Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake (17 photos)
In 2006, a T-34 abandoned destroyed tank was found by divers near the village of Zelenkino. It was located 90 meters into the lake and at a depth of 12 meters, 11 of which were peat. According to Petrov (head of the search detachment), efforts to recover the tank started on April 26, 2006.
History of this T-34 tank
Upon raising, historians discovered that this tank was first relased in August 1942 in Nizhny Tagil. Its serial number is 4208283, and it presumably fought in the 36th Tank Regiment of the 3rd Shock Army. It sunk sometime during the winter of 1942-1943 and didn’t see the light of day until May 3, 2006, when it was finally raised out of the lake.
Specialists of the Military Memorial Center at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, who took part in the operation, say that the recovered tank is in perfect condition, thanks to the meters of silt. Remains of color and tactical numbers are still visible on the tank hull. 100 pieces of shells were found inside. No crew remains, documents, or personal items were found. The crew names will most likely be identified by tank number.
Photo gallery of taking out the tank T-34 from the swamp
The entire operation to raise the found T-34 tank from the swamp took the team who found it several hours. Several units of heavy equipment were involved.
The tactical number is still visible on the tower of the Soviet combat vehicle (number 5)
Both inside and outside the tank is in great condition, including all control system units and firing devices.
Tank after restoration
The combat vehicle was restored in the Russian city of Surgut.
After restoration work, the tank was installed on a pedestal as a monument in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk.