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Taken from under fire

Commander tank N. Baryshev in his captured tank. July 1942



At the beginning of April, the 1942 of the 1 th separate mountain rifle brigade, the 80 th rifle division and neighboring units were to attack Venyagolovo. To break through the line of enemy defense and infantry support tanks were needed. And after the February battles of Pogostiya, tanks in the local sector of the front were not enough. 124-I and 122-I tank brigade missed many vehicles, and could not even with the full composition to provide part of the two advancing armies. 107-th separate tank battalion was completely without cars. At the end of March, the tank crews of this battalion languished from forced idleness in Olomn, near the army headquarters, and felt disgusting. But where was the new car coming from? In the second half of March, the Ladoga ice under the spring sun was already melting and collapsing, the ice track was about to close, transport the tanks from Leningrad, as it was done in winter, now turned out to be impossible. New tanks from distant rear plants, it must be assumed, were more necessary in other places.

Tankers of the battalion and its commander, Major B.A. Shalimov, decided to get the tanks themselves - to look for padded German vehicles in the woods for Pogogem, to restore which ones it is possible to use them.

Deputy commander of the Leningrad Front, Major General Bolotnikov, approved the idea of ​​tankers.

... Five people — senior sergeant N.I. Baryshev, rank 2 military technician, I.Pogorelov pomtekhrota, Skipkov and Belyaev, mechanics-drivers Skachkov and Belyaev, and with them a sandpuffler Komsomol member Valya Nikolayeva, who studied the tower gunner specialty, were sent to search wrecked tanks.

On the first day, the group, moving to the front line, did not find anything in the forest. We spent the night under the tree, in the snow. On the second day, southwest of Pogostya, the group approached the front line. They walked through the forest, under gunfire and mortar fire, but did not pay attention to him - everyone is accustomed to this!

And now, it seems, good luck! Thanks to the infantry - I did not lie: in front, between the trees, two medium German tanks. Hurried to them ...

But what were these tanks! One is completely defeated by the direct hit of a heavy projectile. weapons, the crushed engine was lying about fifteen meters from the side clutches, the gearbox was sticking out of the snow in the other side, armor ragged rags covered miraculously surviving a mighty pine, broken down, but only slightly crooked. Small details were scattered over a radius of at least fifty meters. Among the wreckage of metal, in the snow-covered with blood of blood, lay the corpses of Hitler's tank crews.

There was nothing to do here, except to notice what details might be useful in repairing other tanks that had not yet been found.

The second tank was not far from the remnants of the first. But it was not suitable for restoration either: half of the turret, shot down by the projectile of our anti-tank gun, lay on the ground. However, it was worthwhile to tinker with him, at least for practice - it could probably have been started, no damage in the motor was found.

None of the five reconnaissance aircraft of the German tanks knew, and therefore, still not paying attention to heavy artillery and mortar fire, everyone began to study an unfamiliar system.

From noon until late at night, Baryshev, Pogorelov, and the rest were carried by these two tanks.


The crew of the tank under the command of H, Baryshev. July, 1942


Analyzing the knots broken by shrapnels, comparing them with the survivors on the second tank, friends learned a lot of useful things that day. Valya was especially pleased: Pomtelov Pomtehov had long ago promised to teach her how to drive a tank and a motor. Not for her age to be a nurse in the 107-th separate tank battalion, although everyone knows that she did not fail in this matter, the medal "For Courage" was given to her in Nevskaya Dubrovka!

At dawn on the third day we decided to continue the search. Baryshev glanced at the compass - and, again walking ahead, led everyone strictly to the south-west, in the direction indicated two hours ago by a counter artillery-spotter. The crackling of a rifle-and-machine-gun exchange, which was now heard with complete clarity, with the clarity that only happens in the forest in the freezing air, confirmed to Baryshev that the direction was correct. But the forest was still empty, except for the nazis and ordinary corpses scattered everywhere. traces of the battle that took place here a few days ago.

The whole group stopped, peering into the thicket of sun-drenched snow forest. Between the mighty pines, above the spruce low forest, not far from the outskirts guessed behind it, where, undoubtedly, the advanced trenches of the Germans were passing, the greenish-gray tank tower was barely visible.

After consulting, all five of them moved along a clearing, but they did not go even a hundred steps, as were stopped by the sentinel that advanced from behind the pine trunk. After exchanging a pass, a response, we listened: “Then, comrade military technician, you can't go, the Germans are two hundred meters here! .. And the tank, indeed, is a German tank, it’s already a week on our site ... we tidied it with grenades! ..”.

Baryshev and Pogorelov did not have time to finish the conversation with the sentinel, as everyone immediately had to heal, - obviously, having heard the conversation, the Germans fanned out the machine-gun fire along the glade ... And, only after looking into the skylight outside the forest, Baryshev saw snow bumps of the dugouts and a small trench drowned in long snow drift parapet. Our soldiers did not respond to the enemy’s machine gun fire. With a gesture of his hand, Pogorelov ordered his group to crawl to the tank. This solid German tank rolled over through our defensive line, managed to enter the forest, but right there at the edge and finished its combat path.

Noticing the people crawling up to the tank, the Germans made frequent machine-gun shots so that, buried in the snow, we were forced to lie down. Then, choosing the seconds between the queues, listening to the energetic automatic rifle-shooting, ours, all five, crawled from snowdrift to snowdrift and from pine to pine, got close to the tank and lay down behind it. The starboard he was turned in our direction, and his side hatch was open.

Having seized the moment, Pogorelov and Baryshev were the first to jump on the caterpillar. We climbed into the hatch. The Germans immediately showered the tank with machine-gun fire. Almost simultaneously, three mines slammed in front of the tank one by one. Pogorelov appeared in the hatch, waved his hand. Valya Nikolayeva and Belyaev managed to get into the tank before the next mortar volley, and the foreman Skachkov lay down between the tracks, under the car.

Inside the tank there was chaos, caused by grenades exploding there. Control levers were broken, the entire control system is broken. From the German crew, killed and thrown out of the tank (the corpses lay right there, close to the car), there were only icy blood stains ...

After making sure that the five people who had reached the tank were invulnerable, the Germans stopped the mortar and machine-gun fire. Baryshev looked at his watch - the arrows showed exactly noon. Now you can get down to business. The foreman Skachkov also climbed into the tank and laid out the tools collected the day before in the broken machine, the same type as the machine. Revised everything, went through the torn thrust, made sure that in the cooling system antifreeze, and not water, and therefore the radiator is intact. Valya helped throw everything that was deemed unnecessary out of the tank.
And then the repair began ...

It lasted for many hours. Instead of a thick wire, fragments of a cable, yesterday's study of a broken tank helped everyone. The power supply system damaged by splinters was patched with pieces of copper from straightened sleeves. Viewed all the electrical equipment, fixed the torn wiring, tried all the valves, starter, turned the pump. There were no machine guns in the tank, but now it didn’t matter - it was important to start a tank and steal it from the shelling zone. Instead of an ignition key, Baryshev made a suitable hook from wire and tin. On the eve of the most difficult was to understand the scheme of electrical equipment - mastered by conjecture, and now the acquired knowledge is useful. They sent Belyaev and Skachkov to the infantry in the trench for fuel, they ran to the artillerymen, after a couple of hours and a half they dragged several jerry cans, again there was a machine gun fire, and again everything turned out well.


Commissioner Parts I.I. Sobchenko conducts political information 107 OTB. 6 July 1942


Filled fuel in the tank. Baryshev decided to try to start the engine, pressed the starter button, the engine started up well, and immediately again started shooting, bullets clicked on the armor. Baryshev quickly inspected the gun, - it was with an electric fuse, which did not work and without which a shot could not be given. There was no time to sort out the electrical winding and fix it - the Germans opened fire with mortars. Baryshev and Pogorelov loaded a fragmentation cannon, turned the turret towards the Germans, put it in and grabbed a piece of wire, attached one end to the driver’s shield, the other end joined directly to the end contact of the electric gun.

There was a shot. They gave him a second shot. Third. Machine gun and mortar firing stopped. It was possible to withdraw the car, but around it turned out to be a minefield. In the bands of snow melted under the March sun, anti-tank mines were visible here and there. But others might not be visible. Especially it was necessary to be afraid of snowdrifts and large pillows of moss. Everyone looked at each other. Baryshev’s eyes asked Belyaev: “Well, how?”. Belyaev, pressing his lips, shook his head in the affirmative. Baryshev waved his hand: "Come on!".

Belyaev unfolded the car - she listens! Then, boldly and confidently, but very carefully, Belyaev led the tank through a minefield, passing some mines between the tracks, others bypassing the close quarters, leaving aside the others. They were not located, as it should be, in a checkerboard pattern, but scattered as it should. This enabled Belyaev to maneuver. Small, anti-personnel mines under the tracks crackled like firecrackers — such a tank could not harm. The corpses of the Germans were lying around, and Belyaev led the tank over the corpses. Experiencing an unpleasant feeling, Belyaev frowned painfully, but it was the only way to reduce the risk of running into a mine, because a wounded, dying man, noticing that he fell on a mine, would hardly argue that this mine was anti-tank and, therefore, his small weight should not explode ... No, of course, and losing consciousness, he would try to slip away from her! .. However, the tank could have hit a mine, and it would have blown up under its tracks, but ... it was a matter of chance!

Not reaching ten meters from the clearing, the car stopped: the engine stalled. Looked: what's the matter? No petrol supply. Not knowing the design of the fuel supply system and trying to get out of here as soon as possible, we decided to make a siphon, but there were no hoses. Turned off the drain pipes, found a small piece of hose, put one end of the tube into the gas tank, and the other end, through the top of the motor, put it into the gas filter. Belyaev pressed the starter button, the motor started working ...

On the side of them, a second similarly captured tank unexpectedly rolled out. He was led by the commander of the company of their battalion, Senior Lieutenant Dudin and the company Commissar, Junior Political Commander Polunin. They saluted each other with joyful exclamations, volleys from rifles, pistols and, getting together in a circle in the cars, drank their breath in front of the march on a hundred grams of the cherished company of the company commander. From the German flag found in the box, which was prepared for the occupied countries, Valya tore out pieces of cloth, hastily sewed two red flags from them, approved them above the tank turrets: our anti-tank artillery was behind, and it was necessary that these flags were visible from afar.

And the car behind the car, with the large red flags flying above the open hatches, moved on together.

And the forest, forest, forest, driving five kilometers, rolled into the territory of SPAM - in a forest clearing, in the depths of the location of our troops.

Valya, Skachkov, Pogorelov sat on the armor of the tank for the last part of the way, Valya was waving a red flag in delight, and our infantrymen, artillerymen, fighters of various units across the road were shouting “Hurray!” To the same enthusiasm ...


The tank commanders specify the 107 OTB combat mission. July, 1942


These were the average German tanks PzKpfw III with square black crosses painted on the sides on armor on a white background. The Baryshev tank, with a large number over the 121 tracks, was released by the German military plant in February 1942 of the year and entered into the 107-th separate tank battalion 28 in March 1942 of the year, so that after a week of thorough repairs, it would join in with nine other trophy trophies tanks in the attack of our units on the German fortified site Venyagolovo, west of Pogostya, on the right bank of the Mga river, filled with the blood of many hundreds of people *.

That night, Senior Sergeant Nikolai Ivanovich Baryshev was appointed commander of the tank he had brought, Senior Sergeant Anatoly Nikitich Belyaev — his driver-mechanic, and the next morning the crew was fully staffed: Komsomol member, senior sergeant Ivan Fomich Sadkovsky, the gunner, appointed the commandant, Senior Sgt. a recent student, party candidate Evgeny Ivanovich Rastorguev and loaders - a private soldier, Komsomol member Georgy Frolovich Zubakhin.

Of all ten restored trophy tanks in the battalion, a third company was formed under the command of Senior Lieutenant Dudin.

Baryshev and the crew of his tank had to fight in the German rear, but no one had thought about this, had not wondered.

For the repair of the Baryshev tank, the commander of the battalion, Major BA Shalimov, gave the crew five days and five nights. It was necessary to replace six rollers with a balance bar, restore all electrical equipment and, of course, electric gun fuse, put the entire control system in order. The tank had no machine guns, a walkie-talkie and a telescopic sight **.


* The 107 documents of the separate tank battalion stated that “as of 1 on April 1942, nine captured tanks had been evacuated. One light tank is suitable for combat, the rest require equipment with weapons and optics. ” Information about the brands of captured machines are present only in the document from July 5 1942. At this point, 107 OTB had one KB, two T-34, one BT-7, two PzKpfw lll, one PzKpfw lV, three SAUs StuG III and one PzKpfw l - Approx. ed.
** Based on the book "Leningrad Acts", Moscow, "Soviet Writer", 1971.
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  1. 31231
    31231 7 December 2013 08: 08
    +9
    Interesting to read. All the same, a Russian man is a repairman. And the trophies were with us and will be.
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 7 December 2013 11: 57
      17
      Of course it sounds like a joke, and M. Zadornov once mentioned in his speeches!
      A few years after World War II, a Soviet citizen and his driver drove in the same car. Suddenly, the car stalls in the middle of the road. The driver, a German, found a malfunction and said that a tug must be called in to transport the car for repair. And then, by chance, an oncoming car drove up with a Russian driver. He stopped and asked - what problems? The German showed him a malfunction. Our driver got off the road and went into the field. He returned after 10 minutes with turnip. I cut something out with a knife from the root and put it in the German engine in a faulty, with the words - of course you can’t drive like that, but you will reach your destination. And indeed, they safely reached their destination. After that, the German driver took this turnepovskuyu detail and sadly said - Now I understand why we lost the war ...
  2. Aristocrat
    Aristocrat 7 December 2013 08: 18
    +8
    German tankers also did not disdain to use the captured T-34-76. Preliminarily inflicted a regular spotty color and swastika.
    Not to mention the fact that the Germans put on stream the production of anti-tank and self-propelled guns based on captured tanks and tanks produced at factories of conquered countries (for example, Skoda).
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 7 December 2013 09: 51
      +7
      Not on a single German tank, I have never seen a swastika in the form of an identification mark. At the beginning of the war, a Nazi flag, a red cloth with a white circle in the center and a swastika in it, was laid out on the engine compartment for identification by their aviation. Again, when they had a spotted one. painting became standard. The first captured T-34s were painted in the standard "tank gray" for the initial period.
      1. Aristocrat
        Aristocrat 7 December 2013 10: 10
        +3
        Quote: Fitter65
        Not on a single German tank, I have never seen a swastika in the form of an identification mark. At the beginning of the war, a Nazi flag, a red cloth with a white circle in the center and a swastika in it, was laid out on the engine compartment for identification by their aviation. Again, when they had a spotted one. painting became standard. The first captured T-34s were painted in the standard "tank gray" for the initial period.

        Not really a swastika. Cross.
        As for color - I rely on an article in a magazine from the time of the Union. I do not pretend to be the ultimate truth.
        1. Bigriver
          Bigriver 7 December 2013 12: 58
          +4
          Quote: Aristocrat
          ... Not quite a swastika. Cross.

          Something like this, from above.
          11th TD, 15th tank "ghost regiment".
          Typhoon, November-December 1941, 100-kilometer zone of Moscow.
      2. La-5
        La-5 8 December 2013 00: 49
        +3
        The swastika on the tanks was drawn by the Finns.
    2. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 7 December 2013 13: 57
      +5
      And not only painted.
      KV-1 with 75mm KwK40 gun.
    3. DimychDV
      DimychDV 7 December 2013 21: 50
      +7
      Without Czechoslovakia, there would have been no Barbarossa plan. and the cultured enslaved Czech brothers throughout the war expressed a crushing protest against the occupation ... going to factories in mourning dress. But they gave all the armored personnel carriers and a significant part of the tanks to the Germans.
  3. Moore
    Moore 7 December 2013 09: 46
    +8
    As far as I understand, the question remains outside the scope of the narrative - who communicated the machine guns and the scope? As I understand it, the "queen of the fields" tried ... laughing
  4. Aristocrat
    Aristocrat 7 December 2013 10: 00
    +5
    Quote: Moore
    As far as I understand, the question remains outside the scope of the narrative - who communicated the machine guns and the scope? As I understand it, the "queen of the fields" tried ... laughing

    It is more likely that the crew itself. Machine guns on tanks of those times were dismantled when the vehicle was lost and were used for self-defense of the crew. As for the sight, I will express the version that the dismantling was carried out so that "the enemy did not get it" all the same, at that time, optics was the pinnacle of technology (Carl Zeiss is still cool). The same was done in later years. For example, in Korea, our Migi shot fallen cars so that they would not be investigated by the enemy. Although this was not always possible. A MiG-19 with the latest radio sight was shot down and fell into a rice field. The South Koreans threw rice straw and mud at it, as a result of which they could not destroy it. At night, Mig was taken out and transported to 3,14ndostan ...
    1. Uncle Vitya
      Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 10: 38
      +3
      So in the same way captured and the American plane hi
    2. Fitter
      Fitter 7 December 2013 14: 17
      +4
      MiG-19 in Korea?
      1. Aristocrat
        Aristocrat 7 December 2013 18: 26
        -2
        Quote: Fitter
        MiG-19 in Korea?

        What embarrassed you? We started on 15s, then the 19ths pulled up.
        1. Gamdlislyam
          Gamdlislyam 7 December 2013 20: 41
          +4
          Quote: Aristocrat
          MIG-19 with the latest radio sight was shot down and fell on a rice field. The South Koreans threw rice straw and mud at him, as a result of which they could not be destroyed. At night Mig was taken out and transported to 3,14ndostan ...

          Quote: Aristocrat
          What embarrassed you? We started on 15s, then the 19ths pulled up.

          Dear colleague Oleg, you were mistaken. On January 5, 1954, test pilot G.A.Sedov first lifted the SM-9/1 (prototype MiG-19) into the air. The first production aircraft were released in 1955. The war in Korea ended in the summer of 1953. In Korea, the MiG-15, as well as the Yak-9, fought. Even in China, La-11 participated in this war.
          1. Aristocrat
            Aristocrat 8 December 2013 06: 13
            +3
            Quote: Gamdlislyam
            Quote: Aristocrat
            MIG-19 with the latest radio sight was shot down and fell on a rice field. The South Koreans threw rice straw and mud at him, as a result of which they could not be destroyed. At night Mig was taken out and transported to 3,14ndostan ...

            Quote: Aristocrat
            What embarrassed you? We started on 15s, then the 19ths pulled up.

            Dear colleague Oleg, you were mistaken. On January 5, 1954, test pilot G.A.Sedov first lifted the SM-9/1 (prototype MiG-19) into the air. The first production aircraft were released in 1955. The war in Korea ended in the summer of 1953. In Korea, the MiG-15, as well as the Yak-9, fought. Even in China, La-11 participated in this war.

            I really made a technical mistake. Of course, the MIG-17 was taken into service in 52g. I won’t search for links (anyone who needs Google will help). Information from the Technique of Youth of the eighties.
            Thanks for the amendment.
    3. Moore
      Moore 7 December 2013 20: 12
      +2
      Well, the crew itself, according to the source, was lying around in a killed state - inside there were only traces of blood. The one who threw them out of there, he tidied up what he liked ...
  5. Uncle Vitya
    Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 10: 36
    +7
    At that time, trophies were used by everyone. It is known that during the assault on the Kiev fortified area, the Germans used the KV-1, KV-2, T-35 tanks captured in border battles. There is evidence that the 1st German Kleist tank group after border battles (after the loss of its tanks) was greatly replenished with captured Soviet T-34 tanks, and various modifications of BT tanks.
    The German tanks captured in Stalingrad (more than 200 pieces) were also used in full by the Red Army.
    The Red Army also used captured German tanks and self-propelled guns almost until the end of the war (as in one newspaper I saw a photograph of the Royal Tiger with a red star in battle somewhere in Poland).
    And these are only tanks and self-propelled guns. It is well known that artillery was used in the same way.
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 7 December 2013 13: 05
      +2
      Quote: Uncle Vitya
      ... It is known that during the assault on the Kiev fortified area the Germans used tanks KV-1, KV-2, T-35 captured in border battles. There is evidence that the 1st German tank group Kleist after border battles (after the loss of their tanks) greatly replenished with captured Soviet T-34 tanks, and various modifications of BT tanks.

      Don’t share the source?
      1. Uncle Vitya
        Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 13: 15
        0
        One must search the internet. I once was in the same historical search club, military sappers and professional historians worked with us, this is more from their stories, about archives, memoirs, photos found, etc.
        I also saw documentaries on this topic and newsreels.
        1. Bigriver
          Bigriver 7 December 2013 14: 08
          +1
          Quote: Uncle Vitya
          ... this is more of their stories about archives, memories, photos found, etc.
          I also saw documentaries on this topic and newsreels.

          There is no evidence of replenishment by Kleist materiel in the form of BT-5,7,7M, KV-1, KV-2, and especially the T-35 of their TD.
          The mentioned materiel did not at all fit into the operational-tactical doctrine of the tank troops of the Wehrmacht. For different reasons.
          But. This very materiel could be used by limited motorized and infantry formations up to dropping it, after the expiration of: resource and ammunition.
          This is the so-called unaccounted for. About how MG-34 in the calculation of 53-K or F-22 USV.
          Well, and most importantly, there is no need to talk about the centralized SUPPLY of this equipment in the mobile formations of the Wehrmacht and the SS. Without such a supply, the materiel "dies" in 1-2 days, depending on the intensity of the OBD.
          Resume :)
          It could be. But, the combat value is just above Zero.
          1. Uncle Vitya
            Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 14: 23
            +3
            Near Kiev, the Germans used the captured KV-1 and KV-2 in the fight against the pillboxes, rolled them out for direct fire and with concrete-piercing shells shot the pillboxes at point-blank range!
            As for the centralized supply, of course the Germans did not have it, I did not say this, but it is worth considering the fact that the Germans captured a large number of spare parts and ammunition for various tanks, as well as the repair bases of Soviet tank divisions and corps in full serviceability! I don't remember exactly where, but somewhere in Western Ukraine, the Germans created a base for the restoration of Soviet tanks, where captured Soviet tank mechanics worked along with the German mechanics. The "products" of this base fed Kleist's 1st Panzer Group.
            It is also worth considering that many tanks were abandoned by the crews in good condition.
            1. Bigriver
              Bigriver 7 December 2013 15: 02
              +2
              Quote: Uncle Vitya
              Near Kiev GermanWe used the captured KV-1 and KV-2 in the fight against the pillboxes, rolled them out for direct fire and with concrete-piercing shells shot the pillboxes at point-blank range!
              As for centralized supply, of course the Germans didn’t have it,

              Judging by the minus to me, you do not have a link to the source? laughing
              You, instead of mantras, prayers and "children's" minus, would take, and take up the issue. And then - would make links to the sources of your knowledge.
              Although everything is done the other way around love
              What, again, put a minus sign :? laughing
              1. Uncle Vitya
                Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 15: 18
                +1
                I don’t put anyone cons, not pluses! Everyone has their own truth!
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              2. Andy
                Andy 7 December 2013 16: 18
                +5
                epaulettes on the site are a replacement for the mind ... with the capture of Kharkov, the Germans got 60 tons of new 34. What do you think they applied?
            2. Gamdlislyam
              Gamdlislyam 7 December 2013 20: 57
              0
              Quote: Uncle Vitya
              Near Kiev, the Germans used the captured KV-1 and KV-2 in the fight against the pillboxes, rolled them out for direct fire and with concrete-piercing shells shot the pillboxes at point-blank range!

              Dear colleague Victor, you are not quite right. Perhaps the Germans could use the KV-1 near Kiev, but these are more likely to be isolated cases (near Moscow, the Germans used several KV-1s, as well as light Soviet tanks). But the KV-2 was not there. Almost all of the KV-2s that were released were sent to the North-Western District (repairs were facilitated, since the tank was produced in Leningrad), where they were lost due to breakdowns or abandoned due to lack of fuel. They almost did not participate in battles due to the lack of ammunition (alas, that was so).
      2. igor67
        igor67 7 December 2013 18: 18
        +1
        Quote: BigRiver
        Quote: Uncle Vitya
        ... It is known that during the assault on the Kiev fortified area the Germans used tanks KV-1, KV-2, T-35 captured in border battles. There is evidence that the 1st German tank group Kleist after border battles (after the loss of their tanks) greatly replenished with captured Soviet T-34 tanks, and various modifications of BT tanks.

        Don’t share the source?
        1. igor67
          igor67 7 December 2013 18: 43
          +3
          . Captured German tanks
        2. smersh70
          smersh70 7 December 2013 23: 48
          +1
          Quote: igor67
          Don’t share the source?


          this is soooo .. it’s not only looking, but they are really new technology good ... and the qualities of the paint are generally no words .. so many years have passed ... but everything is clearly preserved ...
  6. Uncle Vitya
    Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 14: 53
    +2
    Here is another point of the Germans using the captured tank, which is called need backed.

    In the first weeks of the war, one T-35, fully operational and abandoned, apparently due to lack of fuel, was sent by the German command to the tank training ground in Kummersdorf, where it was carefully studied by German engineers. At the same time, the Germans noted that there were problems with transporting the machine - the tank did not fit into the railway gauge, and shifting the levers was incredibly difficult and exhausting. The further fate of this tank is not known exactly, although it is possible that it was with this specimen that the last case of the combat use of the T-35, related to the end of April 1945, is associated. During the defense of Berlin, one captured T-35 from the Zossen test site was included in the 4th company of the 11th Wehrmacht tank regiment. As part of the company, the tank participated in battles in the area of ​​the training ground, where it was soon shot down.
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 7 December 2013 16: 04
      0
      Quote: Uncle Vitya
      Here are one moment Germans use the captured tank, which is called need propped up ...

      Where is it fixed?
  7. Uncle Vitya
    Uncle Vitya 7 December 2013 15: 06
    0
    http://d3.ru/comments/320285

    An interesting selection of photos on the topic of this article.
  8. sasska
    sasska 7 December 2013 15: 45
    +2
    Panzerkampfwagen 747 (r). T-34 early release with a welded turret from the German 18th Panzer Division.
    Quote: Fitter65
    Again, when their spotted color became standard. The first captured T-34s were painted in the standard "tank gray" for the initial period.


    "Between 1927 and July 19, 1937, German tanks were painted using a four-color pattern of sharply outlined polygons (Buntfarbenanstrich). The colors used in this pattern were determined by the German Office for Standardization of Product Quality and Marking (RAL) under the numbers No. 17 Erdgelb- matt ("Matte ocher"), Nr. 18 Braun-matt ("Matt brown") and Nr. 28 Grün-matt ("Matt green") .This template was sprayed with wavy streaks, different patterns for each vehicle. Borders between colors should either be shaded or outlined in stripes 1 to 3 cm wide in RAL Nr.5 Schwarz-matt ("Matt black").
    On July 19, 1937, an order was issued that when applying all types of camouflage, only the colors Nr. 45 Dunkelbraun ("dark brown") and Nr. 46 Dunkelgrau ("dark gray") should be used, applied with smooth edges. Vehicles previously painted according to the Buntfarbenanstrich pattern should not be repainted according to the new rules, except in situations where repainting was required in any case. On November 7, 1938, an order was given that all vehicles should be repainted by soldiers according to a new template. In addition, it was stated that this dark brown pattern (Dunkelbraun Nr. 45) should be applied over one third of the dark gray coverage area (Dunkelgrau Nr. 46). On June 12, 1940, an order was issued for the troops to produce their own paint instead of buying it from suppliers. The same order determined the production of only dark gray paint (Dunkelgrau). On July 31, 1940, in order to save paint, the tanks were ordered to be painted exclusively in Dunkelgrau Nr. 46 dark gray. On February 10, 1941, Dunkelgrau Nr. 46 was renamed Dunkelgrau RAL7021.
    On March 17, 1941, it was ordered to repaint all armored vehicles of the African corps in yellow-brown (GelbbraunRAL 8000) and gray-green (Graugrün RAL 7008) colors. The base paint was Gelbbraun RAL8000, over one third of the area covered with Graugrün RAL 7008. The edges were ordered to be smoothed. However, surfaces that were repainted in Graugrün RAL 7008 should not be painted with Gelbbraun RAL8000 first. Small structural elements were to be painted with only one paint. On March 25, 1942, African troops were ordered to use Braun RAL 8020 (brown) and Grau RAL 7027 (gray) after running out of stock Gelbbraun RAL8000 and Graugrün RAL 7008. The paint pattern remained the same. All four colors were matte. "
  9. samoletil18
    samoletil18 7 December 2013 21: 56
    +1

    * The documents of the 107th separate tank battalion say that “as of April 1, 1942, nine captured tanks were evacuated. "One light tank is suitable for fighting, the rest require equipment with weapons and optics." Information about the brands of captured vehicles is present only in the document of July 5, 1942. At this point, 107 OTBs included one KB, two T-34s, one BT-7, two PzKpfw lll, one PzKpfw lV, three self-propelled guns StuG III and one PzKpfw l

    10 tanks and wedges. Battalion...
    Nevertheless, our victory was! Who else wants to talk about stupid commanders, soulless commissars and treacherous specialists? That was a generation of heroes.
  10. mnn_13
    mnn_13 8 December 2013 03: 02
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    An interesting article by Zdes often read about how the Nazis used captured T34 but for the first time I read how the Red Army used enemy tanks. It would be interesting to me to read for example whether there was a case of using German tigers on the side of the Red Army.
  11. Leader
    Leader 8 December 2013 10: 28
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    Quote: mnn_13
    It would be interesting to me to read for example whether there was a case of using German tigers on the side of the Red Army.

    Read ... - http://warfiles.ru/show-22576-trofeynye-tanki-krasnoy-armii-na-tigrah-na-berlin.
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  12. bublic82009
    bublic82009 8 December 2013 13: 56
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    Well done, our grandfathers and great-grandfathers!
  13. Ivanoff
    Ivanoff 8 December 2013 22: 56
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    Great article, thank you