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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2020 1:13 p.m. PST

""16.11 At 13:00, a radio telegram arrives from the XXXXVI Tank Corps giving us the objective to deliver an attack from Shitkovo through Lama, as the progress of 2 Pz.D. is blocked by flanking fire from the forest east of Morozovo."

The Soviet report shines a little more light on the nature of this blocking fire:

"On 16.11, around 12:00, the enemy began an attack on the left flank of the 316th Rifle Division (8th Guards) with 25 tanks. Of them, 7 tanks fired from standstill and 18 drove towards Morozovo. The 4th AT gun battery of the 768th Artillery Regiment opened fire on the advancing tanks despite enemy fire. As a result, 3 tanks were knocked out and the tank attack was pushed back. The battery lost one gun."…"

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Blutarski13 Mar 2020 2:11 p.m. PST

The cool thing is that you can use these same guns under the German flag as well. Germany captured a large number during Barbarossa and converted them to handle 88mm ammunition.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

(smile)

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