Right now we’ll pay a visit to Armoured Repair Plant â„–61 in St. Petersburg to see how they repair tanks.
This plant has been reparing combat vehicles since it was created. Mostly T-72 and T-80 tanks.
Right at the entrance to the territory of the plant we can see this T-80, the main battle tank of the Soviet armed forces. Its weight is 42,5 tons, its main weapon is the 125 mm gun 2A46 which fires with speed of 6-8 rounds per minute.
Ovehrhauls of these tanks started here in 1992.
These tracks were intended to tread Europe.
There are about twenty shops in the plant. The most interesting of them is an assembling and disassembling one.
Here the tanks are taken to pieces, broken details are replaced with new ones, old parts are sent to markets of friendly countries.
The shop is rather clean.
The shell of T-80U tank.