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The tankman told how to get out of a burning tank

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The tankman told how to get out of a burning tank

Direct hit of an enemy’s shell in a tank is a situation that is perceived as a real nightmare by any tanker. Depending on what kind of ammunition “flies by tank"And what is the tank itself, the further development of events can go according to several scenarios.


One of these scenarios is when the crew of the combat vehicle remains alive, and the tank itself engulfs the flames. Tankers need to take all measures to leave the tank. Any delay can cost them their lives, because the ammunition can detonate from temperature exposure.

How to get out of a burning tank is described on the channel “Memoirs of a soldier”. The video, as the author says, was created on the basis of the recollections of a tanker whose tank was hit in the spring of 1945 near Berlin.

From the story:

Hands are trying to grab the red-hot rescue manhole cover. Before my eyes is a purple black, sometimes bursting with green flashes. Two heads hit the manhole cover at once. Instinctively, I push my loader down.

Further, all literary colors and images describe how the tanker managed to leave the armored car.



One of the comments to the video:

It is in such a literary language that he told how they got out of a burning tank?
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 21 June 2020 10: 16 New
    +4
    My grandfather really burned four times ... And I was "trained" only once in the school to leave the burning training car.
    There was such a standard - the old T 54 was buried, four were put into it, they were doused with napalm from above, set on fire and knock on the armor - get out! The rest are from a platoon next to sand, a nightmare and fire extinguishers. Fire down if that ...
    There was not much fun even in the exercises ...
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 21 June 2020 10: 21 New
      -8
      Willingly I believe. In an emergency even from a house that is not burning to get out - amba. Everybody screams, shoots somewhere - ka-ak fucked horns past the open door laughing
    2. Boratsagdiev
      Boratsagdiev 21 June 2020 11: 42 New
      +7
      Did you water it directly with napalm?
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 21 June 2020 13: 22 New
        -6
        Yes. According to the instructor. Stacks of 200 liters of barrels stood next to the fuel depot. One from there was rolled out, opened and poured into the bucket the viscous mucus of yellow-green color. It flowed badly. Sorry, but it costed like glue or snot. Flashed from the torch wonderfully. Stewed badly.
        1. About 2
          About 2 27 June 2020 02: 37 New
          0
          What you are trying to call napalm in the Soviet army was called a flamethrower mixture that you really can’t put out with a fire extinguisher or a nightmare, and if this rubbish gets on your clothes, then severe burns are guaranteed. So either your bosses were headless or you exaggerate to put it mildly.
      2. Ragnar Lodbrok
        Ragnar Lodbrok 21 June 2020 13: 32 New
        +7
        Yes, the Native American lied ... There was no such training in the Soviet Army, lying much to the red-skinned Vinnitus. He laughed at his violent fantasies and at those victims of the Unified State Examination who had been instructed by the pluses for this bullshit.
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 21 June 2020 17: 44 New
          0
          Look for my colleagues from KVTIU. 1991 year. Place - Gorenichi training ground, near Kiev.
          The second standard is the extinguishing of a friend. He is in the old ozk. A blot of the same napalm is applied to the back. Arson. The task is to knock down and put out a tarp.
          If you are not lucky with the service, then I worked out all the required tank standards, including a 100km march, underwater driving (including leaving a flooded car), swimming in an infantry fighting vehicle, and so on. So I have the honor!
          1. Klingon
            Klingon 21 June 2020 18: 49 New
            +3
            a "blot" of napalm on your back? Are you serious? Do you know what the burning temperature of napalm is? no protective suit will help
            1. The leader of the Redskins
              The leader of the Redskins 21 June 2020 19: 32 New
              -4
              Well, let's not argue. We were told that napalm. And we were taught to extinguish, not endure. And, of course, in addition to the OZK, there was also a summer jumpsuit and an Afghan.
            2. Military77
              Military77 21 June 2020 21: 01 New
              +6
              Combustion temperature from 500 to 900 degrees. It is a mixture of gasoline / kerosene with a thickener. Does not burn without oxygen / air access. OZK keeps the mixture, without burning through, from 30 to 45 seconds. In the military schools of the USSR / Russia there was a standard for extinguishing napalm on a comrade. Many "couch generals" confuse napalm with white phosphorus and termite. There are napalm mixtures that cannot be quenched with water, as alkali metals are added to them. Regarding the red-hot hatch cover - it is quite possible, since we are talking about the tower hatch and when the HE enters the tank, it is likely that the whole tank burned like a candle.
              1. About 2
                About 2 27 June 2020 02: 44 New
                -1
                Well, what napalm do you persecute bullshit? Napalm was developed in the USA and was first used in Vietnam and in the USSR a similar product was called a flamethrower mixture. By the way, it would not be superfluous for you to see what napalm did to those people on whose skin it got.
          2. Glory1974
            Glory1974 22 June 2020 09: 03 New
            +1
            The second standard is the extinguishing of a friend. He is in the old ozk. A blot of the same napalm is applied to the back. Arson. The task is to knock down and put out a tarp.

            I don’t know about the tank, but they worked out such a standard. Was there napalm. or I don’t remember something else. But some kind of combustible thick liquid was successfully extinguished if it was covered with a cloak-tent or covered with earth. That is, without air access.
        2. Sanya Terek
          Sanya Terek 21 June 2020 20: 14 New
          +2
          The Indian did not lie, I had to leave the "burning armored personnel carrier" at the school (a specially welded model, which was pulled along the rails, drenched in napalm), and jump out of the burning trench, and overcome the "fire strip" and even extinguish the fire of my OZK (at OZK , on the back, nachhim napalm applied purely symbolically).
        3. seacap
          seacap 21 June 2020 21: 25 New
          +2
          There were, in all programs of the SV schools, a lesson on the subject of weapons of mass destruction, the fight for the survivability of combat vehicles in the event of the use of the enemy by the ZS. The equipment was set on fire and extinguished, and they themselves were smeared with napalm and stewed (in old overcoats or OZK), a lot of "interesting" things were taught in practice.
        4. Evgeny Moskov
          Evgeny Moskov 23 June 2020 17: 02 New
          +1
          Lad, have you served in the army? My friend graduated from the Sverdlovsk Tank Artillery School and spoke about these standards. We still thought how to get out of a burning tank in peacetime.
  2. Lebed
    Lebed 21 June 2020 10: 18 New
    +2
    Very colorfully described. Indeed, a remarkable literary talent.
    1. Slavs
      Slavs 21 June 2020 10: 30 New
      +9
      A couple of years ago, I wandered into the copywriters exchange ... I found several tasks on the topic of the original text of the following nature: Write the text starting with the words "I woke up, and there are two Germans in front of me ...." and then the number of signs and requirements for the content ...
      There were more than one such task ... But all on the theme of the Second World War.
      Now reading something you need to think hard - who wrote it .. Perhaps a talented dreamer for little money.
      Yes, reviews are written in the same way on product sites, etc.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 21 June 2020 15: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: Slavs
        A couple of years ago, I wandered into the copywriters exchange ...


        They didn’t meet anyone there?

        The right copyright.


        1. Slavs
          Slavs 21 June 2020 15: 20 New
          +1
          Quote: Insurgent
          They didn’t meet anyone there?

          Exactly this - no. )))
          But he was unpleasantly surprised - how much garbage is written on order, for a penny, incompetent, even random people.
  3. Slavs
    Slavs 21 June 2020 10: 19 New
    +4
    What a high syllable a tanker has ...
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 21 June 2020 11: 05 New
      +3
      Quote: Slavs
      What a high syllable a tanker has ...

      Hmmm, in reality, except for "B" and "ON" printed words would be the smallest. hi
      1. Slavs
        Slavs 21 June 2020 13: 00 New
        +4
        Doubts are raised by the vague tanker, and the "cockpit" of the tank, and the "shining awards" on the suit ...
        In short, the epic for vape lovers ... Earnings for the author of the channel on YouTube.
        The question is why not spend energy searching for the history of real veterans?
        1. Evdokim
          Evdokim 21 June 2020 13: 16 New
          +1
          Quote: Slavs
          Earnings for the author of the channel on YouTube.

          Grafomanov always enough. In the old days, more poems and books about V.I. peed. Now they have taken up the veterans. hi
  4. I am
    I am 21 June 2020 10: 26 New
    +2
    In addition to the participants in the Great Patriotic War, there are also participants in the so-called local conflicts. I have a childhood friend, he was on the square "for a minute" in an armored personnel carrier, driving next to the driver. he alone and survived. it was thrown out of this APC by an explosion. all the others burned down ....... no one survived except him ... and this is what he managed to tell me .... while he was in the hospital, in ours in Saratov, he was lucky, on the one hand ... ...
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 21 June 2020 10: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: I am
      In addition to the participants in the Great Patriotic War, there are also participants in the so-called local conflicts. I have a childhood friend, he was on the square "for a minute" in an armored personnel carrier, driving next to the driver. he alone and survived. it was thrown out of this APC by an explosion. all the others burned down ....... no one survived except him ... and this is what he managed to tell me .... while he was in the hospital, in ours in Saratov, he was lucky, on the one hand ... ...

      Sure more than that "be thrown out by an explosion"(through the commander's hatch in the upper frontal armor plate of the hull?) - it is in no way possible No. .

      If this is not a stunt stunt for a blockbuster ...

      Here, either you confuse something, or your childhood friend ...
      1. I am
        I am 21 June 2020 10: 52 New
        +3
        I can be confused. this is from his story. although of course I climbed into the APC. perhaps it was somehow different. but he’s just saying that he was thrown out by an explosion. then my friend was still adequate and could tell what happened. but alas, it was not for long. exactly half a year after he left the hospital .... now you can’t ask him anymore. if only from other BMPs and armored personnel carriers someone saw his colleagues, then yes. but if they see what I wrote. they will correct me.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 21 June 2020 11: 00 New
          +1
          Quote: I am
          if only from other BMPs and armored personnel carriers someone saw his colleagues, then yes. but if they see what I wrote. they will correct me.

          Dear Stasia, hardly anyone as a whole can reproduce in memory all that, in the smallest details, that happened on the Minutka square in Grozny ...
          And really terrible things happened there.
      2. Boratsagdiev
        Boratsagdiev 21 June 2020 11: 47 New
        +1
        "Miracles happen" ... there is a video from Syria where a tanker is thrown through a hatch by an explosion.
        He then ran. Unfortunately, his further fate is not known.
      3. Siberian 66
        Siberian 66 21 June 2020 11: 52 New
        -2
        Everything is possible in a war. See how the tankman threw out ..
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng5KycJVP4w
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 21 June 2020 13: 01 New
          +3
          Quote: BoratSagdiev
          "Miracles happen" ... there is a video from Syria where a tanker is thrown through a hatch by an explosion.
          He then ran. Unfortunately, his further fate is not known.



          Quote: Sibiryak 66
          Everything is possible in a war. See how the tankman threw out ..
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng5KycJVP4w


          I can believe anything, especially if it's for the good yes

          BUT, you yourself look at the video (by your link), and evaluate whether we are talking about a crew member "hby the explosion", or survivor the man behind the aft T-72 , that is, OUT of the tank, at the time of contact ...

    2. ver_
      ver_ 21 June 2020 13: 36 New
      0
      ... a question for * trucks * - on the * belly * of the tank there is a hatch?
  5. SS-18
    SS-18 21 June 2020 10: 26 New
    +7
    "Hands are trying to grasp the red-hot escape hatch cover. Before my eyes - purple blackness, sometimes bursting with green flashes. Two heads hit the hatch cover at once. Instinctively, I push my loader down."


    the tanker needs to have "iron eggs")
    1. Avior
      Avior 21 June 2020 11: 02 New
      +4
      Questions arise, why is the manhole cover hot, how did it heat up?
      If you find out, how it burned, what burned there?
      And if it warmed up inside, what was the temperature in the tank, that the lid was heated, and the crew was alive?
    2. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 21 June 2020 14: 01 New
      -2
      And a writer is a fantasy.
      The manhole cover is hot .... Nda ...
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 21 June 2020 11: 02 New
    +2
    "It was in such literary language that he told how they got out of the burning tank?" (c) I also thought - dashing grandfather about purple blackness and green sparks twists. In addition to the fact that I have to make my way to this white strip, nothing came to my mind. Maybe because it wasn't a tank?
  7. Mouse
    Mouse 21 June 2020 11: 30 New
    +1
    It is in such a literary language that he told how they got out of a burning tank?

    And what was he supposed to write?
    -Pee-pee ........
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 21 June 2020 16: 17 New
      +2
      Quote: Mouse
      It is in such a literary language that he told how they got out of a burning tank?

      And what was he supposed to write?
      -Pee-pee ........

      Indeed, this is the heat in battle. Fighters, with their behavior and in different situations in battle, are different, as are their actions and emotions. Let's remember our legendary pilot with: "This is for you guys" hi
      1. Mouse
        Mouse 21 June 2020 16: 23 New
        0
        heatedness

        After the battle passed ... you can speak out ... hi
  8. wow
    wow 21 June 2020 12: 08 New
    +2
    "To the author" of the first comment - you see you have never fucked up, and, except for a mouse, did not hold anything in your hands ...!?
  9. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 21 June 2020 13: 02 New
    0
    The story, of course, was processed by a writer who wrote a little. In general, it is reliable.

    In my school, there was an almost blind teacher — a former tanker — who was scarred from burns. Very beloved and respected. But we - the fool - did not ask him about HIS war ... I VERY regret it now.
  10. Kurva18
    Kurva18 21 June 2020 13: 20 New
    -1
    Everything happens in life, in the ZIL-130 there were hatches on the roof of the cabin, so I drove into one of these hatches when the car flew without brakes from a hill and wrote into a tree.
    1. Suhow
      Suhow 23 June 2020 00: 42 New
      0
      Yah? There, 130, even the dystrophic will not fit into the hatches ... he worked on such a dump truck.
  11. Dr. Frankenstucker
    Dr. Frankenstucker 21 June 2020 13: 58 New
    0
    Why pass off your writing as a 'tank man's story'? To add credibility to your fantasies? Why is this low-standard literature on VO? To stuff views? The question is solely in the money?
  12. tank64rus
    tank64rus 21 June 2020 15: 56 New
    0
    Once popped up, though from MTLB, as I do not remember. Consciousness began when a pair of diesel fuel exploded, a column of flame flew out through the open hatch. They were put out by fire extinguishers. Then they tried using the launcher to start a stalled engine. Thank God wound up. Slowly went to the debriefing to the authorities.
  13. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 21 June 2020 17: 03 New
    0
    Quote: Ragnar Lothbrok
    Yes, the Native American lied ..

    not an Indian, but Fenimore Cooper.
  14. Klingon
    Klingon 21 June 2020 19: 42 New
    0
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    Well, let's not argue. We were told that napalm. And we were taught to extinguish, not endure. And, of course, in addition to the OZK, there was also a summer jumpsuit and an Afghan.

    "they said napalm" and gave a mixture of grease and diesel fuel and you were led.
    I won’t believe that they used napalm in the training exercises
    1. seacap
      seacap 21 June 2020 21: 39 New
      0
      In the classroom, it was usually napalm that was used, and this is according to the accompanying documentation of the party, and by the way, the name "napalm" is collective and includes countless combinations of formulations of incendiary mixtures based on fuel, based on the situation, the presence of additives and components. , these were classes on the subject of weapons of mass destruction, which is included in the curriculum of all SV schools (I do not know about aviation and the navy, but I think that similar things were studied there in practice)
    2. tank64rus
      tank64rus 22 June 2020 10: 29 New
      0
      Conducted these classes with cadets at the school. For this, there were barrels with a mixture of BBC in the warehouse - this is our analogue of napalm. And classes on applying this mixture to the OZK cloak, followed by extinguishing the student, were included in the curriculum of schools in the SA.
  15. seacap
    seacap 21 June 2020 21: 30 New
    0
    Quote: Evdokim
    Hmmm, in reality, apart from "B" and "ON" printed words, there would be the most scanty

    Now it’s not better, it’s so shorter and more understandable, again, cipher and negotiation coding are not necessary.
  16. EvilLion
    EvilLion 22 June 2020 08: 35 New
    0
    I remember the late Fadin ironically described how he got out of the tank. He had Lend-Lease trousers in his car there, he kept them at the hatch, and thought, if that was what, I would also seize the exit. What is there, and the car does not seem to even burn, although a self-propelled gun was shown on it.
  17. Evgeny Moskov
    Evgeny Moskov 23 June 2020 17: 05 New
    0
    That was why Soviet tanks were bad, that there were few hatches. Hans had their own hatch for each and, accordingly, there were fewer losses in the crews. However, the Germans would not be Germans if they did it in Russian "at random".
  18. Givi_49
    Givi_49 3 September 2020 22: 11 New
    0
    For a long time, even in our youth, we were engaged in the conversion of the BMP-1 into a tanker at one of the repair plants. I remember, once on Saturday, a rather elderly overweight grandfather entered the shop and, leaning on a stick, went straight to our team, which worked for a future refueller. This grandfather was well known here, he was a veteran of the plant. A ladder was immediately pushed to him, and with great interest he climbed onto the armor and examined the control department, asked many professional questions, in a word, showed great interest and showed competence in armored vehicles. Grandfather was clearly in the subject. professionalism does not go anywhere over the years, it stays with you until the end. After my inquiries, it turned out that in front of me was a war veteran, a mechanic of the Su-76 self-propelled gun mount, who had gone through the whole war with his gun ...
    From his story, I remember one simple soldier's technique that he constantly used during the attack. Yes, yes, during the attack. This is not a typo or my fantasy. "Columbine" not only supported its infantry with fire and maneuver, but also went on the attack along with tanks and infantry, approximately as shown in the wonderful film "War is War". With only one small difference, due to the presence of two gasoline engines on board the valiant self-propelled gun (undercarriage of the T-70 light tank). According to my veteran's story, none of the self-propelled gunners was afraid of the enemy, his guns, tanks and aircraft. But before the fire, the fear was downright animal. We've seen enough of our burned-out comrades. The fact is that of the four crew members inside the self-propelled gun, only he, the mechanic, was inside the self-propelled gun, while the rest of the crew were around the ZiS-3 gun in the self-propelled gun turret, which was armored in front, on the sides and behind with powerful 15-mm armor. As experience showed, almost any hit would start a fire, calculating a gun to jump out of an open top and rear tower was a matter of seconds, and the mechanic had to get out through his own hatch in an inclined frontal armor plate. In order to get out as quickly as possible, the mechanic did the following every time: he unbuttoned the quilted jacket, leaving only the top button fastened; He completely unbuttoned the fly of his wadded trousers, pulled out his trouser belt, made a ring out of it and threw this ring onto the corner of the open lid of his personal hatch and held on to this saving belt loop with his left hand, and did all the control of the gearbox and clutches with one right. And in such a difficult, absurd, but the safest position of his body, my veteran flew to attack the entrenched enemy.
    As my veteran told me, he was ready to drop the levers at ANY first blow to the self-propelled gun body and fly out of his pants, out of felt boots, out of the hatch, throwing a quilted jacket in the air, and fly into cover at a safe distance from his gun. Do I need to explain to the modern reader that the quilted jacket, felt boots, and cotton trousers of an ordinary front-line driver were deeply oiled with grease and transmission oil to a complete water-repellent state and in the event of a fire ... well, then you understand.
    If the blow did not disable the formidable self-propelled gun, the crew took their places and continued to move ...
    Sometimes I see a chronicle where a brave crew of a self-propelled gun Su-76 (M) is fighting on the streets of Berlin, and at the same time I always remember the lively eyes and the inspired story of my veteran, who for a moment rejuvenated for a whole fifty years, fearlessly attacking the enemy with an open hatch, and unbuttoned cotton pants through the battle formations of enemy infantry and artillery.
    Glory to my Soviet tankmen! As well as glory to my Soviet self-propelled guns! Keep them, Lord, from the fire! Amen.