41 Another Tank from the Lake

Another Tank from the Lake

Posted on June 20, 2007 by


russian tank from lake 1

Yet another tank was recently extracted from one of the lakes near St. Petersburg. There are plenty of tanks left since WW2, each year a few of them are being pulled out by different enthusiasts. This one is particular by it's model "BT" which was translated as "Quick Moving Tank". It had very narrow tracks so it had to move only on good roads, and the tracks could be completely removed so that it could roll on the rubber coated inner wheels on the good surfaces when army had to relocate quickly and there were good roads available.


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41 Responses to “Another Tank from the Lake”

  1. D says:

    and i thought it was t-26; actually thi is not atank;

  2. mac605 says:

    nice recovery! :) will they bring it back to live?

  3. LargeCanine says:

    Of course its a tank. Looks like a BT-7 light tank, maybe BT-5. Hard to say, I am not an expert. Good inter-war tank introduced in 1935. Christie suspension, excellent mobility and decent firepower, lacking in armor. Design led to the T-34.

  4. humanoid says:

    I imagine they are rather rare, as production stopped well before the end of the war.

  5. Pavel says:

    Nice. One day I will own my own russian tank or ba-64

  6. Kylex says:

    Looks more like BT-5.
    Just check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT-7

  7. di says:

    is russia full of tank? dangerous…

  8. belorussian says:

    D, since you know a thing or two, would you be so kind & explain briefly how to use method callbacks in C++, but without templates. I am trying to rewrite some C code in C++ and i’m wrapping some glut functions into a class, but stuff like glutDisplayFunc(…) needs a callback parameter to register OpenGL context drawing method or something like that:
    In C its like this : glutDisplayFunc(&DrawGLScene));
    but in C++ i got glutDisplayFunc(&glwin->DrawGLScene));

    and that does not compile. people are telling me to create a method pointer but with templates it is such a mess.

    sorry, off the topic

    • D says:

      I haven’t written C++ code for years, sorry cant help you out there. But just curious, what compiler are you using and whats the error it spits out?

      • belorussian says:

        i am using gcc 4.something and the error is long and full of examples; dont remember its precise content (@ work right now) but it was something like: C++ ISO does not allow referencing of inner methods(and alot of other spooky stuff, its actually in netbeans);
        no worries though; i found nice and cheap solution: apperantly there is GLUT rewritten for C++ accomodation and its called GLUI – very neet and simple environment with OpenGL extentions; anyway, thanks; ;)

  9. ladushki says:

    and if anyone feels like flying a Mig21 or riding t-34-85, go to http://www.tankride.com/tankrides.html; i think you can book a tank ride by calling theese guys; and you also get to shoot live ammo of different caliber, as well s t-34 gun; well its all on the website;

  10. David says:

    but hey its a great fine. i own a T-34,T-72,and a T-35. and i just found a puma tank out of a lake in germany so it awaits its turn to be restored

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  12. alexgrinsk says:

    I imagine they are rather rare, as production stopped well before the end of the war.

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  15. Quqe says:

    Of course its a tank. Looks like a BT-7 light tank, maybe BT-5. Hard to say, I am not an expert. Good inter-war tank introduced in 1935. Christie suspension, excellent mobility and decent firepower, lacking in armor. Design led to the T-34.

  16. Ayatollah Assahola says:

    Actually the T-34 was influenced by the French Char Bis and the brilliant suspension design of Christie. Teh French had invested billions in secret deals with the Reds as insurance against the lunatic Nazi leadership (predated the Ribbentropp-Molotov Non Aggression Pact).
    Sloped armour was not a new concept- it dates to 1920’s.
    The Panther III was to have it- but for typical insane reasons- Reichs Ministry of Armaments over-rode the engineers.

  17. Devon hotels says:

    this tank is witnessed of what was happened before, it surely historical of how and when it sink in the lake….but, what will they do in that tank? for sure, it can’t be fitted in the museum.

  18. Mercal says:

    Does anyone know what types of hand tools they use in Russia?

    Do they make their own mechanic tools?

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