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ISU-152 is Soviet heavy 152 millimeter self-propelled gun of the Second World War. The gun was developed in June – October 1943, mass production continued until 1946. The slang name of ISU-152 is “Zveroboi” (“Beastslayer”). In Wehrmacht it was called “Dosenöffner” (“the can opener”).

In the postwar period ISU-152 were modernized and being operated by the Soviet army until the mid-1970s.

ISU-152 - Soviet tank destroyer


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Kharkov Tank Repair Plant

Kharkov Tank Repair Plant specializes in the overhaul and modernization of T-64, T-72, and T-80 tanks and tank engines 5TDF, and GTD-1250. The plant also repairs tank sights, laser range finders, and a range of guided weapons.

By the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union the plant repaired about 60 tanks and 55 engines a month. Currently, the plant doesn’t have a lot of work and the area looks a bit abandoned. Photos by Pasha Itkin

Kharkov tank repair plant, Ukraine view 1


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The graveyard of tanks near Kiev

Somewhere near the capital city of Ukraine – Kiev – there is a large junk yard with a lot of different Soviet tanks (photos by

Kiev city, Ukraine tanks graveyard view 1


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