A set of photos from the military equipment exhibition in Moscow (May, 2012).
why there are japan tank here
There are also lots of German weapons here, not just Japanese.
Because SSSR was in war with Japanese Empire. And, in fact, still is.
They were captured during Manchuria Offensive in September 1945. Read the description.
Oops, I meant August 1945.
Very easy, during the last weeks of the WW2 the USSR started the invasion of Japanese territories (USSR agreed with the Allies to attack Japan when Germany was completely defeated).
This hardware was captured during these days among with the Kuril Islands
Because they were captured by the Soviet Union during the war with Japan.
That light tank LT-38 manufacturer is “Praga”, not “Prague” (Praga means Prague in russian, but this tan tank or the company does nothing common with capital city of Czechoslovakia). Marder III is build on the same undercarriage as LT-38, build in occupied part of former Czechoslovakia. And that medium german tank is not T-III, but Panzer III.
Actually wiseguy, for the sake of simplicity in Russian literature the names of the German tanks are shortened this way (e.g. Panzer II becomes T-II, etc), but I will have to agree with you about the 38(t) – it is very clear that the one who translated the signs from the museum is not familiar with their subjects.
Because Japan waged two wars against Russia. the first was the Nomohan incident in 1940 and the second the Russo-Japanese War of 1945. It lost both.
“Art Storm” first time I see this exact name. I think it Stug III.
PTC -I would say Praga company has quite a lot in common with Prague in Czechoslovakia, since it was a Prague based company
That Fighter Ki-43-II (Japan) (aka “Oscar”) is a very rare bird…
I’m surprised that some major museum has not offered a couple of million for it!
Thanks for everyone!
korea and japan are part of china!
korea and japan were tributary state of china!
Japan has never been under chinese control. The mongols tried twice in the 13th century but failed miserably.
Bofors is a Swedish cannon, not Polish.
But it was produced in Poland under Swedish licence
And this specimen was most probably captured by Soviet troops when they attacked Poland in 1939.
Picture 7 with description 75-mm self-propelled artillery weapon ArtStorm (Germany) is SturmGeschutz (StuG), isnt it?
The paintjobs are hideous. Other than that, great to see them being cared for
GAZ-AA and a field kitchen is a very good display of items not usually preserved.
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