The film describes the competition between Soviet and German designers for constructing the best tank. The film pays much attention to the creation of the renown T-34.
Newsreel of 1943: the fighting of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht during the battles on the Kursk Bulge, self-propelled artillery units are firing.
German tanks are burning.
The corpse of a German tanker on the armor of a burning car.
The deceased mechanic-driver at the burning T-34 tank.
A burning German tank, the body of a German tanker hanging upside down from a side hatch.
Burning and broken German armored vehicles.
A British-made V at a parade on Red Square in the 1920s, a photograph of the first Soviet MC tank, newsreel alternates with photographs.
MS tanks pass in front of the mausoleum during the parade on Red Square, portrait of M.N. Tukhachevsky.
View of Red Square during the military parade (top).
Planes fly over the Spasskaya Tower.
Wheelbarrows, cavalry and horse artillery pass through Red Square in 1930.
Planes fly over Red Square.
Photo of the T-26 light tank.
The T-26 tank goes through the forest, breaking tree trunks.
Photo of a high-speed light tank BT-2.
BT series tanks overcome obstacles at high speed on the training ground.
T-28 and T-35 heavy tanks (newsreel photos).
T-35 tank at the parade on Red Square on May 1, 1934, Voroshilov K.E., Stalin I.V., Dimitrov G.M. on the podium of the mausoleum.
Ordzhonikidze G.K. and Voroshilov on the podium of the mausoleum.
BT-5 tanks are passing through Red Square.
View of Red Square during the passage of BT tanks (from above).
Newsreel of the 1920s: infantry unit of the Reichswehr during drill.
The officer, sitting astride, gives commands.
Drill classes in one of the cavalry units of the Reichswehr.
Photos of wooden models of German tanks made for exercises at a secret training ground.
Photo of General G. Guderian.
Photo of German industrialists.
Portrait of the "cannon king" by G. Krupp.
Photo of one of Krupp's enterprises.
Photo of one of the workshops for the production of tanks.
Newsreel of 1933: Hitler A at a rally among the SA stormtroopers after coming to power.
Hitler is riding in a car.
Hitler greets Krupp.
View of a part of the territory of one of the Krupp factories.
Production of tanks in one of the workshops of the Krupp plant.
The face of the General of tank troops G. Guderian.
German light tanks PZ-1 during exercises at the training ground in 1935-1936.
Republican officers at a command post during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939.
T-26 tanks supplied by the Soviet Union to the Republican government of Spain.
Training of tankers of General Franco.
BT tanks go on the attack during the battles with the Francoists.
The gunners of the Franco army are firing from a new rapid-firing anti-tank gun.
The government ZIS-101 enters the gates of the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.
Drawings of new tank models proposed for development by Soviet designers in the second half of the 1930s.
Photo portrait of the designer of the T-34 tank M.I. Koshkin.
Drawings of the prototype of the T-34 tank, outside and in section.
Panorama of a part of the wall of one of the buildings of the Moscow Kremlin.
Portrait of Marshal Kulik of the Soviet Union.
Photo of Stalin lighting a pipe.
Portrait of Koshkin.
Photo of Stalin during the next speech.
Images of the T-34 tank from various points.
Photo of Stalin and Voroshilov smoking.
Newsreel of 1940: the production of tanks at one of the factories in Germany.
T-III tanks are leaving the pits.
Tank units of the Wehrmacht on the march and during the fighting in Western Europe and Poland in 1939-1940.
German tanks on the Place de l'Etoile at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 1940.
Employees of one of the design bureaus at work.
Units of the Wehrmacht after the invasion of the USSR on June 22, 1941.
German infantry and armored vehicles on the march.
German tanks are making a march.
Soviet tanks burning on the roadsides.
Propaganda Minister of the Third Reich Goebbels J. greets the military during the solemn event.
Calendar: 1920s 1930 1933 01.05.1934 1935 1939 1940 06.1941 08.1943 1985
Locations: Moscow  Berlin  Germany  Paris  Spain  Western Europe 
Seasons: Summer  Spring  Autumn 
Newsreel of 1943: Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks overcome obstacles during the offensive.
Burning German tanks, alternating with photos.
Photo of Guderian in the cabin.
German tankers service armored vehicles on the Eastern Front in the autumn of 1941.
Group photo of German tank designers.
Drawings of German tanks with a modernization scheme (animation).
Newsreel of 1941: German tanks on the march near Moscow in the winter of 1941.
German officers look through binoculars and stereo tubes.
Firing from a tank gun.
Views of the Moscow Kremlin in the autumn of 1941.
Portraits of I.V. Stalin and G.K. Zhukov.
The domes of the cathedrals of the Moscow Kremlin.
Photo of Stalin in the Kremlin office.
Newsreel of 1941-1942: destroyed buildings of factories.
The train with the factory equipment goes to the East.
Assembling tanks in the workshop of one of the Ural factories.
Women and children at the assembly of tanks.
Assembly of the tank engine.
Transportation of a tank tower using a crane beam.
T-34 tanks on the assembly line of one of the factories.
An echelon with tanks on platforms is moving to the front.
Hitler during a meeting with German designers of armored vehicles.
Hitler listens to the explanations of the designer F. Porsche.
Hitler gives instructions to the designers.
Portrait of F. Porsche.
One of the first German heavy tanks "Tiger" during the tests.
Photo of Hitler shaking hands with designer E. Anders.
The Tiger tank of Anders' design during the tests.
Medium tank "Panther" during the tests.
Photo of the T-34-76 tank.
German tankers inspect the dents on the armor after hits from the 76-mm cannon of the T-34 tank.
Photos of Soviet designers Zh.
Kotin and Dukhov.
Photo of new Soviet self-propelled artillery units armed with a 152-mm cannon.
Newsreel of 1943: ISU-152 self-propelled guns on the march during the battles on the Kursk Bulge.
Photos of tank designers.
Newsreel of 1942: the chief designer of tanks Morozov holds a meeting in the workshop, a photo of the T-34 tank with a new 85-mm cannon.
Fragments of the x / movie "Liberation".
Photo of the IS-1 heavy tank, created in the Kotin design bureau.
Photo of the American military inspecting the armor of the Tiger tank pierced from the IS-1 gun.
Newsreel of 1943: M.I. Kalinin presents awards in the Kremlin.
Morozov A.A. with the Order of Lenin awarded to him.
Hitler and the military accompanying him go to a meeting at the headquarters.
Hitler speaks at a meeting.
Photos of the Royal Tiger tank.
Tanks "Royal Tiger" on the march.
Photo of the T-34-85 tank.
Photo of tank commander Junior Lieutenant Oskin with crew members.
Photo of the downed tank "Royal Tiger".
Photo by F. Porsche.
Photos of the super-heavy tank "Mouse" under construction.
Photo of the Mouse tank at the training ground.
Newsreel of 1945: view of Red Square during the Victory Day Parade on June 24, 1945.
The troops are in parade formation.
A battalion of captured banners in parade formation on Red Square.
Hitler's personal standard on the paving stones.
T-34 tank on a pedestal.
Tanks of new modifications during the exercises.
The tank commander gives commands.
Forcing a tank of a water barrier along the bottom of the river.
A tank unit of the Soviet Army is attacking a simulated enemy.
Winter steppe landscape.
Performance of the "tank waltz" at the training ground.
Gitler Adoljf -- german statesman and politician Porshe Ferdinanad -- german designer of automotive and armored vehicles Kalinin Mihail Ivanovich -- statesman and politician Morozov Aleksandr Aleksandrovich -- designer of armored vehicles
Calendar: 1941 1942 1943 24.06.1945 1985
Locations: Moscow  Kursk region  Moscow region  Ural  USSR 
Seasons: Winter  Autumn  Spring  Summer