Type 97 Chi-Ha Japanese Tank Wreck

This Chi-Ha tank of the 11th tank regiment of the Japanese army was destroyed by the Russian troopers on the Shumshu island on August 18th, 1945 during an unsuccessful counterattack executed by the Japanese.

Kharkiv tank maintenance depot

The trip to Kharkiv turned out in the best way possible. The main goal is reached. Kharkiv tank maintenance depot is before us.

A Type-95 Ha-Go Japanese tank wreck

For those rare travellers who get to Shumshu Island this tank was a must-see.

An engineer force testing facility

The first time I came here was in 2008. The way to the testing area lay along a bog lake. On its shore there was a washhouse guarded by soldiers.