Wednesday 3 July 2019


"Order of the People's Commissar of Tank Production #120s
March 31st, 1942

In order to improve the driving qualities of our tanks, I order that:
  1. STZ director, comrade K.A. Zadorozhniy, must:
    1. Perform experimental work  to increase the power of the V-2 engine to 750 hp at 2000-2100 RPM with a centrifugal or volumetric supercharger. 
    2. Complete experimental work to increase the power of engines by May 1st, 1942.
    3. Present the experimental work and reports for approval to my deputy, comrade Zh.Ya. Kotin, by July 10th, 1942.
      Supply one new T-34 and one repaired KV tank for trials.
  2. Acting director of the Kirov factory, comrade S.N. Makhonin, must:
    1. Send two centrifugal AM-35 superchargers to STZ by airplane no later than April 5th, 1942, as well as a set of blueprints of the transmission and engine compartment and gearbox of the KV tank to select a location for the supercharger.
  3. Chief of the NTKP Financial Department, comrade Shagalov must:
    1. Issue 500,000 roubles to STZ director comrade Zadorozhniy for conducting the experimental work.
Authorized representative of the People's Commissar of Tank Production, V. Malyshev"

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