Omsk since the beginning of its history, has always been a military city. Founded in the 18th century as a border fortress in the age of 20 he became the largest center of the defense industry of the USSR, military units stationed almost all the armed forces, as well as the location of the major military educational institutions. It is not surprising that in the one or the other Omsk yard can come across as a set of elements playgrounds real tanks and self-propelled.
Judging by what he said in an interview in 1999 the magazine "Town Hall" VP Roschupkin that was Omsk mayor from 1994 to 2000, an initiative of the installation of armored vehicles in the courts of Omsk is coming from the city administration as part of the landscaping. Here are his words: & quot; ... here in Omsk, tanks are on the playground. We brew and put them in the yard, kids having fun on them climb. Before and aircraft set, but manage to disassemble the aircraft. Tanks stronger. The cost of such toys about a million dollars. Thousands of tanks - a billion. Billions of dollars on the playground - can you imagine? Equipment sure this is the most expensive children's playgrounds in the world. But not the best. & Quot; Roschupkin here, of course, playing with words, hardly at all City Hall to pay for these "toys", most likely took place some kind of co-operation with the existing military units or institutions to get rid of the decommissioned equipment.
Earlier, I brought a photo of one of the most famous "yard" tanks Omsk - the T-62 is installed in the neighborhood "Poplar" during his accomplishment in 90 years. In the company to the tank were installed plane (I think it was the L-410) and hydrofoil "Rocket". But, unfortunately, they stood a short time, the first after the fire, was dismantled for scrap aircraft, soon followed him "Rocket", most likely, about this case recalled Roschupkin. A tank is so easy to not take, that he stands to this day, gradually grow into the ground and "decorated" hazing scrawl.
Medium tank T-62 was adopted in 1961 and produced until 1973 at the plant №183 (now known as the enterprise of NPK "Uralvagonzavod"), passing the constant modernization: improved engine management system with fire, set dynamically protection, etc. . In all there were about 20 000 copies of the T-62 of all modifications. T-62 participated in the Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia in 1968, and the first (and unsuccessful) application of a new car in a real fight took place a year later during the conflict with China in the Sino-Soviet, while the Chinese, despite the utter defeat in this confrontation, it was possible hit and grab a T-62. Then, in the history of combat tanks were Afghan, Chechnya (and in the first Chechen T-62 were also used Dudayev militants), and the last combat use of Russian troops T-62 was held in 2008 in South Ossetia.
T-62 in Poplar - is not the only instance of such a machine installed in Omsk games for young tank, another tank a "registered" on the prospect of Korolev, in the courtyard formed by houses with the numbers 10, 10a, 10b and 10/1.
Unlike fellow prebyduschego painted, apparently, paint left over from painting fences and saraek, this "shestdesyatdvoyka" is quite normal tank color. Tower number 476 means that the tank is assigned to the second platoon of Company of the Third Battalion of the first regiment of the second division of some Panzer Army.
This tank even survived marker lights, left taillight is clearly seen in the photo. Initially, these lights serve only to indicate the dimensions of the combat vehicle in the dark (lights were installed on the front lenses green, rear - red), as well as a stop signal (braking mode is activated blinking rear lights) but then began to establish an improved control unit light signaling, allows even show the turn signals in the car.
Very interesting object type tank is in Aviagorodok, in a large park. At first glance, it may seem from afar that this «Tank" bungled the joy of kids by local craftsmen from every scrap. But coming closer, you begin to notice quite real (though not armored) tower and some other details.
Hatch tank commander - too real.
And if you look inside the tower will open here this picture:
Are the ruins of the tower and gun actuators, monitoring devices and weapons control. This object is not nothing but a training stand T-62 tank. Previously, he was standing in a tank school in Cheryomushki or military department Polytechnic and was used for training of cadets. To stand was supplied external power supply and all units, including stabilizer arms, working in normal mode, allowing you to develop management skills armament, well, except for the actual shooting, of course.
The following photo shows the breech smoothbore 115 mm gun 2A20. All that could loosen the long unscrewed ...
Another interesting armored vehicles while standing in the courtyard between the houses on the street. Borodin numbers 10/1 and 12/1. It Airborne self-propelled artillery ASU-85.
It was developed in KB Mytishchi machine-building plant in the first place for antitank defense parts Airborne, but could also be used to support mechanized infantry and tank units. It is produced in the MSW from 1959 to 1964. The reason for removing it from the production of the car was the presence of serious shortcomings, the main ones were insufficient firepower of the 85-mm gun 2A15 and the impossibility of landing parachute ACS (Parachute platform P-16, capable of providing landing ASU-85, was adopted by Only in 1972, and before that it was possible to self-propelled parachute landing only way to prepared airfield that, in the actual combat was maloosuschestvimo).
ASU-85 first issues were open-top cabin, but with a 1960 self-propelled guns were installed with four roof hatches and a filtering unit to enhance protection of the crew, including the actions of WMD. Since 1969, the Airborne Forces began receiving new machines BMD-1, but ASU-85 remained in service for a long time - until 1993. A self-propelled Omsk recently moved out of the yard to Borodin cadet school, which, I hope, will go to her advantage - the photo shows how diligently children izrisovyvali her nonsense, besides, according to eyewitnesses, the hatches were sealed, the consequences of this it is guessable.
Finally we should mention another armored vehicle that blends into this subject, though it is not in Omsk, and in one of the pioneer camps, located in the village of Chernoluche.
This T-34-85 is in the "Sputnik" camp, I must say that it is much more tematichnee he would look in the nearby annex camp "Sparkle", relating to the Transport Mechanical Engineering Plant them. October Revolution, which just released these tanks from 1944 to 1946. But alas, in the spark of reason, the tank is not, perhaps, so that the enemy did not think. :)
A year ago, the tank looked much worse - an inappropriate coloring under unclear what camouflage, peeling paint, etc. Now it somehow resulted in a decent view, although the color turned out like park benches, obviously felt that for most of the playground is.
At the moment this is all I know of armored "toys" in Omsk and around the area, but for sure there are more, if anyone has information about other similar "installations" in our area, I will always be glad to hear.