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Zvolen, Armoured train / Obrnený vlak (SVK)

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During the Slovak National Uprising the Slovak resistance used armoured trains. Three,Hurban, Stefanik and Masaryk, which were made in the Zvolen railway manufactory, are preserved and can be seen near Zvolen Castle.

Pocas Slovenskeho narodneho povstania pouzili 3 pancierove vlaky aj jednotky povstalcov. Tieto vlaky boli vyrobene v zeleznicnych dielnach vo Zvolene. Vyrobili tri vlaky ktore nazvali Stefanik, Hurban a Masaryk. Na ich stavbu boli použite kotlove plechy z Podbrezovskych zeleziarni. Skladali sa z bojovej a zabezpecovacej supravy. Bojovu supravu tvoril zvycajne predsunuty delovy a sucasne velitelsky vozen, tankove vozne, gulometny vozen a opancierovana lokomotiva umiestnena zvacsa medzi tankovými voznami. Zabezpecovaciu (ubytovaciu) spravu tvorili bezne pouzivani zeleznicne vozne a lokomotivy bez uprav. Na rozvetvenej zeleznicnej sieti, ktoru poskytovalo povstalecke uzemie s mnozstvom tunelov, ktore sluzili ako pasivne kryty pred leteckymi naletmi, nebolo nasadenie pancierovych vlakov prilis nebezpecné a celkovo sa osvedcilo.

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