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Crossing of the snow obstacle by the German PzIII tank

Photo #25: Crossing the snow obstacles. The PzIII tank punches through the first obstacle.
Photo #26: Crossing the snow obstacles. The PzIII tank punches through the second obstacle.

The tank penetrated the first obstacle and reached the second in 7 minutes. After the eighth attempt, both obstacles were passed after accelerating in 3rd gear from 50-60 meters. Total time taken was 16 minutes.



Crossing of the snow obstacle by the M-3 English tank

Photo #27. Crossing of the snow obstacles. The M-3 punches through the first obstacle.
Photo #28. Crossing of the snow obstacles. The M-3 punches through the second obstacle.


Photo #29: Crossing of the snow obstacles. The M-3 punches through the second obstacle.

The tank penetrated the first obstacle after six tries after accelerating from 30-50 meters in second gear in 10 minutes. After 10 tries, the tank crossed both obstacles in a total time of 14 minutes. The engine stalled during obstacle crossing due to insufficient power.


Crossing of the snow obstacles by the English M-2a tank

Photo #30: Crossing of the snow obstacles. The M-2a punches through the first obstacle.
Photo #31: Crossing of the snow obstacles. The M-2a punches through the second obstacle.

After 3 tries in reduced speed gear, the tank penetrated the first obstacle in 6 minutes by accelerating from 40-50 meters. The tank penetrated both obstacles after 8 tries, taking a total of 21 minutes. The engine stalled during obstacle crossing due to insufficient power.


Photo #36: Crossing of the snow obstacles. The T-34 punches through the first obstacle.
Photo #37: Crossing of the snow obstacles. The T-34 punches through the second obstacle.

The tank crossed three snow obstacles after accelerating from 100 meters in second gear in 10 seconds."

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