Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Landships

Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Landships

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Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Landships

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Fascinating lesson on old school antarctic landships. The Kharkovchanka Russian cold weather cruisers have been continuously operating in some of the most extreme environments on Earth for over 50 years.

First produced in 1958 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic and originally operated by USSR, the ‘Харьковчанка’ (literally ‘Kharkiv Women’) featured everything a polar explorer could need in the field. In their half-century mission, they have crossed thousands of miles on Antarctic Ice, visited the South Pole, the pole of inaccessibility as well the dozens of outposts and research stations on the continent.

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