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  The British tank MK-V in Luhansk
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      The British tank MK-V in Luhansk
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      The British tank MK-V in Luhansk
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You can see two British tanks Mark-V that are the tropheys of the Civil War of 1919. They stand at the foot of the cascade fountain opposite the monument to Revolution Fighters.The British tank MK-V (Mark-V) was manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1917-1918.
About 400 tanks were manufactured.
During the Civil War of 1918-1922 such tanks were supplied for General Denikin?s White Guards Army that fought against the Bolsheviks in Russia.
All in all 60 tanks were delivered to Russia, among them 30 tanks were taken as trophies by the Red Army.
Now only five such tanks are left in the world:
two in Luhansk,
one in Kharkiv,
one in Moscow region
one in Archangelsk in the north of Russia.
Even Great Britain, the manufacturer of this tank, does not possess any of such tanks now. Now these tanks have been included into the state register of the monuments of national significance.
Robert Thomas Scott from the British ?Friends of Lincoln Tank? society has visited Luhansk and studied the conditions of Luhansk tanks. His conclusion is that these tanks are viable to restore, but it would cost 1.5 million dollars.

Address: Titov Street
Directions: Behind the local lore museum in Shevchenko Street

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2010
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