Russians recover lend-leased U.S. tank from river it fell in 75 years ago (VIDEO)

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Russians recover lend-leased U.S. tank from river it fell in 75 years ago (VIDEO)

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Post by Sniper1946 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:39 pm




Specialists from the Russian Defence Ministry recently pulled a U.S. tank from the bottom of the Don River where has been since the summer of 1942.

The Russian Defense Ministry on April 29 announced the recovery of the tank, an M3 Stuart, along with a host of unexploded munitions. While the tank’s turret was missing, its hull was still filled with live 37mm shells for its M6 main gun and several intact M1919A4 light machine guns.

From the markings on the vehicle, it appears the tank was part of the Soviet Red Army’s famous 24th Tank Corps, which at the time was fighting the Germans near the town of Ostrogozhsk during World War II.
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