The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Right now we’ll pay a visit to Armoured Repair Plant №61 in St. Petersburg to see how they repair tanks.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

This plant has been reparing combat vehicles since it was created. Mostly T-72 and T-80 tanks.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

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.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Ovehrhauls of these tanks started here in 1992.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

These tracks were intended to tread Europe.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

There are about twenty shops in the plant. The most interesting of them is an assembling and disassembling one.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Here the tanks are taken to pieces, broken details are replaced with new ones, old parts are sent to markets of friendly countries.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The shop is rather clean.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The shell of T-80U tank.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The shell of the T-80 after the overhaul.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

This is already another shop.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

In the paint booth.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

T-80’s ammunition chute.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Here they install an artillery turret, nearby is a weapon paiting booth.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Barrels are ready for paiting.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The barrle is refaced and painted. If wear is above normal, a barrel is replaced with a new one.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Disassembled commander’s hatches.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The micrometer that measures a degree of a bore wear. Next to it is a standard ring and a barrel strain tester.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Here they repair straps.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Some Soviet engine. By the way, tank engines can operate on any fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene).

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Transmission gear boxes.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The case with spare parts, the pipe of the deep fording kit of T-72 tank.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Turret of T-80BV tank.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

T-72.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The shell of T-80BV.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Disassembled T-80U.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

One more disassembled T-72.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Side view of T-72.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The fire tank on the chassis of T-54/55.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Tank Т-80BV and spare parts lying nearby.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

This fire tank so much resembles the cartoon character Wall-E!

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

It produces air-filled foam and extinguishes flammable liquids and solid fuels, creates light and heat shield in areas of accidents, catastrophies, natural disasters, besides it is used for degasification and deactivation, disguise of civil and military facilities.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Inside of a fire tank.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

Old tracks are used as paths for tanks.

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

It even has flashing lights!

The Place Where Tanks Are Still Repaired

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