Wednesday , June 16 2021

Photo: The exhibition "Legend of the Iron Knight" opened at the Riga Motor Museum



An interactive exhibition "Legend of the Iron Knight" opened on Friday at the Riga Motor Museum, which had the opportunity to see the Latvian Army vehicle – the armored vehicle "Imanta".

The exhibition gör Legend of the Iron Knight dönem, with its specially designed 3LCD laser technology and 3D holographic projection, is the only original 30 pieces discovered by the Latvian Armament Weapon Silah Imanta ve.

Armament, known as the "Iron Knights", lived four lives, two of peace and two wars that witnessed the independence wars of Latvia. In the exhibition, visitors can survive the historical adventures of armored personnel carriers "Imanta" – participation in wars for over 20 years, reconstruction, change of owners, function change and other events with the help of special modern technologies.

Armament "Imanta" is a British car manufacturer "Sheffield-Simplex" armored vehicle. In 1919, the Latvian Army came to the Latvian territory in the composition of the Great Bolshevik Soviet Army, and won the armored vehicles as battlefields and removed them from the Bolsheviks.

In the autumn of 1919, Sheffield-Simplex described the armored vehicle as "Imanta", and this armor took part in battles against the Bermudas in the Latvian Army. After the independence wars, the Latvian Army armament 30. Imanta du was on the agenda and participated in military maneuvers and ceremonies during the 20th and 30th centuries. During World War II, in 1941, the armament machine "Imanta" was captured and shot by German forces. So far, some armored vehicle parts have been preserved.

An interactive exhibition called "The Legend of Iron Knight" will allow the observer to experience the return of time. "The story of a series of wars, periods of peace and change of power," says the author of the exhibition and the main curator, Agris Schmitz.

Parts of the armored personnel car "Imanta" were received in 2017 during an expedition organized by the Riga Motor Museum in Liepna. His father, Daumanta Bejon, unfortunately had burned down with the armored vehicles of the legendary Latvian Army. Currently, Imanta is just one of the six armored vehicles of the Latvian Army with its remains. The rest, as known to experts from the Riga Motor Museum, was completely destroyed in wars.

Ğ More than 30 details of history, and only one of the historical photographs, is the only evidence of history that gives an idea of ​​what history looks like. Unfortunately, so far no historical archives have been able to find the exact drawings of the Imanta armored vehicle, but today's technology can create a miracle. , While letting us know the exact shape, structure and technical parameters of the Itatas model, we let them become eyewitnesses to historical events,. Shimits said.

Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (ZZS) attended the opening of the exhibition.


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