* Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built 34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years.
According to its specifications, its a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h.
From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia.
Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there.
During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that here are German markings painted on the tanks exterior.) On 19 September 1944, German troops began an organized retreat along the arva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area. "
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