5 From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

Posted on June 24, 2012 by team

Tank KV-1 raised from the bottom of the Neva river in November, 16th, 2011 is being restored now in the Museum of the Battle for Leningrad. After the restoration it will participate in historical reconstructions and military parades.

The tank was put out of action In November, 30th, 1941


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5 Responses to “From the River Bottom Back to Life”

  1. Tovarich Volk says:

    If I sold Bondo, I would be banging on their door, because it’s gonna take a lot of Bondo to smoothe over the corrosion after pulling the rust off.

  2. Kent_Diego says:

    The engine is in amazing condition. It looks like it could be made running with little effort.

  3. xyzzy says:

    See http://www.youtube.com/user/sturmgeschutzIVpl – restored StuG IV (maybach engine works after restoration!), also recovered from a river bottom.

  4. Simon says:

    All I could think of while reading this was how much Bondo it was going to take. lol

  5. petrohof says:

    the overhead cam, shaft driven, v12 diesel was very well built and designed for it’s time and was used in russian equipment for many many years after the war such as generators etc. it was somewhat unique as it had only one main rod and bearing for each of the 2 cylinders that operated on each crank throw, and a sub rod pinned to the main one. this required the stroke to be slightly differend for each bank of cylinders.

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