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Happy Tanker Day!

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Professional holiday of military personnel tank divisions and workers of tank-building enterprises does not have a fixed date. It is usually celebrated on the second Sunday in September. This year, Tanker's Day falls on September 13th. It is celebrated by tankers, tank builders and everyone connected with armored vehicles.


For the first time armored vehicles appeared at the beginning of the last century. Then they worked on them simultaneously and independently of each other in several countries. In Russia, the development of a heavy armored combat vehicle in 1911-1915 was carried out by Vasily Mendeleev, the son of the famous chemist Dmitry Mendeleev. He did this not by order of the state, but on his own initiative after his main job. Neither the military leadership nor the tsarist government was interested in the ideas of the Russian enthusiast, and at that time a tank was being created in Great Britain, which for the first time stories took in a combat operation - the breakthrough of the German fortifications.

Domestic tank building became an industry only during the Soviet era. The first tank in the USSR was initially copied from an English combat vehicle. It appeared on August 31, 1920 at a plant in Nizhny Tagil. This event is considered the birthday of the domestic tank building industry.

By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the country was able to organize the mass production of tanks, whose characteristics were not inferior to their foreign counterparts, or even surpassed them.

At the same Nizhniy Tagil plant, the legendary T-34 was subsequently produced, which after the war was called the Victory tank.

During the war years, tank units played a key role. They destroyed the enemy, as part of the Red Army, they participated in the liberation of their country, and then of the European states occupied by the Nazis. Soviet tanks reached Berlin itself - the lair of the Nazis - and together with the infantry, artillery, aviation and other roles of the troops won the Victory.

The Day of the Tankman was established in honor of the significant contribution of the Soviet armored forces of the East Carpathian operation of 1944, which actually began the liberation of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Initially, the holiday was celebrated on September 11, but after 1980 it was decided to celebrate Tankman's Day annually on the second Sunday of September.

On this day, military parades, celebrations and festive fireworks are held. The holiday is celebrated on a special scale where there are factories for the production of armored vehicles, as well as in places where tank units are stationed.

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye sincerely congratulates the servicemen of the tank forces and tank builders on a double holiday - the Day of the Tankman and the 100th anniversary of the national tank industry. We join in the congratulations of colleagues, colleagues, relatives and friends. We wish all the best to those who operate formidable combat vehicles, who create these armored masterpieces of engineering, as well as everyone related to the tank forces or the tank building industry.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 13 September 2020 04: 43
    28
    My first military registration specialty was the operator-gunner of the T-72 tank: "Tower! I'm a tower! The supercharger is on! Ready for battle!"
    Happy holiday!
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 13 September 2020 05: 37
      25
      Happy holiday, guys! On my own behalf, tankers are the most disciplined people !!!
      1. cost
        cost 13 September 2020 08: 57
        23
        All involved with the holiday !!! drinks
        1. major071
          major071 13 September 2020 09: 15
          23
          Happy holiday to all tankers!


          This is me, ChVTKU, about 1989 or 1990 drinks
          1. MA3UTA
            MA3UTA 13 September 2020 13: 27
            +6
            Seems like Zwilling st.
            I lived for a month in your barracks in August 91, in factory practice.
            KVTIU.

            Happy Holidays)

            Station 173 was new, yeah
            1. Doliva63
              Doliva63 13 September 2020 19: 12
              +1
              Quote: MA3UTA
              Seems like Zwilling st.
              I lived for a month in your barracks in August 91, in factory practice.
              KVTIU.

              Happy Holidays)

              Station 173 was new, yeah

              In the engineering school, the P-173 was a novelty in the 91st ?! Affiget! And yet - Happy Holidays! drinks
          2. Alf
            Alf 13 September 2020 23: 17
            +1
            Quote: major071
            Happy holiday to all tankers!

            Herr major, how, have you moved, put down roots? drinks
            1. major071
              major071 14 September 2020 08: 02
              0
              Nearly. At the end of the month, the son will arrive, then there will be full alles drinks
    2. Gluxarek
      Gluxarek 13 September 2020 10: 31
      +9
      Quote: Finches
      My first military registration specialty was the operator-gunner of the T-72 tank: "Tower! I'm a tower! The supercharger is on! Ready for battle!"
      Happy holiday!

      Happy Zhen! You and here are still the operator-navigator ... You are driving here Vorogov good drinks Command, we are waiting for the order soldier
      Well, for the future tank fist of Russia! hi drinks

      Happy tankman's day guys !!!
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 13 September 2020 10: 57
        +8
        Happy holiday, tankers!
        "Three tankmen drank three hundred each,
        And the mechanic drank eight hundred! drinks
        1. Gluxarek
          Gluxarek 13 September 2020 11: 36
          +6
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Happy holiday, tankers!
          "Three tankmen drank three hundred each,
          And the mechanic drank eight hundred! drinks

          Oh Volodya !!!!! drinks And forward in all directions !!!!
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 13 September 2020 12: 28
            +5
            Thank you, colleague. hi I've heard the song before, but this is the first time I've seen the video. Do not tell me what kind of film the frames were taken from, to be honest, from real history, I don't remember such a fight with kamikaze against our BTshek.
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 13 September 2020 13: 25
              +4
              Quote: Sea Cat
              I see for the first time. Do not tell me what kind of film the frames were taken from, to be honest, from real history, I don't remember such a fight with kamikaze against our BTshek.

              Hello Konstantin, Happy Holidays, and everyone involved !!!
              Answer: The film is called "My Way", filmed in 2011, Korea. drinks hi
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 13 September 2020 13: 49
                +5
                Hello, Sergey! Thank you for your congratulations. And which Koreans were filming, South? What are they like? This is a film about Khalkhin-gol, judging by the BTs, I thought it was filmed by the Japanese, they are too heroically fighting with our tanks, in real life there was no such thing.
                1. Phil77
                  Phil77 13 September 2020 13: 54
                  +7
                  Quote: Sea Cat
                  And which Koreans were filming, South?

                  I answer in order.
                  Southern!
                  Further, there, in principle, the plot is like this, two friends, one Korean, the other Japanese. But nevertheless, they are friends, well, all sorts of their adventures are going on. Yes, they did not fall out of the chair! They still participate in battles with the Germans together. !!!
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 13 September 2020 13: 56
                    +6
                    Fuck it !!! I couldn’t have imagined this kind of bells and whistles ... well, well. laughing
                    1. Phil77
                      Phil77 13 September 2020 14: 03
                      +5
                      Quote: Sea Cat
                      imagine

                      Aha, aha! And then they are sent from Dedovsk near Moscow to the Reich After an unsuccessful attack and the subsequent execution of their company by evil NKVD officers. Well, it's a shame, right! wink So they took offense and went to the Germans. Then Normandy, service in the Eastern Battalion, the death of a Korean, the Japanese takes his name and participates in the competition. Yes, I didn’t say the most important thing! Both of them were marathoners! Here is such a Korean masterpiece! laughing
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 13 September 2020 14: 06
                        +7
                        Listen ... the further into the woods, the more girls, well, fantasy, Tarantino can shoot himself. where to him, poor.
                      2. Phil77
                        Phil77 13 September 2020 14: 09
                        +4
                        Okay, let's talk about Tarantino, of course!
                        Until then, on the topic. Happy Holidays again, buddy !!!! soldier
                    2. hohol95
                      hohol95 13 September 2020 22: 54
                      +4
                      Bollywood directors are tearing their hair out because of a missed plot! drinks
                    3. Alf
                      Alf 13 September 2020 23: 21
                      +4
                      Quote: hohol95
                      Bollywood directors are tearing their hair out because of a missed plot! drinks

                      Tanks in flowers, singing and dancing disco?
                    4. hohol95
                      hohol95 13 September 2020 23: 25
                      +3
                      Not tanks, but elephants with tank turrets on their backs and DZ containers on their sides!
                      But the mechanics hi drinks , as usual, they sit on their necks behind the ears and drive animals with metal hooks.
              2. bubalik
                bubalik 13 September 2020 17: 40
                +5
                Happy holiday !!
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 13 September 2020 17: 41
                  +4
                  Thank you, Sergey! smile drinks
          2. John22
            John22 13 September 2020 19: 28
            +3
            The video shows a pseudo BT-5. The BT-5 tanks have a drive wheel in the back, while these have a roller in the front. Chassis, like the Japanese Chi-nu.
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 13 September 2020 19: 31
              +4
              It is clear that "pseudo", but we did not analyze the equipment there.
            2. hohol95
              hohol95 13 September 2020 23: 27
              +2
              In the film "Order of fire not to open", they generally made parodies of Japanese tanks using MTLB or similar equipment. But the film itself doesn't get any worse!
      2. Alf
        Alf 13 September 2020 23: 20
        +3
        Quote: Sea Cat
        I honestly, from real history, I don't remember such a fight with kamikaze against our BTshek.

        In foreign cinema, a paradigm has long reigned - if there is no fact, but it is very necessary, then it is worth inventing it, after which this fact begins to live its own, absolutely true, life.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 13 September 2020 23: 31
          +2
          As in an old joke: "I don't remember exactly, it seems like Gogol is sitting on an oak tree and sends everyone ... but in verse it was wonderful!" laughing
    3. Revolver
      Revolver 13 September 2020 18: 07
      +1
      Quote: Gluxarek


      On the 10th second of the video, you can see that the chassis is not BT. BMP?
  • Finches
    Finches 13 September 2020 11: 39
    +4
    drinks Happy holiday !!!
    1. Gluxarek
      Gluxarek 13 September 2020 12: 03
      +4
      Quote: Finches
      drinks Happy holiday !!!

      Good luck to you Evgeny in everything! hi Happy holiday, the tanker of the VO website on the T-34 drives the drift here !!! soldier There is fire from all sides, but the armor is strong and our tanks are fast .. wink
      Let's break through ..! drinks
      1. Finches
        Finches 13 September 2020 12: 16
        +2
        I agree - we will break through! Where are we going! "Our cause is just, the enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours." drinks
  • Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 September 2020 04: 43
    13
    Happy tanker day!
    With the day of the most formidable and impetuous land weapons, for more than 100 years, only increasing its importance in the army.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 13 September 2020 06: 32
      10
      Happy holiday, Eugene! Although you do not keep the demobilized helmet, as is customary among sailors - to store it without - I suppose you will always remember it warmly! Health!
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 13 September 2020 07: 38
        +8
        Quote: aszzz888

        +1
        Happy holiday, Eugene! Although you do not store your demobilized headset,

        No, I don't have a headset. I am an anti-tank officer. ATGM and anti-tank artillery. The worst enemy of tanks. But only the enemy ...
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 13 September 2020 13: 22
          +1

          Mountain shooter (Eugene)
          Today, 07: 38
          NEW

          +6
          Quote: aszzz888

          +1
          Happy holiday, Eugene! Although you do not store your demobilized headset,

          No, I don't have a headset. I am an anti-tank officer. ATGM and anti-tank artillery. The worst enemy of tanks. But only the enemy ...
          Congratulated

          Zyablitsev (Eugene)
          Today, 04: 43
          21
          My first military registration specialty was the gunner operator of the T-72 tank: "Tower! I am the tower! The supercharger is on! Ready for battle!"
          Happy holiday!
          , but still there will be a holiday on your street, too, Eugene! wink drinks
    2. Alf
      Alf 13 September 2020 23: 32
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Happy tanker day!
      With the day of the most formidable and impetuous land weapons, for more than 100 years, only increasing its importance in the army.

      And some claim that the tank has outlived its life. To plant them in a trench in front of an advancing tank company, they would change their beliefs in an instant, if they remained, of course, alive.
  • Ivan 1980
    Ivan 1980 13 September 2020 04: 54
    11
    All involved with the holiday !!!
  • Free wind
    Free wind 13 September 2020 05: 42
    11
    Happy Holidays !!! Happy tanker day !!!!
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 13 September 2020 06: 29
    11
    It is celebrated by tankers, tank builders and everyone associated with armored vehicles.
    And I would add - VETERANS! drinks Happy Holidays to all who rightfully consider themselves a tanker! Health to you, and all the best! Veterans do not get sick, and for many years! soldier
  • Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 13 September 2020 06: 49
    13
    Happy Tankmen!
    Let your profession never be useful to you, but in peacetime it is very necessary.
  • The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 13 September 2020 07: 14
    15
    My VUS is a mechanic - a driver of medium tanks. I studied T - 72 and T - 64. And I had to ride both T62, T55, BMP1 / 2 ...
    Happy holiday to all tankers!
    1. Sklendarka
      Sklendarka 13 September 2020 08: 36
      15
      Happy Holidays!

    2. Train
      Train 13 September 2020 12: 04
      +1
      Which is the best?
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 13 September 2020 12: 23
        +1
        In terms of handling, I liked the T - 64 most of all. It is smoother. And, in general, I consider the T-34 to be the gold standard.
    3. hohol95
      hohol95 13 September 2020 22: 55
      +2
      How! Great Leader! HAPPY you and your Squaw ... drinks drinks drinks
  • DEVIL LIFE`S
    DEVIL LIFE`S 13 September 2020 08: 27
    +6
    Happy holiday to you tankers
  • Trevis
    Trevis 13 September 2020 08: 43
    +7
    Happy holiday guys, Happy Tanker's Day!
  • svp67
    svp67 13 September 2020 08: 44
    +8
    Everyone involved in the creation of our "armor" and its operation ... HAPPY
    (Sori, the video is not mine, so I apologize for the photo of the first tank on the screensaver, it has to do with our holiday only as a target)
  • Alien From
    Alien From 13 September 2020 08: 48
    +4
    Eh mazut))) Happy holiday to all those involved !!!
    drinks
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 13 September 2020 19: 22
      +1
      Quote: Alien From
      Eh mazut))) Happy holiday to all those involved !!!
      drinks

      And they called us trucks. not fuel oil. drinks
  • Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 13 September 2020 09: 23
    13
    Happy Holidays, men!
    1. Ragnar Lodbrok
      Ragnar Lodbrok 13 September 2020 09: 24
      13
      Accept the manly congratulations!
  • Essex62
    Essex62 13 September 2020 09: 45
    +7
    Armor is strong and our tanks are fast
    And our people are full of courage ...
    Happy holiday, tankers!
  • 113262a
    113262a 13 September 2020 10: 07
    +9
    Happy Holidays to all colleagues! I wish to shoot only at plywood, paper and sticks. But if tomorrow we go on a campaign, then let our enemies be sick! There are no former tankers, as shown by 14 years old, and grandfathers after 30 years of civilian life and drove and hit!
  • Zum
    Zum 13 September 2020 10: 56
    +4

    Happy Tanker Day!
  • Catfish
    Catfish 13 September 2020 11: 36
    +9
    Friends, I congratulate everyone on the Holiday! drinks Brothers-tankers separately and from the heart! drinks
    My VUS-025 is the crews of medium tanks. First training in Bikin - gunner, then 54th OTP in the Jewish Autonomous Region, from the last three-year students. Completed service com. tank, has the rights of the mechanic of the same "half-four", on which he served.
    1. bubalik
      bubalik 13 September 2020 18: 25
      +2
      Konstantin, what is the most important thing in a tank? repeat
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 13 September 2020 19: 06
        +4
        Everything is important there, but the most ...
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 13 September 2020 19: 25
      +1
      Happy colleague! I wonder what color is right for 54? I have on 62 and 72 - they are blue, and you?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 13 September 2020 19: 34
        +3
        I also have blue ones, about 5x3 in size. Since the 62s I had a chance to shoot in training, so I know the stabilizer, but our 54s did not have it.
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 13 September 2020 20: 22
          +1
          Quote: Sea Cat
          I also have blue ones, about 5x3 in size. Since the 62s I had a chance to shoot in training, so I know the stabilizer, but our 54s did not have it.

          I found my father's "rights" - they are silvery-gray, issued by the 10th GvTD in the early 60s, then she was still in Krampnitz.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 13 September 2020 21: 32
            +2
            I served in the second half of the 60s, it seems that the gap with your dad is small, but the rights are of different colors, maybe they printed their own in the GSVG?
            1. Doliva63
              Doliva63 14 September 2020 19: 00
              +1
              Quote: Sea Cat
              I served in the second half of the 60s, it seems that the gap with your dad is small, but the rights are of different colors, maybe they printed their own in the GSVG?

              I don't think so. in the 80s he himself served in the GSVG, incl. at 32 GvTD, everyone's "rights" were blue. Maybe it's still a matter of time.
  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 13 September 2020 11: 42
    +6
    Once I was "drafted" into a "mobutu" for a month in a separate tank battalion ...! After that, I consider Tankman's Day my "professional" holiday and accept congratulations! I also congratulate all the tankers!

    Well ....... the armor is strong and our tanks are fast!
    CONGRATULATIONS !!!
  • Armored beast
    Armored beast 13 September 2020 11: 53
    +5
    All fuel oil with a holiday! That was what the troops called us. Commander T 62, GSVG, 76-78.
  • Coconut
    Coconut 13 September 2020 11: 57
    +3
    Tankmen .... you have NATO ahead of you ... good luck in everything .. wink
  • Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 13 September 2020 12: 11
    +2
    Happy holiday!
  • infantry76
    infantry76 13 September 2020 12: 14
    +7
    Congratulations to all veterans of tank forces and those who are currently serving on the Day of the Tanker and the 100th anniversary of tank building in our country! Health and well-being to all! I have the honor! soldier
  • Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 13 September 2020 12: 32
    +5
    I congratulate all the tankers and workers of the Urals, Tagil and Vagonka on the holiday!
  • Nirag013
    Nirag013 13 September 2020 13: 40
    +5
    How quickly time flies! It seems that it was yesterday ... and forty (!) Years have already passed ...
    VUS-207 - master-assembler for the repair and storage of BTT, 12 gtr, 4th Guards Kantemirovsk division, 1977 - 79
    All, all - Happy Holidays!
  • Alexga
    Alexga 13 September 2020 14: 12
    +5

    Battle Banner of my 29th Tank Banner Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Order of Suvorov division.
    All a Happy Holiday! soldier drinks
  • boris epstein
    boris epstein 13 September 2020 15: 03
    +6
    Happy holiday to all tankers! I wish you to continue to continue the victorious traditions of your Soviet-Russian predecessors. Health, happiness and that politicians try to settle all the problems without using the army. Well, if they can't: "And the battlefield is supported by tanks. Engines will roar and armor will sparkle ...." "The first tank in the USSR was initially copied from the English battle cars." Actually, from the French Renault FT-17 and the first 15 tanks of the Krasnoye Sormovo plant were called Renault Russian.
  • Slon_on
    Slon_on 13 September 2020 16: 03
    +3
    Congratulations, colleagues! Good health, good luck. He served on the T-62, T-64.
  • flanker7
    flanker7 13 September 2020 18: 29
    +1
    Happy Holidays to all MV, NO, and CT!
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 13 September 2020 19: 31
      +1
      Quote: flanker7
      Happy Holidays to all MV, NO, and CT!

      And what about the range teams of tank divisions? And the PTO-schnicks of the tank regiments? No, happy holiday - so all the tankers! drinks
  • Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 13 September 2020 19: 08
    +2
    My compliments to fellow tankmen. hi
    Their business is highly respected and necessary.
  • tank64rus
    tank64rus 13 September 2020 20: 05
    +1
    Happy holiday everyone! The armor is strong and our tanks are fast!
  • Linda
    Linda 13 September 2020 21: 15
    0
    Happy holiday to all tankers !!!
  • Galleon
    Galleon 14 September 2020 09: 23
    +1
    All armored comrades - a happy holiday! drinks So that everything is good for you, guys! soldier