April 8th – “Russia Today” TV reported on the 7th that after the Czech Republic issued an amnesty for weapons, the heavy weapons handed in by a man living in the northern Czech city of Hradec Kralové shocked the local police: a pink Soviet T-34 tank and an SD-100 self-propelled gun. .
Czech police joked on Twitter that when they used the tanks in the video earlier this year to promote the weapon surrender policy, they did not expect that someone would actually drive tanks.
The unnamed weapons collector revealed that since the 1990s, he has owned a Soviet T-34/85 tank and an SD-100 self-propelled gun, which were Soviet-designed and Czech-made weapons. The man believes that he legally owns tanks and artillery, but is not sure whether they have been deactivated. He kept the tank in his garage, but did not disclose the reason why the tank was painted pink.
Russian media reported that the Soviet T-34 medium tank was one of the most iconic weapons in World War II and played a key role in the war. Compared with many German tanks, the Soviet T-34 tank is equipped with strong armor and stronger firepower. The T-34/85 is an improved model when it was introduced into the Czech Republic in 1944. The SD-100 self-propelled gun was also a Soviet weapon model, and the Czech Republic obtained production license in the mid-1950s.