MS-1 Soviet tank restoration

ms-1-restoration-17Over at Archive Awareness they have posted a series of pictures and videos chronicling the restoration of a vintage Soviet MS-1.  This particular vehicle was found near the Russian-Chinese boarder where it had been dug in as a bunker. According to the man responsible for the restoration, “The work took about three years, but preparing for the restoration took even more time. We needed to retain all technical subtleties, so it was not just a copy, but as close to possible to the original. It is known that this tank participated in the events at Lake Hasan. To this day, no more than 5 tanks of this kind remain. Experts already admit that our tank is the closest to the original.”  The full post can be read here.

Jagdpanzer 38 restoration

HetzersWar History Online has an interesting article about the restoration of a Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” by Axis Track Services for the Australian Armor & Artillery Museum.  The article contains pictures of the restored vehicle next to another preserved Jagdpanzer 38, one of which is an early model, the other from later in the production run.  Both vehicles are actual war-time “Hetzers”, not the post war Swiss G-13 variant.  Read the full article here.  Readers will also find the website for Axis Track Services of interest.  They are currently selling vehicle props used in the film “Fury.