Tank Ramming in WW2 – Ramming Speed feat. @The_Chieftain

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Tank vs. Tank ramming is depicted in motion pictures and computer video games. In this video we look at guidelines, veteran interviews, memoirs, images and other sources that vary from pre-war to 1945 and cover the Eastern and also Western front to get a much better understanding of tank vs. tank ramming in World War 2.

TIMESTAMPS “.

Disclaimer: I was welcomed by Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr Dresden in 2019. http://www.mhmbw.de/

Big thank you here for Dr. Roman Töppel for bringing up this subject and providing me with access to his notes and numerous sources on the matter. Thank you to Jens Wehner, Chieftain and Peter Samsonov for additional input and support. Unique thanks to Andrew for examining the script.

00:12– Working with German Veterans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzfKgfTOCf8.
00:29– Underground Tank Depot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae6c0zJLLyY.
00:38– Tank Ramming– Tankers Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNLfDPGVmHU.
02:17– Soviet Tank Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrPlzexGnS0.
02:53– Stug School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w47yYXLFGM.
04:13– Chieftain’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChieftainWoT.
10:30– Kursk Defensive Tactics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxGKhGLUpNI.
11:56– German Halftrack SdKfz 251: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60oHeCZHtvI.
12:44– Tank Archives’ Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EarlessPierre.
22:24– Who lied more– Officers vs. Soldiers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pQ4Vx0Yw9k.

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FM 17-10: Armored Force Field Manual. Techniques and Technique. War Department: March 1944.

Tank vs. Tank ramming is portrayed in motion pictures and computer system video games. In this video we look at policies, veteran interviews, memoirs, images and other sources that vary from pre-war to 1945 and cover the Eastern and likewise Western front to get a much better understanding of tank vs. tank ramming in World War 2.

Samsonov, Peter: Sherman Rammer. Tank Archives, May, 2020. Accessed: 16th May 2020.
https://www.tankarchives.ca/2020/05/sherman-rammer.html.

: The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front. War Department: March 1944.

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FM 17-30: Tank Platoon, War Department: October 1942.

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Tank Archives, May, 2020.

https://www.unithistories.com/officers/Army_officers_G02.html#Gorman_JR.

BArch, RS 2-2/25: Generalkommando II. SS-Panzerkorps, KTB Nr. 6 der Abt. Qu. vom 01.06.1943-02.08.1943 mit Anlagen.

https://memorialmuseums.net/eng/denkmaeler/view/1505/Denkmal-an-die-Schlacht-bei-Kursk.

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” SOURCES “.

Ritgen, Helmut: 6th Panzer Division Operations. In: Glantz, David (Ed.): The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front. Frank Cass: Portland, Oregon, USA, 1993, p. 108-120.

Wijers, Hans: “… als Panzerfahrer 7000 Kilometer im Sturmgeschütz …”. Kriegserlebnisse von Uffz. Heinrich Engel, Ritterkreuzträger in der Sturmgeschütz Brigade 660 und 259, Brummen: 1997.

FM 17-33: Tank Battalion, War Department: December 1944.

Kauffmann, Kurt: Panzerkampfwagenbuch, 2. Verbesserte und erweitere Auflage, 1940, reprint 2014.

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