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Tank ace Kurt Knispel. Battle score and big questions

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Tank ace Kurt Knispel. Battle score and big questions
The famous portrait of Kurt Knispel, made by A. Rubbel in 1942. Photo History.wikireading.ru


In the troops of Nazi Germany there were many tank aces with large combat scores. The most productive tanker of the Wehrmacht and the entire Second World War is called Kurt Knispel. On his official account 168 of the enemy’s damaged armored vehicles, and taking into account unconfirmed victories, the score is approaching two hundred. However, such outstanding success raise certain doubts and leave questions. How did sergeant Knispel manage to defeat so many enemies and set a record?

Enemy Biography


In the post-war years, biographies of many German ace tankers were published abroad, but K. Knispel was not popular for many years. The situation changed only at the end of the 2000s, when the German historian Franz Kurovsky published the book Feldwebel Kurt Knispel. Subsequently, excerpts from this work were included in his collections of German tank crews.

It should be noted that it was thanks to F. Kurovski and his books that K. Knispel gained wide popularity. The historian clarified the nuances of the tanker's biography, described his combat path and also revealed indicators in battles.


Non-commissioned officer Knispel on the pages of Völkischer Beobachter - Nr 138 17.05.1944

The future tanker was born on September 21, 1921 (or 1922) in the Sudetenland and was of German origin. In 1940, after the partition of Czechoslovakia, he went to serve in the German army and ended up in tank troops. From May to September 1940, K. Knispel underwent training, during which he got acquainted with the tanks Pz.Kpfw.I, Pz.Kpfw.II and Pz.Kpfw.III. In October, the young tanker was transferred to the 29th Tank Regiment of the 12th Panzer Division, where he had to master the specialties of the gunner and loading tank Pz.Kpfw.IV.

22 June 1941 g. 12-I Panzer Division took part in the attack on the USSR. At this time, K. Knispel was loading one of her tanks. The division fought in Western Belarus, in the region of Minsk and Smolensk. In late summer, she was transferred to Leningrad to participate in blocking the city. The tanker went all this way with his formation.

In January 1942, Mr. K. Knispel changed his profession and became a gunner. In May, his battalion was recalled to the rear to move to a new material unit - tanks Pz.Kpfw.IV. Soon the battalion was transferred to the 4-th tank regiment of the 13-th tank division, in which he had to participate in the attack on the Caucasus.

At the beginning of 1943, Mr. K. Knispel was sent to study work on the latest tank Pz.Kpfw.VI. After training, he ended up in the 1 company of the 503 heavy tank battalion. In the summer, the unit took part in the Battle of Kursk. Then there was a retreat through the territory of Ukraine.

From May to June of the 1944, the 1-th company of the 503-th battalion was retrained for heavy tanks Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf.B. Soon after, the battalion was sent to Normandy, where in a few weeks he lost the entire materiel. At the end of September, combat readiness was restored and went to Hungary. During this period, K. Knispel became a tank commander.

28 April 1945 near Vostits (Czechoslovakia) sergeant major Knispel last went into battle. During the battle, a heavy tank was shot down by self-propelled artillery fire of the Red Army. The crew left the car and tried to retreat. A fragment of a Soviet mine inflicted a mortal wound on a tank ace.

Combat score


According to F. Kurovski, K. Knispel won his first victory at the end of August 1941 near Leningrad. Then he was a member of the crew of sergeant-major Hans Fendezak and temporarily served as a gunner. During these battles, the tank knocked out 7 Red Army vehicles. In the future, K. Knispel returned to the place of the loader and for several months the combat score did not change.


Knizpel and colleagues against the background of the Tiger II tank. Photo Forum.axishistory.com

Since January 1942, Mr. K. Knispel served in the crew of Non-Commissioned Officer Alfred Rubbel. Soon, he officially became a gunner, and during an attack on the Caucasus he knocked out five more tanks.

After retraining for Tiger, Lance Corporal Knispel was on the crew of sergeant Ripple. According to the results of the Battle of Kursk, tankers declared 27 victories. Soon new applications appeared, and the combat score was constantly increasing.

In May 1944, Mr. Völkischer Beobachter wrote about an outstanding tanker Knyspel who knocked out 107 enemy tanks. In the coming months, before transferring to a command post, the account was able to bring to 126 confirmed and 20 unconfirmed tanks. Then K. Knispel received a promotion and became a tank commander. On the Tiger and Tiger II machines, as a commander, he won 42 victories, not counting 10 unconfirmed.


One of the tanks of the 503 th heavy tank battalion. Summer 1944, France. Photo History.wikireading.ru

K. Knispel destroyed the last target in the battle of April 28, immediately before his death. The total official score is 168 tanks. Another 30 victories remained unconfirmed. Such data allowed F. Kurovsky and other historians to call Kurt Knispel the most effective tank ace of Germany and the entire Second World War.

Big Questions


The Felkisher Beobacher and F. Kurovski data on 168 confirmed victories raise big questions. It is possible to call into question both the number itself and the method of obtaining it. A careful study of the topic remains a lot of questions, the answers to which ruin the whole harmonious picture.

First of all, you need to touch on the base numbers. It is alleged that K. Knispel knocked out 168 (+ 30) enemy tanks. However, it is well known how tank crews' combat scores could differ from actual results. A number of objective factors make it difficult to evaluate the work of tankers during or after a battle. In addition, the specific attitude of the German command to the confirmation of victories was of great importance. As a result, often the battle accounts of aces are significantly overestimated and do not coincide with the real losses of the enemy.


Another Tiger II after the battles in Normandy, 22 on August 1944. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Thus, the number “168” refers not so much to the actual results of the tankers as to the bureaucratic features of their service. What should be a real account - an unanswered question.

The method of counting victories used by F. Kurovski looks extremely strange. In his book Tank Aces of the Second World War, Russian historian MB Baryatinsky rightly notes that when calculating victories, emphasis was placed on the personality of K. Knispel, and this led to incorrect results.

When determining the success of tankers, it is customary to single out a crew commander, under whose leadership victories are gained. In this case, from 168 declared victories, tank commander K. Knispel only has 42 left. He knocked out other 126 tanks, being a gunner in the crew of various commanders. This means that when calculating according to the generally accepted methodology, the total score should be divided between several commanders, and Knispel accounts for only a quarter of the declared victories.


503-th heavy tank battalion in Normandy, 1 September 1944 Photo Imperial War Museum / iwm.org.uk

Due to incorrect counting, a characteristic situation is created. K. Knispel with "his" 42 wrecked tanks can not count on the title of the most productive tank ace of the Second World War. Even in German aces ratings, he will not be able to rise above 45-50 places. At the same time, the former loader and gunner “overshadowed” his commanders, who are now known only because of the service with him.

It should be noted that K. Knispel’s well-known biographies regularly raise the topic of lack of awards: they should regularly celebrate such a well-deserved tanker. However, a review of the known data on the adopted techniques shows what could be due to insufficient command attention. Iron crosses of the 2 and 1 class, as well as the Military Order of the German Cross, are quite consistent with the achievements in various positions in the crew of tanks.

Not the best and not the worst


To date, quite a lot is known about the sergeant-major Kurt Knispele. Based on the available data, they consider that he was the best tank ace of the Second World War. However, the same information allows to doubt this version and offers a more balanced picture.


Token K. Knispel found in a mass grave. Photo Kurt-knispel.webnode.cz

Apparently, K. Knispel was really a good gunner and tank commander, capable of professionally performing his work. And the crews with his participation or under his command really caused noticeable damage to the Red Army. Moreover, K. Knispel was a dangerous enemy for us almost throughout the entire Great Patriotic War - until the end of April 1945.

However, restoring pages stories and when searching for unknown participants in World War II, one should not stoop to dubious methods of calculation - even if they give the desired result. Such cases cast doubt on the value of research. In addition, they interfere with the restoration of a complete and real picture of past events. Finally, they leave uncomfortable questions: who needs Axis to have new “heroes” many years after the end of the war - all the more so, with “merit” that is doubtful in all respects?
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  1. Catfish
    Catfish 16 November 2019 05: 58 New
    +18
    It is really strange with regard to awards, with such an account (168) he should have at least had a Knight's Cross and officer shoulder straps. The German command did not skimp on awards and for a much smaller amount of destroyed enemy equipment issued the Knight's Cross. Whitman's uniform had no free space at all.
    1. L-39NG
      L-39NG 16 November 2019 12: 20 New
      +16
      Kurt Knispel did not seek rewards. The high command did not like him for his character. Knispel knew how to live. He was wayward and hard-headed. He did not like fools over himself. In 1942, the beating officer Schutzpolizei was beaten for beating unarmed prisoners. For this Knispel threatened the court, but the officers from his unit defended him. Knispel, despite serving in the schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503, never entered the NSDAP. He had an opinion about the Hitler regime that was very far from official. He didn’t cut his hair, didn’t shave, and behaved like an equal with everyone and with senior officers. These are the main reasons that he did not become an officer and did not have as many awards as Michael Wittman.
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 14: 12 New
        -1
        Do you personally know him to say that he had all the qualities you listed? Or are you trying to "whitewash the essay" based on some information that was published after the war? Maybe the fact that he did not cut his hair and did not shave is the main indicator of disloyalty to fascist Nazism?)))
        1. L-39NG
          L-39NG 16 November 2019 15: 03 New
          +21
          Why should I whitewash him? We did not drink beer together. The only thing is that the house of Knyspel, or rather, the house was not preserved, in that place now fruit trees, was 29 km from my house. And still, I have never been there. He was just interested in a man. And rummaged in the documents. But the house of Konrad Henlein I know well. I’m passing near him when I’m going for a walk to the Karlovy Studanka sanatorium.
          Incidentally, for the battered Schutzpolizei, Knispel was already sewn to the gallows.
          You can get all the information by asking questions in the German or Czechoslovak, and now the Czech archives. Photocopies of the documents of interest will be sent to you. Pay only mail.
          1. Vitaly Tsymbal
            Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 16: 25 New
            +7
            I, with the Essesses, did not drink beer either. But with the former Aborussian (German) - drank. And he personally told me how and whom they selected in the SS. And when he served in Belarus, there was a concentration camp for Soviet people at 3 kilometers (not only for captured Soviet soldiers) and we went there, went along with the soldiers to show them what Nazism is.
            Essovtsi also loved children, Do not believe me - write to the archives of Germany you will receive photocopies of documents of interest to you. True, they loved not all children ... for those whom they did not like, they created children's death factories !!!!
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          1. Vitaly Tsymbal
            Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 16: 07 New
            +2
            Come on, please! Something I have not heard about Moscow marches in Moscow for a long time))) Where do you live? But fascism is alive while it is being heroized ...
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              1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                Vitaly Tsymbal 17 November 2019 07: 38 New
                +2
                Especially for Ryaruav (Ryaruav)
                If you wrote to me - and I am an internationalist, I was even awarded the "Warrior-Internationalist" sign. Specify, then I will answer.
              2. NOMADE
                NOMADE 17 November 2019 12: 52 New
                +3
                Sober up painful Troll.
            2. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny 25 November 2019 13: 10 New
              -1
              And all Russophobes have one phrase - And you have the Nazis marching! You ask proofs, links - ZERO! The professor is sick of this. Ukrainian neo-Nazis - Jews in power are covered by Groysmans, Zelensky. They can only stupidly translate arrows.
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      2. Catfish
        Catfish 16 November 2019 15: 50 New
        +4
        Hello Peter. hi Thanks for the interesting details. You write that Knispel served in the SS, and meanwhile on the top, very first "brutal" photo, he is in the uniform of the Wehrmacht tanker judging by the buttonholes, and the "bird" on the right side of the chest is visible. The photo below also does not look like SS. And something I never came across the information that people were moving from the army to the SS men, it seems it was not accepted. But it is, thoughts aloud. smile
        1. L-39NG
          L-39NG 16 November 2019 18: 13 New
          +11
          Actually, I wrote that Knispel served in some unit. That unit was SS. Before the war, Kurt received a degree in auto mechanics. They sent him to the tank crews. He began his studies at 4 / Pz.Ers.Abt. 15. 13.08.1941/3/29 transferred to the 9rd company Panzer-Regiment 29, two days later to the 12th company Panzer-Regiment 12. These companies were part of the XNUMXth tank division. And that was Division XNUMX. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend".
          In the photo, the one that is smaller is Kurt Knispel. Adam's head with crossbones is visible on the buttonholes. He participated in the battles on the Kursk Bulge as part of the schwere SS-Panzer Abteilung 103/503, which was under the command of 7. Panzer-Division (Wehrmacht) After 50 documented victories, he received Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse. After 126 victories, 20. 5. 1944, received the Kriegsorden des Deutschen Kreuz in Gold. In addition, he was probably the only non-commissioned officer whose name was announced on Wehrmachtbericht radio news. He died or was seriously wounded on April 28, 1945, but the official date of death was April 30.04.1945, XNUMX.
          Feldfebel Kurt Knispel was a funeral in a mass grave in the South Moravian village of Vrbovice. Then the remains of those who could be identified were reburied without honors, but with respect to death or were transferred to their families.
          In Germany there is a Deutsche Dienstelle organization, where you can dig up a lot of information if anyone is interested. The Germans do not hide anything or hide anything under military secrets. They communicate with everyone correctly and go to a meeting. They have their own translators. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Not me, them.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 16 November 2019 18: 35 New
            +1
            Peter hi , thanks again. It seems strange to me that it seems that the peasant served in the tank units of the SS, and in all the photographs he is in army uniform, including and on the one that you posted. And the German tankers wore Adam’s head in both lapels in memory of Frederick’s Hussars of Death, and Thomas was also black from them. SS tankers had a skull only in the left buttonhole, and in the right, as expected, runic "lightning" belonging to the order.
          2. Nehist
            Nehist 16 November 2019 19: 59 New
            +1
            You have a mistake! s.SS Pz.-Abt. 103 Number changed to s.SS Pz.-Abt.503 22.09/1944. 503 year. As you can see s.Pz.-Abt.04.09.1942 XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX created where Knispel served. What does the Wehrmacht fragment of the token say by the way. The tokens of the SS soldiers were in the alphanumeric designation or the letters ss or double runes
            1. L-39NG
              L-39NG 16 November 2019 21: 08 New
              +3
              And again. I wrote only about where he served and, therefore, under what command he was. And if "some kind of something" bore the designation SS, but was not, then this is not for me. We are writing about Kurt Knispel. Writing about units and their names, and changes in the vocabulary of the German army is another topic.
              1. Nehist
                Nehist 16 November 2019 21: 20 New
                +5
                And how do you then explain the fact that you define the 29th Tank Regiment in the 12th SS Panzer Division where he never was? Perhaps you are still confusing 12 tank with 12 tank SS. These are actually different units with different commanders, as well as two s.Pz.-Abt.503. and s.SS Pz.-Abt.503. Different units existed at the same time.
                1. L-39NG
                  L-39NG 16 November 2019 22: 47 New
                  +5
                  As I said, maybe I'm mistaken in the meaning of units. Not a specialist. Wrote what I found. I thank everyone for pointing out my mistakes and for clearing the name of Kurt Knispel from the SS-man sticker, in my understanding. Although I'm on the side of who he was. The war ended long ago, and it’s a sin to fight the dead.
            2. Catfish
              Catfish 17 November 2019 14: 43 New
              +1
              ss letters or double runes


              Alexander, this is one and the same.
          3. tatarin1972
            tatarin1972 17 November 2019 01: 15 New
            +4
            I already wrote that he was a Wehrmacht sergeant major, if he were in the SS his rank would be Oberscharführer.
          4. Saxahorse
            Saxahorse 17 November 2019 20: 02 New
            -1
            Quote: L-39NG
            Before the war, Kurt received a degree in auto mechanics. They sent him to the tank crews. He began his studies at 4 / Pz.Ers.Abt. 15. 13.08.1941/3/29 transferred to the 9rd company Panzer-Regiment 29, two days later to the XNUMXth company Panzer-Regiment XNUMX.

            Some kind of dregs .. Why suddenly an auto mechanic is appointed as a loader? Why not a mechanical drive? Charger is obviously an auxiliary post for the uneducated. All this is very similar to fiction, because another info immediately looks dubious.
      3. saigon
        saigon 16 November 2019 16: 13 New
        +5
        He did not become an officer because he was not trained as an officer, and he did not roll out to receive a rank for services in the Wehrmacht.
        Well, they didn’t have such a thing, and in our understanding there were no military schools,
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 16 November 2019 16: 38 New
      +1
      He was a gunner - they considered him destroyed tanks, he became the commander of the tank - they considered again. And those who were with him, the crew was also considered? And as they were believed, all at once, or each individually?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 16 November 2019 16: 49 New
        0
        Reread the article more closely, the author there is trying to explain how the calculation went.
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 16 November 2019 17: 01 New
          +1
          That's because I did not understand how the counting is done and I ask. Also, it is very interesting to know how in battle, from a distance of a kilometer you can determine whether an enemy tank is destroyed or not? Well there, in the 41st or in the 42nd, when ours retreated - it was possible to count the broken cars after the battle, but in the 44th and 45th.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 16 November 2019 17: 09 New
            -1
            Well, hit tanks from a kilometer away ... although it did. But with the calculation and the more so sharing for the whole crew, I myself find it difficult to decide. I know that their anti-aircraft gunners divided the downed planes into the entire battery and painted rings on the trunks. The gradual increase in the number of rings determined the status of the award received by the calculation. But with regard to tankers, I find it difficult to say. I know that they did not regret the awards, but how they calculated to whom - what ... request
    3. svp67
      svp67 16 November 2019 17: 06 New
      +7
      Quote: Sea Cat
      It is really strange with regard to awards, with such an account (168) he should have at least had a Knight's Cross and officer shoulder straps.

      The Germans didn’t scatter as officers, knowing full well that you can be an excellent gunner, but a bad commander. Why lose the ace-gunner to get another mediocrity commander
      But the score is not surprising. When 10..20 tanks attack each of your tanks, you can always knock out a few of them. It is more difficult to do this when 10 of your comrades are hunting for each enemy tank. Yes, and a wrecked tank, this is still a far from destroyed tank and it can be restored, but it means knocking it down and drawing another ring on the barrel
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 16 November 2019 17: 14 New
        0
        When 10..20 tanks arrive on each of your tanks, you can always knock out a few of them.

        Sergey, you’re a tanker. On which shot will your upcoming 10-20 tanks take up your car and how will it end?
        1. svp67
          svp67 16 November 2019 17: 20 New
          +6
          Quote: Sea Cat
          On which shot will your upcoming 10-20 tanks take up your car and how will it end?

          This is provided that they can do something with my car. Tank Kolobanova received more than 150 hits, but not one fatal ... The Tiger, for our tanks was a very difficult opponent.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 16 November 2019 17: 41 New
            +1
            You know, it seems to me (I am baptized) that Kolobanov is not a typical example of how many cars were beaten with a much smaller number of hits. Yes, the “Tiger” was a serious opponent, but the T-IV, especially the latest modifications, was also a “present”, and the Panther should not be discounted, the Kursk Bulge is not an indicator here - the tanks were still “raw”.
            1. svp67
              svp67 16 November 2019 17: 58 New
              +7
              Quote: Sea Cat
              that Kolobanov is not quite a typical example

              I do not agree. He is the most typical example of the correct use of technology and the construction of battle. The tank stood there and so that the enemy could not hit him not only in the stern, but even on board. Only in the forehead. And the enemy could not pull up the guns capable of hitting the HF in the forehead.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 16 November 2019 18: 17 New
                +2
                I didn’t mean what you call "proper use as a typical example." As an example of proper use, of course - this is an Example, but, unfortunately, it is not typical, there were much more directly opposite examples. Kolobanov was As, and there were very few such people. Alas...
                1. not main
                  not main 16 November 2019 20: 24 New
                  -1
                  Quote: Sea Cat
                  Sea Cat (K

                  I do not agree! There were many such examples! But we do not know about everyone! But such fights brought our victory!
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 16 November 2019 20: 29 New
                    +3
                    No one argues that successful battles brought our victory closer. As for "there were many examples," you yourself write that "we do not know about everyone." But surely they were, although speaking of "multitude" you need to bring at least a couple of them.
                    Because not every pilot is Pokryshkin, and not every tankman Kolobanov. Unfortunately, what, in fact, is a conversation.
                    1. not main
                      not main 16 November 2019 21: 28 New
                      0
                      Unfortunately I have to agree. Yes, I "offhand" will not immediately find examples. I think it's fair to use the Internet. But I know that Kozhedub shot down two “amers” in the 45th, and there are 17 more in Korea! True, this is from Chinese sources. Ours are still silent.
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 17 November 2019 14: 45 New
                        +2
                        Our people generally were silent for a very long time that they had fought in Korea. Stupid policy of silence, and the country should know its heroes.
                      2. Serg koma
                        Serg koma 19 November 2019 08: 22 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        Stupid silence policy

                        "Do not shut up"; "Wacky politics" ???
                        And what would happen if the USSR officially, i.e. declared war on UN peacekeeping forces? By the way, the PRC did not participate in that war either. belay , again politics, there were only "volunteers" from China wassat
                        And the planes painted, and they changed their form, and in every possible way concealed their participation ...
                        With this "stupid policy" the USSR and the PRC prevented a third world war.
                        PS The awards were received by the Soviet, but without pomp and "signing the Feats" in the media. good
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 19 November 2019 16: 14 New
                        0
                        With this "stupid policy" the USSR and the PRC prevented the third world


                        They did not prevent anything from this, the leadership of all interested countries was well aware that the Russians were fighting in Korea, and almost by name. And such trifles as publications in the media never served as a reason for starting a war. The whole question is in the decision of those on whom the adoption of this decision depends. Remember what they wrote in our and German press literally on the eve of June 22nd.
                        But the younger generation of our boys at that time would not hurt to know how Soviet pilots shot down American planes. A vivid example is more convincing than any words. hi
              2. svp67
                svp67 17 November 2019 15: 23 New
                +7
                Quote: non-primary
                But we do not know about everyone!
                Well, why, we know something ...

                Tank Commander BT-7 of the 9 Tank Regiment of the 5 Tank Division Sergeant G. Naydin received orders to delay the advance of the German tank column to the east at all costs. Arriving at 25 on June 1941 on the site of the future battle, Sergeant Naydin really appreciated the situation and came to the conclusion that the swamped meadow on both sides of the road would become a good ally to him. Disguising his tank among the trees near the road, Sergeant Naydin, expecting the enemy, accurately calculated the strategy of the future battle to the smallest detail. Therefore, when a column of German tanks PzKpfw II and PzKpfw III with artillery trailers appeared on the road and approached an ambush tank at a distance of 400 meters, Naydin opened aimed fire on it. From the first shots, Naydin knocked out the lead tank with the attached gun, and then knocked out the second tank, which closed the convoy. Thus, a traffic jam formed on the road, which deprived the column of maneuver. Taking advantage of the confusion and even panic of the Germans, Naydin began methodically to shoot the column. German tanks were unable to detect the position of the Soviet tank during the time and fired indiscriminately in different directions. Sergeant Naydin developed such a rate of fire that in half an hour he destroyed 12 German tanks and 10 guns. Having suffered significant losses, the Germans made an attempt to bypass the swamp, but Sergeant N. Naydin clearly calculated the possible actions of the Germans and changed the position of his tank, bringing it as close as possible to the place of a probable breakthrough. The sergeant’s calculation turned out to be correct, and soon enemy equipment fell into the shelling sector of his tank’s guns. The battle with enemy tanks flared up again. In this unequal battle, N. N. Naydin knocked out three more German tanks. The others, realizing the futility of their efforts to break through, turned back.

                For this battle and the courage and heroism shown at the same time, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 3 of 1944 to the tank commander, already at that time, the 5th tank brigade, Lieutenant Naydin Grigory Nikolayevich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

                That's really HOW he did it, but on BT-7 ?????? And he was not so alone.
                1. Serg koma
                  Serg koma 19 November 2019 08: 12 New
                  +2
                  Quote: svp67
                  And he was not so alone.
                  good
                  March 26, 1944 Junior Lieutenant Grigory Ivanovich Pegov - 31st Panzer Brigade of the 29th Panzer Corps of the 5th Panzer Army of the 1st Baltic Front, hit the PzKpfw V Panther with the first shot on the T-70 tank, and the next tank PzKpfw V Panther killed the sloth and the crew hastened him. The remaining tanks of the enemy, believing that they had encountered strong anti-tank defenses of the enemy, turned back.
                  "And one warrior in the field!"

                  Those same Panthers - CONFIRMED (though adorned these days).
                2. Snakebyte
                  Snakebyte 19 November 2019 23: 46 New
                  0
                  Quote: svp67
                  That's really HOW he did it, but on BT-7 ??????

                  From ambush to board. The "panzer" there armor maximum 30mm, it completely breaks out of 20K.
                  1. svp67
                    svp67 20 November 2019 06: 05 New
                    0
                    Quote: Snakebyte
                    From ambush to board.

                    Kolobanov did the same as his feat, but received in response 150 hits. But he was on HF, and then BT-7 and one hit would be enough for him to shut up forever. But somehow I got out
  2. Serg koma
    Serg koma 19 November 2019 08: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Yes, and a wrecked tank, this is still a far from destroyed tank and it can be restored, but it means knocking it down and drawing one more ring on the barrel

    To draw more than four "rings".
    In the battle of Prokhorovka on July 12, 1943, the 5th Guards Tank Army lost 450 vehicles out of 670, and on July 29, the 5th Guards Army had 503 tanks. Repair services restored up to twenty-five tanks a day.
    Over the years of the war, 430 repairs of tanks and self-propelled artillery units (self-propelled guns) were carried out. On average, every tank and self-propelled guns released by industry went through the hands of repairmen more than four times!
  • Serg koma
    Serg koma 19 November 2019 06: 51 New
    0
    Quote: Sea Cat
    and for a much smaller amount of destroyed enemy equipment

    This specimen scored very quickly after 1943. In most cases the battlefield remained with us, it would be very problematic for them to confirm the destruction of equipment - hence the question: 168 "confirmed" by whom? Command of the Red Army?

    Confirmed loss good
  • andrewkor
    andrewkor 16 November 2019 06: 15 New
    +3
    I think that at the end of the war the situation with personnel in Panzervaffen was the same as in Luftwaffen. Experienced people have already been beaten out, green youth fought something like that. Surviving veterans are worth their weight in gold, and they are not forever!
    1. Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 16 November 2019 09: 50 New
      +4
      Their PR is just good, and not the results, which in fact turn out to be inflated. Most of these German “aces” of the Panzerwaffe and the Luftwaffe either survived the war or died at the very end. And this didn’t help Germany defeat, it was our tanks that paraded in Berlin in September 45th !!!
  • The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 16 November 2019 06: 28 New
    +2
    Actually, I always thought that Michael Wittmann was the best ace, and here is such a passage ... Live for a century, learn for a century. Thanks to the author!
    1. Vitaly Tsymbal
      Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 08: 35 New
      +9
      And I always thought that the best aces were Pokryshkin and Kozhedub !!!! I don’t know the Wittmanns — I know that it was not the fascist asses who won, but my grandfathers — Pavel Timofeevich Tsymbal (front-line driver — died in 1943) and Pavel Feoktistovich Vorobyov (sapper — a bridge passed from Stalingrad to Berlin, and ended up fighting on Sakhalin, having won Japanese "samurai") Yes, they are not "assy" - just no one thought how many times my grandfather Pavel Timofeevich delivered ammunition to the front line under the fire of fascist artillery and air strikes, just no one counted how many crossings my grandfather Pavel Timofeevich made along with his comrades in Europe and Asia under enemy fire. Let the author say thanks to those for whom evil is more interesting than our real heroes WINNERS !!!!
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 16 November 2019 08: 44 New
        +29
        No matter how much I reduce the merits of your ancestors. And, believe me, here practically, all the relatives fought, died, returned with disabilities.
        Can you write something on the composition of the article? Or so, just to shake the air? Did they teach history at school? And in military schools and academies, by the way, they do not hesitate to study tactics using the examples of the enemy and teach to know the enemy by sight.
        1. Vitaly Tsymbal
          Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 09: 06 New
          -6
          Where are you, academician, about tactics read ??? Here is a biography of the ideological fascist and essessian (although for some reason the author forgot to write about this - see photo with essayist emblems). I am not opposed to describing and analyzing the tactics of allies and opponents in the years of the 2nd MV and WWII, I am against biographies of fascist evil spirits. You better write about your ancestors who fought against the Nazis - Let other people recognize their glorious names and deeds. And then they write about the Nazis by last name, but about their own-shy !!! ????
          1. tatarin1972
            tatarin1972 16 November 2019 09: 23 New
            +6
            And why, you, decided that he was an SS man? The German tankers had skulls in their buttonholes like the Prussian black hussars, without a lower jaw, the Waffen SS had a skull with a lower jaw.
            1. Vitaly Tsymbal
              Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 14: 04 New
              +1
              The full name of this tank unit is the 503rd SS Tank Battalion. Look in the search engine ... you will find a lot of evidence that exclusively "true Aryans" served in this battalion. I don’t understand why the author (knowingly or not), exposing, as it seems to him, a German tank ace, forgets to indicate that this ace is an Essessian - the color of the nation, and therefore (according to the rules of Nazi propaganda), “heroes from birth” !!! There are very, very many such “made by Goebels’s propaganda” both on land, in heaven, and in the sea - so all of this Nazi does not rush “into the light of God” to be pulled out under the guise of ordinary soldiers who are not responsible for crimes ???? Now, if the author had titled his material “Asbesses of Goebels propaganda come to life in modern Germany” - then there would have been meaning in this article, as well as a biography of the ideological Nazi with some modest “doubts” ....
              1. Nehist
                Nehist 16 November 2019 17: 34 New
                +2
                Go down the mat part; learn the full name of the Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 unit! Where do you see the SS here?
                1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                  Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 18: 06 New
                  -1
                  "Mat part" I know - see. "Tank battles of the SS troops." Fairy Willie.
                  1. Nehist
                    Nehist 16 November 2019 18: 28 New
                    +2
                    You know bad! Do not confuse the 503 Knispel with this unit-s.SS Pz.-Abt.103 Number changed to s.SS Pz.-Abt.503 22.09/1944. 503 year. As you can see s.Pz.-Abt.04.09.1942 XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX created where Knispel served from the above.
              2. tatarin1972
                tatarin1972 16 November 2019 21: 11 New
                +1
                You at least pay attention to the title, Knispel sergeant major, in the waffen SS he would be an obersharfuhrer.
          2. Antares
            Antares 17 November 2019 12: 28 New
            +1
            Quote: Vitaliy Tsymbal
            Let other people know their glorious names and deeds. And then they write about the Nazis by last name, but about their own-shy !!! ????

            agree and disagree at the same time ...
            I agree that it is interesting to know the names of those who drove the self-propelled gun - which turned out to be better than this ace. That golden shot is worth a lot.
            And I do not agree - as for all of them, they are "Nazi Nazis" and do not deserve attention.
            The enemy was what was needed. Experienced, angry, skillful, cruel (etc.) --- and victory over such is worth it! And it was worth the millions of victims of our country!
            These were not "Anonymous Maniacs!" - these were the representatives of the German people. And they soldiers were always good. In perseverance and victories and defeats.
            Our country and people defeated a very difficult opponent.
            It is stupid to turn victory into absolute hatred for centuries to the defeated enemy.
            Consider how you did not win and ...
            1. Vitaly Tsymbal
              Vitaly Tsymbal 17 November 2019 14: 25 New
              +2
              I already wrote, but I repeat. In the format in which the article is presented, for a historically ill-educated mind, this is a “hero” who destroyed the enemy, and his biography, the biography of the fascist who attacked my country, is described. Not my grandfathers attacked the Germans, Romanians, Hungarians, Italians, etc., namely, such "heroes". The article does not write about the tactics of heavy tanks in the years of the 2nd MV, but there is a “slight doubt” - was this fascist correctly counted the number of wrecked tanks? Not only that, the name of this fascist aggressor is mentioned 31 times (in a material not large in size), so for that reason 2 names of his crew commanders are also indicated. This is how the author speaks “unobtrusively” of the Nazi ... True, forgetting to indicate the losses of the crews of German heavy tanks, forgetting to indicate that these tanks worked effectively only from ambushes at long distances, which covered themselves (diverted the main fire of anti-tankers) with lighter and maneuverable tanks, etc. For some reason, speaking of a German, the author didn’t even remember for a comparison about our heroes tankmen ...
              I would like to believe that the author did not do his material specifically, but .... then there is nothing to be surprised when Russian children almost repent for the fact that their great-grandfathers destroyed the German invaders who killed more than 20 million Soviet people.
      2. Manas manas
        Manas manas 16 November 2019 15: 05 New
        +2
        Of course I understand that you have a brain patriotism! But not knowing the enemy is difficult to win the war!
        1. Vitaly Tsymbal
          Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 15: 56 New
          +1
          Of course, I understand that you have anti-patriotism of the brain! But the enemy destroyed 75 years ago is not being studied to win the war today! To win a war, you need to know not the enemy, but the enemy (as they say, those who served in the army).
          1. Manas manas
            Manas manas 16 November 2019 16: 02 New
            +2
            Everything is clear with you! Another victorious bearer! My friend you need a doctor! Your patriotism rolls over.
            1. Vitaly Tsymbal
              Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 16: 38 New
              +1
              Oh, it’s a pity that you didn’t indicate which country you live in ... so it’s hard for me to give you recommendations like yours))) Your diagnosis is not correct. Internationalism, the "complication" after Afghanistan) are going off scale for me)))
              1. Manas manas
                Manas manas 16 November 2019 18: 20 New
                -7
                My friend! Contusion is also treated
                1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                  Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 18: 40 New
                  +2
                  Believe me - not curable! Maybe you are a doctor who can really cure, or you just write nonsense)))
      3. evgeniy.plotnikov.2019mail.ru
        evgeniy.plotnikov.2019mail.ru 16 November 2019 21: 22 New
        +3
        Exactly. Our grandfathers did not consider them to be any asses, supermen, ... They beat and beat. ,, In the tail and mane ,,. Since 1944, little girls have been doing. ,, Before the ambush ,, and ,, after ,,, they made out albums of their parts ... They beat them planned, calmly, competently (when they didn’t push them on top or didn’t get carried away by themselves ,,) Up to EVERY knocked down enemy car was fixed with photos. ..And not only, moral pleasure, received, but also cash prizes. The Germans themselves are sensible warriors, those of them who didn’t have a snout in the cannon ,,, were not opposed to surrendering to the Soviet troops in 1945 ... And they built with a banner, and built crews in front of their fighting vehicles, and Reported, as expected, to senior Soviet officers. RESPECTED WINNERS
  • Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 07: 25 New
    +11
    Author!!! We don’t have our own heroes of tankers - it’s enough to write about the Nazis! Or maybe even propose to erect a monument to this fascist? All this evil must be forgotten.
    If Ryabov has a bad memory - I remind you: During the Great Patriotic War, more than 1200 tankmen became Heroes of the Soviet Union. More than 110 citizens of the Soviet Union were awarded the second Gold Star medal. Among them are representatives of various branches of the army, military leaders, generals. Among those who were twice marked by the Motherland the highest distinction - the title of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, there were sixteen of our courageous tankmen. Here are their names: Arkhipov V.S., Aslanov A.A., Bogdanov S.I., Boyko I.N., Gusakovsky I.I., Dragunsky D.A., Katukov M.E., Kravchenko A.G. ., Lelyushenko D.D., Rybalko P.S., Slyusarenko Z.K., Fomichev M.G., Khokhryakov S.V., Chernyakhovsky I.D., Shutov S.F., Yakubovsky I.I. Three twice Hero Tankers (Aslanov A.A., Khokhryakov S.V. and Chernyakhovsky I.D.) died the death of the brave on the battlefields of World War II.
    It is necessary to write about the exploits of these people - warriors of the WINNERS of fascism, and not about the "heroes" of the Hebel propaganda.
    1. Astronaut
      Astronaut 16 November 2019 07: 44 New
      +2
      I fully support !!! Just nice to read such reviews. It's a pity only one "+" can be put
    2. Earthshaker
      Earthshaker 16 November 2019 08: 05 New
      +26
      All this evil must be forgotten.

      And it turns out that our grandfathers fought against the vacuum. We must remember which enemy they defeated.
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 08: 18 New
        +3
        For Earthshaker (Alexander)
        Let’s recall all the “Hitler heroes” by name, you don’t need to write about the Soviet (see how many materials there are about fascists, but how many about our grandfathers are winners) - so you think you need to save the story of the Great Victory of 1945. And the fact that the Nazis reached Moscow, Stalingrad, Elkhotovo is an indicator of the fascists' weakness, this "vacuum" was coming. Our trouble is that while admiring other people's “heroes”, we forget our own !!!!
        1. Earthshaker
          Earthshaker 16 November 2019 08: 23 New
          +17
          Firstly, neither I nor the author admire the Nazis. Secondly, I agree with you, our heroes need to be remembered and written about their exploits. Thirdly, articles like this one are also needed to debunk the Nazi heroization.
          1. Looking for
            Looking for 16 November 2019 17: 40 New
            -3
            You are them with your own comments, and elevate them to the rank of “knights without fear and reproach.” GEORGE AND KI !!! Frightful !!!. LOCATING UNDER PATRIOTS.
            1. Earthshaker
              Earthshaker 16 November 2019 19: 44 New
              +1
              And I'm not a patriot, lately this word is abusive.
      2. qQQQ
        qQQQ 16 November 2019 09: 23 New
        +12
        Quote: Earthshaker
        And it turns out that our grandfathers fought against the vacuum. We must remember which enemy they defeated.

        I agree that you need to know the truth about the enemy, no matter how pleasant it is, otherwise we will return to our legendary hats.
    3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 16 November 2019 08: 17 New
      +29
      It is necessary to write about the exploits of these people - warriors of the WINNERS of fascism, and not about the "heroes" of the Hebel propaganda.

      A word in defense of the Author!
      The last three years, I have been doing informational and analytical work. In fact, "sifting grain from the chaff." Especially in the documents, the slogan and populist nature of the statements of the subjects of control annoy me. After reading your dear colleague your comment, sorry inspired!
      So substitute slippers!
      The first one. Before you "climb on an armored train," you must be the author of at least a dozen works, then understanding and respecting the work of a colleague, you may have a moral right to condemn him for something.
      The second one. Populism, throwing the obvious into the air is nothing more than a banal attempt to cut down “likes”! Does the author dispute the feat of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers or their victory? No and no again! Trite The author is looking for the truth, trying to figure out and analyze.
      The third. Very advanced forum users feed on the history and weapons of the site, some of them have unique knowledge, which as a whole allows you to turn any article into a highlight! And sometimes the volumes of the raisin article and the cake comment are comparable !!!
      Conclusion! Do you want to read the work about G. Zhukov, there are no questions, write, and we will read! And comment if you like it !!!
      P.S. I sincerely do not like the consumer attitude to intellectual work!
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 10: 24 New
        -11
        Dear colleague (I also worked in the information and analytical field for more than 10 years). So, starting to analyze the material, I always asked myself the question: for what purpose was the material written and what audience is it aimed at. And then I determine the level (quality) of the material.
        But it’s not for me to tell you about this, I hope that without me you know all the details of information analytics. I'll start with an armored train ....
        First: As you understand, I know the work of those who write not only informational materials, but ... even the slogans))) Therefore, I can "sift the grain from the chaff." The first article, in my opinion, is a hackneyed annotation on the book of the German historian Franz Kurovsky "Feldwebel Kurt Knispel". Therefore, I do not understand the purpose of publishing this article in a publication that is a means of MASS information, and not a narrow-profile site on the history of the 2nd MV. (The word mass is an indicator that published articles are intended for the reader with any level of knowledge and experience of life, and not a brawl between authors and narrow specialists). I am a reader of the Military Review mass-media publication and have my say and emotions. I DO NOT DISPUTE THE HISTORICAL TRUTH OF THE EXPLOITED MATERIAL, I AM EXPRESSING ITS EMOTIONS. Maybe this information is interesting to someone, but if it was published in a scientific publication (where everything is "in the subject") I would positively evaluate the author. I would appreciate that he gave me a guideline for further work on a narrow topic. But VO, I repeat, is the media.
        The second one. Like me on the drum, likes are needed for those who make money on them))) I do not hide my last name and name behind the "Internet nicknames" and do not change them for the sake of flickering frequency. Therefore, before advising someone "about likes and paotriotism" - ask who you are dealing with. Moreover, you work in the information and analytical field.
        The third. I repeat - I AM NOT A WRITER, I A READER)))
        By the way, about “it is necessary to be the Author himself, even if there are a dozen works, then understanding and respecting the work of a colleague, you may have a moral right to criticize him for something” - on the basis of what facts and data do you each “categorically hint” that that I do not have copyright works? Probably because I do not write articles in the media ??? Take a word - there are (how many - did not count), but I am not a journalist or a blogger. I do not want to write about what I wrote and enumerate, because there are some who will accuse me of boasting))))
        RESULTS: Material for the media - secretly propagandizes the Nazis. The material for a narrow-profile publication is quite popular information about a new source of replenishment of the invoice in the framework of the study.
    4. Astra wild
      Astra wild 16 November 2019 11: 49 New
      +1
      Vitaly, you almost voiced my thoughts: WE NEED TO KNOW YOUR HEROES, but among the heroes you listed, how many ordinary tankers? If the author spoke about Guderean, it is NECESSARY to recall our illustrious generals: Katukov, Lelyushenko. Compare their biographies and REAL merits.
      The author tells the biography of an ordinary enemy and doesn’t even tell so much, but sifts the husk. It is appropriate to recall our ordinary tankers in order to compare their biographies with real merits.
      Here on the site more than once it flickered that the German pilots had a somewhat simplified criterion by which they defended the victory: the plane was smoking, it was already a victory, or maybe the motor was buggy there? So maybe with Wittmann or Knispel
    5. Manas manas
      Manas manas 16 November 2019 15: 03 New
      +2
      I agree with you! Let’s write only about our own, we will leave the rest into oblivion! It was the USSR that won the war and no one else! The enemies had no heroes and only cowards! You wait a bit, they will soon introduce cheburnet and Russia will live in a vacuum!
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 16 November 2019 16: 04 New
        +4
        The Great Patriotic War was won by the SOVIET PEOPLE, the victory in the 2nd World War was the anti-Hitler coalition. Of course, if your ancestors fought on the side of Nazi Germany, then you need to preserve the memory of the heroes of Nazi Germany, it is true to remember how their heroism ended and not repeat their exploits)))
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 16 November 2019 17: 58 New
          +5
          Vitaliy, hi I support. We would have more information about our heroes of the Second World War.
          My friend’s father was held captive twice and both times fled, partisan. The Germans called him "Black Ivan". The Iconostasis would impress everyone. And what is interesting, when the partisans connected with the regular troops - went to their unit, where he had been "buried" for a long time. Later he taught at the Kazakh State University, a lawyer.
          Two grandfathers also fought with me. One from near Stalingrad (why not the Russian Federation return the old name of this city?) Crippled back, was the chairman of the collective farm until the men returned from the war; and met the second victory in Vienna, also the whole wounded man returned. Both of us are no longer among us, but the memory is still alive - the son is constantly asking, he somehow bought a uniform (the truth has grown from her, but he is putting on a cap and a belt with a CA star).
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        3. tatarin1972
          tatarin1972 16 November 2019 22: 02 New
          +7
          Photo portrait of the driver of the T-34 tank Mikhail Smirnov after the end of the battle.



          During an attack on German positions, an enemy anti-tank gun shell hit directly on the T-34's forehead. The entire crew died except for Mikhail, who for some time lost consciousness. Recovering, Smirnov accelerated the tank and burst into German positions, crushed three anti-tank guns and destroyed 30 more enemy soldiers and officers from the machine gun.



          The photo was taken immediately after the battle ended.

          January 17, 1944, Leningrad Region.



          Mikhail Sergeevich Smirnov will die in six months in Latvia, on July 29, 1944.
          1. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack 16 November 2019 22: 19 New
            0
            Quote: tatarin1972
            and destroyed another 30 enemy soldiers and officers from the machine gun

            Where did the mechanic in 34 ke get a machine gun? Or I don’t understand what? I'm not thirty-four, if it is request
            1. tatarin1972
              tatarin1972 16 November 2019 22: 22 New
              +3
              Nearby is the course DT-27 in a ball installation, you can reach by hand.
    6. WapentakeLokki
      WapentakeLokki 16 November 2019 18: 35 New
      -2
      Not at all derogatory about our aces but .. Kolobanov proved himself in 41 not KV-1 and his opponents were LIGHT tanks (Pz II and Pz III) and against their background the UNBREAKABLE KV shone .. but after appearing in 43 (in droves ) Tigers and Panthers .. the number of our tank aces ... and for example historically - they were there, those who beat the Tigers in dozens or. 5-9 T-34s crushed single Tigers in a crowd ... and even SAU-152 is not a panacea they could, with luck, kill one or two Tigers (but not TEN) .. Yes, the crowd and the Old Man are easier to beat but .. and we and, especially the allies with their Shermans, after the 43rd to the end There were no war tank aces like Deutsche for there was no similar ratio of performance characteristics (yeah theirs Aht-aht against our 85 mm and even 122-152 mm and allied long-barreled 75 mm ... and who was killer ?? and do not exalt our 122 mm with separate charging and scanty BC, I’m silent about our optics and sights - well, obviously not Karl Zeiss .. no ??) .. I summarize; the Nazis relied on a sort of Knight with thick armor and a long spear, and we are on a crowd of light cavalry - well, like the Monogolo Tatars, yes they don’t have such armor but THERE ARE MANY .. really many .. and they will eventually trample any oh ... well, and the price of each battle .. such are tank aces with 50-100 frags but ... because we will not stand the PRICE ...
      1. EvilLion
        EvilLion 25 November 2019 09: 03 New
        0
        “Tigers” were built 1300+, “royal” a little less than 500. The question is, could our grandfathers, in the process of fighting, shoot at least a noticeable number of “tigers” if the Germans simply never had them in large numbers? Don’t write nonsense about any bet on armor, the IS-2 is not weaker armored, if not stronger than the “tiger”, and the “panther” in terms of protection in realities 43 and especially 44 years is not much different from the T-34, the same cardboard due to the fact that building up the power of guns is easier than protecting tanks. Pz-IV with additional armor on bolts against an 85 mm gun is simply not serious. Plus, the Germans had just a lot of armored vehicles, that's where cardboard is from cardboard.

        As for our 122 mm, the awesome barrel, not inferior in accuracy 88/71. 28 shells, but in practice up to 42 they fired at the IS-2 is enough to calm any Pz, but they do not shoot at 20 rounds before hitting each other.

        The British 17-pound, 76 mm caliber is simply the death of any iron on the tracks, unlike the ZiS-3, which is light and against the tanks because of the meager charge, it’s so-so, and there were 85 mm for this, the 17-pounder is unit by mass and power level comparable to "aht-aht".
  • Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 November 2019 08: 01 New
    +2
    All these asss ... Add up the number of their victories ... There were not so many tanks in the Red Army. With a margin several times ...
    Dr. Goebbels created the image of a super-soldier hero, and he did not need real indicators laughing
    1. Zufei
      Zufei 16 November 2019 08: 53 New
      +7
      And the PARMs of the Soviet fronts "pounded around"? After 1943, tanks were restored several times. So the number of “victories” is naturally overestimated, but there is a place to be. But knocking out the TOTAL - who is in Berlin?
    2. qQQQ
      qQQQ 16 November 2019 09: 28 New
      +9
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      There were not so many tanks in the Red Army

      I don’t agree here, count how many teshes of all kinds have been released, lendlis, there are a lot of not even units, tens of thousands, they have gone somewhere. History must be known without embellishment, and showing the professionalism of the enemy, we only exalt the heroism and skill of our ancestors.
      1. shinobi
        shinobi 16 November 2019 10: 05 New
        +3
        And even if it’s elevated. Moreover, we are doing it weakly. Look at the USA, how their propaganda works competently. Their average person already says that they left Germany. If this is not done, after 20 years our average person will say the same. If not worse.
        1. qQQQ
          qQQQ 16 November 2019 13: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: shinobi
          Moreover, we do it weakly

          I completely agree, our propaganda works on a different order, it shows how bad it is in Ukraine and how good it is with us, nobody cares about history - they won’t pay a lot.
        2. tesser
          tesser 16 November 2019 14: 15 New
          -4
          Quote: shinobi
          Their layman already says that they beat Germany

          Some kind of strange formulation of the question. Most of the soldiers of the Wehrmacht died in the East, most of the Japanese died in China. The war in Europe ended at the headquarters of Eisenhower in Reims, the war in Asia ended on board the Missouri. So what, poor ones, now write that they just drove the buffet table both times? Eisenhower and Truman justified themselves later on why the former sent Susloparov to his headquarters, and the latter did not send Stalin to hell with his idea of ​​re-signing surrender at Karlshorst. We barely fell back then.
    3. igordok
      igordok 16 November 2019 09: 30 New
      +6
      Even without outright lies, counting “victories” is a tricky thing. Tanks, artillerymen and infantry can record the same tank as a trophy. And if a damaged tank was restored, then several times.
      Yes, and knock out KV and T-26 - different complexity. You can knock out a dozen T-26 - you will be considered an ass, but try to knock out the HF. (The beginning of the Second World War)
    4. lwxx
      lwxx 16 November 2019 09: 31 New
      -1
      During the years of World War II, 74 tanks were built in the USSR (the data vary slightly but approximately), plus 576 tanks at the beginning of the war, of which 25 were operational (combat ready) - more than 621%. Well, the cherry on the cake from the USA was received 19; from Britain - 997. Well, the Germans, of course, are still those statistics lovers; according to their calculations, they destroyed us directly by hordes for each soldier.
      1. Yeti Suvorov
        Yeti Suvorov 16 November 2019 14: 19 New
        +1
        Military production by country
        (Tanks and self-propelled artillery)
        USA = 148,410 (124,067)
        USSR = 105,251 (92,595)
        Germany = 46,857 (37,794)
        Great Britain = 27,896
        Canada = 5,678
        Japan =? 2,515 or? 5,800
        Italy =? 2,473 or? 2,68
        Hungary =? 500 or? 710
        Mongolia =? 45 or? 12
        Romania = 105 (72)

        The total resource of tanks and self-propelled guns that the Red Army had in the war with Germany was 131700 combat units (22600 were in service with the spacecraft by June 22, 1941, plus production and supply under Lend-Lease). On May 9, 1945, the Soviet Union had 35200 tanks and self-propelled guns
        Of. Owls data (GlavUpra of armored forces of the Red Army on lost tanks and self-propelled guns (recently declassified)) - The irretrievable losses of tanks and self-propelled guns of the Red Army from 1941 to 1945 amounted to 96500 combat units.
        By the beginning of World War II (September 2, 1.09.1939), Germany had 3200 tanks (there were no assault guns yet). During the war years (by May 1945) the Third Reich produced 46300 tanks and self-propelled guns. Thus, the total resource that the Wehrmacht had in the war was 49500 combat units. At the time of surrender, there were still (in combat units on the territory of Germany itself, as well as in Italy, Norway, Austria and Czechoslovakia, in reserve, at training bases and factory territories) about 4500 tanks and assault guns. Consequently, the losses of the Wehrmacht during the war amounted to 45000 combat units in all theaters of operations.
        By the beginning of World War II (September 2, 1.09.1939), Germany had 3200 tanks (there were no assault guns yet). During the war years (by May 1945) the Third Reich produced 46300 tanks and self-propelled guns. Thus, the total resource that the Wehrmacht had in the war was 49500 combat units. At the time of surrender, there were still (in combat units on the territory of Germany itself, as well as in Italy, Norway, Austria and Czechoslovakia, in reserve, at training bases and factory territories) about 4500 tanks and assault guns. Consequently, the losses of the Wehrmacht during the war amounted to 45000 military units.
        from 45000 it is necessary, first of all, to take 1600 tanks and self-propelled guns lost by Germany from 1.09.1939/22.06.1941/32550 to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX = XNUMX
        as well as in other theaters of war
        According to official Soviet data, the Germans lost 75% of their tanks and assault guns on the Eastern Front.
        75% of 43400 - 32550.
        The ratio of losses in tanks and self-propelled guns between the USSR and Germany amounted to 2,96 to 1.
        http://tankfront.ru/ussr/losses.html

        True trophies are not taken into account, if desired, you can find these numbers
  • sergo1914
    sergo1914 16 November 2019 09: 25 New
    0
    We summarize the victories of the tank / air aces of Germany. We take the statistics of the production of tanks / planes of the USSR. Add Lend-Lease (I remember Vyacheslav Olegovich). Add repaired / returned to service. Compare. Few victories. The Germans were clearly modest.
    PS For those in the tank. C - sarcasm.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 16 November 2019 10: 51 New
      +1
      Quote: sergo1914
      The Germans were clearly modest.

      By airplanes? Tanks - well, they really could be repaired more than once. But a downed plane is unlikely to be repaired. I have a book on the asses of the Luftwaffe. Here are the first three hundred aces to summarize wassat just as many planes the USSR did not have. One Hartman is worth it. More than 350 shot down. And he began to fight in the 43rd, it seems.
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 November 2019 09: 41 New
    -7
    Will the fascists who destroyed our fathers and grandfathers discuss?
    1. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 16 November 2019 13: 58 New
      +1
      Let us discuss those who fought only on the Western Front, and killed small Britons, mattresses and paddles.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 16 November 2019 14: 21 New
        -6
        Yes, even discuss round the clock, I expressed my attitude to these creatures, and you can even kiss them in the ass. fool
        1. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo 16 November 2019 20: 39 New
          -2
          Well, those who did not kill our ancestors, but only ours allies future geopolitical opponents, it turns out, not so creatures.
  • shinobi
    shinobi 16 November 2019 09: 58 New
    -1
    Calculations are a separate special art of the West in general and of the Germans during the war in particular. The numbers can be safely divided into 3
  • Aviator_
    Aviator_ 16 November 2019 10: 09 New
    +4
    The article is informative, I did not see any propaganda of the fascist Wehrmacht. A lot of people have already been born who need to explain previously obvious things. And then they will be like "Kolya from Urengoy." The author only had to concentrate more on the sources: what kind of newspaper is this - "Folkishe Beobachter", whose department published (I. Goebbels), that is, it is more prominent to highlight this foul source. And I would like to learn more about the methodology for calculating victories, but thanks for that too.
  • vnord
    vnord 16 November 2019 10: 56 New
    0
    "The results of the Battle of Kursk, the tankers announced 27 victories ...." Here you can believe if the opponents were mainly our tankers on the T-60 and T-70 ... ........ In principle, light tanks would have had a land mine tiger ...

    And here you understand what efforts it took our grandfathers to break the German car and at what cost ..
  • shura7782
    shura7782 16 November 2019 11: 38 New
    +1
    Ugly, but monotonous!
    Ugly - this is if the calculation method does not suit someone.
    Monotonously - it means a technique - one for all.
    According to their methodology, it is believed that the tanker is productive. Even if you remove half of the victories - an impressive figure. The fact that he remained in service from the beginning to the end of the war also draws attention to himself. What is skill multiplied by luck? Quite possibly. Not everyone was so lucky. One fight was enough for someone.
  • alexey alexeyev_2
    alexey alexeyev_2 16 November 2019 11: 47 New
    +4
    The author tied me .. I have this book .. All the same, Wittmann can be considered the first tank ace .. But the question is. The same daring Wittmann showed the result while he fought in the east ... How was transferred to the west -as the grandmother whispered-the result fell. The situation is the same as in the Luftwaffe. In the West you won’t get yourself an extra dozen victories .. But in my opinion, Dmitry Lavrinenko was the best and unsurpassed tank ace. For half an hour 22 tanks !!! I rafigachil entire regiment .. And everything is documented by the Germans themselves ..
    1. Zufei
      Zufei 16 November 2019 12: 03 New
      +1
      For half an hour 22 tanks !!! I rafigachil whole regiment .. And everything is documented by the Germans themselves.
      Can I link to such an epic feat?
      1. alexey alexeyev_2
        alexey alexeyev_2 16 November 2019 16: 12 New
        +4
        To blame - mixed up with Zinoviy Kolobanov
    2. tesser
      tesser 16 November 2019 13: 45 New
      +2
      Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
      transferred to the west - as the grandmother whispered - the performance has fallen .. The same situation as in the Luftwaffe

      Hans-Yohim Marseille looks at you as at the P-40.
      1. alexey alexeyev_2
        alexey alexeyev_2 16 November 2019 16: 04 New
        0
        Yes, and a dog to him. Let him look .. Well, you found an example .. The most stupid plane. According to the feedback of our pilots. Yes, and Marcel fought yours in Africa .. Who will confirm the shot down in the sand .. Well, if you shot Toda over the territory of Germany, yes .. Hartman, with all his might, kicked back from moving to the west. In the east, he attributed his victories with impunity .. In the sky of Germany, such a feint would not have passed
        1. tesser
          tesser 16 November 2019 19: 53 New
          +4
          Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
          The most stupid plane. According to the reviews of our pilots

          This is the main fighter of the US Army Air Force until 2/2 of the 43rd year. They, too, at first believed that the bombers would fly.
          Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
          Now, if I shot down over the territory of Germany

          The Reich Air Force also came across pilots with big scores. Another thing is that 1000 strategists + 1500 fighters are not 20 IL-2 + 20 Yaks. By the 44th, the Allies had learned to realize the numerical advantage.
          Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
          Hartman did his best to kick back from moving west

          But Novotny did not kick back when he was N1 in the Luftwaffe.
          Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
          In the east, he attributed impunity to himself with impunity.

          Hartmann's attributed victories are an Internet warrior marker. Let's say he attributed half. 180 is not enough for you, or what?
          1. alexey alexeyev_2
            alexey alexeyev_2 17 November 2019 00: 03 New
            +4
            Here I have a book: The Reich Blond Knight, authors Tolliver and Constable .. Hartman’s biography, re-read several times. I’ve tried to understand .. It’s all about the difference in tactics in the Red Army and the Luftwaffe. The Germans are mostly free hunters. The same Hartman could have put an order to escort the bombers. and he won’t have anything. And our hawk would try to drop his wards. He’d have his genitals cut into nickels .. Without anesthesia. Because the fighter is like a combat unit — zero Bomber-force .. If you are not too lazy, look for the number of bombers shot down by Hartman. He’s a bomber for years hoots with a shooter .. And there were up to a dozen firing points on American fortresses. So there was no benefit from Hartman. When he was pulled by a mustang, he drove a parachute and threw a working car .. Somewhere at 43, we were allowed to hunt freely. Here Kozhedub and clicked on three heroes. By the way, in the book I did not find a description for Hartman to participate in a dog dump, so beloved by our pilots ...
            1. tesser
              tesser 17 November 2019 07: 06 New
              +3
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              authors Tolliver and Constable ..

              Oh yeah. When I read, it was an impression that they would have taken off about him. Some indecent love.
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              Germans are mostly free hunters

              Not "mainly", but the Germans 200+. Naturally, all the tops are free hunters. Both Bong and Kozhedub. At the escorts, even the Americans shot 20 kills on the force, and then, most likely, 5 applications for the same plane from fighters and from gunners.
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              Hartman could have succumbed to an order to escort the bombers. And he won’t be anything.

              As a rule, he was not given such orders. With the discipline of the Germans, on average in a hospital, it was decent. 176 GVIAP also rarely did rough work, this is normal practice.
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              Hartman participated in a dog dump so beloved by our pilots ...

              Dog dump - a sign of that. While you are spinning, your drummers will leave naked and fall under the next German. He drove away, even with tracks along the nose - and wali, catch up with your own.
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              I tried to understand everything ... It's all about the difference in tactics

              1. Free hunting.
              2. The abyss in the raid of Hartmann, who already flew as a kid himself, and the average Soviet young pilot - twenty-hour.
              3. The huge work of the Germans, the ratio of applications to flights at Hartmann and Kozhedub is about the same. Hartmann flew factor of more. He was born in America, after 10-20 frags he would have gone home as an instructor, like the same Bong. Which (Bong) almost illegally in the 44th flew to fight.
              4. Phenomenally lucky, devil. Some Marcel chick - and already in heaven, and this was shot down, shot down, even taken prisoner, but never shot down.
              5. Yes, he was born a fighter. This happens.
              6. Ah, I almost forgot. Equipment. Yes, Messer was still better, especially in the thieves.
              1. alexey alexeyev_2
                alexey alexeyev_2 18 November 2019 00: 12 New
                +4
                Here I was struck by an episode in his biography. Described by Constable. He flew off before hunting and reported on the shot down. After breakfast, he flew off and reported on two shot down. When the guns began to reload, it turned out that Hartman had spent only 4 shells.! And what do you want to think .. Well, about the Messer is better, Well, I don’t know. German ace Baer was shot down over the Baltic Sea on the 3rd day of the war by an I-16 pilot. He hung out on the water for three days .. It’s a pity he didn’t die. The name of the pilot who shot him down did not survive. .
                1. tesser
                  tesser 18 November 2019 00: 32 New
                  +1
                  Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
                  it turned out that Hartman spent only 4 shells.!

                  It seems you have artistically rethought this episode
                  "Something is wrong?"

                  "No, everything is okay. You just made a total of 120 shots at 3 downed planes. I think you need to know that. ”

                  Given Hatramann’s love for extremely short distances, there is nothing unbelievable in this case. McCampbell, the American No. 1 fleet, recorded 9 Zero per flight (and 15 pairs), nothing, he had all the rules, Medal of Honor, all things, USS McCampbell (DDG-85) like Arly Burke.
            2. karabass
              karabass 17 November 2019 10: 45 New
              0
              And he never participated in landfills - after the Second World War he got 10 years of camps. When he sat with us, his tactics were carefully studied and came to the conclusion that it was no longer suitable for anyone, inexplicably he could raise the plane to a height unattainable for other pilots, and then he simply attacked from the side of the sun and everything. When asked what battle he most remembered, he replied that when he couldn’t bring down RUS_FANER y - 2, and he didn’t even remember others. He even thought that he would try to raise ours to the maximum height airplanes but because of considerations prestige abandoned
              Now, with regard to this Fritz - he had a unique super-panoramic vision (which of you participated in the battles you know that 90% of people tunnel tunnels in battle, especially at first, and this fascist’s vision expanded at the time of danger) is the reason for his success in battles
              1. tesser
                tesser 17 November 2019 11: 06 New
                +1
                Quote: karabass
                he had a unique super-panoramic vision

                Unique physiology is not the answer. If there was no Hartmann - there would be Barkhorn, there is not much difference. Such statistics of 200+ and 100+ pilots suggests systemic causes. Unfortunately, not only from the German side.
              2. Nehist
                Nehist 17 November 2019 12: 12 New
                +2
                Gg! Backlash also went to escort the bombers! That's just a tactic was different to which the Red Army Air Force came only to 44
                1. tatarin1972
                  tatarin1972 17 November 2019 19: 44 New
                  +1
                  The Luftwaffe cleared away rather than escorted.
            3. abc_alex
              abc_alex 22 November 2019 10: 19 New
              0
              Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
              I tried to understand everything .. It's all about the difference in tactics in the Red Army and the Luftwaffe.

              I believe the difference in state. ideology. The Nazis had to constantly prove to the average person the second-rate Slavs, and the racial superiority of the Germans, so they in every possible way generated the image of a "blond beast". Hartman fit perfectly into the model. Therefore, I believe, his image was "pumped up" artificially. Tactics tactics, but you look at what frequency of air battles he gave out. It is three times higher than that of other pilots of his squadron. Did he have a radar on the plane? wink
  • Flatter
    Flatter 16 November 2019 12: 08 New
    0
    Military fate favored a certain moment. Considering the average, 4 tanks a month for 4 years of the war. It’s quite an ordinary tankman. We destroyed TM Lyubushkin in 20 months. He was an ace
  • iouris
    iouris 16 November 2019 12: 37 New
    +1
    It is known that most of all lie after fishing and after the war (and not war). If to summarize, then, "whole", we can say that there is a pattern: "who works how, he fights." Both there and there, general and specific knowledge, skills, fast learning, physical and psychophysiological data, which are derived from the lifestyle of the mass population, are necessary. This should always be borne in mind, bearing in mind the specific enemy and the balance of power in the war against this enemy. Probably this tank ace was really an outstanding tanker. However, the number of victories attributed to him is most likely Goebbels propaganda, so the final figure should be divided by the numbers pi or even pi squared. Perhaps then we will get results close to possible. Otherwise, the general outcome of the war cannot be explained.
    1. tesser
      tesser 16 November 2019 13: 54 New
      0
      Quote: iouris
      Otherwise, the general outcome of the war cannot be explained.

      Nothing complicated, actually.

      At the beginning of the war, the Germans fought with the Kolobanovs in the HF mainly in Soviet propaganda. In reality, they came across mainly T-26 / BT, then T-60 / T-70. The T-34 became a mass machine when it was already something to break through, starting from a long four gun, but even then badly armored Su-76s were not uncommon. In such a situation, units that specialized in PT reinforcement could score impressive bills. But this does not mean that they were a million times more useful than the same Su-76, which, as a rule, didn’t fill a single tank during its life. The work in the Wehrmacht was done by the Shtugs, not the Panthers.
  • Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 16 November 2019 13: 38 New
    -1
    As soon as the battlefield ceased to remain with the Nazi invaders, their "accounts" began to grow sharply! There is no one to check!
  • Saboteur Holuy
    Saboteur Holuy 16 November 2019 14: 48 New
    +3
    The Germans had good tanks, and there paid a lot of attention to study!
  • DesToeR
    DesToeR 16 November 2019 14: 58 New
    0
    Quote: Vladimir_2U
    As soon as the battlefield ceased to remain with the Nazi invaders, their "accounts" began to grow sharply! There is no one to check!

    I was also surprised by the sharp increase in the number of wrecked tanks after the main battles (summer-autumn 1941 and summer 1943). When there was a high intensity of battles and the battlefield remained with the Germans, the account of the “ace” was modest, but after 1944 some sort of direct take-off took place. Although if you take the period as a whole, then on average one tank per week knocked out ... quite real.
    1. Nehist
      Nehist 17 November 2019 01: 43 New
      +2
      No wonder. If you pay attention to the main number of victories tank aces accounted for T-VI and T-V. That is, when the Germans moved to a more modern technique with excellent guns.
  • trahterist
    trahterist 16 November 2019 16: 06 New
    -4
    Quote: Greg Miller
    Their PR is just good, and not the results, which in fact turn out to be inflated. Most of these German “aces” of the Panzerwaffe and the Luftwaffe either survived the war or died at the very end. And this didn’t help Germany defeat, it was our tanks that paraded in Berlin in September 45th !!!

    More than sure that all these Hartmann-Rudeli-Carius-Wittmanns and the other “color” of the Reich troops were the same puffed champions.
    There was not less than our own lack of observance for receiving posts and gigantic statistics of results there.
    Well, the propaganda is still here.
    Let the whole world know what kind of UHVOyaki we have.
  • Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 16 November 2019 16: 35 New
    +1
    I bought a Kurovsky book that I want to say while the army is beginning to defend victories quite easily, because the enemy’s defeated equipment is well identified, but when retreating, yes, I filled up 50 tanks, go check
  • bubalik
    bubalik 16 November 2019 19: 06 New
    +5
    ,,, tanks, tanks recourse
    07 November 1942 two armored personnel carriers from ATGMs destroyed two 20 tanks in one battle !!! Here are HEROES !!! good





    and Fedor G. Startsev? . 13 January 1943 years when repelling a tank attack knocked out 11 tanks. 17 January, in battle, disabled four more enemy tanks. soldier
    1. bubalik
      bubalik 16 November 2019 19: 21 New
      +4
      ,,, of the tankers, probably Dmitry Sholokhov, in three hours of the 24 tank !!!
      1. Zufei
        Zufei 16 November 2019 19: 59 New
        +4
        Some kind of "hunting stories", IMHO, of course. 24 tanks in 3 hours. It would be interesting to look at the summary of losses of the opposing tank unit. Kurt, of course, is not an angel either. As Napoleon said: "Victory loves larger battalions"
        1. bubalik
          bubalik 16 November 2019 20: 17 New
          +2
          ,,, in any case, regardless of the exact number of tanks wrecked, it was Sholokhov D.D. - the episode had a place to be.
          1. Zufei
            Zufei 16 November 2019 20: 33 New
            +4
            Of course. I recall a children's film about the prince of Soyet, who played 23 musical instruments. They made a mistake at the printing house: they did not insert a dash in quantity. Actually, 2-3 tools.
          2. bubalik
            bubalik 16 November 2019 20: 45 New
            +3
            201 TP Germans, on 29 June in the ranks of 93 machines. In the battle of June 30, the division’s tank regiment lost half of the tanks it had destroyed and burned down. At 1 July, only 45 combat-ready vehicles remained in service.
    2. EvilLion
      EvilLion 25 November 2019 08: 33 New
      -1
      And that only the rest of the Red Army was dishonored against them and until 1945 was busy with it, it was necessary to learn from these brothers, and from Panfilov’s.
  • ecolog
    ecolog 16 November 2019 20: 35 New
    +1
    How can tank victories be considered adequately? The plane was shot down - it crashed, in most cases to the scrap. A tank, if it does not burn out with the detonation of a BC, can be restored, part of it very quickly. The main condition is to leave the battlefield behind you. What is considered a victory? Burned tank? remaining in your territory? - 100% yes. The rest is harder. He shot down a gusli - a frag, it was repaired, tomorrow he again shot it down - it is not clear.
    I read Kurovsky, there wasn’t about Knyspel in that book, but everything was somehow too vigorously fun - we burn t-34 packs, but for some reason we lose. About light tanks like t-60 and self-propelled guns SU-76 not a word, only completely armored monsters T-34, Is-2, ISU.
    Many questions.
    1. ager1751
      ager1751 17 November 2019 15: 39 New
      +1
      Disqualification of TNK during battle was considered a victory
  • sokol77
    sokol77 16 November 2019 21: 53 New
    +2
    Actually, we were advancing - but according to tactics, the attackers, according to our standards, should be 1 to 3, and in the direction of the breakthrough it was still growing. Try to destroy the tank with a trained crew, and even buried in the tower, disguised, with sometimes spare firing positions. In defense it is always easier, there are landmarks, everything around is shot, in the offensive the principle is: I saw a shot, I don’t see targets around, there’s constant reconnaissance, or until reconnaissance of targets. And, as a rule, the defender opens fire first, letting attackers come closer, and this is the distance of a direct shot, but here you can’t get out without options. Pounded by dozens, both ours and Fritz on the defensive, read the bulletins. And the resources were treated differently. The fritz could have had 126 victories. And on the counting line, you can clearly see who hit the rules, how valuable the rules are - the crew got in, looked, the crew got out, if so, then finished it off, if there was hell left with him so that time to consider up to the car number. What difference did anyone take into account, knocked out, the victory of the whole crew, that is, the tank’s cars, they marked it as victory. And about the awards, maybe the leadership had a deep leadership .... pe, ours wasn’t always given the well-deserved A hero. Why we do not know about our heroes - most likely either the archives are classified or the truth is not entirely presentable, it can shock - true, this is a generation. Yes, everything is true, this is propaganda, but this is a struggle for young minds, this is the whitening of the Enemy and the belittling of our Victory.
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 25 November 2019 08: 49 New
      0
      Actually, the Germans didn’t have much with the aces-tankers who fought on the Pz-IV or even the Panther, a formally good anti-tank tank, all their heroes fought on the “tigers”, that is, in the battle squads, which were often sent to the end of the Second World War to counter Soviet tank breakthroughs, which together with the infantry went on the attack on the Soviet guns, when the chance to shoot large targets is small, but getting an 85 mm warhead is quite significant.
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  • Antares
    Antares 17 November 2019 12: 39 New
    +1
    it was interesting and informative
    Thanks to the authors and commentators.
  • ager1751
    ager1751 17 November 2019 15: 37 New
    -1
    And here "do not stoop to dubious techniques"? No need to be the smartest. The Germans were able to trace the victories of their fighter. In principle, we couldn’t have this, because they were suicide bombers in our country, they could not survive more than a dozen wounded. The statistics of our losses speaks for itself.
  • seacap
    seacap 17 November 2019 17: 42 New
    0
    I don’t know how objective control of the wrecked cars was conducted, the same term is also dubious, you can set fire to the car, destroy it, or you can shoot down a track or immobilize, which is also considered a wreck. For German pilots, for example, the score was kept on the engines, so the numbers are also prohibitive.
  • tank64rus
    tank64rus 17 November 2019 17: 42 New
    -2
    “In May 1944, the Völkischer Beobachter wrote about the outstanding tanker Knyspel, who had knocked out 107 enemy tanks. In the coming months, before being transferred to the command post, the account was brought to 126 confirmed and 20 unconfirmed tanks.” This is the mouthpiece of Dr. Goebbels making a hero is one of the methods of military and other propaganda. You read the memoirs of pilots, Wehrmacht tankers are completely superhuman. But one question is why the Russians took Berlin. Delirium in the rubble of corpses is not accepted.
    1. ager1751
      ager1751 17 November 2019 17: 55 New
      0
      Well, if you do not want to take "delirium on the rubble of the dead", then the answer to your question is simple. We had dozens of tankers and pilots who personally knocked out hundreds of tanks and planes. Only here the statistics of the losses of our tanks more confirms the German data.
      1. tank64rus
        tank64rus 22 November 2019 21: 10 New
        0
        Actually, the main anti-tank weapon in the Second World War was anti-tank artillery. and the main losses the tanks suffered from it, plus aviation. Secondly, all these "heroes" were glorified by German propaganda since 1943, when the Reich 3 case was mildly not brilliant to say the least, and then conversations began about retaliation weapons. There is such a technique in military propaganda, when heroes are needed to raise the military spirit, especially when your affairs are not brilliant. All German “heroes” also have a sharp increase in performance after or in 1943. And there is also such a tendency that the losing side always wins in their memoirs.
  • Trapperxnumx
    Trapperxnumx 18 November 2019 10: 19 New
    -3
    I absolutely agree with the last paragraph of the article. This desire to admire the "achievements" of the enemy is always puzzling. Fascist Germany is the worst nightmare of the 20 century. No one brought more horror to Europe, greater deaths and destruction than this country, which placed itself above all others. How can one rejoice at their "merits"? Look, such an ace burned 40 crommel in one battle ... Guys, they need to be burned with red-hot iron from the pages of history, so that even the memory of these bastards is not left. They are not worthy of more.
    1. ager1751
      ager1751 18 November 2019 17: 17 New
      +3
      No one admires them. You just need to be aware that we did not defeat the German fools, but professional soldiers using well-made equipment. And to understand what price we paid, and not trynde about about equal losses.
  • ser56
    ser56 19 November 2019 15: 18 New
    0
    it’s funny how much we write about the Nazis ...
    even a fraction of the place would be given to our heroes, tankmen ... request
    And then they know a little about Lavrinenko, Kolobanov and all ... hi
  • georggy
    georggy 19 November 2019 18: 28 New
    0
    Fascist lies.
    I believe only in the achievements of Wittmann.
  • DeGreen
    DeGreen 21 November 2019 23: 03 New
    0
    The Wehrmacht also had such a storyteller, Otto Carius. Also a tankman. He fought in Estonia. Reading his opus "Tigers in the mud", you wonder. His crew destroyed 30-40 Soviet tanks every day
  • Dedok
    Dedok 22 November 2019 08: 56 New
    0
    L-39NG (Peter), thank you, for the information on the topic of publication.
  • EvilLion
    EvilLion 25 November 2019 08: 28 New
    0
    Lavrinenko scored a score of 52 frags just months before his death, he had someone to wet, which prevented the heavy tanker, and their battalions at the end of the Second World War just threw off parries of Soviet tank breakthroughs and put together a hundred and a half, it is clear that a significant part of these vehicles were then repaired , on average, in WWII the tank burns down somewhere in 20% of cases and is repaired on average 5 times.