For the Record: KV-1 pulled out of River Don
Source: riavrn.ru Hello everyone, Two days ago, people working for the Kubinka museum pulled a rare find out of river Don, near the town of Verkhnyj Mamon – a wreck of the WW2 KV tank. Inside of the tank, remnants of the AP shell that killed it were found. Initially, it was not clear whether the tank is actually a KV-1, or a KV-2, only when the hull was pulled out it was found that it was a KV-1. The turret will be pulled out of the water later. The work on getting the tank out started as early as 29.5., when divers started to attach cables to the tank. Pulling the tank out after that proved to be very complicated due to the terrain. According to the, men who pulled it out, the tank is in good enough shape to be restored fully, although it will probably never actually drive. Wargaming was also one of the supporting parties (organizers) of the event. They will allegedly post the photos and a video of the entire operation on their site – so far, that has not happened yet.