Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake (17 photos)

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.

Found abandoned destroyed Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Tank from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Tank  from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found abandoned destroyed tank Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. Photo by arergard.com

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. Photo by arergard.com

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. Photo by arergard.com

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found Tank T-34 from the bottom of the lake

Found T-34 from the bottom of the lake. The author of the photo is not known.

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge. Photo by legion-ufo.narod.ru

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge

Tank raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge. Photo by legion-ufo.narod.ru

The tactical number is still visible on the tower of the Soviet combat vehicle (number 5)

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge

Found T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge. Photo by legion-ufo.narod.ru

Both inside and outside the tank is in great condition, including all control system units and firing devices.

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge

Found T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge. Photo by legion-ufo.narod.ru

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge

Found Tank T-34 raised from the bottom of the lake. After cleaning from dirt and sludge. Photo by legion-ufo.narod.ru

Tank after restoration

The combat vehicle was restored in the Russian city of Surgut.

Found Tank T-34 after restoration

Found T-34 after restoration. The author of the photo is not known.

After restoration work, the tank was installed on a pedestal as a monument in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk.

Found Monument to the T-34 tank in Khanty-Mansiysk

The tank after restoration is installed as a monument. The author of the photo is not known.

Monument to the Found T-34 tank in Khanty-Mansiysk

The tank after restoration is installed as a monument. The author of the photo is not known.

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