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armored tracked vehicles
The company is located in Mytishchi, near Moscow, and until 1992 it was known as Mytishchi Machine-building factory (Мытищинский машиностроительный завод) which has been a separate company since May 12, 2009.
The plant was founded in 1897 (in the village of Big Mytishchi) to manufacture railcars, first for the Russian North Railway. Tramways and snowplows for Moscow have been produced since 1903, electric passenger trains since 1929 and metro-cars since 1934.
During World War II, self-propelled guns, military tractors, tracked vehicles and other military material were produced. The plant was partially evacuated to Ural in October 1941; in 1942 the equipment was back. In 1947, production of dump trucks was started. The company later concentrated on production of subway cars, dump trucks and armored tracked vehicles (e.g. GM chassises). A number of models of Metrovagonmash subway cars have been deployed in nearly every subway (Metro) system of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Budapest, Prague, Sofia and Warsaw.
In 1999 the plant started manufacturing rail buses as well.
The plant also manufactured 137 RA2 Multiple Units between 2006 and 2008.
RA2 at Govardovo station, Kaluga Oblast
3-car RA2 at Kazan
RA-2 at Mytischi railway station, Moscow region, Russia.