German tank Pz.Kpfw. Vl Ausf.E “Tiger I”
The Tiger I , a German heavy tank of World War II, operated from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. It was designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf H during development but was changed to Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E during production. The Tiger I gave the German Army its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun. 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944.
This war museum is dedicated to the Russian 16th Army, which defended Moscow during the battle of Moscow (1941-1942) and documents the fighting in the region Istra during the Second World War.
Attached to the museum building is an open air exhibit with tanks and armoured vehicles and a memorial complex with a cemetery of honour. The Russian army general and twice Hero of the Soviet Union Afanasy Pavlantevich Beloborodov is buried on this cemetery.
M4A2(76)W Sherman (HVSS)
This variant was manufactured by Fisher Body and Pressed Steel Car (approx. 1321 units produced).
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II.
The M4A2 Shermans were equipped with a General Motors 6046 engine, they have a welded hull, there were 75mm and 76mm versions only.
IS-2 Soviet heavy tank “Joseph Stalin – 2”
The IS-2 was a Soviet main and heavy tank during the World War II, was the most powerful and most heavily armored of the Soviet and allied serial tanks of the war period, and one of the strongest main tanks in the world at that time. The abbreviation IS stands for “Joseph Stalin” – the official name of the serial Soviet heavy tanks produced in 1943-1953; For the first time in the world, such a powerful weapon was installed on a tank – a 122 mm cannon. It was superior to the Panther’s 75 mm gun and the Tiger’s 88 mm gun.
Heavy tank IS-3 “Joseph Stalin – 3”
The IS-3 is the last Soviet heavy tank created during the World War II. Object 703 was developed in 1944-1945 at the experimental plant No. 100 in Chelyabinsk under the leadership of the leading designer Mikhail Fedorovich Balzhi. After the adoption of a heavy tank and putting into mass production in May of the same year at the Chelyabinsk Kirov plant, it entered service with the tank forces of the Red Army.
In 1933, the Soviets unveiled the Tank T-26 mod. 1933. This model, which had a new single cylindrical turret carrying one 45-mm cannon L46.
ISU-152 Soviet heavy self-propelled artillery installation
ISU-152 Soviet heavy self-propelled artillery installation during the World War II. In the name of the vehicle, the letter “I”, in addition to the standard Soviet designation “SU” – self-propelled unit, means “based on the IS tank.” An ACS of the same caliber, called the SU-152, was produced at a different tank base. Index 152 means the caliber of the vehicle’s main armament.
Samokhodnaya Ustanovka SU-100
Samokhodnaya Ustanovka SU-100 was a Soviettank destroyer armed with a 100 mm anti-tank gun in a casematesuperstructure. It was used extensively during the last year of World War II and saw service for many years afterwards with the armies of Soviet allies around the world.