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In the Leningrad region "arrived" American tank "Sherman"

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The American medium tank Sherman, lifted from the transport vessel Thomas Donaldson flooded in 1945, was delivered to the MTO brigade located in the Leningrad Region, reports RIA News Post press service ZVO.




An American medium tank Sherman from World War II from the transport ship Thomas Donaldson was delivered to the logistics brigade of the Western Military District (ZVO) deployed in the Leningrad Region.
says release.

It is reported that "according to experts, the tank raised to the surface is in a satisfactory condition, and in the near future the servicemen of the repair and restoration battalion will begin restoration and restoration work."

According to the press service, the 9 in May, the combat vehicle will take its place in the ranks of the deployed expositions and residents and guests of St. Petersburg will be able to see it.

The district added that "in 2017, the North fleet were discovered, raised to the surface and transferred to the museum for study and restoration of the remains of the AeroCobra aircraft found in Shchuk Lake, as well as three tank "Sherman" and four units of industrial machine tool equipment from sunken vehicles "Thomas Donaldson".

Help agency: "American transport cargo ship" Thomas Donaldson "class" Liberty "was built in 1944 year, 20 March 1945 year in 20 nautical miles from the Kola Bay was torpedoed by a German submarine. The team managed to leave the sinking ship. When hit by a torpedo 132-meter transport fell apart into three parts. Cargo and civilian cargoes remained in the holds: tanks, anti-aircraft guns, cars, engines for speedboats, road rollers, disassembled steam locomotives, rails, wheel pairs for railway cars, and trusses for construction. ”
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RIA Novosti / Sergey Fedyunin
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  1. The black
    The black 11 March 2018 09: 37
    +8
    It is reported that "according to experts, the tank raised to the surface is in satisfactory condition,
    Well, still .... half of the park looks like that of the strongest army in Europe, the most non-blocking country laughing.... and so live pigs from ukrovermahtma ... frankly: elegant conditions for pigs !!! wassat
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 11 March 2018 09: 39
      +10
      Here is the arrival of American military equipment, I approve
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 11 March 2018 09: 45
        +6
        On the border with the Baltic states, I would install it On a high pedestal and red stars on the sides! Let them remember ...
        Some kind of basin .. laughing
        1. novel66
          novel66 11 March 2018 10: 08
          +2
          It’s a good idea to put it near each checkpoint!
          1. assa67
            assa67 11 March 2018 22: 12
            +4
            Roma, good evening hi ... near the checkpoint with my ex-brothers, I think it’s necessary to set up “Shilka” ... and “organ-grinders” to be in museums did help the allies, we remember ... they have a short memory
            1. novel66
              novel66 12 March 2018 07: 19
              +1
              the kindest! hi "shilki", in my opinion, are not informative enough. you need something weighty, rude, visible. ISU-152 IS = 3 and the stars are bigger and brighter so that they shine even at night. and the Shermans, yes, they fought honestly.
              1. assa67
                assa67 12 March 2018 13: 56
                +2
                Roma hi ... I mean working shilka .... well, next to it, for clarity, you can put the IP, but with backlight, so that they do not relax at night
        2. Monarchist
          Monarchist 11 March 2018 11: 17
          +16
          Meehan, if you install our T34 or KV2. As for your remark: “Some kind of basin”, this “basin” had convenient controls, decent speed and good weapons, at least the Germans did not ask for an “extra”. So told me the mechanic T34-85, he studied at the "Sherman" first editions. At the front I met these Shermans. Our "thirty-four" had significant + before the "Sherman": 1 downright, and this is essentially 2 "American" was demanding for maintenance, and in a combat situation there are not always conditions for this and ... Our mechanic guides had poor training, about this is said by Drabkin, Katukov recalled.
          In my youth I often talked to you from the fronts, or rather I could communicate, but I preferred entertainment, girls and fiction to their stories, and now I regret it. I periodically recall what I heard in passing, but as they say: "number 2".
          I heard somewhere that in 1942 the Red Army men were very happy about the American and English tanks: They didn’t have enough of their equipment, and any tank could help with an attack or defense. If our fighters were happy, if they gave reinforcements a "locust" of T60 with a 20 mm cannon! And here, as much as 75 mm in the “Sherman” (forgot from the British)
          1. avt
            avt 11 March 2018 11: 39
            +6
            Quote: Monarchist
            I heard somewhere that in 1942 the Red Army soldiers were very happy about the American and English tanks:

            Personally, a distant relative who went through the war with a mechanic’s drive praised the running Valentina and complained about a weak gun. Somehow even he liked more than 34. But this Sherman with an English barrel is a really good machine and the T-34 is probably inferior that only in terms of maintenance requirements. Well, a more trained crew is needed.
          2. Huumi
            Huumi 11 March 2018 11: 40
            +8
            yes, I didn’t read the tank at the tankites-Sherman-norms, well, it’s a bit tall and the tracks could melt on the march. And it’s so convenient and comfortable and the fluff is not weaker than ours (here the firefly is shown-85 mm-it was more powerful than ours) And fight on it it was quite possible. It was impossible to leave the tank unattended, just left it, all the koa returned with the siduh cut out - the infantry drove in and cut it on the boots — such a misfortune. And there were excellent tools in sets, the jackets really were taken by the commanders- the staff and flaunted them ... and the most pleasant thing could be found in secluded places ah parcels from American workers with cigarettes, chocolate, etc. Whiskey even found notes to them with wishes from hard workers overseas ...
            1. avt
              avt 11 March 2018 12: 08
              +8
              Quote: Huumi
              (here the firefly is shown-85 mm - it was ours more powerful)

              What a fright 85? The Angles did not have such a caliber. It is 17 pounds (76,2 mm)
              Quote: Chertt
              As you know, this "Desert Fox" Rommel, Soyuznichkov Africa drove

              I drove until gas ran out and the tanks got up. The tanker in Middle-Eastern intelligence lit up and drowned.
              1. Huumi
                Huumi 11 March 2018 13: 21
                +1
                And um-exactly-memory fails ... thanks
            2. family tree
              family tree 11 March 2018 18: 38
              +1
              Quote: Huumi
              here firefly shown-

              Fireflies were not supplied to the USSR.
              1. avt
                avt 11 March 2018 18: 55
                0
                Quote: perepilka
                Fireflies were not supplied to the USSR.

                wassat Or maybe before clavka poke a button, read the article ????? wassat Although ... if the Kola Bay in Miami ... then this is a diagnosis
                1. family tree
                  family tree 12 March 2018 11: 20
                  +1
                  Quote: avt
                  if the Kola Bay in Miami

                  Lend-Lease and walked from England. Hurricanes came to Arkhangelsk, so even the blue swastika of the Finnish Air Force was not painted over, they simply redirected. The Angles remade the Fireflies, but for themselves and the dominions. In the photo of the emka with M1, the staff is completely. So Firefly, that in Miami, that in Kola is unreal.
          3. Orionvit
            Orionvit 11 March 2018 12: 37
            +3
            “Sherman” was the main advantage that our tankers appreciated, it was comfort for the crew. In all other respects, our tanks preferred. They said that it’s better to stay alive on a wooden bench in a tank than to die in a leather chair ..
            1. Filxnumx
              Filxnumx 11 March 2018 22: 32
              0
              in addition to general comfort, a tank radio station, powerful and well-shielded, was very much appreciated. Each Sherman was radio-fired, unlike our tanks.
            2. Korax71
              Korax71 12 March 2018 00: 48
              0
              60% of the damaged T34 burned. The solar burns of course worse than gasoline, but its flammability was not inferior to gasoline plus the constant oceans of oil in MTO. Why getting out of MT 34 was much more difficult than thinking from M4.X enough to think with inspired stereotypes. he was certainly no worse and could have fought on equal terms with the enemy’s tanks. if he was a big one, then first of all you should ask the command for their strategic miscalculation. why did the Sherms only fight in the guard units belay
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit 12 March 2018 10: 16
                0
                Quote: Korax71
                60% of the damaged T34 burned

                80% of the damaged T-34s were returned to service after repair. It was a matter of burning, but as often as yours.
                x stop thinking with inspired stereotypes
                I agree.
              2. your1970
                your1970 12 March 2018 14: 47
                0
                Quote: Korax71
                if he were chamomile, then first of all it is necessary to ask the command for their strategic miscalculation.
                -I will answer with classics-rejoiced EVERYTHING for it did NOT ENOUGH:
                "In this tank, as if in a mirror, all the features of the American tank-building school were reflected. In particular, the Americans believed that the height of the tank must necessarily exceed its width. In addition, one of them, who once went on a business trip to Russia, claimed that according to Russian requirements the cannon should be as short as possible so as not to stick into the ground.It was indicated to him that the tank usually travels upward, so the cannon can’t stick anywhere, but the designer rested, and the cannon that the Germans or Russians had already stuck on the tank embarrassed they would put them in a tank. The new tank was called Sherman and sent to Africa to finish off the Germans. The M3 tanks were again driven into Russia - the Russians planned a large scuffle for some summer on an arc with an unpronounceable name, and they were ready to take any self-propelled shed, if only he had a gun. The Germans were struggling with difficulty, and their latest armored demonstrators called "Tiger" quickly drove into the head of American tankers world tank wisdom: "Tanks do not fight tanks. At least the Tigers are accurate." The American tankers felt a little cheated - they seemed to have finally got a medium tank, and it has a tower, but now it’s not dancing again. When landing in Sicily, American tankers enriched themselves with new combat experience, which stated that anyone could be hit in the ass, as well as that attacking an enemy who did not have normal anti-tank defense was a real pleasure. Ahead was a landing in France ...
                In the meantime, the Russians, who had finally straightened up their incomprehensible arc, informed their allies that the Tiger was garbage, but the Germans had another cat, the Panther, and so it was full speed ahead. And in general, in the light of Russian experience, the longer the cannon on the tank, the better it copes if it encounters enemy tanks. The designers, taught by bitter experience, began to move faster and just in time for the landing in Normandy presented two prototypes with a long, by American standards, gun. But the military contemptuously sniffed the new car, and the Shermans with short guns cheerfully jumped from the landing boats. "
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 11 March 2018 10: 00
        +2
        In World War II, these Shermans drove the Tuareg around Africa well. winked
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 11 March 2018 10: 16
          +2
          Quote: siberalt
          In World War II, these Shermans drove the Tuareg in Africa well

          As you know, this "Desert Fox" Rommel, Soyuznichkov Africa drove wink
          1. pilot8878
            pilot8878 11 March 2018 11: 07
            +4
            Quote: Chertt
            Quote: siberalt
            In World War II, these Shermans drove the Tuareg in Africa well

            As you know, this "Desert Fox" Rommel, Soyuznichkov Africa drove wink

            And you will not remind us in what year Rommel was removed from command of the African corps? And actually the African corps how and when did it end its existence?
            1. Chertt
              Chertt 11 March 2018 11: 19
              +4
              Quote: pilot8878
              And you do not remind us

              I am sure you do not need reminders))). But the fact that Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel, one of the most prominent German military leaders, you will not argue
              1. pilot8878
                pilot8878 11 March 2018 12: 28
                +4
                Yes, the skills and talent of Gen.- Field Marshal Rommel cannot be denied. But, in fairness, I must admit that there were really many outstanding commanders in the really powerful (at the beginning of the war) army in the world.
                Like, a little time later, in our army, which replaced the Germans in the place of the strongest in the world.
              2. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 12 March 2018 14: 36
                +2
                Quote: Chertt
                But the fact that Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel, one of the most prominent German military leaders, you will not argue

                As commander Rommel was beyond praise. But as a military leader - not really. He needed to take Tobruk as quickly as possible and drive the sea supply there. And he stretched out the ground supply arm so much that it consumed more fuel than it delivered. The Italians carry 1500– 2500 tons of cargo daily to Africa — and there is a constant supply shortage in combat units.
                About the abolition of the landing in Malta and an attempt to take away vehicles from the backlashes that covered his own supply columns, and say reluctance.
      3. Orionvit
        Orionvit 11 March 2018 12: 31
        +5
        Quote: Chertt
        Here is the arrival of American military equipment, I approve

        This is certainly great, but it seemed to me alone that the tank, as it were, sadly hung its nose? They’ll bring everything in order and have fun. laughing
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 11 March 2018 13: 21
          +7
          Quote: Orionvit
          They’ll bring everything in order and have fun.

          So, alone (from the same transport) is already in order, it is with us (in the Museum of Artillery).
          So the next one will be brought quickly.
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit 11 March 2018 14: 14
            +6
            Quote: Paranoid50
            with us (in the Museum of Artillery)

            I dream to visit, a lot of interesting things.
            1. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 11 March 2018 16: 36
              +4
              Quote: Orionvit
              I dream to visit, a lot of interesting things.

              Welcome. hi And there are many interesting things ... not the right word. fellow I would love to live there (in a museum). laughing
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit 11 March 2018 16: 44
                +4
                Quote: Paranoid50
                Welcome

                Thank you, but it’s hard to leave Ukraine. Not in the sense that it is completely impossible, just hard. There are a lot of hassles on the part of the Svidomo authorities, and it’s very, very financially to get to St. Petersburg. Anyway, someday I’ll visit. I watched the documentary series "Of all the guns", in my opinion this museum has everything. good
                1. Paranoid50
                  Paranoid50 11 March 2018 16: 48
                  +7
                  Quote: Orionvit
                  In my opinion, this museum has everything.

                  And even more. laughing Together with Kubinka, without too much pathos, this is a world pantry of works of military engineering and design ideas and not only.
            2. family tree
              family tree 13 March 2018 04: 57
              +1
              Quote: Orionvit
              a lot of interesting

              There is eighty next to emchi.
              Compared to her, emcha is ornate.
              And the IS-3, in Arkhangelsk, opposite the DOF, can finally be a nanny, repeat
      4. Deck
        Deck 11 March 2018 14: 30
        +2
        Would be shy. The Allies risked their lives to deliver these tanks, and our ancestors beat the Nazis on them. And you already have saliva dripping from fangs. Completely lost conscience
        1. Vkd dvk
          Vkd dvk 11 March 2018 20: 07
          +3
          Quote: Deck
          Would be shy. The Allies risked their lives to deliver these tanks, and our ancestors beat the Nazis on them. And you already have saliva dripping from fangs. Completely lost conscience

          You, brother, do not understand. There is neither anger nor irony.
          He said so because American technology came to us in peace. Get into the museum, and remind you of the past community. Correct.
          1. Deck
            Deck 11 March 2018 21: 05
            +1
            I'm about posts with nicknames Black, MIHAN and Chertt
            1. family tree
              family tree 13 March 2018 05: 34
              +1
              Quote: Deck
              I'm about posts with nicknames Black, MIHAN and Chertt

              Do not load. There, on the one hand, there are emchi with viskar in the barrel, the students are 13 and 31, and the second paragraph is indented, and the northern convoys, where the Americans and the British died in the ice of the gelatin.
              And on the other hand, Truman, with his application for help, and Standard Oil supplying fuel through Spain
    2. Abalon
      Abalon 11 March 2018 09: 50
      +12
      So maybe you can get up off the couch, come to Donetsk or Lugansk. Sign up for a militia and see Ukrainian tanks at the front line with your own eyes. Only you will not do it. They can really kill in a war, how then can they patriot from a sofa? wink
      1. The black
        The black 11 March 2018 09: 53
        +12
        Quote: Locos
        So maybe you can get up off the couch, come to Donetsk or Lugansk. Sign up for a militia and see Ukrainian tanks at the front line with your own eyes. Only you will not do it. In a war they can really kill, as then patriot from the sofa

        ... are you writing from the trench? wink
      2. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 11 March 2018 11: 08
        +9
        Here they are, your vaunted Ukrainian tanks. Rotting is useless.

        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 11 March 2018 14: 03
          +1
          Along the way, they have fully restored everything that they lost in the company from 2014 to 2015.
          1. Sands Careers General
            Sands Careers General 11 March 2018 14: 40
            +2
            Their resources are not eternal. This applies not only to tanks.
      3. Huumi
        Huumi 11 March 2018 11: 43
        +1
        And how do they have right now with equipment? -Well, I mean, the tanks aren’t old? and generally how are they fighting, Ukrainians?
      4. Vkd dvk
        Vkd dvk 11 March 2018 20: 14
        +2
        Quote: Locos
        So maybe you can get up off the couch, come to Donetsk or Lugansk. Sign up for a militia and see Ukrainian tanks at the front line with your own eyes. Only you will not do it. They can really kill in a war, how then can they patriot from a sofa? wink

        Would have more belligerence and conscience to your residents of Donetsk. So that the Russians do not overshadow those who are now with us. Peacefully grub. We have a million, one and a half in the EU. You see, there would be fewer accusations of participation in us. And perhaps it would end long ago.
    3. Finches
      Finches 11 March 2018 09: 50
      +4
      Now the God-chosen pin ..., the "Americans" will look in their grosbuh, which they have kept since the time of Jacob - but did we pay for this tank, taking into account the accrued interest? laughing
      1. gavrila2984
        gavrila2984 11 March 2018 11: 09
        +3
        And we responded to them - the bill for late delivery of the tank! Didn’t reach the consumer?
      2. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 11 March 2018 11: 15
        +13
        Quote: Finches
        But did we pay for this tank, taking into account the accrued interest

        Tank "lost during the database." Under the terms of Lend-Lease, such a technique is not payable.
        Not once and never.
        1. Simple
          Simple 11 March 2018 12: 37
          0
          Quote: Golovan Jack
          Tank "lost during the database." Under the terms of Lend-Lease, such a technique is not payable.


          Most likely the price of the recessed materiel was included in the price of the equipment that reached the addressee.
          1. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack 11 March 2018 12: 43
            +9
            Quote: Simple
            Probably...

            ... I repeat for those who do not know: under the terms of the lend-lease, only equipment that survived the war was subject to payment (or return, at the option of the USA).
            Consumables and equipment lost during the war were not paid.
            Too lazy to look, but at VO it already was, right up to a detailed analysis of the Law on Lend-Lease. In original yes
            1. Simple
              Simple 11 March 2018 12: 54
              +1
              No, not taste.
              Although if the Land-Leasing convoy was sunk in the Northern Fleet's area of ​​responsibility, it would be illogical for the supplier to return at least part of the unpaid goods in one way or another.
              1. faiver
                faiver 11 March 2018 13: 19
                +4
                excuse me, but this is nonsense, not only the equipment that did not reach the buyer was paid, but the equipment that reached and was lost during the fighting ...
                1. Tsoy
                  Tsoy 11 March 2018 13: 28
                  +3
                  Quote: faiver
                  excuse me, but this is nonsense, not only the equipment that did not reach the buyer was paid, but the equipment that reached and was lost during the fighting ...


                  Quote: Simple
                  Although if the Land-Leasing convoy was sunk in the Northern Fleet's area of ​​responsibility, it would be illogical for the supplier to return at least part of the unpaid goods in one way or another.


                  No nonsense. You also wrote in black and white. Only surviving equipment was paid. Lost in battle or not delivered to the addressee was written off. Read the law of lend-lease and the terms of the agreement.
                  1. faiver
                    faiver 11 March 2018 13: 37
                    +2
                    you wrote to me the same as I wrote only in other words hi
                    1. Tsoy
                      Tsoy 11 March 2018 17: 22
                      +3
                      Quote: faiver
                      you wrote to me the same as I wrote only in other words


                      Reread. Too many "NOT" in one sentence. Confused. I'm sorry. drinks
                      1. faiver
                        faiver 11 March 2018 19: 28
                        0
                        it is OK, it happens drinks
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 11 March 2018 09: 52
      +2
      Good training ground. Without leaving the tent you can get drunk, wash your clothes and clothes without any pipelines there. Now, if these warriors were still shown why a shovel was invented and how to use it, they would not have a price. lol
    5. K.A.S.
      K.A.S. 11 March 2018 10: 06
      +11
      I certainly wildly apologize, because I did not understand how your comment relates to the content of the article?

      you come in to read interesting comments on the topic, and here in the first comment ......! where in the article is written about Ukraine? decided to be the first as soon as possible? don't know what to write don't write !!
      1. Korax71
        Korax71 11 March 2018 12: 02
        +3
        And this is a way of life already. In everybody you can see the trail of ukrookaratel, Amerz, geyropeytsy and arrogant Saxons. After all, they are crap in the hallways, the buttons in the elevators are burned, the mail is stolen and the streets are sprinkled with reagents.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 11 March 2018 12: 59
        +4
        Quote: K.A.S.
        don't know what to write don't write !!

        This is already something like a disease. As L. Filatov wrote in "The Tale of Fedot the Sagittarius ..."
        - ".. Wherever they say - All will bring one thing to the women! .."
  2. pomegranate
    pomegranate 11 March 2018 09: 38
    +5
    “Sherman” became the most massive Lend-Lease tanks in the Red Army and fought until the end of World War II. Our infantrymen were especially fond of the Sherman, those who moved on it as a landing party. According to the recollections of many veterans, from the second half of 1944, M4A2 tanks were actively used to combat the “Faustniki”. It was done like this. Four or five Lend-Lease tanks landed on the tank, accounting for 12,3% of the total number of tanks produced / delivered to the USSR in 1941-1945.
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 11 March 2018 09: 41
      +21
      Quote: pomegranate
      It was done like this. Four or five sat on the tank ...

      What `s next? Who are the four or five?
      Quote: pomegranate
      It was done like this

      How?
      They broke all the raspberries, but it was so interesting ...
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 11 March 2018 09: 49
        +13
        Quote: Golovan Jack
        What `s next? Who are the four or five?

        ... pretty girls smile
        1. novel66
          novel66 11 March 2018 10: 10
          +4
          and the Faustians thawed and didn’t shoot - they just gave up
          1. gurzuf
            gurzuf 11 March 2018 11: 01
            +2
            And if the Fausnik is not of a traditional orientation?
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 11 March 2018 13: 49
              +1
              Quote: gurzuf
              And if the Fausnik is not of a traditional orientation?

              Nooo, their Führer brought all of these to the root. at urkainsky propagates them
      2. vlad66
        vlad66 11 March 2018 09: 54
        +10
        Quote: Golovan Jack
        Quote: pomegranate
        It was done like this. Four or five sat on the tank ...

        What `s next? Who are the four or five?
        Quote: pomegranate
        It was done like this

        How?
        They broke all the raspberries, but it was so interesting ...

        Roman, comrade forgot to throw a reference, intrigued the most
        Shermans ”became the most massive Lend-Lease tanks in the Red Army and fought until the end of World War II. Our infantrymen were especially fond of the Sherman, those who moved on it as a landing party. According to the memoirs of many veterans, from the second half of 1944, M4A2 tanks were actively used to combat the “Faustniki”. It was done like this. Four to five Lend-Lease tanks landed on the tank, accounting for 12,3% of the total number of tanks produced / delivered to the USSR in 1941-1945.
        http://www.rushnglory.com/topic/682-ленд-лизовски
        e-tanks-in-red-armimatildash /

        Intrigue persists. laughing hi
        1. vlad66
          vlad66 11 March 2018 10: 00
          +6
          Quote: vlad66
          Intrigue persists

          If you want to read about the equipment supplied by Lend-Lease, there is such an article in the VO archive
          https://topwar.ru/26279-tanki-lend-liza-obemy-i-m
          odifikacii.html
          hi
          1. novel66
            novel66 11 March 2018 10: 11
            +2
            Baryatinsky needs to read - much more hi
        2. beeper
          beeper 11 March 2018 11: 50
          +6
          Yes, there is no intrigue smile - the “procedure” is standard-four-five (machine gunners and a “light machine gunner” with a discrete “Degtyaryov Infantry”) tank infantrymen, were stationed (of course on the Sherman, due to its design features, due to the lack of tilt of the sides, the MTO roof was “more capacious” than on the “T-34” and “IS-2,” and it moved softer, without “pecks” constructively inherent to the “thirty-four”) in the engine-transmission compartment, hiding behind the tower, they watched the terrain, the windows and the roofs of buildings around the tank, in sectors distributed in advance, never forgetting rear!
          If they noticed the “Faustnik,” they opened massive fire at him (mixed with tracer bullets, for general target designation) and, as a rule, managed to “get” the insidious adversary before he managed to shoot.
          "Sherman", more than domestic tanks, was inclined (due to its ratio of track and height, as well as the characteristics of the chassis and transmission) to turn sideways, from the curb to the ditch, and when cornering (possible only on the go, for due to the stepwise mutual change of the rewinding speed of the “lagging” and “running” tracks).
          The tank shown in the picture is “Firefly” - a “firefly”, so-called by American tankers for the fact that this “long-barreled” modification of the “Sherman” (with a 76mm gun of increased armor penetration) was individually given to units of ordinary, “short-barreled”, “Sherman”, To combat the thick-armored Nazi "cats", German tankers also tried to identify priority (by their clearly visible long cannons with a "muzzle brake" muzzle) and destroy precisely these "anti-tank tanks"! Therefore, they, much more often than other tanks, "burned with a bright flame" and their crews more often died.
          Such a tank is shown in the propaganda Delusional American film "Rage", from a project of false "rewriting" and an untrue "re-display" of WWII history in a favorable, Washington "hegemony", light.
          hi
          1. faiver
            faiver 11 March 2018 13: 45
            +1
            Once again, the pictures are not fireflies ...
          2. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 12 March 2018 14: 43
            +1
            Quote: pishchak
            The tank shown in the picture is “Firefly” - a “firefly”, so-called by American tankers for the fact that this “long-barreled” modification of the “Sherman” (with a 76mm gun of increased armor penetration) was individually given to units of ordinary, “short-barreled”, “Sherman”, to combat the thick-armored Hitler's "cats",

            This is not a firefly. This is the usual serial "Sherman" M4A2 (76) W with the American 76-mm gun M1A1.
            The "firefly" has a very characteristic round-shaped muzzle brake.

            The raised tank does not have such a DT.
            1. beeper
              beeper 13 March 2018 16: 48
              +1
              Thank you for the clear clarification!
              hi
      3. pomegranate
        pomegranate 11 March 2018 12: 18
        +5
        It was done like this. Four to five submachine gunners sat on the tank, which were attached to the brackets on the tower with lap belts. When the vehicle was moving, foot soldiers fired at any shelter within a radius of 100–150 m, behind which there could be “fa-ostniks”. This technique was called "broom". And for the “broom” only “Shermans” were suitable. On the T-34, due to its candle pendant and its characteristic longitudinal buildup, it was almost impossible for the infantrymen tied with a waist belt to stay.
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack 11 March 2018 12: 27
          +7
          Quote: pomegranate
          It was done like this ...

          Understood thanks. Here is the source:
  3. Hubun
    Hubun 11 March 2018 09: 39
    +4
    with a delay of 74 years
  4. LSA57
    LSA57 11 March 2018 09: 41
    +3
    Cargo remained for military and civil purposes: tanks, anti-aircraft guns, cars, engines for high-speed boats, road rollers, disassembled steam locomotives, rails, wheelsets for railway cars, farms for construction. ”

    how much good did not get to the front ... thank God the crew remained intact
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 11 March 2018 13: 37
      +2
      Quote: LSA57
      thank God the crew remained intact


      Not really. Built in 1944. Crew 34 man, loss of 4 sailor. Information in the wreck database.

      http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?31297
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 11 March 2018 13: 56
        0
        Quote: Choi
        Information in the database of wrecks.

        Thank you hi
        Agency reference: “The Liberty class American cargo cargo ship Thomas Donaldson was built in 1944, and a German submarine torpedoed 20 nautical miles from the Kola Bay on March 1945, 20. The team managed to leave the sinking ship.

        did not check
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 March 2018 09: 45
    0
    Is this an English gun version? I did not know that such machines were delivered to the USSR.
    1. faiver
      faiver 11 March 2018 10: 05
      +4
      it's not a firefly, but a sherman with an 76mm M1 gun
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 11 March 2018 10: 14
      +5
      All sorts of posovlivalis.


      https://beholder1777.livejournal.com/920740.html
      1. faiver
        faiver 11 March 2018 10: 23
        +1
        the photo also does not fire
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 11 March 2018 10: 37
        +3
        76 mm M1 tank gun
        The 76 mm M1 gun was developed in 1942-43 when it turned out that the three-inch M7 gun (armament of the M6 ​​heavy tank and the M10 tank destroyer) was not suitable for the M4 medium tank due to its mass. The production of guns was launched in 1944, and in parallel with 75 mm M3 guns. This was due to the fact that the high-explosive fragmentation shell of the M1 gun turned out to be much weaker than the similar projectile of the 75 mm M3 gun - the high initial velocity of the gun forced to increase the thickness of the shell wall and reduce the explosive charge. Since the main objective of the tanks was considered infantry fire support, for which the effectiveness of high-explosive shells is a very important factor. But for the specialized M18 "Hellcat" tank destroyer the 76 mm M1 gun turned out to be the best solution - the combination of high mobility and the presence of ammunition in the ammunition shell allowed the M18 to successfully deal with any German tanks on the Western Front.
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 11 March 2018 10: 33
      +4
      Here is another read:
      Your book "Commanding Red Army Sherman Tanks" says that since January 1944, the Sherman M233A4 in the 2rd tank brigade was armed not with short 75 mm but long-barreled 76 mm guns. For January 1944, it is too early, such tanks appeared later. Explain again what guns the Shermans were armed in the 233rd TBR? - I don’t know, we had few Shermans with short-barreled guns. Very little. Mostly with long-barreled guns. Not only did our brigade fight in the Sherman, maybe they were in other brigades? Somewhere in the hull I saw such tanks, but we had tanks with a long gun.
  6. Falcond
    Falcond 11 March 2018 09: 51
    +3
    The states did "enter" tanks into Russia !!!?)
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 11 March 2018 10: 04
      +5
      Well, yes, by drowning.
      1. novel66
        novel66 11 March 2018 10: 12
        +6
        tricks! go to the bottom!
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 11 March 2018 09: 53
    +7
    Liberty class cargo freighter Thomas Donaldson
    1. Monarchist
      Monarchist 11 March 2018 11: 32
      +2
      For the first time about Liberty, I met Pikul's mention of "Requiem PQ17 Caravan."
    2. beeper
      beeper 11 March 2018 12: 18
      +3
      I like these “disposable” “Liberty”, as one of the wonders of technology, for its laconic ship architecture, for the history of its creation and record, simply fantastic, standard production times of 10 days and the ship was launched, for the first time in the history of shipbuilding!
      Due to their block design, cheap materials, “military” welding quality and “quick” manufacturing, they were record holders for post-war sea disasters (after the war, the Americans sold this “great happiness” around the world) - many Liberti simply disappeared into the seas and oceans, suddenly breaking in the waves and not even having time to send "SOS".
      It is not surprising that the heavy-loaded Thomas Donaldson broke into three parts from the explosion of a single torpedo.
      hi
    3. Orionvit
      Orionvit 11 March 2018 12: 48
      +1
      Americans during the Second World War established the construction of such transports in huge quantities. They developed technologies for assembling such ships by welding and launched them into the water, almost every day. It was cheap and cheerful. True and appropriate losses.
      1. Town Hall
        Town Hall 11 March 2018 13: 07
        +1
        Quote: Orionvit
        Americans during the Second World War established the construction of such transports in huge quantities. They developed technologies for assembling such ships by welding and launched them into the water, almost every day. It was cheap and cheerful. True and appropriate losses.




        And what is the% loss of Liberty? How much is released during the war, how much is lost. How many of them are for military reasons and how many are for technical reasons?
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 11 March 2018 14: 22
          +2
          In the USSR, they were exploited until the 60s. I just don’t remember, like they were removed from the Navy to the civilian fleet recourse
  8. bubalik
    bubalik 11 March 2018 09: 59
    +1
    Sherman American medium tank, lifted from the Thomas Donaldson transport ship sunk in the 1945,
    ,,, would clean normally Don, the Volga would get so much equipment from the time of the Second World War, and that’s to be lifted from the sea, the money is not small request
    1. faiver
      faiver 11 March 2018 10: 07
      +2
      military divers train ...
    2. K.A.S.
      K.A.S. 11 March 2018 10: 14
      0
      do you care about pensioners? or complain about the fact that money is being spent on this, but they are collecting children for operations?
      I think due to the Ministry of Defense! because private traders are unlikely to be allowed to raise military equipment!
      And so I think many wealthy and enthusiastic people could at their own expense. with benefit for themselves and for others to engage in this type of activity. without attracting state funds!
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 11 March 2018 10: 23
        +2
        do you care about pensioners? or complain about the fact that money is being spent on this, but they are collecting children for operations?
        ,,, so you wrote it, I somehow did not think about it laughing
        I wonder where is the second tank request
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 11 March 2018 11: 17
          +1
          Maybe a third? And I wonder if there was whiskey in the trunks? recourse
        2. Reserve officer
          Reserve officer 11 March 2018 11: 23
          +5
          Four tanks have already understood this transport. I watched the video of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the Internet. Here is a quote statement from 17.07.17.
          “In the Barents Sea, specialists from the Northern Fleet emergency rescue squad lifted two American Sherman medium tanks from World War II from Thomas Donaldson, a vehicle flooded with 1945.
          This is the third and fourth tanks raised from the side of the ship.
          Currently, work is underway to raise several more copies of automotive and armored vehicles. "
          1. Korax71
            Korax71 11 March 2018 14: 32
            +2
            I have a comrade, officially consists of a search squad. Periodically, it brings helmets or bayonets for restoration. Then they transfer them to museums in the region. Recently, we went to the Leningrad region for excavations. We found a groove 4 in the swamp with a geoscanner. It’s like old-timers gave a tip where to look. here he said that it took about 500k to raise a tank from a swamp. the businessman sponsored it, though one of the inapplicable conditions was to reconstruct a plate after restoration and transfer to the museum, saying that it was donated to the museum from an entrepreneur such there are still people with increased social responsibility.
  9. bistrov.
    bistrov. 11 March 2018 10: 07
    +2
    "Shermans" and after the war in small quantities remained in service with the Red Army, until about the beginning of the 50s. Well, where were you going to put them? After all, gold was already paid for them.

    Then they were withdrawn from service and sent to the alteration, since the newest, then, T-54 tank (production started in 1947) began to enter the troops.
    1. faiver
      faiver 11 March 2018 10: 25
      +2
      Shermans went on a Lend-Lease program and didn’t pay for them with any gold ...
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    2. Beby
      Beby 11 March 2018 10: 27
      +1
      Quote: bistrov.
      After all, gold was already paid for them.

      Please be so kind as to specify: under what agreements for the Shermans “was already paid in gold”?

      PS As far as I know, deliveries of military equipment by Lend-Lease were carried out is free - and the calculation should have occurred after the non-return of the "unspent" (i.e. not written off) equipment.
      I admit that there were still some supply contracts, including Shermanov - I would like to know more about them.
      1. New Year day
        New Year day 11 March 2018 12: 05
        +2
        Quote: Beby
        Please be so kind as to specify: under what agreements for the Shermans “was already paid in gold”?

        The first deliveries from June 22, 1941 to September 30, 1941 were paid in gold.
        Why didn’t they pay further?
        Answer A.A. Gromyko: “... Americans may then require us to decipher the balances in separate groups, in particular in terms of equipment.
        Having received this kind of information from us about the remnants of objects of a civil nature, the Americans may, referring to Article V of the Agreement of June 11, 1942, present to us a demand for the return of the objects most valuable to us. ”
        In 1948 The USSR agreed to pay only a small amount. In 1951 The United States twice reduced the amount of payment to 800 million dollars, and the USSR agreed to pay only 300 million. Partially, the debt was repaid during the time of N. Khrushchev, the rest of it amounted to about 750 million dollars in the era of L. Brezhnev. By agreement of 1972 The USSR agreed to pay 722 million dollars, together with interest, by 1973. 48 million were paid, after which payments ceased. In 1990 A new maturity was established - 2030. in the amount of 674 million dollars.
        Of the total US Lend-Lease deliveries of $ 11 billion, the USSR, and then Russia, recognized and then partially paid $ 722 million, or about 7%.
        1. Beby
          Beby 11 March 2018 12: 48
          +1
          Quote: Silvestr
          Quote: Beby
          Please be so kind as to specify: under what agreements for the Shermans “was already paid in gold”?

          The first deliveries from June 22, 1941 to September 30, 1941 were paid in gold.

          Your answer is written so that you can do suspicious иprobably erroneous conclusion that on Sherman tanks there were some “First deliveries from June 22, 1941 to September 30, 1941 paid for in gold”.
          Yes, some supplies to Lend-Lease и no sherman tanks indeed there was a place to be, and these deliveries were paid for by the USSR. However, the question was specifically about Sherman tanks, which, as far as I know, began to be mass-produced only with February 1942 years and, accordingly, these "first deliveries" could not get into you in any way.
          Can you add / correct / clarify anything to this?
          1. New Year day
            New Year day 11 March 2018 13: 15
            +2
            what was included in the first pre-Lend-Lease deliveries must be sought. The official land-lease after September 41 was not paid. Although, there are inaccuracies in these data, I admit.
            Take the cruiser Edinburgh.
            April 25 1942 years "Edinburgh", anchored in the Vaenga raid, its commander gave an official receipt to the Soviet government for the cargo delivered on two barges guarded by NKVD soldiers. The gold transported at Edinburgh was stacked with five squared bars in each box. All bars were stamped with the Soviet official state sign - sickle and hammer. In 93 small non-planed wooden crates sealed with two Gokhran wax seals, 465 gold bars were placed. In total, the shipment of gold amounted to 5 thousand 535,6 kilograms of gold of the highest standard. Its value was equal to 6 million 227 thousand dollars.
            Those. gold was sent already in the 42nd. Or was it not lend-lease gold?
            May 5, 42nd Edinburgh was sunk. Gold was raised in 1981. with the presence of representatives of Ingosstrakh.

            Interesting. that the raised gold was divided as follows: 1/3 - Great Britain, 2/3 - USSR. Rescuers - 45%.
            I believe that discrepancies are due to little information
            1. faiver
              faiver 11 March 2018 13: 40
              +1
              gold paid for the so-called "direct deliveries" ie direct purchase, not land lease ...
              and there were a lot of such “direct deliveries” in 41-42, but the Sherman did not buy direct deliveries ...
            2. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 12 March 2018 00: 42
              0
              This is not a land lease. And the first military supplies from England in 1941-42.
          2. New Year day
            New Year day 11 March 2018 13: 34
            +1
            Quote: Beby
            probably erroneous conclusion

            you are absolutely right. I meant the whole Lend-Lease.
            As for the Shermans, earlier this issue was highlighted at VO in the 13th year
            https://topwar.ru/26279-tanki-lend-liza-obemy-i-m
            odifikacii.html
        2. Alex Justice
          Alex Justice 11 March 2018 16: 26
          0
          It was necessary Ukrainians, to negotiate a refund, connect :)
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 11 March 2018 12: 53
        +1
        Quote: Beby
        under what agreements for the Shermans "was already paid in gold"

        And why is it that, after the end of World War II, the largest gold reserves "suddenly" ended up in the United States? Just do not explain this by the fact that the Allies sent their gold there for storage.
        1. Beby
          Beby 11 March 2018 13: 08
          +1
          Hmm ... quoting with a distortion of meaning (at the end of my sentence there was a question mark, if you suddenly did not notice it - I suggest: it was a question) is called, at best, forgery.
          If you want to get into the discussion, first answer the question posed earlier:
          Quote: Beby
          Please be so kind as to specify: under what agreements for the Shermans “was already paid in gold”?

          Naturally, context needs to be considered: bistrov. talked about the period "until the beginning of the 50s."
        2. faiver
          faiver 11 March 2018 13: 44
          +1
          from such that the Americans raked gold wherever they could, so for example it is believed that 98% of the gold reserve of the Reich went to the Americans ...
  10. taiga2018
    taiga2018 11 March 2018 10: 10
    +2
    you look at this armored trough and you understand how far they are from our t-34 ...
    1. K.A.S.
      K.A.S. 11 March 2018 10: 37
      +7
      I will not argue with you and ask how far and in what? it will be a meaningless srach!
      I’ll just say how I think with the example of modern car wash cars! you read the forums of owners of budget cars, their disputes with Kgo are more thicker longer, but in fact one garbage: in one model one is better at the expense of the other. the other is the other way around!
      so here that Sherman that 34 by and large the same thing. And for a tiger or panther, it makes no difference what to burn!
      PS. The following approach is surprising. when 34 at the cost of losing several cars destroyed the tiger, or the fire burned several 34, then this is evidence of a poor tank and the Soviet command did not take care of the crews, when the same thing happens on the part of the Allies, namely the tiger destroys the crowd of Shermans (film Rage). for some reason they don’t talk about the cruelty of the American command. and about the quality of Sherman
      1. faiver
        faiver 11 March 2018 10: 52
        +1
        for some reason they don’t talk about the cruelty of the American command. and about the quality of Sherman
        - Well, they are white elves, as you can ....
      2. mvg
        mvg 11 March 2018 11: 41
        0
        You kind of watched a movie poorly.
    2. Huumi
      Huumi 11 March 2018 11: 48
      +4
      Well, you humorist however .... The T-34 burned no worse than the Shermans. The tank driver said that they burned that these. T-34 burned out-the fighting compartment left in 40 seconds, alive no-burned up and if you take into account the disregard for crew safety, out of 5 people, at least 2 burned out. Less often, 3 all 5 were never saved, but something burned.
    3. beeper
      beeper 11 March 2018 12: 58
      +4
      Yes, for sure, "far to" yes !
      In terms of comfort for tankers, the thought-out convenience of each crew member, the ergonomics of the interior, seats and control devices of the tank and its weapons, the quality and ease of use of observing devices and sights, the presence of a gyrocircuit for the driver and a single-plane gun gyro stabilizer, reliable and stable radio communications, excellent radio stations and tank intercom, the presence of an anti-aircraft machine gun, the quality of armor and ammunition, the presence of a "wet" ammunition, the lighting and ventilation of the battlefield Elena, workmanship MTO units and lubrication systems, and many other things we even upgraded, the post-war years of release, "T-34-85" was "far from being" imported "armored trough (immediately clear that you are not a tanker smile ) "-" Sherman "military years of release!
      Before some imported ones, including Sherman’s and bells and whistles, our tank designers then “pulled themselves up” (sometimes something that I really liked, and simply “adopted” - like “fifty-five” I was very surprised when I found out that the device loader-MK-4 observation was borrowed, back in the “thirty-four” from the Lend-Lease “Churchill”, as well as painting the interior of the tank in white) for many post-war years.
      hi
      1. K.A.S.
        K.A.S. 11 March 2018 13: 15
        +4
        these are facts that are hard to argue with! but you must admit that 34 and Sherman were made in different conditions, by workers of different skills. and in countries with different technological capabilities and different requirements!
        1. beeper
          beeper 11 March 2018 15: 33
          +2
          I don’t argue! The tank building concepts were different, as were the technological capabilities.
          Leapfrog with "enemies of the people" at the Kharkov steam locomotive construction greatly interfered with the normal work of the designers, and the general level of qualifications, with the arrest of the next "pests" from the "military specialists" engineers, inevitably decreased, and the demands of the "under-shot" military "customers" from the GABTU became more absurd.
          Then all this turned out to be a considerable sideways, while already during the war, through the stump-deck they brought the “thirty-four” to a more or less combat-ready state.
          If there is a correct concept and a clear statement of the problem to the designers, the results of their work, as a rule, correspond or exceed the set ones (I don’t say about the qualifications of designers, it should correspond to the tasks set).
      2. Korax71
        Korax71 11 March 2018 14: 41
        +2
        And our tankers really liked the auxiliary power plant on the Sherman. It was used to heat and charge the battery good
        1. beeper
          beeper 11 March 2018 15: 13
          +3
          Yes, there were a lot of interesting things in Sherman, a very thoughtful and high-quality car, with genuine concern for the convenience of the crew good
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 12 March 2018 15: 06
      +2
      Quote: taiga2018
      you look at this armored trough and you understand how far they are from our t-34 ...

      Of the currently available armaments of the Red Army, tank equipment should be the American medium tank Sherman M4A2 with artillery. armament in the form of a 76,2 mm cannon of high power and the Canadian light tank "Valentine" MK-9 with a 57-mm tank gun limited rollback ...
      The indicated tank models compare favorably with domestic ones in terms of ease of operation, significantly increased overhaul life, ease of maintenance and current repair, while their weapons, armor and mobility make it possible to solve the whole range of tasks put forward by armored forces...
      According to numerous reviews from tank units, these types of tanks can be considered the best for serving in peacetime, mastering military equipment ...
      I ask you to consider a set of measures for the speedy improvement of the design of domestic tanks, so that in terms of guaranteed mileage, ease of operation, repair and maintenance, they can be compared with the best foreign models...
      © Marshal BTV Fedorenko (Head of the ABTU RKKA and Commander of the BTiMV Ground Forces).
      1. your1970
        your1970 12 March 2018 20: 20
        0
        Quote: Alexey RA
        According to numerous reviews from tank units, these types of tanks can be considered the best for service in peacetimemastering military equipment ...
        - this all rested against ...
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 13 March 2018 10: 04
          +1
          Quote: your1970
          - this all rested against ...

          Not only. In terms of the combination of combat characteristics — weapons, armor, and mobility — Valentine and Sherman were completely satisfied with the GABTU (that is, they were not inferior to similar domestic tanks).
          The indicated tank models compare favorably with the domestic ones in terms of ease of operation, significantly increased overhaul life, ease of maintenance and current repair, and at the same time their armament, armor and mobility make it possible to solve the whole range of tasks put forward by armored forces ...

          But in terms of repair and maintenance characteristics they were superior to them. In peacetime, these characteristics were no longer neglected.
          1. beeper
            beeper 13 March 2018 16: 56
            +1
            good It is a pity that in my power to put you only one plus!
            hi
  11. Herculesic
    Herculesic 11 March 2018 10: 46
    +1
    There is nowhere for Abrams for the museums of our unscrupulous no accident? recourse lol
    1. faiver
      faiver 11 March 2018 10: 51
      +1
      it must be collected in Yemen, Iraq or Afghanistan laughing
  12. Monarchist
    Monarchist 11 March 2018 11: 22
    +2
    Quote: Chertt
    Quote: siberalt
    In World War II, these Shermans drove the Tuareg in Africa well

    As you know, this "Desert Fox" Rommel, Soyuznichkov Africa drove wink

    And they played catch-up. In our first grade, our favorite game was “traps”: catching up with an opponent and “flickering”, touched him and he stands, and you get more
  13. Altona
    Altona 11 March 2018 11: 29
    +2
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Some kind of basin ..

    ----------------------
    Imagine, Vitaly, he is still fighting.
  14. tank66
    tank66 11 March 2018 11: 51
    +2
    At the Sarah railway station in the Orenburg Region, Sherman worked without a tower as a “locomotive” until about 82. Then he stood at the school like a monument, until they scraped it in the 90s. He irrigated it — it was like having 2 engines per 1 the shaft - you ride on one, if you screw it, you crawl on the other.
    1. Tarasios
      Tarasios 12 March 2018 14: 44
      0
      Quote: tank66
      At the Sarah railway station in the Orenburg Region, Sherman worked without a tower as a “locomotive” until about 82. Then he stood at the school like a monument, until they scraped it in the 90s. He irrigated it — it was like having 2 engines per 1 the shaft - you ride on one, if you screw it, you crawl on the other.


      The most correct and peaceful work for the tank, as for me)
      1. your1970
        your1970 12 March 2018 20: 21
        0
        and in the North Caucasus in the train train there were 2 - I came across a photo
  15. evil partisan
    evil partisan 11 March 2018 12: 36
    +3
    There is a wonderful book about "Sherman" - "Tanker on a foreign car" D. Loza. Who has not read it yet, urgently read it. You will not regret.
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  17. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 11 March 2018 16: 31
    +1
    Quote: Korax71
    And our tankers really liked the auxiliary power plant on the Sherman. It was used to heat and charge the battery

    And still did not like to wash fuel oil on new tanks. All tanks inside and outside were covered with fuel oil so that they would not rust.
    1. beeper
      beeper 11 March 2018 23: 08
      +2
      And who likes to mess with fuel oil? wink
      But what a pleasant quest, the American and British workers laid their presents for the Russian soldiers in the most unexpected tank “zapatels”. Dmitry Fedorovich Loza recalled that even inside the gun they found a neatly packaged bottle of whiskey, though they did not expect to meet it there and accidentally broke it while cleaning the barrel.
      hi
  18. Evil 55
    Evil 55 11 March 2018 16: 46
    +1
    It would be interesting to delve into its design ...
    1. beeper
      beeper 11 March 2018 22: 58
      +3
      Of course, it is interesting to rummage in imported equipment in order to personally experience the design of designers and technologists, to see its technical embodiment in the most “hidden” places winked
      At our factory, the Lend-Lease drilling machine (it seems from Cincinnati is straight on the case, cast in capital letters) is still in working condition, although it’s a battered one, it was exploited in Soviet times in the tail and in the mane, in three shifts and on weekends , in the heat and cold, low-skilled workers, often drunk or from a hangover (patamushta metal construction site))), and he should at least have a reliable, good machine, with a well-thought-out lubrication system and with strong "protection against fool".
      Sometimes, sometimes you come up to this “handsome man of grenadier growth”, put your hand on him and stand in your mind's eye the paintings of sea convoys, the roar of waves and the roar of anti-aircraft guns, fending off Hitler’s bombers and the hands of American and Soviet workers and engineers, sailors and movers, touching to him over these many, many years ... as if this machine is a mystical link in the connection of all of us into one whole.
      hi
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  20. Tarasios
    Tarasios 12 March 2018 14: 43
    0
    Quote: Hubun
    with a delay of 74 years

    The standard of work for the Russian Post)))