We are at the Central Armed Forces Museum of Moscow. Where else one can see so much military equipment in one place?
The museum has been existing since 1919, in the new building – since 1965. It’s one of the largest historic and military country museums. More or less modern equipment was brought here 15-20 years for the last time.
Stand with manual armament. To the left is a light anti-tank weapon RPG-29 “Vampire” and 105 mm ammunition for it. From top to bottom: 9mm noiseless gun of Serdyukov system “Val”; 5,45mm gun of Nikonov system An-94 “Abakan”. Green box on legs is an AP mine. To the right – an anti-tank mine U-TM-83.
LAW RPG-18 “Mukha”. Lower is an anti-tank granade PG-9. RPG-16, a manual anti-tank grenade launcher, is under it. The lowest is a manual grenade F-1, manual grenade RGD-5 and two push-button AP mines.
From top to bottom and from the left to the right. 7,62mm sniper’s rifle of Dragunov, 1963. AK-105. Lower are scout’s knives, a noiseless self-loading gun of Levchenko system. .
Samples of body guarding screens with bullet marks.
“Kursk” tragedy stand
Guessometers from “Kursk”
Forebody of Su-25
Beautiful detailed models of various vehicles.
Pipe-assembly cross country vehicle
How many calculators can be made from them?
Radio reconnaissance space module “Svetoch”
Cockpit voice recorder
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile control engine 15A1V
Model of an attack plane Su-25
Alcohol burner for disinfection
Working place of a missile system R-16 operator
Grenade Machine Gun -17, “Plamya” (“Flame”), 30mm.
Grenade Machine Gun SPG-9, 1963
12,7mm heavy gun NSV “Utyos”
Submerged gun B-VI-307 of the Shiryav system. Tested in 1969. This modification serves for shooting 4,5mm ammunition.
Light diver equipment. Breathing apparatus on the chest.
Remains of an American air scout Lockheed U-2 knocked in May, 1st, 2961 under Sverdlovsk.
Self-propelled gun intended for landing.
No LED or touch screens!
Coming to the halls devoted to WWII. The museum got frozen somewhere in the end of the 20th century but it attracts a lot of visitors anyway.
Heavy gun of Degtyarev-Shpagin, 1938, 12,7mm
Household and weapons of Soviet partisans. In the centre – a press for turning German trophies into Soviet weapons.
Manual for terrorist beginners. Device used for crashing enemy trains, 1943
German trophy pistol carbine MP-40
These scary needles saved many lives
Part of side armour of a German tank T-VI “Tiger”, hit by an armour piercer of a 57mm anti-tank gun ZIS-2.
Eagle that once beautified the famous building of Reichstag office in Berlin.
Beer mug of a German officer captured in Mamaev Kurgan. Alarm-clock of a German general captured in 1943.
One-weapon deck-based system, 1940. It can shoot 15 kg shell for 21 km.
30mm ship double automatic air defence weapon AK-230
180mm barrel of a ship artillery system. Mass- about 40 tons. Shell mass is 97 kg. Shooting range – 38 km.