Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Trophies into Battle

"Report on the fighting condition of captured tanks (German)

In Zamoshye: 1 medium tank without a turret, functional. At the battalion's repair yard: 3 medium tanks.
  1. No machineguns, optics, or radio, requires medium repairs (suspension, radiator, fuel tanks, turret hatch).
  2. No machineguns, optics, or radio, requires medium repairs (electric wiring, radiators, suspension).
  3. No machineguns, optics, or radio, requires medium repairs (suspension, fuel tanks).
The vehicles came to the repair yard on their own power. 

There is a small tank without a radio that is functional, requires an inspection.

In the evacuation group: 3 artillery tanks.
  1. No gun breech, optics smashed, gearbox smashed, wiring destroyed, needs medium repairs. No batteries.
  2. Gearbox smashed, optics smashed, serious breaches in the hull. No batteries.
  3. Motor burned out, optics smashed, wiring burned out.
A small tank that needs capital repairs.

An APC: no front wheels, no steering wheel, no batteries. Needs medium repairs. 

Required for combat ready tanks:
  1. Machineguns: 9
  2. Optical sights: 5
  3. Batteries: 11
  4. Radios: 9
Perform inspections, medium, and capital repairs. 

Ammunition is required for medium and artillery tanks.
From the 10 captured tanks, 4 can move on their own. It is necessary to train the personnel, form crews, and master these captured tanks.

Commander of the 107th Independent Tank Battalion, Shilimov"

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