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Unequal tank duels. Part of 2. T-34 versus twelve "Tigers"

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By the time the German battlefield appeared tanks The Tiger and Panther, an ordinary thirty-four armed with a 76 mm cannon, ceased to be a formidable vehicle for Panzerwaffe tankers. The T-34-76 gun couldn’t hit the latest German tanks in the forehead, and the Tiger could do something only when firing at sides from minimum distances. And the 45 mm armor ceased to protect the crew from the latest German tank guns, not to mention the much better optics installed on German tanks. But even so, the Soviet tankers found the opportunity to beat the enemy.

One example of a successful T-34 battle against formidable "Tigers" is the battle that took place on 25 in January of 1944 in the framework of the Korsun-Shevchenko operation. In this battle, the tank T-34-76, which was managed by guards lieutenant colonel Alexander Fedorovich Burda, engaged the enemy’s 12 Tigers. During the battle, the thirty-four was destroyed, and Burda himself was killed, but his dedication allowed him to remove the headquarters of the tank brigade, which he commanded. At the same time, the X-NUMX-mm cannon of the T-76 tank could not penetrate the Tiger’s frontal armor, while the German tank was also distinguished by its most powerful 34-mm gun, which made it possible to hit the T-88 tank from a distance of several kilometers.

Alexander Fedorovich Burda - Soviet officer, lieutenant colonel of the guards, was one of the famous Soviet tank aces. He was born 12 April 1911, in the small village of Rovenki, today it is a city in the territory of the Luhansk region in a mining family. He was the eldest son in a large family of 9 children. Moreover, his father died during the Civil War. After graduating from 6 school classes, he begins his working career. Then hardly anyone could say that this shepherd, who later learned to be an electrician, would become a famous tankman and Hero of the Soviet Union. Worked Alexander Burda and a mechanic at the mine number XXUMX in Rovenky.

Unequal tank duels. Part of 2. T-34 versus twelve "Tigers"


In 1932, Alexander was drafted into the army, where he served in the 5 heavy tank brigade, armed with T-35 five-turreted heavy tanks. After graduating from the regimental school in 1932, Alexander Burda received the specialty of the machine gunner of the third tower. So begins his career as a successful Soviet tanker. Over time, he was appointed commander of the central tower, and also completed special courses conducted by engineers of the heavy tank manufacturer T-35.

In the future, his career was inextricably linked with the Red Army and tank forces. In 1936, Alexander Burda graduated from Kharkov in the training of middle commanders, after graduating from these courses, he became a platoon commander and served as part of the training tank company B. A. Shalimov. In 1939, he became a listener for car and armored staff improvement courses located in the city of Saratov. He managed to finish these courses directly on the eve of the Great Patriotic War, having passed all the subjects as “excellent”. In a fairly short time, the former villager was able to thoroughly master and study the tank case. Even then, his career success was noted, in particular, he was awarded the badge "Excellent Red Army."

Burda met the Great Patriotic War at the western borders of the USSR in the city of Stanislav, in the 15 Panzer Division. This division led its history from the 5 heavy tank brigade, in which Alexander Burda began his military career. As part of the 15 Tank Division, he commanded a company of medium-sized T-28 tanks. In the first days of the war, Alexander Burda receives a baptism of fire. Covering the withdrawal of parts of the division, in the Vinnitsa region he managed to defeat one of the German tank divisions. In these battles, the gunner in the T-28 tank of Burda was another in the future, the famous Soviet tankman al Storozhenko V. Ya.

Heroes of the Soviet Union Alexander Fedorovich Burda, Frol Evstafevich Stolyarchuk, Evgeny Alekseevich Luppov. 1-I Guards Tank Brigade. Western front, winter 1941 — 1942 of the year.


In the summer battles of 1941, the 15-I tank division lost most of its materiel and was relegated to the rear for re-formation. Already in the rear, its personnel were included in the 4-th separate tank brigade of Colonel Katukov. By the time the commander of a tank company Alexander Burda appeared in this unit, 8 had already destroyed enemy tanks, as well as 4 wheeled vehicles. As part of the 4 Tank Brigade, Burda took an active part in defensive battles near Moscow in the autumn of 1941. He was noted in the battles of Orel and Mtsensk, as well as on the Volokolamsk highway. In particular, under the Eagle 5 of October 1941 of the year, together with the commander of the 1 tank battalion V. Gusev and the infantry assault troops, a division of T-34 tanks Alexander Burda destroyed the German convoy, recording 10 medium and light tanks, 2 tractor with XTX guns, XNUM vehicles with infantry and up to the Nazis 5. The documents captured at the same time helped to establish that the German 90 motorized corps, consisting of two tank and one motorized divisions, was operating in front of the front of the 4 tank tank brigade.

In the summer of 1942, Alexander Burda commanded a tank battalion in the 1 Guards Tank Brigade, which fought on the Bryansk Front. At the same time he was seriously wounded, surgeons were able to save his eyesight and returned to the system. Since November 1942, he served as commander of a tank regiment as part of the 3 Guards Mechanized Corps, who fought on the Kalinin front. Since June, 1943, he served as commander of the 49-th tank brigade (from October 64-I Guards Tank Brigade) on the Voronezh and 1-th Ukrainian front. He took part in the battle of Kursk, where he was wounded a second time, in the battle for the Dnieper and the Zhytomyr-Berdychesky offensive operation.

Oleksandr Burda spent his last fight on 25 on January 1944 of the year on the territory of the Cherkassy region of Ukraine. The Burda Brigade found itself in a semi-circle as a result of the active operations of the German 16 Panzer Division, which was one of the most powerful and manned German units on that sector of the front. At some point in the battle, 12 heavy tanks "Tiger" of the enemy reached the command post of the brigade, creating an immediate threat of the destruction of the headquarters. Kombrig, who at that moment had only one T-34-76 tank at hand, decided to take the fight, he single-handedly attacked enemy tanks that had broken through to headquarters, while he managed to destroy two of them.



At this time, the brigade headquarters retreated on wheeled vehicles literally through the fields. Staff members managed to get out of the strike and save valuable documents. However, the T-34 tank of Alexander Burda was hit, several shells hit the car at once. Kombrig was seriously wounded in the stomach by fragments of tank armor. They managed to pull him out of the damaged car and even tried to evacuate him to the hospital, but Burda did not reach the physically wounded man. 24 April 1944 of the Guard Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fedorovich Burde was posthumously awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union. At the time of the death of the tank ace he had 30 padded German tanks. The name of the tanker was named a street in his native city Rovenki, there are also streets of “Hero of Burda” in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi. In addition, the name of the tanker was named one of the regional centers of Ukraine.

In the opinion of fellow militiaman Burda, reserve lieutenant colonel B. V. Kukushkin, the feat of the commander 25 in January 1944 of the year was that he: 1) being disciplined and seasoned, did not change the location of the command post without permission of the senior authorities, despite the fact that the situation at the front was very heavy. 2) with its calmness and courage instilled in officers and soldiers confidence that everything will end well, thus preventing confusion in the most difficult moment. 3) Despite the greatest danger, I entered a tank battle with the superior forces of the Germans, distracting the enemy’s fire. This ensured that the brigade headquarters reached a new position, rescued documents and part flags, albeit at the cost of its own life.



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  1. Denis
    Denis 13 July 2015 06: 55
    +33
    Nice to read not about politics +
    One example of a successful battle of the T-34 against the formidable Tigers is the battle that took place on January 25 of the 1944 of the year as part of the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky operation. In this battle, the T-34-76 tank, which was led by the Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fedorovich Burda, entered the battle with the enemy Tigers 12.
    This speaks of courage and skill. Cars are very different, even in class. I heard how after many films for 9 on May, a schoolboy argued about who is cooler than T-34 or Tiger. I was glad that T-34, because ours. It's a pity about KV and IP do not know. I told them about Zinoviy Kolobanov and Grigory Pegov
    1. Denis
      Denis 13 July 2015 07: 25
      +11
      Quote: Denis
      Gregory Pegov

      Sorry, the computer was buggy, of course not
      Grigory Ivanovich Pegov in the 1984 year
      About this http://anaga.ru/pegov.html
      1. dobryak19
        dobryak19 15 July 2015 09: 12
        +8
        here really Glory to the heroes! and not Bandera rabble ....
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 13 July 2015 11: 48
      +21
      for Denis:
      "In this battle, the T-34-76 tank, which was controlled by the Guard Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fedorovich Burda,
      entered into battle with 12 "Tigers" of the enemy. "////

      Not with the Tigers, but with the T-4, reinforced on-board screens. They were usually confused with the Tigers. Tigers on
      there were very few fronts.
      But Burd’s deed does not detract from this. T-4 - strong tanks, knocking them out is not easy.
      1. Vasek Trubachev
        Vasek Trubachev 13 July 2015 13: 17
        +6
        At the same time, the 76-mm cannon of the T-34 tank could not penetrate the Tiger’s frontal armor, while the German tank, in addition to excellent reservation, stood out with its powerful 88-mm gun, which made it possible to hit the T-34 tank from a distance of several kilometers.

        The tiger hit the T-34 from a distance of 1,5 km. To knock out the "Tiger" T-34 had to crawl to a distance of 500 meters.
        1. family tree
          family tree 13 July 2015 13: 28
          -13
          Quote: Vasyok Trubachev
          The tiger hit the T-34 from a distance of 1,5 km.

          The only case, according to the standing tank, is confirmed only by the ZhBD, I don’t remember which one, to look lazily.
          According to our data, that day there were no losses on this site. Search again lazily
          In general, whoever said A first, let it settle down, and then I will pull myself up, otherwise there is smoked crucian carp, "Stark" again, friend, he is pulling at his soul, they say it is poured and sour what
        2. family tree
          family tree 14 July 2015 01: 45
          +11
          Quote: Vasyok Trubachev
          To knock out the "Tiger" T-34, you had to crawl to a distance of 500 meters
          The middle peasant, against the heavy, went three together, one distracted, two came up and beat on board, then the five of us, here the cat had no chance at all, although it happened one against two what
          Alexander Sidorovich Mnatsakanov
          Well, there is someone to follow what
          Totally here: http://pobeda.oper.ru/torture/read.php?t=1045689437
      2. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 13 July 2015 15: 16
        +5
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Not with the Tigers, but with the T-4, reinforced on-board screens. They were usually confused with the Tigers.




        And there was something to be confused about.
      3. fairmen
        fairmen 14 July 2015 15: 50
        +7
        MAYBE AND T-4 IS THE MOST MASS WEIGHT TANK OF GERMANY BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT OF 12 MACHINES COULD BE AND TIGERS YOU WERE NOT ME ALSO AND PEOPLE THAT PANZERS Fought TIGERS DIFFERENT I HOPE
        1. Petrik66
          Petrik66 14 July 2015 19: 59
          +1
          In all the memoirs, the combatants knock out only "Ferdinands", although they were not rejoicing there. 2Ferdinands were called ALL German Su and "Sturmgeshuts" and "Marders" and "Hetzers". So it is with the "Tigers".
          1. Maksimov
            Maksimov 26 December 2017 10: 24
            0
            A few examples of such memoirs in the studio. Otherwise, the chatter is counted.
      4. 2я19
        2я19 14 July 2015 22: 08
        +2
        Now, if you hadn’t messed up, would something have happened? This is me about the fact that about the 12 Tigers, and so everything is clear.
      5. Maksimov
        Maksimov 26 December 2017 10: 44
        0
        But already the LOST tanks, I think that they did not confuse.
  2. enot73
    enot73 13 July 2015 07: 17
    +32
    Another example of the use of the T - 34, already with an 85 mm gun (but the "tigers" were "royal" in this battle) occurred in 1944. at the Sandomierz bridgehead. Crew ml. Lieutenant Alexander Petrovich Oskin was ambushed along the path of the likely movement of German tanks. Disguising the T-34 under a haystack. It was necessary to wait for the Germans to expose the vulnerable spots of their vehicles. And our tankers did it. The fight was amazingly successful. Oskin's crew burned three tanks and knocked out one. Alexander Oskin himself was soon awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
    1. otto meer
      otto meer 13 July 2015 10: 23
      +19
      I do not diminish Oskin's feat in any way, but a few facts. In addition to Oskin's car, there were two more cars in ambush, but in fact in a "flirtation". In addition to "flirting" vehicles, fire on CT was carried out: 185 howitzer and 1645 light artillery regiments, 1893 self-propelled, 385 ISU-152 regiment and from behind the positions of 71 Guards. ttp. Well, with 15 vehicles of the 53rd Guards. tbr. Incl. who knocked out who. Oskin himself said: "The devil only knows!"
      1. enot73
        enot73 13 July 2015 11: 33
        +7
        Quote: otto meer
        Oskin himself said: "The devil only knows!"
        Thanks for the addition to my post. hi ... I immediately remembered the western eight-part documentary "German Tanks", in which, in a series about CT, it was argued that "until the end of the war the Soviets did not have the means to combat CT" laughing
        1. otto meer
          otto meer 13 July 2015 12: 46
          +29
          Quote: enot73
          it was argued that "until the end of the war, the Soviets did not have the means to combat CT"
          Yes! this is a strong statement. They would have better remembered how they ran from the "menagerie" themselves, hysterically asking the pilots for a "protector". Or how the Nebelwerfers in Normandy shit on themselves. And then only "Rage" all sorts of shooting masters. But okay, let them. Their statements are not cold to us, not hot, we know what we had to oppose: IS-2, SU-100, ISU-152 "St. John's wort", BS-3, A-19, D-5, S-53 - here are our arguments!
          1. alex_tec
            alex_tec 13 July 2015 14: 54
            +22
            As much as my sclerosis doesn’t fail me, with the advent of IS2 German tankers were ordered to evade tank duels .. including and on CT
            1. otto meer
              otto meer 13 July 2015 17: 41
              +20
              Sclerosis does not change you. With the appearance of “Stalin” on the battlefield, as German tankers called IS-2, an instruction was issued in the Panzerwaff that prohibited the sixes, not to mention fives, from getting involved in the battle one on one with IS-2. But German tankers spit on these directives. And they had every reason for it. With all due respect to Herr Kotin hi , The IS-2 was not an "anti-tank" one, and the T-6 was a tank destroyer with a rotating turret. Therefore, the T-6 had a chance. And not bad. And then the boshi are not for you liquid-friendly Americans, they deserve their respect. As a WORTHY enemy.
              1. fairmen
                fairmen 14 July 2015 15: 59
                +5
                Yes, it was, but at the end of the war, the lack of tungsten in German factories led to the fact that the tiger armor became fragile and when it hit a 122 mm shell, it just burst at the welds and before that they even wanted to change the gun and the number of shots per minute was 5-6 versus 13 -15 is also not in favor of Isa one mistake and write everything is gone
                1. Maksimov
                  Maksimov 26 December 2017 10: 33
                  0
                  13-15 rounds at CT? Vet veteran? :) Do you understand that this is 4,5-4s for recharging? In reality, everything was at least 2 times slower (depending on the qualification of the loader and loading conditions). This is how myths about magical German tanks are born (which they forgot for some reason right after the war). In IS-122, the rate of fire is also 2 times slower - up to 3v / min.
            2. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 14 July 2015 10: 10
              +10
              Quote: alex_tec
              As much as my sclerosis doesn’t fail me, with the advent of IS2 German tankers were ordered to evade tank duels .. including and on CT

              Not certainly in that way. The order said that with the advent of Russian new heavy tanks, German tankers should no longer rely on armor and neglect tactics.
            3. exalibor
              exalibor 14 July 2015 16: 49
              +4
              yah!!! and where did you read it? the tanks were almost at the same level - but the CT had a more accurate cannon and accordingly he could shoot before the IS. and for IS it was more powerful, but it suffered accuracy, the Tiger had better booking but the IS had maneuverability, so the rivals were equal and I doubt very much that the CT was instructed to avoid fighting with the ISs ...
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              2. maxcor1974
                maxcor1974 14 July 2015 17: 54
                +2
                Regarding tungsten, read the report of the Armored Directorate about the study of CT captured on the Sandomierz bridgehead during the battle mentioned above with the participation of Oskin. The report indicated that due to a decrease in the content of tungsten and some other additives in the armor, CT tanks did not have an advantage over tigers in armor.
              3. Alf
                Alf 14 July 2015 18: 57
                +5
                Quote: exalibor
                the tanks were almost at the same level - but the CT had a more accurate cannon and accordingly he could shoot before the IS. and in IS it was more powerful, but accuracy suffered,

                The accuracy of the battle of the 122 mm D-25T gun was at least not inferior to foreign guns - the average deviation of the 122 mm armor-piercing projectile from the aiming point when firing from a standpoint at a distance of 1 km was 170 mm vertically and 270 mm horizontally. Soviet tests of the 88 mm KwK 43 gun under the same conditions yielded a deviation of 200 mm vertically and 180 mm horizontally.
              4. Jager
                Jager 26 July 2015 13: 52
                0
                The accuracy of the KT and IS guns was equal. I bow low to our ISA designers - how successful they have created a car. Comparing the IS even with the lighter and less powerful Panther, one is surprised that the IS was much better armored and armed at a much smaller size than the "cat". I must admit that the Germans got along with the Panther and the CT. In size and weight - exactly. The panther is generally a huge mobile shed, it could only be disguised in a two-story house ...
              5. Maksimov
                Maksimov 26 December 2017 10: 37
                0
                What is the accuracy there suffered from IS? I understand that in WOT the Tiger stands with a small circle of scatter, and IP with a huge one. But in reality, where did this manifest? The fact that the Tiger’s gun is more accurate does not mean that the IS "suffered accuracy".
          2. Sharapov
            Sharapov 15 July 2015 20: 59
            0
            In fact, a fairy tale called "Rage" was filmed by the Chinese, with invited American actors.
        2. Foxmara
          Foxmara 14 July 2015 20: 08
          0
          So the first tigers were immediately beaten near Leningrad. ISU-152. From his shells, the kote demolished the tower .. then two tanks seemed to be captured right away)
          1. faiver
            faiver 23 July 2015 19: 30
            +1
            Who were the tigers beats under Leningrad in 42?
        3. xoma58
          xoma58 15 July 2015 09: 52
          +2
          It’s clear, if not for their "Fury" with Brad Peet and not Private Ryan, who won the entire Second World War, what would we do. And about the SU-152 and ISU-152, the shells of which broke through the armor of any German cat, they seem to be unaware.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 13 July 2015 07: 44
    +11
    One against 12 .. two failed ... Mr. Mironenko .. come on, get the documents refuted, tell the whole country that there was no feat ..
  4. Raven
    Raven 13 July 2015 07: 55
    -63
    Well, we continue to eat Soviet propaganda myths!
    there are real heroes - but who in Soviet times knew about them? well, if the street was called - and the whole country was fed fakes ... bastards ...
    1. Denis
      Denis 13 July 2015 10: 50
      +7
      Quote: Raven
      we continue to eat Soviet propaganda myths

      This is propaganda or I don’t know. It’s only about Z. Kolobanov that I found out not so long ago, although I passed a lot of times past the battlefield. Now the memorial was made
      And so they were vain in vain
      1. Raven
        Raven 13 July 2015 12: 01
        +4
        but to my shame, I did not know about 9 out of 10 facts that are given in the history section ... and most do not know ... but in beautiful legends - why not believe ... because anyone can slander our story that it is based on Myths that are easily verified and broken ... one thing is the exploits of Hercules - quite another - people who still live among us ...
        truth should be our weapon - even unpleasant! and even more so heroic !!! soldier
        1. Petrik66
          Petrik66 14 July 2015 20: 15
          +6
          The legend is invented by the right journalists sitting "practically on the front line!" Everything is correct, with details - "what did the political instructor say in the end ..." After all, no one thought about Klochkov's words - "Russia is wide, but there is nowhere to retreat - Moscow is behind." He said this to 28 of his comrades in arms, who all died. How did we know about this then? Many letters from German soldiers help us to learn - they were picked up on the corpses - they did not have time to send home. Hans sits on a pebble, slobbering with a chemical pencil and writes to his beloved mother in Hanover - Here, he says, what a curious incident happened to me and my platoon near the village of Zadripanki in the Mukhosky district ... Then, he tortures two sheets of paper describing the heroic deeds of the Russians with a detailed indication of the calibers and brands of equipment, the last words of the commander of the field kitchen, who fell under the distribution of a ladle, etc. In general, everything ends with the usual refrain - Mom, all of us will come here ... and not why did we have to meddle in court. The German soldier is not afraid of censorship. He was about to send a letter home, and then once the already inquisitive hands of a Soviet soldier remove the letter from the writer's body. German letters were very much appreciated ..... And how to find out about the nameless exploits of the heroes so that you can write about them in "Krasnaya Zvezda" or on some website?
          Myth-making, however. This is as true as the German pilots with 300 victories on the eastern front and 500 tanks with one bomb. Raising the spirit of the masses, in the trenches and on the sofas, requires constant updates in the exploits ..
          1. Forest
            Forest 15 July 2015 10: 05
            +2
            Of the Panfilov’s, not everyone died - 4 survived.
      2. ZVEROBOY
        ZVEROBOY 14 July 2015 00: 49
        +10
        Quote: Raven
        Well, we continue to eat Soviet propaganda myths!
        there are real heroes - but who in Soviet times knew about them?

        Quote: Denis
        Ro Z. Kolobanova learned not so long ago

        Quote: Raven
        but to my shame, I did not know about 9 out of 10 facts that are given in the history section ..

        If you did not try to find out about the exploits of Soviet tankers before you appeared on the internet, then Soviet historiography of the Second World War is not to blame.
        Ever since childhood I remember the books: "In the footsteps of tank tracks"
        Rostkov A. F. "The first tank guardsmen". M., 1975
        N.K.Popel "Tanks go west"
        And many more books about the heroes of the Second World War published in the USSR.
        And if you had a retardation of development, a lack of interest in this topic since childhood, then there is nothing to blame for the mirror, since ...... hi
        1. Raven
          Raven 14 July 2015 02: 33
          -3
          But you can not be rude ... Thank you!
          the purpose of my life was not to learn about the exploits of heroes by tankmen, sailors, pilots, infantrymen ... given that the family in the 80-90s repeatedly moved to not the most culturally developed regions of the country, and it was difficult to carry a bunch of books with you, it’s quite understandably. there were standard Soviet propaganda creations in the library telling everything and about nothing, if it weren’t for my grandfather to have known about the war like many of the late Soviet generation — from beautiful but not entirely truthful books ... This feat was not in them - here what I wanted to say ...
          if you have an inability to understand what is written, I advise you to contact a correctional school - they will learn there;)
          1. exalibor
            exalibor 14 July 2015 17: 04
            +6
            Soviet propaganda ... read nude to nudes as the Germans attributed their performance to their asses ... was it not propaganda? and in order for us to count a wrecked tank, you should have at least 3 witnesses, so Soviet achievements are more a strong understatement than propaganda ...
    2. Dema46
      Dema46 13 July 2015 20: 47
      +4
      On one fake, thousands of other exploits not described. It's good to throw. Who offended you personally?
    3. Proud.
      Proud. 13 July 2015 21: 45
      +1
      Quote: Raven
      Well, we continue to devour Soviet propaganda myths! There are real heroes - but who in Soviet times knew about them? well, if the street was called - and the whole country was fed fakes ... bastards ...

      You may be eating. And I, heed propaganda, checking.
      1. Raven
        Raven 14 July 2015 02: 34
        -5
        I just do not eat ... but 44 of those who passed away saw an attempt on the "unshakable" often without even realizing what was really ...
        1. Polkanov
          Polkanov 15 July 2015 08: 40
          +1
          ... well, after your posts, one has only to be surprised at your obsession (to put it mildly), without having an estate. You would accept the remarks as a guide to the action to study the history of the issue, or just apologize. No, we must continue to bend our own, not very distant ...
        2. GSVG
          GSVG 16 July 2015 01: 29
          +1
          But in fact there was a Victory !!! Drenched in blood and sweat of our GRANDFATHERS !!! Including two of mine! And tens of millions of dead !!! And what truth are we "three" here? !!! soldier
  5. avia12005
    avia12005 13 July 2015 07: 59
    +10
    Nikolai Konstaninovich Popel wrote quite well about Burda: "Tanks are leaving to the west." One of my favorite books from my childhood.
    1. ZVEROBOY
      ZVEROBOY 14 July 2015 01: 21
      +9
      Poems by A. Burda about the exploit of D.F. Lavrinenko:


      FEAT OF LIEUTENANT LAVRINENKO

      Caught up with the Lavrinenko brigade.
      Arrived at headquarters in the middle of the day
      And he reported: "Stuck a little -
      I had a reason.

      An incident happened in Serpukhov:
      I shaved. Soap on the cheeks.
      They shout: "The column has appeared!"
      There is no doubt, guys, the enemy.

      We can’t leave. The solution is to fight.
      I took off the soap with a dry handkerchief ...
      Cheeky ... Not allowed to shave,
      and quickly ran out.

      He got into a tank and instantly became ambushed.
      There is a column on the highway.
      Cars like in a parade
      So clearly aligned all.

      There are motorcycles, mortars,
      Headquarters, guns, VET,
      Trucks five to six infantry ...
      There is no one on guard ...

      Enemy faces are in the booths.
      Just about to approach point blank.
      You have to stop.
      I start a "conversation".

      Sent fragmentation three pairs.
      Wheels fly out of the fire
      But I see a fascist with fervor,
      Pointing a gun at me.

      Mechanic (praise Sasha)
      I crashed into a column with a jump
      And with the chest of a tank he made "porridge".
      So we got along with the enemy.

      Machine gunner gunner
      He helped to finish the column
      And the approaching infantry
      Came trophies to collect.

      There they took mortars, a gun ...
      Here are the documents for the mountain.
      I give a car for headquarters,
      And I should have to get there ... "

      A. Burda
      1. ZVEROBOY
        ZVEROBOY 14 July 2015 01: 23
        +9
        Here is another tank hero!
        LAVRINENKO DMITRY FEDOROVICH
        Hero of the Soviet Union, Guard Senior Lieutenant, commander of a tank company of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade

        Russian, born in 1914 in the village of Fearless Otradnensky district of the Krasnodar Territory. In the Komsomol since 1934, candidate of the CPSU (b). He graduated from the Ulyanovsk Tank School, a participant in World War II from its first days.

        In battles near Oryol and Moscow, he commands a platoon, company, and he acts skillfully and suddenly against several times superior enemy forces. Shows courage, resourcefulness and initiative, successfully carries out combat missions of command, inflicting huge losses on the enemy in technology and manpower.

        He participates in the fulfillment of the most important tasks in the battles near Mtsensk near the village of Sheino and the First Warrior of the Oryol Region; near Moscow in joint operations with Panfilov’s and equestrians of General Dovator at the villages of Gusenevo, Dubosekovo, Shiryaevo; counterattacks the superior forces of the Germans at Istra and Cricova, applies tactical maneuver and audacity in a counterattack.

        In only two months of hostilities D.F. Lavrinenko personally destroyed 52 enemy tanks, a lot of other equipment and manpower, which deservedly won the glory of the unsurpassed sniper and tank battle master.
        The history of the past war knows no other such example.

        D.F. Lavrinenko heroically died on December 18, 1941 in offensive battles during the liberation of the city of Volokolamsk and the Volokolamsk district.

        For the heroism and courage shown, the skillful actions of his company in battle, by the Decree of the President of the USSR of May 5, 1990, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union - posthumously.

        By order of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade No. 073 dated May 7, 1943, he was forever enlisted in the lists of personnel of the 1st Battalion.

        On the basis of the Order of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, the name of the Hero is school No. 28 in the village of Fearless, where he studied, a memorial plaque is installed on it.

        Streets in Armavir, the village of Fearless and the city of Volokolamsk, in the battles for which he gave his life, bear his name.
        The Krasnodar Regional Committee of the Komsomol entered the name of the famous tanker forever in the Book of Glory of the Komsomol and awarded the Certificate of Honor - posthumously.

        As a recognition of military merits, the name of D.F. Lavrinenko is on display at the Central Museum of the USSR Armed Forces in Moscow.

        For personal courage and bravery, he was awarded the Orders of Lenin and the Red Banner.

        About courage and bravery, heroic deeds of a guardsman-tanker is written in the History of the Great Patriotic War, in the books of prominent military leaders and writers: Marshal of the Armored Forces M.E. Katukova "On the Edge of the Main Strike"; Babadzhanyan, Popel, Galin, Kravchenko - "The hatches were opened in Berlin"; I. Lifshits - "1st Guards Tank Brigade in the Battles for Moscow"; Yu. Zhukov - "People of the Forties"; A. Rostkov - "The First Tank Guardsmen"; A. Raftopulo - "Thirty-four in the attack", "More precious than life".
  6. Gray 43
    Gray 43 13 July 2015 08: 17
    +2
    In the commentary about Oskin I will add, according to some information, the "Tigers" destroyed by him were the newest models and the head tank was personally controlled by the son of the designer Porsche-Gustav
    1. Stas57
      Stas57 13 July 2015 08: 57
      +5
      Quote: Gray 43
      personally the son of the designer Porsche Gustav

      he has one son Ferdinand Anton Ernst
      and daughter Louise Piech
      1. Roman 11
        Roman 11 13 July 2015 19: 02
        0
        Quote: Stas57
        he has one son Ferdinand Anton Ernst
        and daughter Louise Piech

        I read and wonder - there is still something! Well, damn you give the whole pedigree to the 5th knee))))))
    2. enot73
      enot73 13 July 2015 09: 09
      +11
      Quote: Gray 43
      and the head tank was personally driven by the son of designer Porsche Gustav
      Later this was not confirmed. Ferdinand Porsche himself had nothing to do with the development of tanks destroyed by Oskin. to. they already had a chassis and a tower designed by Henschel. The "royal tiger" project proposed by Porsche was rejected, but they managed to produce 50 turrets for the tanks of this project, which were installed on the first vehicles of the Henschel design, because of which they resembled an enlarged "panther" tank
    3. family tree
      family tree 13 July 2015 09: 27
      +15
      Quote: Gray 43
      In the commentary about Oskin I will add, according to some information, the "Tigers" destroyed by him were the newest models and the head tank was personally controlled by the son of the designer Porsche-Gustav

      Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B "Tiger II". Details are described in Pasholok's "Day of the Cat-Boy" laughing
      And the legend about Porsche's son, I have heard since the appearance of the first "Tigers" near Leningrad, as part of the 502nd BTT
      Well, and laugh
      The next attack was in two weeks. Tigers handed 170 Infantry Division. The division commander was scratching his head for a long time, wondering what to do with four elephants. The tigers, in front of which the picture of the working press stood before them, expressed in their wholeness their uncompromising determination to crush and crush.

      “Dingsda of some sort,” he said at last. “Okay, go down that path.” What you find - you can crush. Our kind there is not. If you enter Petersburg, call me.

      - And the infantry? - timidly asked one of the Tigers

      - What is the infantry? What are you talking about? - the division commander indignantly indignant.

      “Yes, we are about nothing,” the Tigers dropped and, encouraging each other, drove along a narrow path in the middle of the swamp.

      On that day, the hungry Russian artillerymen were especially angry - the shag at the position had not been delivered for a week already. When the commander of the anti-tank battery saw four huge tanks moving along the road, he did not, as expected, run around in circles and shout: "We give up! Right now we will only shoot the commissars!" Instead, he spat out a goat's leg, in which, instead of a shag, a motel was wrapped in half with a straw and with the words: “Everything, kozzles, you dokokrekalis” personally rose to the panorama. First Russian Tiger simply knocked down. The other three were not ready for this turn of events and panicked. As the Russians continued to shoot, they quickly broke down and pretended to be dead. At night, they were dragged in tow. From the remaining dead Tigris Russian scouts screwed everything they could for souvenirs. Souvenirs selected in a special department and sent for further study. A little later, the number of Tigers near Leningrad was brought to seven. In response, the Russians killed five of them, although the Germans themselves claim that the three Tigers committed suicide solely out of contempt for the Russians. After killing the first Tigris, Soviet soldiers walked around for a long time and scratched their heads, until someone offered to send the carcass to Comrade Stalin.

      http://armor.kiev.ua/humor/txt/tiger_2.php
      Stas, Alexander hi
      1. Vasily Krylov
        Vasily Krylov 14 July 2015 19: 25
        0
        Thank you, neighing for half an hour, despite the fact that this is a fact. In particular, it is mentioned by V. Zamulin.
    4. ZVEROBOY
      ZVEROBOY 14 July 2015 01: 43
      +5
      BODROV ALEXEY FEDROVICH

      Hero of the Soviet Union, guard junior lieutenant, crew commander of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade

      Born in 1923, native of the village of Tatinka, Epifanovsky (now Kimovsky) district of the Tula region, Russian, member of the Komsomol since 1939, candidate of the CPSU (B.), Has been participating in the Patriotic War since 1942 on the Bryansk, Kalinin fronts, Kursk Bulge, right-bank Ukraine .

      In battles with the German invaders showed exceptional stamina and heroism. Acting in the advance detachment of the brigade from the Magnuszewski bridgehead (Poland), junior lieutenant A.F. Bodrov broke into the operational depths of the enemy’s defense, went to the Pilitsa River and, despite the enemy’s great fire resistance, immediately crossed it and started a battle in the streets of Nove Miasto, using a panic to smash enemy’s manpower and equipment.

      Being cut off from other tanks of the battalion, he did not stop the battle and when his tank was hit and caught fire, and in response to the offer of the Nazis surrounding him to surrender, he began to throw grenades at them.

      In this battle, A.F. Bodrov died the death of the Hero, destroying an armored personnel carrier, three tractors, one gun and to the company of enemy infantry.

      With his heroic feat, he ensured the capture and holding of the bridgehead on the opposite bank of the Pilitsa River until the main forces arrived, which contributed to the operational success of crossing the river with the advance brigade detachment and the offensive in the depths of the enemy’s defense.

      A pupil of the Leninist Komsomol and the Communist Party, for the courage and heroism shown in the battles on the front of the struggle against the German invaders, he was awarded the medal "For Courage", and by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 27, 1945 A.F. Bodrov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union - posthumously.

      The name of the Hero is recorded forever in the Book of Glory of the Komsomol of the Tula Region, he was awarded the Certificate of Honor - posthumously. His name is given to the street in the district center in his homeland.

      About the bravery and heroic deed of the hero tanker is written in the books of prominent military leaders: Babadzhanyan, Popel, Shalin, Kravchenko "The hatches were opened in Berlin", the commander of the 8th Guards Mech. corps, I. Dremov "Formidable armor was advancing."
  7. Nehist
    Nehist 13 July 2015 08: 25
    +9
    Both Poppel and Katukov wrote. But the immediate commander of Burda, Gen. Getman, who was given a brigade for reinforcement, did not even mention this in his memoirs. And Poppel and Katukov have very different descriptions of this event. The fact is that the battle was, how many tanks were shot down is not known since the units retreated. Judging by the documents, the brigade was brought to the rear for re-equipment in three days due to heavy losses. And another interesting fact, the armor 34 was not pierced, secondary fragments gave a mortal wound.
    1. sq
      sq 13 July 2015 08: 53
      +3
      Not surprisingly, the T-34-76 is a tank of wartime, a minimum of interior decoration, a lining that could hold up the fragments or at least weaken them.
  8. Predator
    Predator 13 July 2015 08: 52
    +18
    Without diminishing the feat of A.F. Burd, it should be noted that in the composition of the 16th tank division of the Wehrmacht, there were no Tiger tanks. The composition (second formation) included 2 tank regiments (three battalions), 64 and 79 motorized regiments (2 battalions each), 16 motorcycle reconnaissance battalions, 16 artillery regiments, 16 tank destroyer divisions, 16 combat battalion and 274 anti-aircraft battalions. having Tigers always indicated is a separate heavy battalion No.
    In that battle, A.F.Burda entered into battle with 1 company of 3 tank battalions, 2 tank regiments of 16 TD, which were armed with PZ type 4 tanks, in appearance they did not differ much from the Tigers. They had a reservation of up to 100 mm (forehead) with hanging armor, 75 mm tank gun.
    1. Nehist
      Nehist 13 July 2015 09: 01
      +5
      That's right, the Tigers were originally reduced to And attached as a means of amplification. That’s the answer why the armor of the T-34 wasn’t pierced.
      1. otto meer
        otto meer 13 July 2015 09: 27
        +4
        I will add that the four, with side-tower screens, with a muzzle brake, were often confused with the six. The silhouette is very similar.
        1. igordok
          igordok 13 July 2015 09: 41
          +1
          Quote: otto meer
          I will add that the four, with side-tower screens, with a muzzle brake, were often confused with the six. The silhouette is very similar.

          "Tiger type 4" - sometimes so mentioned in the documents. And in my opinion, only Pz-IVH and Pz-IVJ were named so.
          1. otto meer
            otto meer 13 July 2015 10: 33
            0
            Yes. And there was also a six B, as an "improved five", i.e. T-V improved. Tiger, Royal Tiger - I don’t like to call it that, the Americans with allies invented these names.
            1. Vasek
              Vasek 14 July 2015 17: 06
              +2
              Quote: otto meer
              The royal tiger - I do not like to call it that, the Americans with the allies invented these names.

              Meanwhile, the Germans called the Shermans "Ronsons".
              By analogy with a lighter.
              1. otto meer
                otto meer 15 July 2015 00: 05
                +2
                They also loved to be photographed with "burnt" americans as a stove for Tommy. Although with the Russians too (((..., on the other hand, how can you blame?
            2. ZVEROBOY
              ZVEROBOY 15 July 2015 00: 32
              +1
              Quote: otto meer
              And there was also a six B, as an "improved five", i.e. T-V improved.
            3. ZVEROBOY
              ZVEROBOY 15 July 2015 00: 37
              +1
              Quote: otto meer
              Tiger, Royal Tiger -
      2. family tree
        family tree 13 July 2015 09: 40
        +1
        Quote: Nehist
        That’s the answer why the armor of the T-34 wasn’t pierced.

        Well, rather a corner. KwK.40 L / 43 or L / 48 45mm pretty confidently pierced what
    2. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 13 July 2015 14: 45
      +1
      Well. And "voyaka uh" minus nothing. Although I did not participate there. It's just that some of the local public is negatively influenced by the David's star on the flag. Sadness ...
  9. Rostislav
    Rostislav 13 July 2015 09: 29
    +2
    By his actions he saved people, documents and a banner, one having started a battle against 12 tanks.
    You die, and help a comrade.
    1. Wheel
      Wheel 13 July 2015 22: 13
      +7
      Quote: Captain45
      Saved the banner, saved the whole part
      Not everything is so simple.
      Quote: Rostislav
      By his actions he saved people, documents and a banner, one having started a battle against 12 tanks.

      Heroes often become the fault of their own sloppiness and hopelessness, which by and large happened in this case.
      The brigade commander, knowing the situation, did not bother to redeploy the Communist Party in a timely manner, and so he was forced to with a checker cover flight one against twelve.
      As a result, on the one hand slove, on the other hand a hero.
      Two sides of the same coin.
      Quote: Rostislav
      You die, and help a comrade.
      Especially if a friend dies through your fault ...
      1. ZVEROBOY
        ZVEROBOY 13 July 2015 23: 25
        +1
        Quote: Wheel
        Wheel

        Well done! ok you said drinks
  10. Stas57
    Stas57 13 July 2015 09: 35
    0
    He was noted in the battles of Orel and Mtsensk, as well as on Volokolamsk highway. In particular, near Orel, on October 5 of 1941, together with the commander of the 1 tank battalion V. Gusev and a motorized infantry landing, the T-34 tank division of Alexander Burdy destroyed the German column, having chalked up 10 medium and light tanks, the 2 tractor with PTO guns, 5 vehicles with infantry and up to 90 Nazis.

    Everything as usual
    The German side also confirms the battle with the Soviet tanks of the Burda group on 5 in October.
    БThey led the 8 company of the 33 infantry regiment [Schutzen-Regiment 33] and the 2 guns of the 49 fighter anti-tank division [Panzerjager-Abteilung 49]. There is no data on losses, and the use of tanks by the Germans.
    Neumann, Joahchim "Die 4. Panzer-Division 1938-1943" Bonn, 1989, vol. 1, p. 310
  11. Captain45
    Captain45 13 July 2015 10: 06
    +3
    I think T-4 or T-6 were not so important, another ONE against 12 and the result of the battle are important:
    1) being disciplined and consistent, he did not change the location of the command post without the permission of the senior bosses, despite the fact that the situation at the front was very difficult. 2) with his calmness and courage instilled in officers and soldiers the confidence that everything would end well, thereby preventing confusion at the most difficult moment. 3) Despite the great danger, he entered a tank battle with superior German forces, diverting enemy fire. This ensured the brigade’s headquarters reached new positions, the rescue of documents and the banner of the unit, albeit at the cost of their own lives.
    Saved the banner, saved the whole part soldier
  12. family tree
    family tree 13 July 2015 10: 10
    0
    By the way, there is one, well, I don’t know a duel, or a disco what , author of a series about dueling
    http://pobeda.oper.ru/torture/read.php?t=1045689437
  13. Igarr
    Igarr 13 July 2015 10: 59
    +10
    But in general, after all the memoirs, a dull picture is obtained.
    The main tactic of fighting tanks - no matter our tankers or German - was an ambush.
    It was very well planted from an ambush that we ... that we were. And even the class of the car is not so important.
    The second - is cheating. And if the car is good, like the Tiger - then in general, Laf. And if the opponents are arrogant Saxons, then the Iron Crosses are like foliage from trees in the fall.
    ...
    No jokes, but you can only envy the courage of Alexander Burda.
    A whole lieutenant colonel repels the only tank company’s attack (or whatever the Germans thought if they had a separate battalion equal to our brigade), dies.
    Eternal memory to courage!
    1. family tree
      family tree 13 July 2015 12: 35
      +9
      Quote: Igarr
      or whatever the Germans thought if they had a separate battalion equal to our brigade)

      Yes it was, especially now these people are mocking me, like a battalion of Fritz, they were driving a whole regiment of dryers of hundredths. Only here is that they have 96 grooves in the BAT, and we have 21 drying regiments, like by
      A real self-propeller is not the one who killed the enemy and died as a hero, but the one on whom the enemies exhausted all the ammunition and shot themselves out of despair. © O.Divov, "Weapon of Retribution"
      . feel
      1. Igarr
        Igarr 13 July 2015 13: 57
        +2
        A stunning book - "Weapons of Vengeance".
        I’m in the library. And read from time to time.
        ...
        The main thing is to get away in time.
        1. family tree
          family tree 13 July 2015 14: 03
          +1
          Quote: Igarr
          The main thing is to get away in time.

          What am I talking about what No, well, I’ve never been a knight, I’ll set up purely surprise people and make other nasty things, especially when they die, cho feel
      2. Argon
        Argon 13 July 2015 14: 07
        +8
        I understand that you meant that "regiment" of Su-100 which stopped the German offensive near Balaton? But there is no secret, 95% of everything is told in open sources - journalism, memoirs. retreat of subunits that include the Su-100. About the hero's feat, I think that it is such a "confusion" that helps those who are trying to "rewrite history" - to write off a selfless, heroic act for "writing propaganda", they say, these are not "tigers" and T-4, and then there will be not "12", but "5" and already "Hetzer". In matters of covering historical facts, confirmed reliability is important - of course, there is no need to rewrite the hero's award documents, but make sure that everyone who is interested knows that GSS Burda Aleksandr Fedorovich with the forces of one T-34-76 crew headed by him thwarted the attack of 12 German T-4 tanks, we should, well, at least try.
        1. family tree
          family tree 13 July 2015 14: 23
          +3
          Quote: Argon
          I understand that you meant that "regiment" of Su-100 which stopped the German offensive near Balaton?

          Duc what We, like in state 21, self-propelled guns in a full-blooded regiment were listed belay
          Not that it was the self-propelled gunners under the Balaton who multiplied the Panzerwaffe by zero and sentenced this type of troops in the Wehrmacht, there even this fucking inspector Heinz, who Guderian recognized.
          So only they on a regular basis, and were registered. Regiment, 21 cars.
      3. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 14 July 2015 10: 20
        +4
        Quote: perepilka
        Yes it was, especially now these people are mocking me, like a battalion of Fritz, they were driving a whole regiment of dryers of hundredths.

        We managed to discuss yesterday’s history with an army journalist. in lieutenant uniforms he laughed when he was told how they burned a platoon of "tigers". Regiment - platoon. One after the other, having spat at a fucking correspondent under his feet, the Letekhi and higher ranks turned away so as not to see his faces, the junior lieutenants simply went away from the showdown.

        And so, some rear guard begins to show off at the fuel depot: what are you, heroes, fighting with one German with three armies ... But what - he has no idea about the states of the units, what the “tiger” looks like at you, too. But there is a lot of ambition. I wonder if there is an intelligent and polite man among the front-line soldiers who will explain that a platoon of Soviet self-propelled guns is two cars, and a platoon of German tanks is five, or will it go about being spat out? And that their self-propelled regiment, when fresh, is sixteen barrels, and the German tank regiment is under one hundred and fifty armored beasts, more than one and a half of our brigade or almost like an American division ...

        (c) Anisimov. "Option Bis"
    2. Predator
      Predator 13 July 2015 21: 48
      0
      Quote: Igarr
      But in general, after all the memoirs, a dull picture is obtained.
      The main tactic of fighting tanks - no matter our tankers or German - was an ambush.
      It was very well planted from an ambush that we ... that we were. And even the class of the car is not so important.
      The second - is cheating. And if the car is good, like the Tiger - then in general, Laf. And if the opponents are arrogant Saxons, then the Iron Crosses are like foliage from trees in the fall.
      ...
      No jokes, but you can only envy the courage of Alexander Burda.
      A whole lieutenant colonel repels the only tank company’s attack (or whatever the Germans thought if they had a separate battalion equal to our brigade), dies.
      Eternal memory to courage!

      No! An OTB brigade is not equal. The brigade is 120-170 tanks, the OTB-35-40. The truth in our brigade is one third light (t 70) and not heavy at all.
  14. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 13 July 2015 11: 01
    +2
    They began with inaccuracies and continued with them, it is not necessary to exaggerate the exploits of our heroes, they are also exploits. This story is very famous, for a long time all the spears were broken and Burda fought in that battle with the T-4
  15. Gromm
    Gromm 13 July 2015 13: 25
    +6
    You won’t envy our tankers, it was very difficult to go against the Tiger. Usually they did this, the T-34 loomed in sight and quickly turned around distracting the Hans, and a couple of thirty-four went on the flank and beat on board, otherwise death. My grandfather fascists crumbled for three years, but the Fritzes dumped him in the T-34 scum. still have not paid the debt for two grandfathers.
  16. indeveral
    indeveral 13 July 2015 14: 49
    +4
    On the actions of such units, from tank corps to tank armies, throughout the war, I advise reading the memoirs of Popel Nikolai Kirillovich - he began the war as a commissar of the 8th Corps and ended up as a member of the military council of 1 tank Katukov.
  17. regul10108
    regul10108 13 July 2015 14: 56
    +10
    To me, then still a boy, one of my uncles (from the clan of my mother and father, 12 men went to the front, 6 returned) a tanker, told me about the battle with 3 "Tigers". Uncle then commanded the T-34-85 and marched in the vanguard of our armored vehicle column (44th year, Belarus). I went to a large field, on the edge of which there was a forest and there I found 3 "Tigers", obviously they were waiting for our column. As always happens in such situations, the radio went out of order and my uncle decided to join the battle. He opened the fire first and began to maneuver across the field at top speed, without ceasing to shoot. He said that he "spun around the field as if in a frying pan." Two adversaries stopped firing, obviously they were damaged, but ours also got it: hit in the forehead of the tower by a ricochet and the gun was damaged. Still, ours managed to escape almost intact. Hearing the shooting, ours rolled out the self-propelled guns from the column and already thoroughly rolled out the Fritzes. Uncle was introduced to the "Red Banner", but after several portions of the People's Commissars decided to speed up the repair of his tank with a pistol and the order went to pieces. But even without this, his "iconostasis", like all other relatives, was impressive.
    1. xan
      xan 13 July 2015 23: 46
      -3
      Quote: regul10108
      Hearing the shooting, ours rolled out the self-propelled guns from the convoy and already thoroughly rolled out the Fritz.

      And the Germans watched while ours rolled out self-propelled guns.
      Self-propelled guns against the Tiger a little more than zero, if the Tiger is ready to fire and is standing, and self-propelled guns still need to roll out. The standing Tiger on the defensive is generally a difficult target for almost all of our armored vehicles. Ours preferred not to crack the Tigers-based defenses, it was simply expensive.
  18. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 13 July 2015 15: 09
    0
    Despite the greatest danger, he entered a tank battle with superior forces of the Germans, diverting enemy fire. This ensured the brigade’s headquarters reached new positions, saving documents and the banner of the unit, albeit at the cost of their own lives.

    Fulfilled his duty as a commander in full. What can I say more ...
    Homeland also appreciated his act.


    This is clearly not today's Pravosekovskiy "Azov" with Semenchenko's hydrocephalus at the head. yes
  19. DPN
    DPN 13 July 2015 16: 23
    +2
    [quote = Denis]. It is a pity about KV and IP do not know. I told them about Zinoviy Kolobanov and Grigory Pegov [/ quote

    For the post of Soviet power, everything that is connected, everything connected with the CPSU is a taboo, and IS is STALIN, KV-Voroshilov and there weren’t and aren’t these tanks for the current generation.
  20. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 13 July 2015 17: 03
    +1
    Quote: Denis
    Nice to read not about politics +
    One example of a successful battle of the T-34 against the formidable Tigers is the battle that took place on January 25 of the 1944 of the year as part of the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky operation. In this battle, the T-34-76 tank, which was led by the Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fedorovich Burda, entered the battle with the enemy Tigers 12.
    This speaks of courage and skill. Cars are very different, even in class. I heard how after many films for 9 on May, a schoolboy argued about who is cooler than T-34 or Tiger. I was glad that T-34, because ours. It's a pity about KV and IP do not know. I told them about Zinoviy Kolobanov and Grigory Pegov

    very nice to read not about politics
  21. vitalikodin
    vitalikodin 13 July 2015 20: 53
    +7
    During the defense of Dnepropetrovsk in August 41, Pushkin’s unit in the Popovo-Balovka district. several dozens of Hitler’s tanks! It was a classic ambush — they launched into the beam, burned the head and trailing cars, then flashed like hens! For this feat, General Pushkin was awarded the star of the Hero of the Soviet Union in November 1941! As proof, the burned Hitler tanks were brought to Moscow - too incredible seemed the report in such a difficult time !!!
    1. Petrik66
      Petrik66 14 July 2015 23: 22
      0
      Have you brought all the tanks?
      1. vitalikodin
        vitalikodin 15 July 2015 23: 36
        0
        About 10 cars, this is a small episode from the operation that took place on September 19-25, defended the city from the Nazis, ensured the crossing of our units. During this time, 99 tanks were destroyed, about 200 cars were seized by the headquarters bus with documents. Two crews were removed from German tanks using sledgehammer and chisel — our tankers damaged their tank towers and hatches jammed, got that way!
      2. vitalikodin
        vitalikodin 15 July 2015 23: 36
        0
        About 10 cars, this is a small episode from the operation that took place on September 19-25, defended the city from the Nazis, ensured the crossing of our units. During this time, 99 tanks were destroyed, about 200 cars were seized by the headquarters bus with documents. Two crews were removed from German tanks using sledgehammer and chisel — our tankers damaged their tank towers and hatches jammed, got that way!
  22. Noncombatant
    Noncombatant 14 July 2015 00: 15
    -1
    Quote: perepilka
    In general, whoever said A first, let it settle down, and then I will pull myself up, otherwise there is smoked crucian carp, "Stark" again, friend, he is pulling at his soul, they say it is poured and sour


    Well, pease ** drink your swill than write such comments fool
    1. Ruslan67
      Ruslan67 14 July 2015 00: 27
      +1
      Quote: noncombant
      Well, pease ** drink your swill than write such comments

      Want to fight? what Or the pot didn’t fly by either?
  23. zelencko
    zelencko 14 July 2015 15: 34
    +2
    Quote: Raven
    But you can not be rude ... Thank you!
    the purpose of my life was not to learn about the exploits of heroes by tankmen, sailors, pilots, infantrymen ... given that the family in the 80-90s repeatedly moved to not the most culturally developed regions of the country, and it was difficult to carry a bunch of books with you, it’s quite understandably. there were standard Soviet propaganda creations in the library telling everything and about nothing, if it weren’t for my grandfather to have known about the war like many of the late Soviet generation — from beautiful but not entirely truthful books ... This feat was not in them - here what I wanted to say ...
    if you have an inability to understand what is written, I advise you to contact a correctional school - they will learn there;)

    Here IT is - a new generation! What year was born?
  24. Evil 55
    Evil 55 14 July 2015 16: 26
    0
    "Yes, there were people in your time ... BOGATYRI, not us ..."
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 15 July 2015 07: 33
      0
      In 2008, a guy on an unarmed t-72 dispersed Georgian eagles, for which he received a Hero, aren't we talking? Oh ...
  25. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 14 July 2015 16: 45
    0
    Quote: wanderer_032
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Not with the Tigers, but with the T-4, reinforced on-board screens. They were usually confused with the Tigers.




    And there was something to be confused about.

    Of course, the general view is very similar, but one moment immediately gives the difference, the width of the tracks.
    1. exalibor
      exalibor 14 July 2015 17: 16
      0
      Yes? but the number, size of the rollers and their non-chess arrangement do not bother?)))
  26. vladimirw
    vladimirw 15 July 2015 12: 15
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    Eternal memory to the hero! Death to the Nazis
  27. ildar
    ildar 15 July 2015 17: 19
    -2
    I read tankers’ memoirs a lot, they burned so often that there weren’t enough tanks, the commander and mechanic were usually saved, the gunner and gunner died, they often show us how they fought as a united team, in fact they were together not for long, those who were more cunning and who survived more experienced, if interested, read the book by Artem Drabkin
  28. Dies Irae
    Dies Irae 15 July 2015 18: 46
    0
    It would be better to tell how it happened that at the very beginning of the war the Red Army, possessing the greatest numerical and technical superiority in technology and people, suffered such a crushing defeat.
  29. mvg
    mvg 15 July 2015 22: 33
    0
    WWII won by Bratt Pitt and Private Ryan ... What to argue then?
    1. Visitor
      Visitor 24 October 2016 13: 22
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      And when the first saved the second. Along the way, the world saved.