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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

"Some interesting data from the 2nd Guards Tank Army gathered during their fighting in Berlin. Analysis of tanks that were badly damaged enough to have to be written off from their unit was performed at the repair base. There, a decision was made: either the tank is irreparable and is destined for the scrap heap or is salvageable, but only after refurbishment, and is thus sent to the factory. Unfortunately there are no notes that tell us why each specific type of tank typically became unsalvageable, but only a general rule of thumb: if the ammunition rack is hit, the tank blows up and is a complete loss. If the ammunition does not go off, then the tank will probably be suitable for refurbishment, even if there was a fire…"
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Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

I hope "refurbishment" is a bit more than hanging up a handful of pine scented air fresheners.

Legion 429 Sep 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

Generally with a lot MOUT being at closer ranges, etc., I think a number of vehicles hit were total losses. For a number of reasons.

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