"Order of the People's Commissariat of Defense #489s
July 3rd, 1942
To complete the design of the mine rollers, I order that:
- Chief engineer of the Kirov factory comrade Makhonin and director of factory #100 comrade Voroshilov must produce a batch of 3 universal mine rollers compatible with the KV-1 and T-34 tanks.Chief engineer of the Kirov factory comrade Makhonin must:
- Use the design of the mine roller previously developed by the Kirov factory, NATI, and factory #174 in development of the new design.
- Conduct trials of the mine rollers jointly with GABTU representatives, complete them by August 10th, and present the results for review no later than August 12th.
- The 2nd department of the NKTP must develop a program for mine roller trials and get approval from the GABTU.Comrade Ginzburg is responsible for carrying out this order.
Deputy People's Commissar of Tank Production, Stepanov"