And we will begin our next excursion from the main exhibition.
What can be said about this complex? Yes, the same as about the Kremlin. Temple. The temple of weapons creativity and ... In short, it must be seen. There are not enough words, but anyone who has been there, if he doesn’t end up with Wust, will most likely say roughly the same thing. In any normal man, the spirit intercepts on the second floor. And there are four of them.
The first time I visited the museum "raid", just looked at the exhibits. But on the eve of the current 9 May there was a hefty reconstruction. Walking and watching became easier to shoot - penal servitude. Point lighting of shop windows and 20-mm bulletproof glass greatly interferes. But, as one of the guards said, we feel calm.
The first floor of the museum and the basement are used for household premises (cafe wardrobes, etc.), the second is now an exhibition of weapons until the 20 century from the creation of Tula, the third floor is the First World War and the Great Patriotic War. Well, above - modernity.
Let's start from the third floor. Karamultuki leave for a snack.
Let's start with the machine guns of the First World War. The exhibition is very, very impressive.
Browning machine gun model M30. American
This is his Polish counterpart. M30A
Browning M39. Also made in Poland
Briton Vikkers mxnumx
Colt Model 1914 of the Year
Maxim machine gun. Made in Finland
And this is Russian Maxim
Fun easel variation. MG-08s. "Total" 34 kg weighs
Machine gun Saint-Étienne. France, 1912 year
Machine gun Schwarzlose. Austria-Hungary, 1912 year
The exhibition of weapons of the Second World is just awesome. There is probably no point in bringing it all up, people are all advanced with us, what does the PCA and MP-40 look like in the course. Therefore, for this part, I chose something that is not so common in photographs because of its rarity. Well, the fact that very well happened.
Automatic rifle Colonel Yasnikov. One of the pioneers of the creators of automatic weapons
Sniper Mosinka and AVT-40
Showcase with samples of American weapons
Browning Machine Gun M1918
Walter arr. 1938
Self-loading rifles, "Made in Tula"
Samples of small arms of the USSR started the war
Garand M1. The first massively used automatic rifle in the world
Brothers "Degtari" - infantry and tank
Soviet air guns: Spit, Berezina, Komarnitsky
UBS machine gun
Legendary Colt M1911
Pistol Korovin arr. 1922
Pistol Korovin arr. 1935
Submachine gun Korovin. This weapon was fully armed Tula regiment of the national militia
Manual machine gun Lakti-Saloranta, 1926, Finland
Luger, which "Parabellum"
Model "Luger" with an extended barrel for the Navy
Nagan revolvers sample 1930 g.
First soviet aviation machine guns: PV-1 and YES
Submachine gun Korovin arr. 1931
Submachine gun Tokarev arr. 1928
Submachine gun Tokarev arr. 1939
Submachine gun Degtyarev arr. 1940
Maroshek anti-tank gun. Poland, 1937
German anti-tank rocket launcher "Pupchen"
Stand dedicated to the Tula gunsmith workers
Machine gun Goryunova
First assault rifle StG-44
Pistol Tokarev arr. 1939
Prototypes of weapons developed in Tula
Submachine gun Bergman-Schmeisser MP-18
Special attention deserves a small exposure from the Tula "Lefties". All these exhibits are not just large-scale copies of military weapons, they are fighting. That is, shooting. And there are cartridges for them too. The dimensions of the square with the number 24 x 24 millimeter. According to them, we can conclude about the size of the model.
By the way, these are not the smallest working models. In another branch there is even less. So there will be something to show and tell about.