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Attack and Defense

"Directions regarding the use of IS-122 and ISU-152 regiments in combatPractice of using heavy tanks and SPGs in combat showed that IS-122 and ISU-152 are the best method of fighting enemy heavy tanks...

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Soviet Heavy Tank Characteristics

The following table compares the prospective post-war heavy tanks of the USSR (the T-34 is included for completeness' sake, but they seem to have merged the T-34 and T-34-85 into one tank). The table...

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Yo-ho-ho and a Bottle of Vodka

"To the commander of the 11th Tank CorpsIn your actions, use partisan methods, sending in single tanks or small groups (2-3) into the enemy rear to destroy cars, infantry, horse carts, etc. with swift...

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World of Tanks History Section: Nighttime Storm Over Senno

On the second day of Operation Bagration, June 25th, 1944, the Red Army took the Bogoushevsk settlement, located between Vitebsk and Orsha. As a result, the Germans lost a vital stronghold. Soviet...

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Looting and Pillaging

The following is a translation of a German document, captured in 1944."32nd Infantry divisionDepartment of the rear, intelligenceContent: dealing with the civilian populationFrom interrogation of Red...

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Steel Inheritance

The Czechoslovakian industry received a number of advanced military technologies after the end of the Second World War as the result of German orders, but their inheritance didn't end here. A large...

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SPG #212: Pillbox Hunter

The war between the USSR and Finland that broke out on November 30th, 1939, revealed a ton of deficiencies in the organization and management of the Red Army. Naturally, questions regarding materiel...

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Henschel 129 vs KV-1

"ReportBy staff engineer Hezner and chief engineer Schilling on experimental firing of 30 mm shells at Russian KV-1 tanks by the 1st assault squadron (Eastern front).Objective: to determine the...

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SPG Cadet Report Card

Here is a cadet's report card, allowing you to see a glimpse of Soviet artillery training. Despite popular belief, Red Army soldiers studied a large variety of topics.Cadet's report card, 2nd Rostov...

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Marching Order

"SS Regiment NordlandSeptember 30th, 1941Special order to commanders and chiefsAn unacceptable situation arose when regimental automotive columns traveled through Kremenchug to Podgornoye.Despite...

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T-29

From the archive of the S.M. Kirov factory, signed by N.V. Tseits, S.A. GinzburgTurning wheel, road wheel, idler, and suspension spring.T-29 at experimental factory #100, Chelyabinsk, 1942. The tank...

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World of Tanks History Section: Breakthrough at Bogushevsk

On June 23rd, 1944, a mad steamroller entered the territory of Belarus. Thundering westward at a speed of twenty kilometers per day, it crushed and ground up German forces in its way. In mere days,...

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Light Tank M3: America's First Thousand

American tank building fell behind those of other nations during the interbellum period, but rapidly closed the gap. In May of 1940, mass production of the Light Tank M2A4 began, a tank that caught up...

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An American Yankee in GABTU's Court

The USSR was the second country, after Great Britain, to receive tanks from the United States. Among them were M3 light tanks. According to American data, 1336 tanks of this type were sent to the USSR,...

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45 mm APCR

"To the Chair of the Committee of Defense, comrade I.V. StalinI provide you with the proving grounds results of 45 mm subcaliber armour piercing ammunition designed by Military Engineer 1st Grade...

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45 mm Supercaliber HEAT

"To the Chairman of the State Committee of Defense, comrade I.V. StalinThe People's Commissariat of Armament developed an experimental batch of supercaliber HEAT rounds for the 45 mm anti-tank gun...

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Pre-War Ambush Tactics

"Tank AmbushFrom our special correspondentThe Blue forces forded the Volma river and penetrated the front lines of the 37th Infantry Division, fighting for the Red side. Their front lines relentlessly...

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T-34 Fronts

Initially, the T-34 had a one-piece upper and lower front plate. The entire front of the tank was rolled in one go, and then bent into shape. This was a very complicated part to produce, and the...

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World of Tanks History Section: Liberation of Fastov

The Kiev Offensive Operation was not going smoothly for the Red Army. After penetrating the first line of enemy defenses, Soviet forces traveled 5-12 km, encountered German reserves, and started losing...

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Post-War Wishlist

"On introduction of new types of SPGs between 1946 and 1950 and on issues of development and experimental worksIt is reasonable to develop and begin production of the following SPGs in 1946-1950:Close...

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