Re: "Ivan's War, 1939-1945"
There is also a witnessed story in the book of a flaming T-34 that kept driving on at full speed even though you could hear the screams of the tankers inside until it rammed a Tiger and both exploded, and there were no survivors from either tank.
But after the battle of Stalingrad, and especially after Kursk, it usually was the Germans getting nailed in the flank and getting shot up...I didn't know it, but the Russians considered their KV 152, and later the SU 152 as their "Tiger Killers"
ANY hit from a 152 howitzer at point blank range to 1000 yds supposedly killed it, even if it didn't penetrate...
And usually it was the AT guns that killed more tanks than tanks, and before 43 the Germans had it all with their long 75 and the 88, but after 43 they were outclassed by the Russian 100mm and 122mm rifles...the Germans had no answer for them, and they could nail even the King Tigers with ease, at range....
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