9 87 More Colorized WW2 Photos

87 More Colorized WW2 Photos

Even more colorized photos of World War 2. I find some photos familiar but I saw them only in the black and white.
However, lately, I noticed  a trend to colorize old photos so we can enjoy a new look on the old photos.
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10 MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

An old jet and helicopter just stand there in the yard.  As the author of the photos says, the plane had just thirty eight hours of flight time and is fully equipped,
so that it can still be brought to "ignition ready" state. Seats, dashboard, instruments - they are all inside. Also there is a helicopter standing there.
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1 Helicopters Parade Training Exercises in Cubinka

Helicopters Parade Training Exercises in Cubinka

May 9th is the date marked as "Victory Day" in Russian calendars. As a rule the "Parade of Victory" happens on this day. In bigger cities, especially in Moscow, tens or
hundreds of military machinery and equipment is being displayed. Including the attack helicopters. And here are the shots of the helicopters preparing for the parade.
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7 Air Defense Drill in Ashuluk

Air Defense Drill in Ashuluk

  An air defense training was held on
the fields, or to be exact in Ashuluk.
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3 Russian Scout Vehicles Drawn by Artist

Russian Scout Vehicles Drawn by Artist

Here we go with twenty-three drawings of Russian reconnaissance vehicles, or scout vehicles,
mainly from Soviet army. BTRs, BMPs - in different configuration and situations.
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1 A  Shelter to Accomodate More than Thousand People

A Shelter to Accomodate More than Thousand People

After the World War 2, during the period of  Cold War,  thousands of shelters were built in different regions of the USSR. Now some of them abandoned, and some are repairing
and well secured. One of the abandoned big shelters in the region of Kaliningrad, that can accommodate more than 1000 people in time region is on the pics below.
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3 SAMAN Once Abandoned, Now Guarded Again

SAMAN Once Abandoned, Now Guarded Again

  A typical closed Soviet cantonment #75 "Saman" is situated near the southern slope of the mount Vargina in 11 km from the
center of Vladivostok city. Some time ago it was abandoned and empty, but now security soldiers appeared here.
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4 Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

  This houses are called "all-metal unified blocks". They used for army or civilian needs, when in a short time it was necessary to make a temporary houses for
people. Some of them can be found on the Graham Bell Island. It is an island located at 80.8663889°N 64.2891667°E in the Franz Josef Archipelago, Russia
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40 Tanks on the Border or the Ditch of Taratuta

Tanks on the Border or the Ditch of Taratuta

The RuForces blog published this: "Somewhere on the border there are tanks of Taman second division ready getting ready to cross the uncrossable ditch of Taruta on the border to help the Slavic brothers". What is ditch of Taruta? It was a widely covered
occurrence of an Ukrainian businessman and newly appointed governor who ordered to dig a ditch across the Russian-Ukrainian border to protect Ukrainian border. We have more photos of tanks, helicopters  and of the ditch inside.
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30 Kortik, the Soviet Ship Defense System

Kortik, the Soviet Ship Defense System

  In the 1970s of the last century the NATO had received several new types of anti-ship missiles . Using of the latest technologies make these weapons particularly dangerous for enemy ships . High-speed rocket, with efficient homing and flying at a height of several feet above the water , is a great danger to the ship. Its interception was quite challenging. So that to protect ships against such threats ships it was needed a new set of anti-aircraft weapons with
better characteristics than were available. So, the "Kortik"(sometimes it's called "Kashtan") appeared.  Most typically deployed as a combined gun and missile system, it provides defense against anti-ship missiles, anti-radar missiles and guided bombs. The system can also be employed against helicopters and aircrafts or even surface vessels such as fast attack boats or targets on shore. Photos are clickable for wider versions.
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