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Barin117 Apr 2018 2:40 p.m. PST

I've been posting video of the one restored in Kubinka last year, this one is in a small city in Urals region. Good to see the beast moving on its own.

14Bore17 Apr 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

That was AWESOME!

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Those clever Russians !!

Fred Cartwright17 Apr 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

Great to see one in motion. Lovely restoration too.

deephorse17 Apr 2018 4:44 p.m. PST

Never thought I would ever see that!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

That is so cool! Glad to see the oligarchs are spending some of their money wisely.

BrockLanders17 Apr 2018 7:33 p.m. PST

Bet it cost a mint to get that thing running again

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 9:05 p.m. PST

The Russians never throw anything away.

Gaz004517 Apr 2018 11:25 p.m. PST

Great to see 'em trundling about! I wonder if it is the original engine or have they dropped in a more reliable unit….?

4th Cuirassier18 Apr 2018 1:51 a.m. PST

Utterly fantastic and a sight I never thought to see, ever. Wonderful. Thanks so much for posting.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

A great sight

Barin118 Apr 2018 3:18 a.m. PST

I'll be checking the story, hope they'll film the interior, too. The one in Kubinka was 100% original manufacture, it was the one used at command training courses in Moscow. As for this one, it is mentioned, that they have the hull restored last year, and then the tank was awaiting the engine. The team had all original drawings, so they have either made a copy, or adapted something else. I can dig a bit more.

A story and video about Kubinka tank:

razuse Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

love this

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

Count me among those who also hope they film the interior! Quite the tank museum they have there, especially for a small city in the Urals. Very impressive. Thanks for the post Barin1.

Legion 418 Apr 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Tanks for the link ! There were not that many T35s made compared to many other USSR models. E.g. T34s, KV1s, etc.

Rob Richardson18 Apr 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

If I read the article correctly – college Russian was almost 30 years ago – this 2nd T-35 is a modern reproduction, rather than a restoration of a 80 year old original. There have been several other very accurate reproductions in Russia in the last decade, including a Tiger. Either way, it is a very impressive feat.

Gaz004518 Apr 2018 11:42 p.m. PST

Thanks for the update Barin1 and RobRichardson, I tried to Google translate the text……but didn't get very far!!

Barin119 Apr 2018 1:19 a.m. PST

I've checked local press of Verkhnya Pyshma, they have more videos on museum and its operation – their T-35 is a copy, made to the original drawings but with different engine (funny that the mechanic was saying that the original engine was too weak for the weight).
The museum has an extensive collection of tanks and other weaponry, some of them are copies, same as T-35, most are original, restored from different state of decay.
The electrometallurgical plant is actually a customer of ours, just of different department…I guess I should try to justify a trip to Urals ;)

Cuprum19 Apr 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

In Russia, two tanks "Sherman" are being restored, which have been lying on the seabed for more than seventy years. They were picked up from the sunken ship at the end of last year. These tanks should participate in the Victory Parade on May 9 this year in Vladivostok.

YouTube link


Legion 419 Apr 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

There were so many Shermans made during WWII, @ 50,000 +, IIRC ?old fart

zaevor200008 May 2018 5:25 p.m. PST

Thank you very much for posting this video. Great to see one move in color!

I have always been fascinated by the T-35 land battleship :D

I have painted up each vehicle in both the 67th and 68th. Even though only 4 made it onto the battlefield…

Fallen Giants is a great book on the T-35 by the way.

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