Russian Tank with German markings uncovered (13 Photos)

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WWII Russian tank with German markings uncovered after 62 years. WWII Buffs will find this interesting.
A Komatsu D375A-2 bulldozer pulled the abandoned tank from its tomb under the boggy bank 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-ton machine, with a top speed of 53km/hr.
From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva Front in the northeastern part of Estonia .. Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944,the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that there are German markings painted on the tank's exterior.)

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  • NoName

    Wow. Not only is it NOT rusted to hell, it actually has PAINT left on it. That's one well, preserved relic, I'd say. But then, I'm hardly an expert.

  • BigD72

    I bet that was awesome to have been there when they pulled it up.

  • Jimmy5923

    That's a very interesting story…pretty awesome.

  • mojo2975

    Interesting, I love WWII history.

  • Captlazarus

    Must have smelled like epic win though

  • ABFirefighter

    Hopefully they take care of it properly. After that long underwater, now that it's been exposed to air, it will most likely start to rust fairly quickly if not taken care of.

  • Matthew Joyce

    I hope they us is the next fight they will need that tank. And now that TANK is NO TANK anymore ITS A SUBMARINE or can be a BOAT now!! Because its been swimming for 56 years no rest. :) Hope they us it next time AND NICE PAINT NO RUST FOR 56 YEARS US IT NEXT WAR!!!!!

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