For the Record: MS-1 Restored in Russia
Hello everyone, Yuri Pasholok posted this interesting video on his blog. Another piece of the old MS-1 tank (a development of Renault FT-17, it was the first Soviet mass-produced tank) was restored in Vladivostok, Russia to working order. The video also nicely shows the insides of the vehicle – and yes, it is really cramped. * * This particular MS-1 is known to have participated in the Changkufeng Incident, also known as the battle of Lake Khasan in 1938 (a clash between Soviet and Japanese forces, resulting in Soviet victory despite taking considerable losses). The restoration itself took three years, but the process was much longer, as before the restoration, the engineers had to obtain detailed materials in order to make the tank look as historical as possible. Today, only about five tanks of this type remain in existence and according to the people who restored it, this is the most realistically restored one.