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Central Armed Forces Museum - Moscow, Russia

Article about: The following are some photos I took on a visit to the CAF Museum in Moscow back in August 2001. Once again I am sorry for the poor quality of the photos but the poor lighting inside the mus

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    Yeah Paul, that's the one I was thinking of. Where they have them indoors.
    Great photos all round Mike. Your camera is not half as bad as mine. Regards Thomas

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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Yeah Paul, that's the one I was thinking of. Where they have them indoors.
    Great photos all round Mike. Your camera is not half as bad as mine. Regards Thomas
    That's right, Kubinka has one of the largest collections of armour in the world. Especially rare German armour.
    We went to Kubinka twice but they would not let us in. Back in 2001 it was not open to the general public. You had to have special permission to see the armour.
    I took some pictures through the gate at Kubinka of the tanks that they have outside (I'll attach them) but the really good stuff is inside.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

    P.S. Offering bribes to the guards at the gate did not work, we tried!
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    Great pics, Mike. What is the purpose of having all these fantastic machines on display if no-one can go in to view them? How does one get special permission? Strange...
    Regards Thomas

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    Quote by StuG III View Post
    Great pics, Mike. What is the purpose of having all these fantastic machines on display if no-one can go in to view them? How does one get special permission? Strange...
    Regards Thomas
    I don't know how things are now, but in 2001 the museum was only open to the public on special occasions or by special permission. It was not open on a daily basis. We tried to get special permission through the proper channels and were still working on it when my assignment there ended and I came back to the U.S.

    Best Regards,
    Mike

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    Here's a few more pictures from the Central Armed Forces Museum.

    Me with what has to be the world's smallest armoured car
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    Me with two of my favorite Russian tanks!

    Best Regards,
    Mike
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    Is that the BA 64? I never realised it was that small! Tom

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    These are great pics to see! Thanks!

    The BA64 is built on a GAZ 67 "Jeep" chassis hence the small size.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Well Ade, that certainly explains it's size . When building models of WW2 vehicles I always try to model a figure with it to show size, but having never built one of the BA64 I didn't realize it's size at all.
    Thanks Mike for sharing these great photos with all of us.
    Thomas

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    hi mike , that train looks awesome also

    cheers al

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    I have seen a B&W photo taken probably th day Belin fell, of a pair of Ruski soldiers sitting on the steps of the Reichschancelry in a pile of what must have been 20,000 boxed and lose Iron Crosses... I'd venture that the Russian museum display probably came from that very source.

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