Soviet “For the Motherland!” Armored train smashed into Vorochilovgrad

Soviet "For the Motherland!" Armored train smashed into Vorochilovgrad

Soviet “For the Motherland!” Armored train crashed near Voroshilovgrad (now Lugansk). Soviet “For the Motherland!” Armored train was destroyed by an air raid of the Luftwaffe bombers. Southern Front.
Front armored car has three turrets – the tank KV-2, from the T-34 (but re-equipment of 45 mm gun) and a turret with 76-mm field gun model 1902.

July 13, 1942, together with another armored train “For the Motherland!” holding back the attack of the Wehrmacht in the area Rodakovo station. At 61 km from the junction Rodakovo-Melovaja in the July 15, 1942 has undergone three raids by the Luftwaffe aircraft. In the third raid involved 30 bombers. Explosions from bombs crashed and dumped a canvas anti-aircraft platform and a platform with a heavy gun, smashed the armored steam locomotive tender. On the night of July 16, 1942 the surviving soldiers of the armored command dismantled weapons and gone toward Melovaja station.

 

 

Photography Location: Voroshilovgrad, Ukraine
Time taken: 17 July 1942

In : 1942

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