Russian army prepares Victory Parade including WW2 Russian and US tanks


At the Pushisty airfield, training began for the mechanized convoy of the Air Defense Forces participating in the Victory Parade on Sakhalin. The historical vehicles include a T-34/85 tank, an ISU-152 assault gun and a U.S. M4A2(76W) HVSS Sherman tank inherited from the Lend-Lease Act.
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The legendary T-34/85 tank precedes an ISU-152 assault gun and a U.S.-made M4A2(76W) HVSS Sherman tank inherited from the Lend-Lease Act (Picture source: Russian MoD)


At the Pushisty airfield in the Sakhalin Region, training began for a mechanized convoy, which will take part in a military parade dedicated to the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. In the course of daily training, driver mechanics will work out the synchronization of travel, keeping the distance and speed of movement of military equipment.

The mechanized convoy includes 40 units of military and special equipment. Thus, the Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, Hyacinth-S self-propelled artillery mounts, Hyacinth-B large-caliber towed guns, Smerch, Uragan and Grad multiple launch rocket systems will pass in front of the stands. ... By tradition, the legendary Soviet rocket artillery combat vehicle of the Great Patriotic War BM-13 Katyusha will close the column.

For the first time, the spectators of the military parade will be presented with the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, which took up combat duty to protect the airspace of Sakhalin Island in February this year.

On April 30 and May 4, 2021, at Victory Square in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, it is planned to conduct night training of a mechanized convoy together with parade crews.


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A U.S.-made Studebaker US6 is being restored to take part in a Victory Parade. The MoD doesn't precise yet whether this truck will receive the "Stalin Organ" (MLRS) on its chassis or its original U.S. cargo body (Picture source: Russian MoD)


 

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