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I know that many of you do not read "Panzer Tales," but I thought you would find this of interest - the first use of HEAT rounds by the Germans on the Eastern Front. This is from "Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front, 1941-1942," Chapter 3 "Armoured Operations in 1942," page 164, parts of 1st and 2nd paragraphs: "
"The main component of the Soviet Winter Counter-offensive began on 6 January . . .Soviet tankers painted their KV-1s with whitewash for winter camouflage, contributing to their nickname as 'White Mammoths'. German infantrymen in front-line trenches would see the 'White Mammoths' forming up for an attack in the open, up to 1,000 meters away. The Soviets knew that their KV-1s were invulnerable to all but 8.8cm flak and heavy artillery - which could not be easily moved to the front through deep snow - and became increasingly brazen, which they hoped would undermine German morale when they realized how impotent their defenses were against the KV-1. Often, one or two KV-1s would approach German lines and, from a distance of 500 meters - beyond the effective range of the 5cm Pak gun - they would mercilessly hammer any visible targets with high explosive rounds and machine-gun fire. This occuued day after day during the winter, when low clouds and poor visibility made it unlikely that any Luftwaffe Stukas would intervene.
On the morning of 18 January 1942, a small group of KV-1s and T-34s from Polkhov Mikhail Rudoy's 122nd Tank Brigade began their usual demonstrations near Pogost'e, west of Kirishi. Suddenly, the Soviet tanks came under fire at a distance of about 800 meters and several of their tanks were knocked out. Lying concealed in the German positions, two StuG III assault guns from Sturmgeschütze-Batterie 667 were firing 7.5cm HEAT ammunition. Although the 'White Mammoths' broke off their attack, they apparently thought that the engagement was some kind of fluke and tried again the next day - with similar results. In two days, the German StuG IIIs managed to knock out four KV-1s and five T-34s - almost one-third of Rudoy's brigade."
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