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T34 from Liberation of Leningrad

Discussion in 'Eastern Europe February 1943 to End of War' started by scipio, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. scipio

    scipio Member

    Jul 8, 2011
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    Maybe people have seen this before.

    On a tour of Leningrad, flying along the highway out of St Petersburg to the Peterhof Palace, I saw this T34. What was I asked the guide?

    Oh! its the first tank which relieved Leningrad in WW2.

    Can we stop on the way back - I asked
    No its not permitted and we have a schedule to get to the Winter Palace.

    So this is the only photo I squeezed off at 60 miles per hour.

    Anybody got any more info?
  2. Takao

    Takao Ace

    Apr 27, 2010
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    Reading, PA
    It's a KV-85, and is supposedly the first KV-85 produced. I can't say if it was the first tank to "relieve" Leningrad though, but the KV-85 did participate in lifting the siege.

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