
      +10
      Oh, I didn’t want to expose it. Forgive me veterans. Hrych does not believe about peat bogs. A man has lain for 55 years in a swamp. Once again, I'm sorry, but it's true
      1. Hort
        Hort April 1 2014 13: 06
        -1
        is it a tanker or a pilot?
        1. Day 11
          Day 11 April 1 2014 13: 09
          +7
          Pilot Sergeant Boris Lazarev. He overtook Hurricane, fell under the hand of R. Muller (in fairness, he was shot down and captured a couple of days later). This was his last victory.
          1. shatu
            shatu April 1 2014 13: 38
            +7
            In this case, it is appropriate to say "the last" - the meaning "not the last" is put into the word "extreme".

            Even after 62 years (a little "tightening the nuts") the diesel engine of the tank was started.

            And here I got it!
            It becomes very sad after that, looking at today's consumer economy ...
            1. Argon
              Argon April 1 2014 14: 02
              +2
              Den 11-if there are still similar photos about the rise of aircraft technology give the link please.
              1. Day 11
                Day 11 April 1 2014 14: 22
                +2
                In general, I went to a detective with a Belarusian detachment, they are certainly not as rich as the Rearguard, but they know the places. You can go to the “Rearguard” page, they raised a lot of things. In general, there are many such units, rummage in the net. By the way, about Foka near St. Have you heard? The topic is hackneyed, but someone does not know about it.
      2. RF citizen
        RF citizen April 5 2014 13: 32
        0
        Yes, most likely this is a feature of peat bogs. Everything is kept there in good condition. I can’t imagine how many thousands of our people still lie in these swamps like this .... as if they had just been killed ...

        Once I happened to see a record of search engines. Our plane was found in the swamp, it was almost intact, and the body of the pilot was in the cockpit. Filming was about 2-3 years ago. So, when the pilot’s body was taken out of the cockpit and turned over, his hand fell back, like a living one. The joints even retained some mobility, the skin was intact and the face could be identified without problems. Well, just like in the past.

        At that moment I was amazed at what I saw. And still remember with trepidation.
  21. Day 11
    Day 11 April 1 2014 13: 31
    +2
    Here's another peat from Gans; the self-propelled guns kept perfect
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 April 1 2014 16: 28
      +1
      The boys said that even the leather upholstery there did not rot. BK-in perfect order (though they didn’t try to naughty) -ChKysty immediately took away everything that could shoot and explode
  22. Leshka
    Leshka April 1 2014 14: 54
    -2
    this is what I understand the tank is not even rust good
  23. The comment was deleted.
  24. Artem1967
    Artem1967 April 1 2014 16: 26
    +4
    Well preserved tank. In the absence of oxygen, oxidative processes do not occur and this ensures the safety of equipment in the swamps. I wonder why they didn’t blow up, did the Germans expect to return?
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 April 1 2014 16: 35
      +2
      Of course, they expected to come back! NOBODY wants to recognize themselves as a defeated party! I personally respect the chances as warriors. Yes, they were virgins, but these from the underwear as subjects of Her Majesty didn’t spoil us. We fight, we fight. And these are allies, their mother
      1. Day 11
        Day 11 April 1 2014 16: 54
        +1
        But doesn’t it seem strange to you that we, having allies in the Great Patriotic War of the Angles and Yankees, are still trying to make friends with the Hansa foes?
        1. Igarr
          Igarr April 1 2014 18: 18
          +8
          I don’t see anything strange.
          The Germans ..... we are enemies, so enemies. Friends are friends. There is no cheekbones.
          And these allies, their mother ....
          ...
          Once upon a time I said, I repeat once again - the union of Germany and Russia is a terrible dream of the arrogant Saxons!
          They jump out of the skin, just to prevent this.
          ...
          "Vrazhinami-Hansami .." .... having such enemies - "friends" is not necessary. They will not betray - for sure.
          In Germany, at least, they are wary of Russians, but they are interested. Equally.
          But in the Anglo-Saxon - as it seems, the seal at the table with 12 devices sat down. Nausea from their dullness and impenetrability.
          1. Day 11
            Day 11 April 1 2014 18: 25
            +2
            Igor correctly said everything. I’m trying to interpret this for a long time to respected forum users! Someone understands and tries to figure it out, and someone ...
  25. Dovmont
    Dovmont April 1 2014 18: 42
    +9
    At this time, a local boy, Kurtna Matasjarv, passing along the shore of the lake, noticed tracks of tank tracks leading to the lake, but never going outside. For 2 months, he watched the pop-up air bubbles. Based on this, he decided that there was an armored vehicle at the bottom. A few years ago, he told the story to the head of the Otsing Military History Club.
    After reading these lines for several minutes I was lying under the table with laughter! Boy Kurtna Matasjav tfa messaca smuttrell on pusyrkii f pallotee and oseen strongly foggy: a hundred is it worth the urge to blow? Or is it a drowned auntie Saarmé or an etto tank! After 70 years, the boy still decided that it was a tank and immediately reported it to the local historical club! Long thought however !!
  26. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 April 1 2014 19: 05
    +4
    Created in the Soviet Union, the T34 / 76A tank rested on the bottom of Lake 56 for years.

    Can you imagine what the technique was like, that even after such a time the diesel engine started. This I understand, a deep bow to the creators of such weapons.
  27. kurtz755
    kurtz755 April 1 2014 20: 27
    +1
    Ultramegasuper accordion. And "Kurtna Matasjarv" is not a name, but a lake in the Kurtna region laughing
  28. Captain45
    Captain45 April 1 2014 20: 29
    +3
    Quote: Den 11
    But doesn’t it seem strange to you that we, having allies in the Great Patriotic War of the Angles and Yankees, are still trying to make friends with the Hansa foes?

    There is nothing strange in this, so if you dig very deeply, as some people like, then from similar haplogroups to the first Slavic settlements on the territory of modern Germany, we have a lot in common. Therefore, there is nothing strange that the Anglo-Saxons (Atlantic civilization or maritime) are constantly trying to to quarrel with the Germans (World War I, World War II). Now they are trying to get the Natsiks in Ukraine in order to destroy the Slavs again. S..u..k..and irrepressible. But I believe we will still get out like this tank from the swamp and then .Oh, then "hold on, you bastards, hold on, you bastards!", As VS Vysotsky sang.
  29. ruslan207
    ruslan207 April 1 2014 20: 32
    +1
    At this time, a local boy Kurtna Matasjarv, walking along the shore of the lake, noticed tracks of tank tracks leading to the lake, but never going outside. During the 2 months, he watched the pop-up air bubbles. Based on this, he decided that there was an armored vehicle at the bottom. A few years ago he told the story to the head of the Otsing Military History Club. Together with his teammates, Igor Shedunov, about a year ago, founded a diving expedition to the bottom of the lake. At a depth of 7 meters, they found a tank under 3 meters of peat.
    What traces may be so many years ago yeah, and the bubbles look like the first April joke
    1. Denis
      Denis April 3 2014 02: 37
      0
      Quote: ruslan207
      looks like the first april joke

      What about it?
      A total of 116 shells were found on board the tank

      Somehow a lot, especially
      The ammunition of the gun on the T-34-76 consisted of 77 rounds placed in suitcases on the floor of the fighting compartment and in stacks on its walls

      About the bulldozer in more detail and more precisely, like hidden advertising
  30. Snoop
    Snoop April 1 2014 21: 16
    0
    It seems that the article was written in the West, the Russian tank ... the Russian and German side .... T-34-76 is actually a Soviet tank. As if in Estonia they do not know this)))
  31. Montecito
    Montecito April 1 2014 23: 27
    +1
    Bring our tank back!
  32. Chifka
    Chifka April 4 2014 20: 15
    0
    Quote: LaGlobal
    Quote: stroitel
    Excellent article "+"


    - Moreover, I will say that this tank, having been lying for more than 70 years under a thick peat crust in a swamp, is better preserved than military equipment at military bases in Crimea under the leadership of Kiev.

    Article "+"! ! !

    This tank retained a layer of water, peat and lack of air. And Ukrainian technology - Ukrainian politicians and the military. The effectiveness of those and these components is obvious.