Museum on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow opens an exhibition of captured Western military equipment

01.05.2024, Moscow.

An exhibition of trophy Western weapons and military equipment began in Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow on May 1, RIA Novosti wrote.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, some of the trophy equipment presented in the exhibition was captured by Russian servicemen during the battles near Rabotino and Malaya Tokmachka in the Zaporozhye Region, as well as near Avdeevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

At the exhibition, military equipment manufactured in different countries of the world is presented, including German-made Leopard 2A6 tank and Marder infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), US IFV Bradley, armored personnel carrier (APC) M113, armored vehicle International MaxxPro, armored vehicles HMMWV M1151 and HMMWV M998, towed howitzer M777, British armored vehicles AT105 Sakson, Husky TSV and Mastiff, Austrian Pinzgauer 712M. In addition, a Turkish armored vehicle Kirpi, French armoured fighting vehicle AMX-10RC (sometimes called a wheeled tank), Swedish BMP CV90, protected vehicle Bushmaster made in Australia, Finnish APC Sisu Pasi XA-180/185, armored vehicle Mamba MK2 made in South Africa, Czech-made BMP-1 and Ukrainian tank support vehicle Azovets (named after members of an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) are presented on the platform in front of the Victory Museum.

Shortly before the exhibition’s opening, the exposition was supplemented by the captured US M88A1 armored repair and recovery vehicle, M1 Abrams tank and M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle, designed for laying passages in minefields.

“…The first widespread combat use of Abrams took place during Operation Desert Storm in 1991… The special military operation showed that if the praised US and other Western equipment are opposed not by a rebel army, but by a modern equipped army, which is the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, then the advantages they talked about earlier are reduced to zero,” Andrei Lyubchikov, a senior researcher at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces, explained to journalists.

In addition to military equipment, the exhibition features foreign anti-tank and small arms, drones, military documents, maps, ideological and propaganda literature, as well as equipment of Ukrainian neo-Nazis. The exposition is located on several sites: one of them displays samples of captured military equipment, while the other has tents where firearms, engineering ammunition, communications equipment and drones captured from the enemy are displayed.

The exhibition will be open until May 31.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency