MUSEUM OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE IN KUBINKA
Armored vehicles of Soviet, Russian, and foreign production are represented in the museum of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, located in the Moscow region of Kubinka. The Central Museum of Armored Weapons and Technology is also a part of Patriot military and patriotic recreation and recreation park.
This park is located next to the Kubinka and was created quite recently, in 2015. It is planned that other types of equipment will be presented on the territory of this large complex - aviation, artillery, and each kind of troops will be represented in the Patriot by its cluster.
The Armored Museum in Kubinka has a longer history than Patriot Park. It was founded in 1938 and was called the Museum of Combat Vehicles. Before its creation in Kubinka there was already a tank training ground, where exercises and tests of military equipment were held. The first exhibits of the museum were old models of tanks, standing in the open air.
Then, when the museum decided to open for visitors, the construction of pavilions and boxes for cars was started. The museum equipment itself was also updated. The opening of the museum took place on Tankman's Day in 1972, and this date (September 10) is considered the day of the second "birth" of the museum. The next reconstruction of the museum took place in 1989, when the collection itself, the order of presentation of equipment, and the administrative building were updated.
At the end of the 90s, a chapel was built on the territory of the museum in memory of the dead soldiers-tankers and a memorial was erected to those who died during the Great Patriotic War, fighting in the Smolensk region.
Currently, the museum of armored vehicles has collected more than three hundred machines, among them there are those that were produced in Europe, North America, China and Japan. In total, heavy armament of fourteen states is represented here, including equipment that the USSR inherited as trophies or under Lend-Lease contracts. Some specimens can be seen only in Kubinka.
Soviet technology is represented here by heavy, medium and light tanks, self-propelled artillery systems, BTR and BMP vehicles, armored vehicles and other equipment.
The museum collection covers the century-long history of tank building from the time of the First World War to our days.
No operating museum of the world can boast of a fully-fledged and unique collection of military armored vehicles.
You will see:
• Super heavy tank "Mouse"
• Self-propelled mortar type "Karl" (Adam) One of the most powerful ACS of its period. In total, seven copies were built,
• FLYING T-80 tank, which at great speed makes its famous jumps up to 18 meters long,
• The T-35 heavy tank is the only serial five-tower combat vehicle in the world and a symbol of the power of the Soviet Union of the 1930s,
• The most powerful of the Soviet serial tanks of the Second World War period, the heavy tank "Joseph Stalin" -2 (IS-2) in wartime was one of the strongest Tanks in the world,
• The most elegant "cat" of the Wehrmacht - "Panther"
• The real legend of the tank world, the medium tank T-34, had a huge impact on the outcome of the war and on the further development of world tank building in general,
• Fans of the computer game "World of tanks" will be happy to find in the museum exposition their favorite "iron horses".
The cost of the excursion to the tank museum includes:
• Excursion service;
• Guide services (Russian, Chinese);
• Entrance tickets to the tank museum;
• Transfer from Moscow and back by car or minibus or bus.
Price: $ 170 - 1 person, $ 125 per person with a group of more than 5 people.
Duration: 5-6 hours