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Nighttime Tank Defense

"Instructions on Combat Training #6 (Defense)Defense against nighttime attacks and combat against enemy tanks and tank crews1. Lately, the enemy began nighttime attacks in significant numbers. In this...

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Four Days in No Man's Land

"Order to AwardTank company commander of the 50th Independent Guards Heavy Tank Regiment, Guards Captain Belogub, Nikolai Danilovichwith the Order of the Red BannerYear of Birth: 1913Nationality:...

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End of the T-43

"Summary of the review of the factory #183 T-43 proving grounds trialsDecision:Experimental prototypes of the T-43 cannot be recommended for mass production for the following reasons:Insufficient...

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Tractor Harvest

"Information on the amount of captured tractors by front as of May 1st, 1943FrontIn useIn warehousesOn the battlefield (not recovered)TotalForeignDomesticTotalForeignDomesticKarelianLeningradVolkhovN....

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T-70: Growing Up

On July 20th, 1941, the Red Army adopted the T-60 small tank into service. This was a necessary measure, as incredible losses of tanks in the first month of the Great Patriotic War had to be...

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Firewall

"Instructions on Setting Up Anti-Tank and Anti-Personnel Fire Obstructions: Fire Walls and Bottle Fields1. General conceptFire walls and bottle fields are used in anti-tank and anti-personnel...

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HESH vs Spaced Armour

Soviet live fire experiments with HESH fired from a 105 mm tank gun and a 106 mm recoilless rifle were published in the Armoured Journal (Bronetankoviy Vestnik) as a part of a study on tank protection....

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

"Commander of the 3rd Tank ArmyArmy HQ, November 1st, 1943Based on my observations, I came to the conclusion that a significant portion of soldiers do not understand the difficulties that we...

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Fake Minefields

"Contents: fake minefieldsDuring the Orel operation, it was discovered that the creation of fake minefields in the main directions of the battle has significant results. Therefore, their creation is...

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World of Tanks History Section: Lieutenant Krysov vs. Leibstandarte

In the middle of November of 1943, the Germans tried to take Kiev, recently liberated by the Red Army. A powerful strike force struck at Soviet forces in two directions on November 15th, 1943: west of...

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Dicker Max

During WWII, the German army became the leader in the amount of SPGs produced. The most numerous armoured vehicle in the German army was not a tank, but an SPGs. The Germans were also the first to use...

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88 mm AA Gun in AT Role Instruction

"Actions of the 88 mm cannon in combat with tanksThe saturation of a tank division with anti-tank weapons grants protection for tanks that move forward. As experience shows, the enemy uses T-34 in...

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T-44 Tractor

Since the T-34 was clearly not going to stick around on the assembly line for long, the future of the AT-45 tractor on its chassis was bleak. With the T-44 cemented as its successor, it only made sense...

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Night Vision and Mine Rollers

"To the Commander of the 5th Tank Army, Lieutenant-General comrade RomanenkoCC: Commander of the 26th Tank Corps, Major-General of the Tank Forces, comrade RodinSeptember 29th, 1942On the basis of GOKO...

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F-32 Technical Passport

Despite the stereotypes of poor Russian organization, major components of a tank (the gun, the radio, the engine, etc) all came with a technical passport that contained the data for the item in general...

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T-62: Return of the Smoothbore

In the late 1950s, the Soviet government received information that NATO nations developed and adopted new 105 mm tank guns, which made the T-54 and T-55, the most common types of Soviet tank,...

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Medium Tank Mk.II: Interbellum Long-Liver

The Light Tank Mk.I, later renamed to Medium Tank Mk.I, entered production in 1923 and left a notable mark in not only British tank building history, but tank building history in general. Its excellent...

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Pre-War Night Vision

"Approved by Deputy Chief of GABTU, Major-General of the Technical Forces, LebedevMarch 1st, 1941Tactical-Technical Requirements for production of experimental night vision driving devicesOverall...

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76 mm HE

"Artillery HQAugust 11th, 1941To the Chief of Artillery of the 19th ArmyPractice shows that firing 76 mm HE shells with a delayed fuse is ineffective.Better results are obtained when firing 76 mm HE...

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Car Trouble

"November 2nd, 1942To the Commander of the 5th Tank ArmyI report on the rather difficult situation with communication vehicles in command units of the 1st Tank Corps.The Corps is authorized the...

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