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Feat tanker Gregory Naydin

The treacherous, swift attack of fascist Germany on the Soviet Union caused confusion in the Red Army units located near the western borders of the country, retreating east in the first days after the outbreak of war. However, not always and not everywhere the lightning advance of the Wehrmacht groups was cloudless and smooth. In memoirs and militaryhistorical literature on World War II rightly notes that already at the initial stage the Barbarossa plan, impeccable on paper, began to malfunction in reality. The reason for this was the valor and dedication of the Russian soldiers, although it was episodic in nature, but, nevertheless, it became a serious obstacle for the self-confident German troops who did not know defeat until this time. And it just so happened that it was during the first six months of hostilities that the greatest number of brilliant heroic acts committed by Soviet tankers were necessary. The author of one of such exploits, which occurred already on the second day of the war in the Baltic states, was Sergeant Grigory Naydin.

In domestic tank troops during the Second World War, the official record of personal victories was not kept. The only exceptions were individual units, for example, the XNUMXth Guards Tank Corps or the XNUMXst Guards Tank Brigade. The known data on the victories of the Soviet tank aces tend to be underestimated. This is due to the strict methodology of monetary reward for each knocked out or destroyed German tank or self-propelled gun, in order to exclude postscripts and fictitious enemy losses. Today, combat reports, excerpts from award lists, and also, importantly, memoirs of bosses and eyewitnesses, are used as information sources. Curiously, the tank forces of the Third Reich also did not have an officially approved single system for confirming victories. According to most historians, their numbers should be treated very carefully. Among the Germans in the Panzerwaffe, only one abstract criterion prevailed - officer honor. In many cases, she let the Nazis down, who sometimes ascribe to themselves a truly huge number of military successes. Some researchers of the Second World War directly indicate that if we take the results of the activities of German self-propelled guns and tankers for the truth, especially at the last stage of the war, then the tank units of the Soviet Army should have ceased to exist by the end of hostilities in Europe. In addition, high quantitative results could be the result of the fact that the same disabled Soviet tank was included in the lists of victories many times due to the high efficiency of the repair and restoration services.

Grigory Nikolaevich Naidin was born on November 18 of 1917 in a simple Russian peasant family. He spent his childhood in the Stary Oskol district in the village of Saltykovo, which has now become a microdistrict of the city of Gubkin. Naidin received his education at a local high school, having completed nine compulsory classes and additional mechanics courses. Then the young guy got a job in his native state farm as a tractor driver and turner, and after a while he left to work as a mechanic at the Skorodnyansky machine-tractor station. From 1936 to 1938, Grigory Nikolayevich was trained at the Yutanovsk Specialized School of Machine Operators, eventually receiving the specialty of a senior mechanic. In the fall of 1938, he was called to serve in the army. After the distribution, he found himself in a tank unit, where he passed the regimental school. In 1940, Gregory became a member of the CPSU (b). The Great Patriotic War found Naidin in the Lithuanian border garrison. By that time he was already the commander of the light tank BT-7, which was part of the fifth tank division of the Red Army.

This division was formed in June 1940-th year and is staffed with personnel soldiers and commanders. On 18 June 1941, it was deployed in the Lithuanian city of Alytus, having mainly BT-7 tanks in service. In addition, there were (in descending order of quantity): BA-10, T-34, T-28, T-26 and BA-20. It was the fifth tank division that had the honor to repel the first and most terrible blows of the German fascist invaders. The forces of the thirty-ninth motorized corps of the Goth group were thrown against the Soviet units in the areas they occupied. The goal of Hitler’s command was obvious - to quickly force the Neman and break through to Vilnius. In the first hours of the war, border guards from the 128 and 188 divisions fought stubbornly against the enemies who had entered Soviet territory. Using superiority in technology and manpower, the Nazis managed to get through to Kalvariya by noon. And then, by order of the command, the Fifth Panzer Division advanced to the western bank of the Neman in order to occupy the bridge positions. However, she did not have time to turn around completely. 22 June 1941-th year near Alytus tank battle unfolded. Unfortunately, in the literature there is very little information about this, one of the first large-scale tank battles, in which, in particular, tank rams were committed.

The thirty-ninth motorized corps of the Wehrmacht was created in the 1940 year with the aim of invading France. The corps participated in the attack on the Soviet Union 22 on June 1941 of the year as part of the Army Center. His offensive went in the direction of Suwalki-Kalvariya-Alytus-Vilnius. As a result of the battle with the fifth Russian tank division, bridges over the Neman were captured. In August, the corps participated as part of the North armies in the attack on Leningrad, and in July the 1942 was renamed tank. At the end of the year, the tank corps was noticeably thinned after the battles near Rzhev and at the beginning of 1943, he was taken to the rear. The corps returned to the front only in the autumn, becoming one of the best units in the Center group of armies by the summer of 1944 (the beginning of Operation Bagration). However, in the course of the legendary operation, the corps suffered huge losses, was surrounded and was defeated by the second Byelorussian Front. The remnants of the troops, retreating through Poland and Lithuania, eventually landed in the Courland cauldron. The full corps was destroyed on March 27 of the year 1945 during a suicide counterattack against Kustrin.

Feat tanker Gregory Naydin

At the positions occupied by Soviet troops, the Germans brought down artillery fire and bombing strikes. Russian tankers suffered terrible losses. Enemy tanks managed to break through to the east coast south of Alytus, where they were immediately counterattacked by division troops. The outcome of the battle was decided by the German aviationthat dominated the air and constantly striking at our units. With heavy losses, the Soviet units managed to retreat to the east coast and defended themselves at the bridge until nightfall, after which the whole division moved in the direction of Vilnius. Throughout the next day (June 23) there were continuous battles with the Nazis. Having lost the organization, lacking ammunition and fuel, Soviet tankers tried to stop the advance of motorized units of the thirty-ninth corps of the Germans. The front command, not imagining the prevailing situation, tried to get the division to fulfill the tasks set before the war, which it could no longer fulfill, just as well as to restrain the onslaught of many times superior enemy forces. By the end of the day, having lost dead and wounded about seventy percent of the personnel and fifty percent of the armored vehicles, the fifth tank division was in Vilnius. The chief of staff of the twenty-ninth rifle corps, Colonel Tishchenko recalled that "from the side of Alytus, the approaches to Vilnius were littered with corpses and destroyed tanks, both by the fascist and our glorious fifth division." And further from his words: “On the southern outskirts of Vilnius I met a tower gunner from the fifth tank. Barely moving his legs, he stubbornly wandered forward with a tank machine gun on his shoulder. The tankman said that the division fought heroically while there were ammunition and fuel. Then his crew was forced to blow up the tank ... "

It took time to prepare the defense of the city and regroup the retreating units of the Red Army. In order to win it, the Soviet command decided to launch a series of counterstrikes on the advancing Wehrmacht forces. The commander of the ninth tank regiment (part of the fifth tank division) offered to perform this task to the volunteers. One of them turned out to be a sergeant, an extra term officer, Grigory Naidin. A day earlier, on June 22, he participated in the battle of Alytus, where he opened the scoring for his victories, knocking out the first enemy tank. The order he received was extremely simple - to keep the Nazis moving stubbornly eastward near the Lithuanian village of Rudishkiai, located twenty kilometers south-west of Vilnius, as long as possible. Arriving 25 June, the first to the place of the future fight, Grigory Nikolayevich managed to thoroughly study the area, having come to the conclusion that the swamped meadow, which ran along both sides of the road, could perfectly serve its purposes. There was no opportunity to drive around the equipment stuck on the road in this place without getting stuck in the swamp. Sergeant Naidin carefully masked his car among the trees that grew near the highway, and, waiting for the fascists, tried to calculate the various options for the upcoming battle.

Development of the tank, which received the index BT-7, began in January 1933-th year. Already at the beginning of 1934, the drawings were sent to production, and the first sample appeared by May 1. In the summer and autumn, the new tanks passed through the entire envisaged test program, and in the spring of the 1935, after eliminating some of the flaws, the model was put into mass production. The body of the "seven" sample 1935-th year consisted of steel and armor plates, representing a box-like structure with double walls of the sides. The one-piece hull joints were welded in the bulk, the running gear included eight supporting, two guides and two driving wheels. Driving on wheels was the front pair of road wheels, and the leading - back. When driving on caterpillar, the need for a steering wheel fell away and it was filmed. The V-shaped carburetor twelve-cylinder engine M-17T with a capacity of four hundred horsepower was located at the rear of the tank. In the cylindrical turret there was a 45-mm 20K cannon, paired with a DT machine gun. The crew included three people - the commander-gunner, loader and driver-mechanic. It should also be noted that on the basis of BT-7 a number of unique experimental structures were built, for example, with a six-wheel drive, a commander with a fixed tower, chemical, flame-thrower, for contaminating the territory with toxic agents, for setting a smoke screen, radio-controlled (the so-called teletank) .

The first operation of the BT-7 in the army revealed a number of flaws, some of which were soon eliminated during the production process, while others related to the wheel-track principle of movement were unavoidable. Also left to be desired is the M-17 aircraft engines, designed for tanks after working off the flight resource in one hundred hours and the subsequent overhaul. BT-7 received baptism of fire at Khalkhin-Gol as part of the sixth and eleventh tank brigades. In general, the new model deserved good reviews, but it was noted the complexity of management, insufficient armor protection and poor equipment with communication facilities. All this was later confirmed in the war with Finland. And yet for their time, these tanks had no equal in maneuverability. In the prewar years, they became a well-deserved symbol and pride of the armored troops of the Red Army. Their counterpart and future enemy in the class of "light-medium" tanks is the German Pz. III, having traditionally high-quality radio station and optics. Yielding in armor protection, the BT-7 had significantly higher speed, maneuverability and power of weapons. In addition, the crew of the German car consisted of five people.

The Nineteenth Panzer Division, commanded by Lieutenant General Otto von Knobelsdorf, advanced on Vilnius with fresh forces. Unlike the twentieth division, licking its wounds after the battle for Alytus, the nineteenth did not participate in previous battles, moving in the second echelon. Convinced that there were no longer any battle-worthy Russian units ahead of them, the Germans moved without head guard. The first on the road appeared an incomplete tank company consisting of PzKpfw II and PzKpfw III with attached artillery pieces. When the distance between them and the Soviet tank standing in ambush was reduced to four hundred meters, Grigory Nikolayevich opened aimed fire. The very first shots turned out to be shot down by the fascist head tank, then Naidin brought down the tank that closed the convoy. His calculation was correct, the entire enemy column was in the sector of the shelling of the gun BT-7. The traffic jam on the road deprived the fascists of the ability to maneuver. The German tankers, who had seen the views, were confused, and Grigory Naidin continued methodically and mercilessly to shoot a string of cars. Of course, the German tanks were shot, but either the position of the Soviet tank was too successful, or the burning technique prevented the gunners from aiming, but there was no organized resistance, the shooting of the fascists was indiscriminate, and not a single projectile hit the BT-7. For half an hour, a Soviet tanker turned twelve German tanks and ten artillery shells into scrap metal, after which he disappeared from view. BT-7 quickly returned to its unit on a wheeled course, and the Germans could not continue on this road for a long time. The battle message of the front headquarters sent by 24 June to 22: 45 to the USSR People's Commissar for Defense said: "The Fifth Panzer Division of 23.06.41 in 14: 00 in the area of ​​Rodzishki fought with the enemy." The fact that this battle led only one Soviet tank was not mentioned in the report. And just a few hours later, in the next battle that took place on the outskirts of Vilnius, Grigory Nikolayevich destroyed three more German cars.

We can safely say that in June 1941 of the year, the BT-7 tanks were not so outdated, as is commonly believed. They could quite effectively fight the fascist tanks, among which were also a large number of much weaker vehicles. However, the combat situation demanded that the weakly armored BT-7 tank had special tactics, in particular, conducting ambush combat with artificial and natural shelters, reducing the likelihood of enemy projectiles falling and allowing the enemy to be allowed closer to the distance at which the 45-mm projectile punched 30 mm armor. A similar tactic was used by British troops in North Africa, burying their tanks in the sand on the tower. The conditions were similar: the same cars on the part of the Nazis and in fact the analogs of the BT-7 cruiser tanks of the British. In our units, the combat regulations both in the offensive and in defense for tank units provided for only one type of battle - attack. Only in extremely rare cases was allowed to shoot from a place in the defense. "Sevens" went on the attack without artillery and aviation and support directly under the aimed fire of enemy tanks, who had hit the ground, and anti-tank guns. The ambush tactics in the tank units of the Red Army were transferred only in the autumn of the 1941 year after about ninety percent of our vehicles were disabled. Most of the non-worn BT-7 failed due to purely technical reasons. It was not possible to fix them due to the lack of spare parts. Moreover, the combat qualities of the "bethashka" were reduced by the absence of the necessary number of trained and trained tank crews. The BT-7 tanks participated in the battles for Moscow and for Stalingrad, fought battles in the North Caucasus and on the Leningrad front, served faithfully in training units in the rear. Naturally, their number every day became less and less. However, in 1944, they still took part in the lifting of the blockade and “shook the old days” in defeating the Kwantung Japanese Army in August, 1945. And the final chord of the ten-year combat service of the BT-7 tank was the Victory Parade in Harbin.

The remnants of the fifth tank division held Vilnius all day on 24 June, but the superiority of the enemy and irrecoverable losses (only fifteen tanks remained on the move) forced the Soviet soldiers to begin a quick and unorganized withdrawal. Vilnius was occupied by fascists in 17 hours of the evening. By the end of the day, the remnants of the unit were in the vicinity of the city of Molodechno, and on June XN, they had already redeployed to Borisov in an organized manner, where they again clashed with parts of the third Goth tank group. At the end of the month, the remaining armored vehicles (26 BA and 4 BT-2) became part of the Borisov group of troops, and the surviving personnel went to Kaluga until the end of their military duty.

Gregory for the shown skill and courage presented to the title of Hero, but the award did not find him immediately. The chaos of those days, the defeat and retreat of the Soviet units left Naydin’s feat unnoticed, and the performance was lost. Grigory Nikolaevich fought until the end of the 1941 year. After being wounded, he ended up in the hospital, and after being discharged, he was sent by his superiors for advanced training at the Chelyabinsk Tank School. Ironically, the head of the school was the former commander of Naydin. Having learned the story of his subordinate, he again made all the documents and even found witnesses for the memorable battle. However, only on 3 on June 1944, when Soviet soldiers drove the Nazi trash back to the West through the same places where the fifth tank division fought, the heavy tank commander, Lieutenant Grigory Naydin, was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and awarded the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal "(Under the number 3685). In the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the date of the feat was incorrectly indicated on June 25 of the 1941 year, which is impossible, since at that time the remains of the fifth tank division were near the Belarusian city of Molodechno.

In the city of Gubkin (Belgorod region) in the Heroes' Square on Sovetskaya Street there is one monument dedicated to Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. He stands on a mass grave in which the bodies of seventeen nameless soldiers of the fourth tank corps and 135-th rifle division, who liberated the city of 2 February 1943-th year, rest. The monument was erected on April 10 by 1965 on funds raised by citizens. It consists of a reinforced concrete pedestal lined with marble tiles and a cast-iron sculpture of a warrior. Behind the statue is a seven-meter concrete obelisk with a five-pointed star at the top. And in 2005, to the sixtieth anniversary of the Victory over the Nazi invaders, the city administration carried out a major transformation of the entire Alley of Heroes. In particular, bronze busts of Heroes of the Soviet Union, born or residing in the Gubkinsky urban district, appeared on granite pedestals — tanker Grigory Nikolayevich Naidin, fighter pilot Andrei Panteleevich Bulgakov, reconnaissance Yegor Ivanovich Dergilev, pilot Fyodor Yegorovich and Zhulolov, who was in charge of fighters, and intelligence officer Yegor Ivanovich Dergilev, pilot Fyodor Yegorovich and Zhulov, who was in charge of fighter, and intelligence officer Yegor Ivanovich Dergilev;

Chelyabinsk Tank School Grigory Naidin graduated in 1942, then returned to the front. He fought in the 103 tank battalion, which is part of the eleventh army of the North-Western Front. Fought valiantly, was wounded twice. After the war, Grigory Nikolayevich continued to serve in the Soviet Army. In the 1949 year, an ace tanker graduated from the Military Academy of Mechanized and Armored Forces and was sent to a military unit stationed in the city of Berdichev (Zhytomyr Region) for further service. He retired in the 1966 year with the rank of colonel, remaining to live in Berdichev. Grigory Naidin 10 died on December 1977 at the age of sixty and was buried in the city cemetery.

Dmitry Fedorovich Lavrinenko is considered to be the most productive Soviet tanker. He was born on October 1 1914 of the year in the family of the Kuban Cossack in the village with the saying name - Fearless. In the 1934 year, a volunteer went to serve in the Red Army, initially fell into the cavalry. In May, 1938-th graduated from a tank school in Ulyanovsk. He participated in a campaign in Bessarabia and in Western Ukraine, and in August 1941 was transferred to the fourth (and later became the first Guards) tank brigade of Katukov.

Tank crew D. Lavrinenko (far left). October 1941

In just two and a half months of battles in the 1941 year, in the most tragic and critical period for our country, Lavrinenko personally destroyed fifty-two Nazi tanks in twenty-eight battles. Almost every kilometer of the combat route of the first Guards Tank Brigade is connected with his name; he did not miss a single serious combat operation. The legendary tanker fought on T-34-76, a tank in which the commanders served as the gunners. According to the testimony of his comrades, Lavrinenko shot very accurately, but at the same time he tried at maximum speed to get very close to the enemy in order to strike for sure. According to experts, Dmitry Fedorovich was an excellent and cold-blooded tactician, preferring short surprise strikes from ambush. It is known that before attacking the enemy, Lavrinenko carefully studied the surrounding terrain, choosing the direction of attack and subsequent maneuvers. He was actively taking advantage of the T-34 in off-road capability, hiding behind the folds of the terrain, constantly changing position and immediately attacking again, giving the Germans the impression of the presence of several Soviet tanks at once. Three times Dmitri's combat vehicle burned, but the tank ace went out unscathed from the most difficult situations. His life ended 18 December 1941 year near Volokolamsk. Dmitry Fyodorovich was killed after the battle by a fragment of a mine exploded next to him. The tankman was only twenty-seven years old. After the war, Lavrinenko was awarded by Marshal of the Armored Forces Mikhail Katukov, and Army General Dmitry Lelyushenko, and many Kuban local historians and writers. However, he was given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, posthumously, only on 5 of May 1990 of the year.

Many years have passed since that moment when, from the lips of all those who fought for the Russian land, such a welcome word sounded: “Victory!”. But the fate of historical memory is tragic. We do not know where the remains of the many heroes of the tank are, and the search work that went before, now stopped. In Soviet times, the exploits of the soldiers of the fifth tank division did not say anything, not wanting to recall the failures of the first days of the war and focusing on the merits of the liberators. And today, when ever less veterans who fought in the distant 1941 year remain alive, all attention is paid to the tragedy of the Soviet Army - the victim of Stalinism. For official Lithuania, Russian warriors are worse than the fascist invaders.

For the victory over Nazi Germany, Soviet tankers paid a huge price, for each of them it was expensive and important to understand that their descendants would live in peace. Their memory should be preserved and cleared of political distortions, historical justice should be restored. After all, they are our heroes who gave the future.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 October 2013 08: 39 New
    The first shots turned out to be hit the head tank of the Nazis, then Naydin disabled the tank, which closed the convoy. His calculation was correct, the entire enemy convoy was in the sector of shelling the BT-7 gun. The traffic jam formed on the road deprived the Nazis of the opportunity to maneuver. The battered German tankers were perplexed, and Grigory Naydin continued methodically and mercilessly to shoot a string of vehicles. Of course, German tanks fired, but either the position of the Soviet tank was too successful, or the burning equipment prevented the gunners from aiming, but there was no organized resistance, the Nazis' shooting was random and not a single shell hit the BT-7. For half an hour, the Soviet tanker turned twelve German tanks and ten artillery pieces into a pile of scrap metal, and then disappeared from sight.

    Here are ALL of the most successful tank battles written in carbon copy:
    - skillfully chosen place for an ambush
    - complete disregard by the enemy of elementary tactics and refusal to conduct reconnaissance or conduct it "carelessly" ...
    - precisely selected opening time and tactics of firing at the enemy
    - a small difference in the future, if the tank is "thick-armored", like the KV, V-1 or Tiger, then it can "proudly" walk along the defeated column, finishing off all the rest, and if not, then "quietly" slip away until the aircraft arrived ...
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 14 October 2013 09: 29 New
      There were no tigers then.
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 14 October 2013 09: 48 New
        so the man said figuratively, then it wasn’t, but then the tiger ambush tactics also appeared and were widely used.
    2. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 14 October 2013 12: 07 New
      Quote: svp67
      Here are ALL of the most successful tank battles written in carbon copy:

      Yeah, Sergey, I noticed the same thing.

      And you need to fight not only "hotly wanting", but also tactically "be able".
      Which was shown.
      Sincere respect for professionals - true Masters.

      Many thanks to the author for the published material.
    3. aszzz888
      aszzz888 14 October 2013 12: 30 New
      Whatever it was "for a blueprint" or not, but to chop twelve tanks of the Fritzes!
      Heroes and their heroic deeds!
    4. ministr
      ministr 14 October 2013 12: 40 New
      I didn’t know that I have such fellow countrymen !!! Honor and Praise to such people who defended their homeland !!!!
    5. nnz226
      nnz226 14 October 2013 14: 09 New
      But it wasn’t too troubling to hobble! And it was believed that they were fighting with the Untermenschs, and so they received them in wort. I suppose in the 1943-45 years, they didn’t saw it along the roads without intelligence and caution, ours taught them from which end the turnip is!
      1. will you
        will you 27 May 2016 18: 11 New
        it happened that in 44 greyhounds and received for greyhound 4 panthers did not notice a masked t of 70 in the roadside ditch and were shot point blank in the sides There was such an amazing case
    6. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 16 October 2013 16: 25 New
      No wonder. Ambush tactics are standard and almost always effective.
  2. svp67
    svp67 14 October 2013 08: 47 New
    On wheels BT-7 quickly returned to its unit ....

    But this is interesting, the fact is that before the war there was an order from the "NKMO", on the PROHIBITION of the movement of BT tanks on a wheeled track and, accordingly, mech.vod did not teach this, which means the crew was very experienced, not only called, in any case mech -water and commander ... And once again I am convinced that the war is skillfully screening out everything "superfluous and interfering with the war."

    and the Germans for a long time could not continue on this road. In a combat message from the front headquarters sent on June 24 to 22: 45 to the USSR Defense Drug, it said: "The fifth 23.06.41 tank division in 14: 00 in the area of ​​Rodzishka fought with the enemy." The fact that this battle was fought by only one Soviet tank was not reported in the report. And just a few hours later, in the next battle on the outskirts of Vilnius, Grigory Nikolaevich destroyed three more German cars.

    And the Germans were always very sensitive to such defeats, and their Blitzkrieg tactics required keeping a "high pace of the march", as a result, having met somewhere desperate resistance, their tankers simply bypassed the "hotbed of resistance", leaving the honor of its destruction to the infantry moving behind. ..
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 14 October 2013 09: 31 New
      in the fall of 1938 he was called up to serve in the army

      It turns out that he became a tanker with 38, and by the 40th he was already a tank commander.
      So theoretically, he knew how to move on wheels.
      1. carbofo
        carbofo 14 October 2013 18: 09 New
        Quote: cth; fyn
        It turns out that he became a tanker with 38, and by the 40th he was already a tank commander.

        We are probably discussing about this point.
        In addition, it is worth noting that the mass of BT tanks increased from 11 tons for the BT-2 to 14.65 tons for the BT-7M and the rubber tires of its rollers when driving on wheels in top gear failed after 50-100 km, therefore It is recommended to operate the tank only on caterpillar tracks. In my opinion, the wheels as the main ones for the BT do not smell here.

        For 2 years, if you are not a doom-doom, you can learn not only how to use a tank, but also how to operate a stationary air defense system.
        But the fact that the place was chosen taking into account not only the recommendation on the organization of ambushes, but also with wisdom and common sense, this indicates not only good preparation of the commander, but also personal qualities, before the war rational and initiative commanders were not very fond of.
  3. drop
    drop 14 October 2013 08: 49 New
    Thanks for the story. This is the feat of our Russian commander, who learned how to fight and knew what he was protecting. I wrote the same story about the tank company of starley Kolobanov near Leningrad on August 21, 1941, "Fight to the death, but survive." There were a lot of responses from readers to my story, and will also be today. I think that the editorial board of "Krasnaya Zvezda" stands on behalf of the readers, i.e. us, apply to the Government to allocate a budget or to businessmen to create a fund to produce feature films about such feats. These are our heroes. You should watch such patriotic films, not "White Tiger". The time has come to raise the patriotic spirit among the people and pride in our grandfathers, fathers, grandmothers and mothers.
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  5. Lech from our city
    Lech from our city 14 October 2013 09: 01 New
    To make a good film about his feat with spectacular special effects, I'm sure the boys will watch with pleasure.
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 October 2013 09: 04 New
      Quote: Lech from our city
      To make a good film about his feat with spectacular special effects, I'm sure the boys will watch with pleasure.

      We must offer Bondarchuk ... The main thing is that any of the Americans do not fuss, otherwise we will soon "learn" about the "great deeds" of American tankers ...
      1. gizz
        gizz 14 October 2013 09: 52 New
        Yeah, the bordeanchuk is taking ...
        1. svp67
          svp67 14 October 2013 10: 37 New
          Quote: gizz
          Yeah, the bordeanchuk is taking ...

          Yes, it’s better to let him be than NIKITA or someone from the Americans ...
      2. Proud.
        Proud. 14 October 2013 10: 12 New
        Quote: svp67
        Bondarchuk should be offered.

        "Columbia Pictures" does not represent .., or rather will not agree. This is how much they need to finalize. The soundtrack should be specially written, naturally in English. A love line must be inserted, and even to justify why a woman (girl) rides the whole film on the armor of a tank ... Well, as you have already written, in the "totalitarian" Russia (USSR), in the "totalitarian" Red Army, there could not be anything like this. Such tasks are within the power of the "NKVDeshniki." the great, intergalactic, free-demacratic, tolerant-liberal army of YUSEI ".
      3. Yon_Silent
        Yon_Silent 14 October 2013 11: 13 New
        Nafig, nafig Bondarchuk ... Or else he will discover with his innovative eye a "lyrical" component between the crew members. Like, love in war and all that. Suggesting Shakhnazarov is also fraught with the possibility of a self-propelled gun-phantom or a PTO-ghost like a "white tiger". The king of all Russian cinema? ... brrr, it's even scary to think about what his scriptwriters will think of.
        Invented-Bekmambetova! all of a sudden in his movie tanks will start shooting along a curved path ...
        1. carbofo
          carbofo 14 October 2013 18: 27 New
          Check out the videos from Syria, the best about our tanks! sorry it's just a reality.

      4. carbofo
        carbofo 14 October 2013 18: 18 New
        Quote: svp67
        We must offer Bondarchuk ... The main thing is that any of the Americans do not fuss, otherwise we will soon "learn" about the "great deeds" of American tankers ...

        NOOOO, please don’t, there will be a second series of "a couple there is an island" pink tank, followed by infantry with foam at the mouth and patriotic growl "we will crush everyone for a new world" and shilki with radars close !!!.
      5. Kars
        Kars 14 October 2013 18: 20 New
        Quote: svp67
        otherwise we will soon "learn" about the "great deeds" of American tankers ...

        Late. Soon the film Rage with Brad Pete is coming out. I don’t know about the crew of the Tank yet, but most likely Sherma.
    2. carbofo
      carbofo 14 October 2013 18: 14 New
      Lech from our city
      "4 tankers and a dog", okay?

      It seems to me that it is not necessary to make a film about one person, it is necessary to shoot about several, in parallel chronological order, with transitions between places of action, it will turn out to make the full format and to link the stories together, and it does not matter that they happened hundreds of kilometers from each other.
      And individual stories will be like the White Tiger, meaningless and merciless from a cinematic point of view.
  6. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 14 October 2013 09: 35 New
    A wonderful example of real, balanced, military heroism. This is a feat. This is military skill.
    A thinking, cold-blooded person, a professional in any difficult situation will give 150 odds to the rest and will win.
    Thanks for the essay. I save it in a personal archiver for children and grandchildren.
  7. tolyasik0577
    tolyasik0577 14 October 2013 10: 46 New
    they say, the initiative is punishable. Naturally, if the leader was a sneak, tyrant and coward, who were almost everywhere in leadership positions at the time the war began. and only when the fighter remained left to his own devices, and he himself understood what was required of him, then successful operations took place. and a reward .... but who needs their reward. a free homeland is their reward.
  8. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 14 October 2013 11: 42 New
    Nazi Germany, the author is not a Fascist. There was no fascism in Germany, but there was National Socialism.
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 14 October 2013 12: 24 New
      Quote: Kibalchish
      There was no fascism in Germany, but there was National Socialism.

      Horseradish radish is not sweeter.
      1. Kibalchish
        Kibalchish 14 October 2013 13: 00 New
        There was a difference between them. One can just as well compare "socialism" in Nazi Germany, the USSR and Maoist China. X ... li, everything is socialism. But you need to speak and write correctly.

        P. S. Already two illiterate minus-miners who have either a break in the template, or something else.
        1. Aleks tv
          Aleks tv 14 October 2013 13: 48 New
          Quote: Kibalchish
          Already two illiterate minus-miners, in which there was either a break in the template, but something else.

          Don't be smart. A little bit out of topic, they began to "be fussy".
          The tone of the answer in opposition to your "PS" You didn't seem to be rude.

          One of the minus-miners is me. And I didn’t immediately put a minus, but after your second comment.
        2. Alex
          Alex 20 January 2014 12: 40 New
          Quote: Kibalchish
          The difference between them was ... to speak and write must be correct.
          By God, and you want to look for nuances in the grades of shit! As for me, "a rose will be a rose, even call it a rose, or not" (may Shakespeare forgive me!). And the Italian fascists, and the French kagulars, and the German Nazis, and the Croatian Ustasha, and whoever else - everyone in Russia was smeared with one world. Rather, they drove into the ground with one stake, not getting into these subtleties.
    2. Mareman Vasilich
      Mareman Vasilich 14 October 2013 15: 27 New
      Does this change anything? Fascists, Nazis, fiends, murderers, invaders, aggressors, infanticide in a word - NOT PEOPLE. The meaning remains one regardless of the use of a term. So that everything is written there correctly. And the break of the template occurs at you, do not be angry that so directly and sharply. It is with such trifles that the substitution of concepts and consciousness begins, which led to a complete distortion of our own greatness and history in our country, which has led to the current Bondarchuk Jr., Svanidz, Molechin, Radzin, Radzikhovsky, Gozman, Guskov (actors-sacrileges) and others anti-state mrazota.
  9. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 14 October 2013 12: 12 New
    The article once again testifies that skilled and well-trained crews of various tanks win the battle. The blessed memory of those who died for their homeland in 1941
  10. Sirozha
    Sirozha 14 October 2013 12: 23 New
    The article is a huge plus.
    I myself am from Berdichev and my father served there for 25 years.
    Honestly, and to my shame, I did not know that such a heroic person lived and served in Berdichev !!!
    And, unfortunately, we no longer have divisions :(
  11. kenig1
    kenig1 14 October 2013 12: 23 New
    Nazism has much in common with fascism and is usually classified as one of its varieties; fascism is used to denote a wide range of political movements that existed in different countries, while the term "Nazism" is used only in connection with the Nazi party and the Third Reich. The author has everything correctly written, and there is no need to look for the difference.
  12. vietnam7
    vietnam7 14 October 2013 14: 54 New
    Quote: Kibalchish
    Nazi Germany, the author is not a Fascist. There was no fascism in Germany, but there was National Socialism.
    And my great-grandfather, thanks from Stalin, is written for heroism in the fight against fascist Germany. Then it didn’t matter who to shoot at: the Nazis or the Nazis!
  13. samoletil18
    samoletil18 14 October 2013 15: 29 New
    Thanks to the author and +. More such articles are needed. And then the Goebbels are still broadcasting about the allegedly inept Russian tankers: if not for the T-34, then the Red Army was defeated in three months or filled up with corpses ... And the Germans also received from the T-26. And about the T-34: in addition to Koshkin and Morozov, there was also a representative of the customer, Dick, who carried out the idea of ​​creating a tank with anti-shell armor from the head of the GABTU Pavlov (the same one). And these "genius" German generals Pz-3 and 4 were modernized after meetings with "Matilda". And we also have KV. And they got their "supermen" from thirty-fours and KVs, but it is especially offensive from skillful heroes on BT and T-26, T-28. It would be necessary to promote the history of those months under all kinds, and to promote it all over the world, let them know where the Victory was created, but they began to respect more.

    somewhat thesis, but otherwise for a long time in their commentary reading the delay, but here even without me the people are literate.
  14. Jeka
    Jeka 14 October 2013 15: 33 New
    Lavrienko fought on the T-34-57 tank destroyer. It is unfortunate that he fought so little, a great tank warrior.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 14 October 2013 16: 08 New
      And not 76 by chance? as far as I know, guns with a caliber of 34mm were not set on the T-57.
      1. Jeka
        Jeka 14 October 2013 16: 23 New
        They put it. There were even tank destroyers KV-1-57, but unfortunately I did not find detailed information or photos.
      2. Snoop
        Snoop 14 October 2013 19: 23 New
        Look at the photo of Lavrinenko’s crew on the background of their tank in the internet, all doubts will disappear.
        And on the T-34 such 57-mm guns were placed at the beginning of 41 years. Played the role of the Germans that they are about to adopt new heavy tanks. So ours decided before the war to acquire T-34-57 tank destroyers.
        1. family tree
          family tree 14 October 2013 22: 25 New
          In the photo of the crew Lavrinenko, 76mm barrel F-34. It is shorter than 57mm ZIS-2 (4; 4m).
    2. chehywed
      chehywed 14 October 2013 23: 14 New
      Quote: wih
      Lavrienko fought on the T-34-57 tank destroyer

      This tank entered the troops in a limited party only in October 1941, near Moscow.
  15. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 14 October 2013 15: 56 New
    Dear friends, I am sure that there are mostly people here who understand and love their homeland in any of their guises. Be it the Russian Empire, Ancient Russia, USSR, RF. This article describes the feat. It must be taken as a feat. It is not for us to find out the details, for this there are experts high above from a number of military and political leaders (at least this was the case in the USSR). Our task is to honor this memory. A person expressing doubts is a potential target for intelligence agencies and organizations that undermine the power and unity of our Motherland. Our ancestors did not behave like that during that war. No sooner said than done. The result is obvious - the enemy is defeated, and the country has earned itself power, honor and prosperity for decades. There were bad things, but it's not for you and me to judge. If the government is wise, then it will take everything into account and do it right, if wise, of course. You and I need to remember and preserve the good, and not to expose the bad, but to keep it with us in order to prevent a repetition in the future. For both good and bad this is our story with you, this is our biography, this is our Motherland. We have one and we have nowhere to run, unlike many officials, oligarchs and other evil spirits. As our ancestors said, at the recruiting stations and wives, children, mothers, fathers and grandfathers in general to their close and dear people, when they volunteered for the front "And who if not us, who besides us, we have one land and defend it besides us no one. " Please understand me correctly.
  16. vietnam7
    vietnam7 14 October 2013 16: 25 New
    Quote: cth; fyn
    And not 76 by chance? as far as I know, guns with a caliber of 34mm were not set on the T-57.
    They put, but in small quantities, the 57mm gun exceeded 76mm in armor penetration, but the less weak high-explosive action of the 57mm shell played a role.
    1. will you
      will you 27 May 2016 18: 16 New
      and to be completely accurate the absence of 57 mm shells
  17. Moore
    Moore 14 October 2013 16: 29 New
    Even as they put:
    1. family tree
      family tree 14 October 2013 23: 37 New
      Quote: Moore
      Even as they put:

      So compare the original photo and photoshop with a crooked barrel from this site
  18. foreman SA
    foreman SA 14 October 2013 16: 40 New
    A really great plot for a good movie (not like "White Tiger"). Tembolee in the light of the latest decisions on fostering patriotic feelings.
  19. foreman SA
    foreman SA 14 October 2013 17: 15 New
    Here is another plot!
  20. Heruvim
    Heruvim 14 October 2013 20: 43 New
    Particularly to take care of the education of patriotic feelings Mikhalkov and Fedya Bondarchuk (and this is with state funds). No more cinema needed - they ate.
  21. Vlaleks48
    Vlaleks48 14 October 2013 20: 53 New
    I adore the feat of such tankers as Naydin, Lavrinenko, Kolobanov and many alive and those who fell in the first months of chaos and confusion of the Second World War. These people fought on the advanced technology for those times, like Kolobanov and on old vehicles - Naydin, Lavrinenko. Communication only on the command vehicle, optics to hell, but they fought and how! Being a tanker himself, I am simply amazed at the heroism of these people!
    Thanks to nuggets, mostly initiative and energetic people, such feats were accomplished.
    Glory to people who are not indifferent to their military profession and who love their homeland!
    1. drop
      drop 14 October 2013 21: 41 New
      Thank you Vladimir Alexandrovich that you are not indifferent to the topic.
  22. ko88
    ko88 14 October 2013 21: 50 New
    heroes were in former times.
  23. chehywed
    chehywed 14 October 2013 22: 37 New
    Quote: Author Igor Sulimov
    The reason for this was the valor and dedication of the Russian soldiers, albeit worn episodic character, but, nevertheless, which became a serious obstacle for self-confident German troops, who did not know defeats before this time.

    What the hell is this? If the dedication of our soldiers wore EPISODIC CHARACTER, the Germans would have passed Omsk without straining. Has the author heard about the MASS heroism of the Soviet wars?
    “On the Eastern Front, I met people who can be called a special race. Already the first attack turned into a battle not for life, but for death. ”
    /Tanker of the 12th Panzer Division Hans Becker/
    After a successful breakthrough of frontier defense, the 3th battalion of the 18th infantry regiment of Army Group Center, which consisted of 800 people, was fired upon by a unit of 5 soldiers. “I did not expect anything like this,” Major Neuhof admitted to his battalion doctor, the battalion commander. “It is sheer suicide to attack the forces of the battalion with five fighters.”
    Is it about them?
  24. catapractic
    catapractic 15 October 2013 01: 34 New
    the main thing in the crew tank
  25. Ols76
    Ols76 15 October 2013 04: 41 New
    Eternal memory to heroes!
  26. mithridate
    mithridate 15 October 2013 15: 51 New
    such people forged victory
    BITL_DJUS 16 October 2013 09: 36 New
    Glory and honor!
  28. Alex
    Alex 20 January 2014 12: 49 New
    Bruce LEE said correctly: "There are no good and bad styles, there are good and bad fighters." The Germans could calculate everything, even play it safe on something, but one thing they could never do - take into account the soul of the Russian person. They did not understand that to fight with Russia is not to put under the heel of corrupt Europe. Here and one tank against the column - force. This is where the words of Alexander NEVSUKY come to the word: "The Russian land has stood and will stand here!"

    Many thanks to the author, a well-deserved "+" for the article.