About half a kilometer from the Arkhangelskoye estate is the exposition of tanks and weapons – the Vadim Zadorozhny`s Museum of Equipment. You can see there a big open-air exposition of military equipment, as well as a very interesting inside exposition of retro cars, motorcycles, and weapons.

The museum of equipment created by a businessman Vadim Zadorozhny in 2001 is now the largest museum of such kind in Russia. The collections of retro cars and military equipment are probably of equal interest.

The presented cars make it possible to trace the evolution of automobile manufacturing. The history of the car industry begins from the first horseless carriage of the American firm Holsman launched in 1902. There were manufactured only 4 such carriages. Automation was at the lowest level. The machine had no ignition key so the engine was cranked with a curved handle. The headlights were lighted with the help of matches.

You can see there even the famous Ford Model Т, colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, the first automobile, which was affordable for middle-class Americans. You can also see there the other, later Ford models, including powerful Cadillacs known by gangster movies.

Of a special value are the German cars of the 30-40th of the past century: Horch (present Audi), Mercedes-Benz and BMW. It was in these cars that the top of the Third Reich rode. You can also find there several machines of the already inexistent French firm Dalahaye, including the 135СС, «Blue Bird», the famous French racer René Dreyfus once drove. There are also interesting Alfa Romeo sports models of the 1930th, as well as modern race cars, which participated in the Formula 1 races, at the museum.

There are many German military technologies, as well as weapons on the first floor: guns, machine guns and submachine guns, armored personnel carriers, as well as various models of BMW motorcycles. Of a special interest is a fighter aircraft Messerschmitt Bf.109. Over a half of the Luftwaffe was equipped with such Messerschmitts. This particular aircraft was shot down near Murmansk in 1944. After the restoration it was sent to the museum. 

The exposition of Soviet executive cars, mainly GAZ, ZIS and ZIL, is on the ground floor. Many of the cars were once used by the chief executives of the USSR. For example, J. Stalin was driven in armored ZIS-115 cars. In the time of N. Khrushchev foreign delegations were driven in ZIS-110 automobiles. Brezhnev and the higher party nomenklature (governing establishment) preferred ZIS cars. 

At the open-air exposition you can see a great number of various weapons: aircrafts, tanks, guns, MRLSs (Grad, Uragan, etc.), various rockets and air defense systems. Although there mainly presented Soviet weapons, you can also see some American weapons. 

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Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment at Arkhangelskoye. 
The exposition of retro cars and military equipment at Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment.
A Holsman motor buggy (USA, 1901) is an intermediary stage between automobiles and horse carriages.
Ford T (USA, 1908), also known as «Tin Lizzie», is the world’s first affordable automobile.
Horch 852А Roadster (Germany, 1937) is one of the best models of Horch (now the company is called Audi).
The Horch models of the 30th of the past century. The leaders of the Third Reich were driven in these cars. 
Mercedes-Benz 540К (Germany, 1938). The models of Mercedes were then more modest than those of Horch.
BMW 326 (Germany, 1936). Unlike Horch and Mercedes, the models of BMW had streamlined forms already in that time.
Cadillac V16 Fleetwood (USA, 1932). American cars were always large.
Alfa Romeo sports cars of 1939 (left) and 1934 (right).
Ford AA (USA, 1927). This first affordable lorry was widely spread in the USA.
Delahaye 175 (France, 1948). The model cars of the post-war period.
Delahaye 135CC (France, 1935). The best race car of the 30th of the past century.
The exposition of military machinery at the yard of Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum.
Air defense missile system «Cube» (USSR, 1967).
Heavy Soviet tanks at Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment.
The evolution of Russian MRLS: Grad-1, Grad-21, Uragan.
MiG-15 UTI (trainer aircraft).
Yak-141. The first supersonic vertical takeoff/landing (VTOL) fighter aircraft.
Light Soviet tanks of the pre-war period.
Messerschmitt Bf 109. The primary fighter aircraft of the Luftwaffe throughout World War II.
BMW R-12. The primary motorcycle of the German army during World War II.
Specimens of German machinery at Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment.
ZIS-115. Stalin was driven in this car.
ZIS-110Б. The car was used for distinguished foreign guests.
The Soviet car ZIL-111В at Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment.
GAZ-13 «Chaika» at Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment.
СМЗ С-3А. The car is best known by the slapstick comedy «Operation Y and Shurik`s Other Adventures» by Gaidai.
The Messerschmitt cars (manufactured during 1953-64) were called the «Coffin of the Snow White».
Indian model G (USA, 1911). The fastest bike of its time.