Unique exhibition "Engines of War"

March 4, 2011 marks 25 years of the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War. In honor of this event, the opening of a unique exhibition "Engines of war ...". Its visitors will have the opportunity to see the transport equipment during World War II. The exhibition shows how the Soviet cars and appliances of our Allies and Nazi Germany and its satellites. It is assumed constant updating of exposure. At the moment, several exhibits provided Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the greater part - a private collection of Vyacheslav Lena.

BA-64B (USSR). As a chassis for armored vehicles used lightweight commander GAZ-64. The prototype was built in January 1942, in March, armored vehicle, designated BA-64 (initial index LB-64) successfully passed the test and started its summer series proizvodstvo.Vsego from 1942 to 1946 were issued 9110 family of armored cars BA-64 ( of which 5209 BA-64B)




Artillery Tractor T-20 "Komsomolets" (USSR). The main objective was the prime mover carriage 45-mm anti-tank gun and its front end, the calculation of the gun carried on the benches in the rear of the machine. The tractor was armed with a machine gun DT, is located in the ball mount in the front of the chassis.



GAZ-67 (USSR). In November 1943, the production line GAZ them. Molotov began to descend commander GAZ-67. This model was replaced in the production of GAZ-64 model. Compared with her machine was simplified front fenders. In 1944 there was an upgraded version of the car GAZ-67B, which is the main difference was the track extended and expanded rear wings.



Truck Morris Commercial C4 (UK). In the second half of the 30s, Morris had developed a family of rear-wheel cars Morris Commercial CS8 & PU carrying capacity of 750 and 400 kg, respectively. The machines were designed specifically for the army and the beginning of World War II were the most popular in its class. In 1942, it was designed to replace the C4 model was produced until the end of 1944.



Firefighter car Opel Blitz 3, 6-6700A TLF15 (Germany). In 1943, on the basis of all-wheel drive Opel Blitz was created TLF15 fire truck for servicing airfields, all were released 320 cars of this type.



Commanding car Willis MB (USA). Production of the Willis MB (Military, model B) began in November 1941. Even before the start of its production Ford acquired the license for Willis MB, which is known as the Ford GPW. In the USSR, on the Lend-Lease program received a little over 50 thousand Willis MB and Ford GPW.


Artillery trailer.




Digress slightly from the car.






Commanding car Stoewer Typ 40 Kfz.1 (Germany). In the mid 30s the command of the Wehrmacht set the task of creating an entire line of army cars with high cross. Light machine took firm Stoewer from Stettin. Since 1940, the series was launched in the most mass model, Stoewer Typ 40.


Truck Einheits-Diesel (Germany). In the mid 30s the command of the Wehrmacht set the task of creating an army car carrying capacity of 2, 5 tons, which had a four-wheel drive and a diesel engine. Production of the truck began in 1937. These machines were produced at the enterprises of "B├╝ssing-NAG", "Borgvard", "MAN", "Henschel", "Magirus", "Fauna" and "Krupp". The main feature of the machine, better known under the name Einheits-Diesel (Diesel single) was that distinguish one vehicle from another manufacturer is almost impossible.


The exhibition displayed a very interesting case stands.










Truck Dodge WC-63 (USA). Appearing at the same time with a light T-214 truck 3/4 ton lifting capacity, the T-223 was the extended version of this machine. The front part has remained unchanged, but the rear has been redesigned completely. The machine was a three-axle, load capacity has increased to 1, 5 tons.


SAU 10.5cm leFH 18-4 auf Geschutzwagen Lr.S (f) Alkett (Germany).


Sanitary GAZ-55 (USSR).


Apotheosis of the postwar automobile greatness of our country - the armored ZIS-115.


GMC CCKW-353 (USA). The three-axle truck carrying capacity of 2, 5 tons. Lend-Lease to the USSR got about 6700 such machines.


Van Chevrolet K51 Panel Van (USA). I applied both directly, and as a mobile radio station.






Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (USA).








Installation with Opel Olimpia.


Truck GAZ MM-B (USSR). In the spring of 1942 began the production of the simplified version of GAZ MM. The front wings have become flat, soft became only the tailgate, left only one headlight. In the most difficult period (1942-43 years) Gas mm-B produced with a simplified cabin, doors and top are made of canvas.








The documents of that time are of particular thrill.






Next is will be just moments from the show without my comments.




















Enjoyable moments - even the staircase leading to the exhibition hall is decorated in the style of the total.


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