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14070) Martin Skirzynski  Male
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12-2-2008 18:48

(14070) WWII Russian tank found (Simply the best Tank in World War 2) with German markings after 62 years WW II Buffs will find this interesting. Even after 62 years (and a little tinkering), they were able to fire up the Diesel Engine!

A Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi , Estonia . The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it's a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/hr.

116 shells were found on board. Remarkably, the tank was in Good Condition, with NO RUST,and ALL SYSTEMS (except the engine) in working condition. This is a very rare machine, especially considering that it fought both on the Russian and the German sides. Plans are under way to fully restore the tank. It will be displayed at a war history museum, tha t will be founded at the Gorodenko village on the left bank of the River Narv.

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