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Start of the Kubinka Museum

 "April 19th, 1938The RKKA has obsolete tanks of various types, experimental domestic vehicles, samples obtained abroad, and captured vehicles that cannot be restored and used as fighting vehicles.T-18...

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Za Rodinu!

With the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to tell what intelligence is valid and what is not. However, in the moment, even mostly correct information takes on a very strange form.This is one such...

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T-54 with a Pipe

The army always needs tanks that can cross water obstacles. There are two ways of solving this issue: the tank can either swim or drive underwater. The Soviet T-54 tank went with the second option.The...

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Aquino Tank Weekend: Battle of Casa Berardi

The WW2 battle reenactment is the highlight of each year's Aquino Tank Weekend at the Ontario Regiment Museum. This year we saw the Ontario Regiment and Royal 22nd Regiment duke it out against the 90th...

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German Night Vision

 "To Acting Chief of the 4th Department of the SPG Directorate, GBTU, Engineer-Major comrade Konev#4323ssSeptember 21st, 1945As per your instructions, I familiarized myself with the night vision sight...

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Gasoline T-34s

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the V-2-34 diesel engine was the T-34's core feature. This engine gave the T-34 its high mobility. However, not all T-34 tanks had this engine. Quite a large...

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3.7 cm Pak Penetration

The German 3.7 cm Pak was a iniquitous anti-tank gun in the first half of the war. After the Germans faced the T-34 and KV-1 tanks in the summer of 1941 it was nicknamed Panzeranklopfgerät or Tank...

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T-80 Production Woes

 "To the Chief of the Tank Directorate of the GBTU, Engineer-Colonel comrade Afonin1.The poorly organized and irresponsible actions of the factory management as well as a lack of responsibility and...

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"Tigers" from Lvov

Yuri Ozerov's cinematic series Osvobozhdenie (Liberation) began in 1968 with the film Ognennaya Duga (Fiery Salient). Its battle scenes were shot a year prior in the Kiev Military District on the...

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Aquino Tank Weekend 2022 Gulf War Reenactment

The Ontario Regiment Museum has a large collection of functional Gulf War era armoured vehicles, including a T-54 tank, BMP-1 IFV, several vehicles on the CVRT chassis, an M113 APC, and an M60A3 tank....

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King Tiger Field Penetration Trials

"Report on the results of testing the T-6-B King Tiger superheavy tank in order to determine its weak points held on September 2nd, 1944, near Staszów by a commission composed of the following:...

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An Independent Heavy

Hungary put considerable effort into the creation of its tank industry before and during WW2. The light Toldi and medium Turan tanks were further developments of foreign projects, but the heavy Tas...

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Aquino Tank Weekend 2022: M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman Tank in Action

The Ontario Regiment Museum has four Sherman tanks in its collection, two of which are runners. In addition to taking part in reenactments, these tanks are used in parades and other vehicle displays...

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Captured Containers

Practice shows that stock fuel tanks are often not enough for long marches. This was especially critical for tanks that undertook lengthy marches away from supply units. This situation arose in the...

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Lend Lease Tank Destroyer

After creating the relatively cheap and simple GMC M3 tank destroyer on the chassis of a halftrack, the Americans took the next logical step. They replaced the 75 mm M1897A4 field gun with a purpose...

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T-34-85 at Aquino Tank Weekend

The T-34-85 is one of the Ontario Regiment Museum's most interesting vehicles. Its past is not yet fully known, but it definitely had a long and rich career before ending up at the museum. It was built...

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Three Inch Halftrack

Germany produced a large number of well thought out and elegantly composed improvised vehicles during the Second World War. The main character of this article is not one of them. Its large and clumsy...

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T-34 Commander's Cupolas

 "Order of the People's Commissar of Tank Production of the USSR #338MoscowJune 9th, 1943On installation of commander's cupolas in T-34 tanksIn carrying out State Committee of Defense decree #3531ss, I...

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Two Turrets from Leningrad

The creation of the two-turreted T-26 tankThe most famous Soviet tanks of the interbellum era at BT light tanks. Their high mobility, convertible drive feature, and a certain photogenic quality made...

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T-54 at Aquino Tank Weekend

The T-54 tank and its close successor the T-55 were key players in nearly every Cold War conflict. Many nations keep these tanks in service to this day and even though they are no match for modern...

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