Photos Sapun Mountain
Photos Sapun Mountain

Photos - Sapun Mountain Memorial

Sapun Mountain is a strategic height blocking the way to Sevastopol for invading armies; it was fought over during the Crimean War and World War II. The Soviets build a monument, diorama and outdoor museum to commemorate the Storm of the Sapun mountain during Word War II. Comtourist visited Sapun Mountain in 2006 and made some nice photos of the displayed army material.

Fierce fights took place both during the defence of Sevastopol in 1941-1942, and also during its liberation in 1944. In 1959 a diorama named “Storm of the Sapun mountain on May 7 1944” was constructed to honour the Red Army Soldiers who died in Sevastopol during World War II. Around the diorama building are multiple monuments and a collection of World War II hardware. Highlights are a Torpedo boat, Gaz M1 command car, ISU-122, ISU-152, SU-76M, ZiS-12 with Katyusha rocket launcher and a 152mm tracked gun.

Sapun Mountain - Sapun mountain diorama

Building of the Storm of Sapun Mountain on May 7 1944 diorama

Sapun Mountain - 152 mm gun M1935 (Br-2)

152 mm gun M1935 produced in limited numbers in Stalingrad

Sapun Mountain - 37 mm AA gun m1939 61

37 mm automatic air defence gun M1939 (61-K) on Sapun Mountain

Sapun Mountain - BM-13 Katyusha

BM-13 Katyusha multiple rocket launcher, based on a ZiS-12 truck

Sapun Mountain - BM-13 Katyusha

Two BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers on a ZiS-12 chassis

Sapun Mountain - GAZ M1 command car

Red Army GAZ M1 command car, based largely on the Ford Model B

Sapun Mountain - ISU-122 model 1944

ISU-122 Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II

Sapun Mountain - ISU-122 model 1944

An ISU-152 Model 1944 at Sapun Mountain Memorial Museum

Sapun Mountain - SU-76M

A SU-76, Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II

Sapun Mountain - Soviet tanks

ISU-152, ISU-122, IS-2, T34-85 and SU-100 tanks at Sapun Mountain

Sapun Mountain - Soviet tanks

ISU-152, ISU-122, IS-2, T34-85, SU-100 and SU-76M tanks

Sapun Mountain - ZiS-12 trucks

Two Soviet ZiS-12 trucks with Katyusha rocket launchers

Sapun Mountain - ZiS-5 searchlight truck

World War II ZiS-5 truck with a searchlight on Sapun Mountain

Sapun Mountain - Komsomolets torpedo boat

Soviet Project 123 Komsomolets torpedo boat on Sapun Mountain

Sapun Mountain - Komsomolets torpedo boat

Soviet World War II Komsomolets torpedo boat on Sapun Mountain

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