Castro’s SAU-100 Tank in Havana, Cuba - Encircle Photos

Castro’s SAU-100 Tank in Havana, Cuba

In front of the Museum of the Revolution is this SAU-100, a Soviet tank developed at the end of WWII. After the war, many were deployed to Soviet allies including Cuba. This military vehicle was driven by Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a disastrous attempt by CIA backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government. Apparently, this 100mm caliber cannon was partially responsible for destroying and beaching the USS Houston – an American supply vessel – on April 17, 1961, the first day of the failed assault.

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Refugio #1, La Habana, Cuba

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