Found Tanks. Belarus.

From: Nickolay Panov (
Date: Sun Feb 23 2003 - 13:30:04 PST

    Hi all!
    Excuse for my English language. I this language at all do not know. The electronic interpreter works for me. I hope he well carries out the work.
    I am very glad, that all of you have begun to speak on this theme. I already for a long time tried "to reach" to you with this idea.
    The information for those who is interested where these vehicles (StuGIII and PzKpfw III Ausf J) are found.
    StuGIII is found near to city Velikie Luki, Russia. Now is in the Pskov area, in territory of an automobile facility. The large temptation for the collectors and wishing of the large earnings. I am familiar and talked with two Germans, which have lost on it StuGIII about $ 80 000. Probably, this StuGIII will leave Russia, but if it will take place, only is illegal. Now already other people do attempt to solve the problem of export StuGIII with the officials from Moscow. I attentively look behind development of these events. I was on a place, where there was this StuGIII three years before its rise.
    PzKpfw III Ausf J is found near to city Sichevka, Russia. Other part of a history is not completed yet, its pages are still done now. For very curious I can tell in telephone conversation (in Russian).
    Anyone knows how enter contact with "koebik", which has placed these photos on a site of a network? I shall be very grateful for the help!
    Mr. Steve Grammont, whence at you the information, what PzKpfw III Ausf J is found in Belarus? Where I can look at this reference?
    Mr. Ryan M Gill, in our countries it is possible to find some Lendlease British and US gear.
    Dear <> and others wishing to organize archeological expedition! Write to me, we shall decide all problems concerning it we and necessarily shall decide all. After end of this expedition you receive the most unforgettable adventure in your life. I am sure, our club and our state will go to you and will execute all your requirements. Below I put the letter-offer from our club, which I already wrote on this site of a network.
    I am glad to answer all your questions. The people, let's recollect that time, when USA and USSR were the allies. Let's to not forget that our parents have given back the life for freedom and our friendship! There is an opportunity (it is necessary only together to try) to touch a history. Nobody should be forgotten. The people without a history - tree without roots.

Public Union
Military Patriotic club
Republic of Belarus.
    Our organization has state licenses for search lifting, rstoration and sale not only military (aviation, armoured equipment and so on), but also civil equipment (automobiles, tractors, prime movers, motorcycles and so on), the equipment of Wold War I, Wold War II, pre-war periods, and material evidences of all historical periods on the territory of Republic of Belarus.
         The result of our activity is a creation of a small collection of historical equipment:
  Soviet tank BT-7, produced in 1935, submerged on 11 metros of depth, but now it has been restored for working state in original complete set.
  Soviet tank IS-2, 1944, produced in 1944.
  Parts of the Soviet tanks T-34-76, produced in 1939-40.
  German cannon Pak36(r). Having been submerged on 4 metres of depth. It s completely restored. The gun "Pak36r" is the modernized sample of the Soviet gun "F-22USV", which plenty was seized per the first months WWII. As the basis for modernization the capture of a plenty of warehouses with an ammunition to the given gun has served.
  German 21cm Morser 18 on a transport carriage found in the wood has been completely restored now.
  Two German tanks Pz.Kpfw.38(t), exploded but now they are in a complete set for restoration to a working state. All works on their restoration are stopped;
  German tanks Pz.Kpfw.III, Completely restored up to a running condition (all units and the paint was kept from year of release).
    Our state due to geopolitical situation was a member of all global conflicts. The war with Sweden, Napoleon s compaign to Russia (the rest of troops were defeated in Belarus), Wold War I, Wold War II lest evidences of all historical events on our land.
    In organization of searching work we use archive facts. According to official returns on the territory of Republic of Belarus, the losses of the famous German tank Pz.Kpfw.VI TigerI were numbered in 216 ones, but as for as the rest of military equipment about 11000 ones. In consequence mistaken opinion of Vermaht guidance, during the operation Bagration in 1944, it turned out to distract the attention and when germane troops would return to the lest territory, the command was given not to destroy all the equipment, but to take measures to its cover. The rapidity of this operation didn t give a chance of taking out material resources equipment to new positions.
    The members and eye-witnesses of battles help in our searching work. Such work gives bigger result than work with archives, but is complicated by the fact that some of them died, some are old and live in different parts of the world.
    Our specialists have a big experience of searching and lifting not only the unbroken equipment but the exploded, parts of which were dispersed in the radius of some metres and were in the marsh on the depth of more than 10 metres. During 4 years our specialists carried out more than 50 liftings of different complication not only in Belarus but in Russia as well. We have a big experience and technical opportunities of equipment and aviation restoration to a working state.
    We are looking for partners on mutual help conditions for realization of following programmers:
1. Museums and private collections interested in buying equipment and material evidences (it s possible to order searches of certain kinds of equipment, arms, attributes and so on).
2. Those who wish to take part in the lifting of equipment, excavations of constructions, fortifications and depots.
3. Searching groups for joint work and excavations and information that they have.
4. Eye-witness and all who wish to help in searching of lost and buried historical evidences on our territory.
5. Publishing houses and television and radio companies that wish to get video and photomaterials of carrying excavations and listings that are carried by us and joint groups.
6. We can also help in looking for perished missing on the territory of Republic of Belarus, organizations of burring and reburying of remains.
    Our union takes responsibility of living transportation, carrying works and other organization questions of the groups and persons that are invited by us. We guarantee safety, the whole confidentiality of information, civil and state support for the time of your staying in our country.
    We cooperate with all organizations of such king in the former USSR.

    I wait for your letters. I am ready to send to you some photos about our work.
    It s important to have a person who knows Russian for phone conversations.
    It is a pity, that I a little have written, it is very difficult to me to write, not knowing language. For complete understanding of this question it is necessary much to decide and to discuss. Our club our state and I are ready to discussion and decision of all questions.
Nickolay Panov.
V.Gastinec, 75-86
222310, Molodechno
Republica Belarus
Tel: +375 1773 69404
Tel/fax: +375 1773 54974

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