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Kubinka Tank Museum

The museum of armored forces in Kubinka (Moskovskaya oblast, about 63 km to the west of Moscow city) is one of the largest in Russia and has the unique collection of war machines.

Today, the collection of the Central Museum of Armored Vehicles and Equipment contains over 300 units of armored vehicles and equipment from 14 countries; over 60 of them exist in the world in a single original, in other words, it is the world’s largest tank museum by uniqueness of its exhibits.
Interest in the museum and shown exhibits is huge. In 2010, the museum was visited by more than 110,000 people, including foreign tourists from more than 34 countries.
The collection of Russian medium tanks starts from the most famous tank – the legendary T-34. This tank formed the column “Moscow pioneer”. This machine is characterized by a rare configuration: only the front and rear rollers are rubber-coated, middle steel rollers have no bandage. No more than 6-7 such tanks preserved in the world.
At the pavilion demonstrating German armored vehicles, the heavy tank “Tiger-II” attracts attention by its inscription “Captured 13.08.1944, 3rd Battalion, 53 Armored Brigade of the 6th Guards Tank Corps. The Brigade Commander V.S. Arkhipov”. On August 13, 1944, at the first day of application of Royal Tigers at the Eastern Front, the Soviet forces managed to defeat the 501st separate heavy tank battalion “Tiger-II” and to capture three new working machines with turret numbers 102, 502, and 234.