Take a Ride Back in Time
Going to Russia?
You won't want to miss the Tank Museum at Kubinka (known officially
as the Museum of Armored Vehicles and Equipment) located about an hour’s
drive from Moscow. Open to the public since 1978, the Tank Museum has
one of the largest collections of armored vehicles in the world. You'll
- Nearly 300 vehicles
from 11 different countries.
- Everything from
light tanks (3-5 tons) and armored cars to a super-heavy 180 ton beast.
- 40 self-propelled
guns from 57 to 600 caliber
- 30 armored
- 10 reconnaissance
and command vehicles
- Technical and
engineer support vehicles
by Russian Historical Society members, the vehicles can now be seen
in their original glory with historically correct paint schemes.
By special arrangement,
your tour will include:
- Escort by an
English-speaking guide - a retired Russian military officer and history
- After exploring
the pavilions filled with incredible machines, you’ll take a short
ride to the tank testing grounds.
- There you’ll
experience the view from inside two different vehicles, as you travel
a 6 km track.
YOUR tank (your choice to ride in any two of the following):
T-34, IS-2, IS-3, T-64, T-72, T-84
Cars: BTR-40, BTR-80, BTR-152
have the great seat next to the driver. Because driving a tank
is nothing like driving a car lengthy training is required. We've
arranged for highly knowledgable former military personnel to
do the driving.
full day at the museum includes lunch and souvenir photos.
you’ve read a Tom Clancy novel or watched a James Bond movie, you’ve
probably heard of Kalashnikovs and Makarovs. They’re just two of the
legendary weapons you can actually fire in this incredibly
fun military history lesson.
Travel to a special
shooting range about an hour northwest of Moscow. By special arrangement
you'll receive instruction in the safe operation of a variety of small
arms from a former officer of the Russian military. You’ll learn the
history of each weapon as you test your skills on the gun range.
Here are just a
few of the weapons you’ll learn to fire:
mm Kalashnikov Short Assault Rifle (AKS-74U) Designed
to be a cheap replacement for submachine guns
mm Dragunov Sniper Rifle (SVD) Used
in the Army is to extend the range of fire of infantry squads to up
to 600 meters. It entered service in 1963 and was used in Afghan and
mm Makarov Hand Gun (PM) Designed
as a self-defense hand gun for army officers and Soviet police. Adopted
for use by the military and law agencies in 1951. It’s an all-steel
hand gun and is reliable and easy to use. Drawbacks are considered
to be its low capacity and underpowered cartridge.
mm Stechkin Automatic Hand Gun (APS) The
Stechkin entered Soviet Army service in 1951 as a combat weapon for
combat crews and second line troops. It’s a favorite weapon of the
Russian special law enforcement teams.
mm Special Sniper Rifle (VSS) The
VSS was designed for Special Operations. It was adopted by Russian
Military and Special Law Reinforcement Units in 1987.
mm Self-loading Hand Gun “Grach” This
gun was developed under orders from the Russian Defense Ministry.
It passed Russian Army trials in 2000. Some think it will replace
the use of Makarovs by the Russian Army.
mm Self-loading Hand Gun “Gurza” This
gun was initially designed to meet Russian Army requirements for a
high-capacity pistol with an effective range of not less than 50 meters.
The Russian Army lost interest in the gun in the mid-1990’s and it
was adopted for use by the Federal Security Service (a part of the
day at the range includes lunch and souvenir photos.
aviation museum features more than 170 Russian aircraft. See the
world's largest helicopter and pieces of the historic U2 plane
shot down over Russia.
or call Incredible Adventures today
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