The paper presents a test stand for measurements of fatigue crack propagation. The stand includes a fatigue machine MZGS–100 and a device for registration of the crack length. The test stand is equipped with a stereoscopic microscope with fluent magnification of 7× – 67.5×. The microscope can be applied for observation of fatigue crack development. The microscope is also equipped with a digital camera, which enables continuous observation of fatigue crack development on the computer monitor and it is not necessary to stop the machine. The test results obtained at this stand can be used for determination of fatigue life and fatigue crack propagation rate.