Kubinka an area outside Moscow.
The Kubinka Tank Museum is a large museum dedicated to armoured
fighting vehicles situated in Kubinka, a small town not far from
Moscow. The displays are of tanks (Russian made and captured) from
World War I, II and the Cold War. You also have an opportunity to
see unique vehicles, such as the Panzer VIII Maus, Troyanov
super-heavy tank and a Karl-Gerät, alongside single production
prototypes from Russia and Germany.
The museum has a long history. During World War II the USSR received
American and British tanks under Lend-Lease. The bulk of foreign
tanks (outside the Lend Lease contribution) within the collection
were captured during World War II. Others were obtained by exchange
with the British Armor Museum, or were given to Russia by Soviet
allies and clients from items they captured in Viet-Nam, Korea,
Cuban and Middle Eastern conflicts.
There are 129 Russian items including many prototype models of
vehicles that were not produced in quantity. The museum was opened
September 10-th 1978.
The Museum of Armored Vehicles and Equipment has one of the largest
collections of armored vehicles in the world. Vehicles from eleven
foreign countries are represented. The 290 items range from 3 to 5
ton light tanks and armored cars, to a super-heavy 180 ton monster.
There are 40 self-propelled guns from 57 to 600 caliber, 30 armored
cars, 10 reconnaissance and command vehicles, and a variety of
technical and engineering support vehicles.
In 2000 the old vehicles were re-painted in the original paint
schemes by Russian specialists from the Military Historical Society.
can be organized for any day including week-ends except Mondays and
Tuesdays. You must carry your passport with your on this tour.
5 to 6 hours. The return drive to Kubinka museum is 3 to 4 hours
depending upon traffic conditions. The duration of the tour on sight
is 2 hours. It is possible to stay at the museum longer than 2
1 person = Eur 256
2 persons = Eur 150
3 persons = Eur 113
4 persons = Eur 91