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Be able to recognize and destroy enemy tanks

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Be able to recognize and destroy enemy tanks
Burned down German tank PzKpfw III in the USSR in June 1942.



"RED WARRIOR" 4 July 1942

Lieutenants S.Glyazer and P. Beloborodov

NATISK of the fascist armored hordes of the Red Army opposed the mighty force of its weapons and the selfless heroism of the fighters. Germany lost over 24000 during the year of World War II tanks. The experience of the war showed that fascist tanks can be successfully destroyed by individual soldiers.

However, in order to destroy enemy tanks, you need to be able to recognize them and know their most vulnerable points.

From the anti-tank guns it is best to hit the cracks and the bottom of the tower. If the tank passes along the front, it is best to aim at the side of where the driver is, the gas tank, or the back of the engine.

Bundles of grenades and anti-tank grenades are best thrown under the tracks, under the bottom and on the roof of the tower. Incendiary bottles to throw at the tower of the tank, so that the combustible mixture, spreading, flooded the inspection gaps, got into the motor group, into the gaps of the hatches and burned the crew.

The fascists in the war against the USSR use not only German tanks of various systems and tanks of the countries occupied by Germany. This article lists the ten most common types of tanks with which fighters are most often encountered in combat.

Most of the tanks in the German light-weight army. Light tank "T-2" (Fig. 1) weighs 8 tons. Armed with a 20-mm cannon and one machine gun, the crew is three people. The most vulnerable places are shown in the figure by arrows.

In the attack, the fascists use the medium tank T-3 (Fig. 2) to cover the light tanks. Tank weight - 20 tons, weapons

- 37-mm cannon and three machine guns or one 75-mm mortar. The speed of the tank to 30-40 kilometers.

- The medium tank JT-4 "is somewhat more massive, it weighs tons of 23, weapons - 75-mm gun and two

- three machine guns. The speed of the tank to 40 kilometers per hour.

(The style, figure captions and spelling of the article are preserved. Ed.)

Figure 1. German light tank T-2. Vulnerabilities tank: 1. Driving wheel, 2. Sloth. 3. Gun Tower. 4. Hatches. 5. Motor group


Fig. 2. German medium tank T-3. Vulnerabilities tank: I Driving wheel. 2. Gas tank 3. Commander Tower 4 Gun turret. 5. Motor group 6. Hatches. 7. Sloth


Fig. 3. German heavy tank Rheinmetall. Vulnerabilities tank: 1. Driving wheel 2, Gas tank. 3. Commander tower. 4. Gun Tower. 5. Motor group. 6. Hatches. 7. Sloth


Rice 4. French light tank P-35. Vulnerabilities tank: 1. drive wheel. 2. 3 sloth. Commander tower. 4 5 Gun Tower. Motor group. 6. Hatches.


The heavy tank "Rhineme-tall" (Fig.3) weighs 30 tons. On arms - two guns and three machine guns. The crew of the tank reaches eight people.

Each fighter should also be well aware of the tanks of the occupied countries. The French light tank P-35 (fig. 4) weighs ten tons. Armed with a 37-mm cannon and machine gun. Team - two people. The thickness of the frontal armor -45 millimeters, side and tower - 40.

There is also a French medium tank B-1. It weighs 27 tons, armed with two guns and two machine guns. The speed of the tank is up to 40 kilometers per hour. The French 3-C heavy tank is a huge land dreadnought. It weighs -75 tons. Armed with one 75-mm cannon and one 155-mm howitzer. In addition there are four machine guns. Team - 13 people. But the speed does not exceed 13 -15 kilometers per hour.

The Czechoslovak tanks at the fascists mostly light and medium. The lightweight W-2 tank weighs 10,5 tons, armed with one 37-mm cannon and two machine guns. Team - three people. 30 speed - 34 kilometers per hour. The average T-23 tank weighs 16,7 tons, speed - 50 kilometers. The team is four people. Armament - 47-mm gun and one machine gun.

In the southern parts of the front, our infantrymen meet with Italian tanks. These are imperfect machines. The most common Italian tank L-6. Weight - 6,5 tons, speed - 36 kilometers per hour, weapons - one 20-mm cannon and one machine gun. Crew -2 man.

During the fighting, every soldier realized that with a bold attack on a tank he could destroy any enemy vehicle.

Material provided by A. Dzvydenkov, Yaroslavl
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  1. Bigriver
    Bigriver April 23 2013 08: 25 New
    -2
    Most likely, the divisional newspaper is some kind of SD.
    Because there are a lot of factual mistakes ..,
    Pz-I in the picture is issued for the "deuce". Some kind of mythical Rheinmetal. There were three of them. Moreover, the couple - in the Netherlands. Mortira 75 mm on the "troika", the Frenchman "Renault" in Russia, etc.
    In vain the publication was posted.
    1. Smirnov Vadim
      April 23 2013 08: 35 New
      15
      This is a story, as it was - without embellishment, what does it mean - in vain?
      1. Bigriver
        Bigriver April 23 2013 08: 54 New
        +7
        Quote: Vadim Smirnov
        This is a story, as it was - without embellishment, what does it mean - in vain?

        In fact, it WASN’T.
        The picture shows the profile of "unity", and it says about the "deuce".
        On the "troika" KwK-37 / L24 appeared only in 1943.
        The 30-ton Rheinmetall is the information disinformation of the Germans before the war. There were three tanks, and not a single one was on the Eastern Front.
        It’s a long story to talk to the French.
        The publication is written in false prewar attitudes and attitudes, and not on the basis of gained experience.
        Unfortunately, this often happened. Only by 1943 more or less systematized knowledge of the enemy, his weapons, military equipment, operational and tactical techniques.
        1. Smirnov Vadim
          April 23 2013 09: 01 New
          +9
          I mean - that was how it was printed in the newspaper!
        2. avt
          avt April 23 2013 09: 13 New
          +2
          Quote: BigRiver
          The publication was written on the basis of false pre-war attitudes and views, and not on the basis of gained experience.
          Unfortunately, this often happened. Only by 1943 more or less systematized knowledge of the enemy, his weapons, military equipment, operational and tactical techniques.

          You are right, the writing style is very similar. That happened to me ,, Sputnik partisan "from ,, Young Guard" of 1942 to read, is quite another matter, quite a decent instruction for a young soldier.
        3. Avenger711
          Avenger711 April 23 2013 13: 09 New
          +1
          No one finished tanks and information about their number did not provide. The Germans had no more knowledge about our technology with corresponding errors in their estimates.
          1. Stas57
            Stas57 April 23 2013 13: 27 New
            +4
            Quote: Avenger711
            No one prepared tanks and information on their number

            "RED WARRIOR" 4 July 1942
            war of the year!
        4. MAN
          MAN April 23 2013 14: 48 New
          +5
          Quote: BigRiver
          Quote: Vadim Smirnov
          This is a story, as it was - without embellishment, what does it mean - in vain?

          In fact, it WASN’T.
          The picture shows the profile of "unity", and it says about the "deuce".
          On the "troika" KwK-37 / L24 appeared only in 1943.
          The 30-ton Rheinmetall is the information disinformation of the Germans before the war. There were three tanks, and not a single one was on the Eastern Front.
          It’s a long story to talk to the French.
          The publication is written in false prewar attitudes and attitudes, and not on the basis of gained experience.
          Unfortunately, this often happened. Only by 1943 more or less systematized knowledge of the enemy, his weapons, military equipment, operational and tactical techniques.

          This is how Hero of the Soviet Union G. Penezhko described the meeting with him: "... A deaf head passed across the ground, and huge armored vehicles of unusually bright yellow color appeared on the outskirts of the village of Stina. Flashing with the tongues of shots, they slowly rolled in our direction." Rheinmetall, ”I guessed, recalling the silhouettes of a German tank in the school’s album.“ Heavy, gun seventy-five, direct shot eight hundred, armor forty ... ”Yes, the frontal armor of such a tank is unlikely to be taken by the 45 mm gun of our BT .. But there was nowhere to retreat ... A thunder of a shot is heard. A cloud of smoke swirls in the field of view of the sight instead of a tower ... I look out of the hatch. A black spot is smoking on the spot where the German tank was standing and the distorted sheets of armor are lying around, and behind it confidently unfolds to the right is the huge tower of our KV. It turns out who shot! .. "
          1. Bigriver
            Bigriver April 23 2013 16: 16 New
            0
            Quote: MAN
            ... This is how the Hero of the Soviet Union G. Penezhko described the meeting with him: "..." Rheinmetall, "I guessed, recalling the silhouettes of a German tank in the school's album." Heavy, gun seventy-five, direct shot eight hundred, armor forty ...

            Penezhko is the 34th TD, 8th MK?
            The division, until it completely lost its materiel, had as its opponent 16 TD 1st TG. Her materiel is known: 45 Pz.II, 23 Pz.III (37), 48 Pz.III (5), 20 Pz.IV, 10 Pz.Bef. TOTAL: 136 units.
            Ten years ago, historical and near-public :)), came to the conclusion that Penezhko called "Rheinmetal" PzKpfw IV smile
            Mikhail Svirin referred to the 1941 edition of "Satellite Tank Fighter".
            Allegedly, there, on page 13, in the section "Heavy Tanks" the first one appears:

            "Heavy Rheinmetal Tank." Picture PzKpfw IV Ausf E. TTX correspond, though the armor is indicated 40-60 mm. And the armament of a 75 mm cannon and three or four machine guns. The maximum speed is 50 km / h.
          2. Stas57
            Stas57 April 23 2013 16: 53 New
            0
            this is the Four.
            She, too, Rheinmetall, and 99% self-propelled guns after the 43go Ferdinand, and the Tigra tanks

            meeting with the German tank Panzer IV in the June days of 1941 of the year tanker G. Penezhko.

            However, under this name this combat vehicle was almost unknown to the soldiers and commanders of the Red Army. And now, half a century after the end of World War II, the combination of the German words "panzer firm" among many readers of the Bronekollektsii is bewildering. Both then and now this tank is better known under the "Russified" name T-IV, which is not used anywhere outside our country.
          3. Stas57
            Stas57 April 23 2013 16: 54 New
            0
            this is the Four.
            She, too, Rheinmetall, and 99% self-propelled guns after the 43go Ferdinand, and the Tigers tanks
          4. Alex
            Alex 31 August 2013 21: 55 New
            +1
            This is how the Hero of the Soviet Union G. Penezhko is described meeting him

            Completeness, colleague. I found out this quote, this is from "Blow and Defense." A good book, but "for middle school age." There is also about the sleeve, which jammed the foot descent.
            But seriously, what are the memories of a man who so vividly describes a one-on-one meeting with a tank that was not there? No offense, this is not serious.

            PS By the way, whoever has a scan of this book, discard. I can’t find it in any way.
    2. Papakiko
      Papakiko April 23 2013 08: 48 New
      0
      Quote: BigRiver
      Because there are a lot of factual mistakes ..,

      Do not judge strictly, most importantly, the nuts and bolts in different directions at times scattered.
      1. Stas57
        Stas57 April 23 2013 10: 42 New
        0
        Do not judge strictly, most importantly, the nuts and bolts in different directions at times scattered.

        and really, what a fucking thing, but what about the person who has learned by heart the “French light tank P-35” and who met the armored Pz IV Ausf.F2 with the KwK 40 L / 43?
        at the same time, the GABTU has everything you need - and shelling from guns, and manuals and so on, I don’t want to print
        1. Avenger711
          Avenger711 April 23 2013 13: 09 New
          -2
          Well, of course, how naive you are.
  2. Stas57
    Stas57 April 23 2013 10: 31 New
    +1
    German heavy tank Rheinmetall.

    Großtraktoren Neubaufahrzeug at 42 at the front?!? removed from pedestals?
    But where is Pz IV? Prague? What is the ancient version of the three? Shtug where?
    that’s the whole “benefit” of such articles
  3. castle
    castle April 23 2013 12: 16 New
    -6
    Lord! I wish you all good health! I was thinking a bit. Why are they giving out the pros? For comments on the topic or for polit-patriotic agitation?

    And gentlemen Vadim Smirnov and others like me, could show me on a modern map in which existing state he lives? And how many years did he live in the USSR and what, in general, knows about the USSR? In Germany, there are many people who now also sincerely believe that during Hitler’s time it was better, everyone had a job, there weren’t any blacks and Jews in the streets! And for those who thought differently or thought the camps were their own head. Almost like the semi-forbidden Russian and Soviet writers. For example Leskov or Strugatsky. And how do Russian laws look at this? And what about freedom of speech and opinion, if the general (chief, admin) waves the Soviet flag and is plus? And if Russian laws are so tolerant, could anyone here speak under the flag of Nazi Germany? RUSSIA is great! There was a thousand years without a Bolshevik ideology (I don’t specifically write Marxist) and without the USSR, the whole world respected it and the faster modern Russia and Russians get rid of the Bolshevik mentality, the more chances Russia will have to become a world leader again. I emphasize: RUSSIA, not the USSR!
    1. olegyurjewitch
      olegyurjewitch April 23 2013 18: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: hrad
      And if Russian laws are so tolerant, could anyone here speak under the flag of Nazi Germany?

      What does tolerance have to do with it? The article is about what time it was taken from? Have you even looked at the source? The Bolshevik mentality, without the USSR. Are you aware that it was the SOVIET PEOPLE who won the war, not the Russians, namely the SOVIET PEOPLE, poisoned by Bolshevism and even people who are not tolerant, deprived of democratic freedoms and other blessings of our time, led by commissars and drugged by Soviet power.
      It is impossible under the flag of Nazi Germany, the law prohibits any propaganda and use of Nazi ideology and symbols, oh how tolerant it is.
    2. Ratibor12
      Ratibor12 April 24 2013 01: 04 New
      +1
      Quote: hrad
      And gentlemen Vadim Smirnov and others like me, could show me on a modern map in which existing state he lives? And how many years did he live in the USSR and what, in general, knows about the USSR? In Germany, there are many people who now also sincerely believe that during Hitler’s time it was better, everyone had a job, there weren’t any blacks and Jews in the streets! And for those who thought differently or thought the camps were their own head. Almost like the semi-forbidden Russian and Soviet writers. For example Leskov or Strugatsky. And how do Russian laws look at this? And what about freedom of speech and opinion, if the general (chief, admin) waves the Soviet flag and is plus? And if Russian laws are so tolerant, could anyone here speak under the flag of Nazi Germany? RUSSIA is great! There was a thousand years without a Bolshevik ideology (I don’t specifically write Marxist) and without the USSR, the whole world respected it and the faster modern Russia and Russians get rid of the Bolshevik mentality, the more chances Russia will have to become a world leader again. I emphasize: RUSSIA, not the USSR!


      A great example of a person with ungrown brains and infected with anti-Russian propaganda. To argue with him is useless. They that Russia, that the USSR, that Leskov, that the Strugatsky-one hell! They only need one thing from us - that we should not be! Trying to convey the historical truth to their consciousness? Yes, they simply will not accept it. Well, that whole stream of information will not fit on their floppy disk in the skull. Is it worth it?
      But how then treats them? No way! While blathering from behind a hillock - we ignore and do our thing. They will climb through the cordon - we will give it through the wort.

      PS I can not pass by such a fact as sensei. Each petty pig is climbing to teach how we should behave. No, well, they know better than us what we need, how we live, which is good for us! Thank you, kind white gentleman! And you would not go ...! Moreover, the customer’s Czech flag glows with a dirty stain. Is this the same land whose people, like sl.yuhi lay under all the conquerors indiscriminately? Well, perhaps the distant Hussite wars recall. Do not think that we will forget and forgive the work of your gunsmiths for the Third Reich and your betrayal in 1968.
  4. Avenger711
    Avenger711 April 23 2013 12: 44 New
    +3
    Heh, even “Rheinmetal” lit up only at parades included. Although in the book "Designer of combat vehicles" there is a memory of an alleged meeting with him.
  5. MAN
    MAN April 23 2013 14: 47 New
    0
    The 30-ton Rheinmetall is the information disinformation of the Germans before the war. There were three tanks, and not a single one was on the Eastern Front.
    This is how Hero of the Soviet Union G. Penezhko described the meeting with him: "... A deaf head passed across the ground, and huge armored vehicles of unusually bright yellow color appeared on the outskirts of the village of Stina. Flashing with the tongues of shots, they slowly rolled in our direction." Rheinmetall, ”I guessed, recalling the silhouettes of a German tank in the school’s album.“ Heavy, gun seventy-five, direct shot eight hundred, armor forty ... ”Yes, the frontal armor of such a tank is unlikely to be taken by the 45 mm gun of our BT .. But there was nowhere to retreat ... A thunder of a shot is heard. A cloud of smoke swirls in the field of view of the sight instead of a tower ... I look out of the hatch. A black spot is smoking on the spot where the German tank was standing and the distorted sheets of armor are lying around, and behind it confidently unfolds to the right is the huge tower of our KV. It turns out who shot! .. "
  6. Bugor
    Bugor April 23 2013 20: 07 New
    +2
    What difference does it make to a peasant who yesterday grazed cows and plowed the land, what was the name of this or that tank that killed his comrades or himself? He’s fucking ... forgive the harshness of whose tank it is, which company and how much it weighs. Before him - a piece of iron, and large, and invulnerable to a rifle. How to be And this leaflet just explains what, after seeing the tank, you can put it in your pants, or you can take the PTR and stop this piece of iron. Or the same bottle with a cop (as it was, it seems, was called) and stop, and then destroy the colossus. And people do it on all fronts, and since they know where to hit, then they know how to do it. Why am I worse? And with the help of such information, it was heard to people who had seen the tractor not always that equipment could be fought.
    And you got it - the error is here, the error is there, the Rheinmetal-Henschel-Porsche ...
  7. Simon
    Simon April 24 2013 08: 23 New
    +1
    Quote: hrad
    Lord! I wish you all good health! I was thinking a bit. Why are they giving out the pros? For comments on the topic or for polit-patriotic agitation?

    And gentlemen Vadim Smirnov and others like me, could show me on a modern map in which existing state he lives? And how many years did he live in the USSR and what, in general, knows about the USSR? In Germany, there are many people who now also sincerely believe that during Hitler’s time it was better, everyone had a job, there weren’t any blacks and Jews in the streets! And for those who thought differently or thought the camps were their own head. Almost like the semi-forbidden Russian and Soviet writers. For example Leskov or Strugatsky. And how do Russian laws look at this? And what about freedom of speech and opinion, if the general (chief, admin) waves the Soviet flag and is plus? And if Russian laws are so tolerant, could anyone here speak under the flag of Nazi Germany? RUSSIA is great! There was a thousand years without a Bolshevik ideology (I don’t specifically write Marxist) and without the USSR, the whole world respected it and the faster modern Russia and Russians get rid of the Bolshevik mentality, the more chances Russia will have to become a world leader again. I emphasize: RUSSIA, not the USSR!
    Apparently you mister know Russian history poorly. The Russians constantly fought for their 1000 years, all the scum of the countries of Western Europe tried to capture and use the Russians for their insidious purposes, because of this we have the profession of "defending our homeland" that our ancestors laid in our genes. fool soldier
  8. Alex
    Alex 31 August 2013 22: 02 New
    +2
    Yes, and so it was. It is a pity if someone mistakenly tried to use the wrong information against the right tank.