Hello everyone, remember that KV-1, that was recovered from river Don in cooperation between the museum of Kubinka, local authorities and Wargaming? They call it the “Spectre” (“Prizrak”) and here’s a video from RU portal on how it was recovered: * * From the video: - they found and detected it using a “magnetometer” - the tank was from 1942, it drowned in the river apparetnly after it slipped from a barge that was carrying it (SS: if I understand it correctly) - the tank is ripped to pieces because they used explosives to damage it (SS: so the Germans wouldn’t recover it? Not sure) - the tank is “stuck” to the bottom of the water and it took considerable force to rip it out of the mud - the special winch they used to pull it out used a force of 300 tons in pull - the tow cable was attached to the towing frame on the tank, that remained intact - there was a huge oak trunk blocking the tank recovery, that couldn’t be cut, in the end they dug under the trunk so that the river carried the trunk away

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