From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

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

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

From the River Bottom Back to Life

Original engine will become a separate exhibit

From the River Bottom Back to Life

Gearbox

From the River Bottom Back to Life

Location: St. Petersburg

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5 thoughts on “From the River Bottom Back to Life”

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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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