Medium tank T-34 m.1941-1942

zbV 66 / 1 Ski Jager Division

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2.Kompanie/Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V.66 - created for Malta invasion (Operation Herkules) with a strength of at least 10 heavy russ. Beute-Panzer. In July 1942 the 2.Kp. (russ. Beute-Pz.) / Pz.Abt.z.b.V.66 was transfered to H.Gr. Mitte. On the 31 May 1942 this unit had a 9 T 34, 1 KW I, and 1 KW II.
27 March 1944 2/z.b.V.66 was attached to Ski-Jaeger-Brigade 1 (renamed 1.Ski-Jaeger-Division on 15 Jun 44) and renamed to 4.(Pz.)Kp./schw.Ski.Btl.1.

On the 30 december 1944 l.Ski.Jg.Div. reported a strength of 28 T 34, of which 9 were operational.

Germans modified KV-II and T-34 tanks from II/zBV 66, February 1943.

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Germans modified KV-II and T-34 tanks was used in antipartizan operations on the Yukhnov front. 20 February 1943.

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German tanks T-34 Mihnovka, 10 February 1943. On the picture four T-34 modified by the Germans and KV-2 tank gun barrel visible on the right side of the picture. Three T-34 tanks equipped with a commander's cupola and have winter camouflage, the fourth tank, probably in tropical camouflage.

(From Sergey Ryijov collection)

Germans modified T-34 tanks was used in antipartizan operations on the Roslavl-Kussamsk (?)-Yukhnov area. 10 February 1943.

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Germans modified T-34 tanks was used in antipartizan operations on the Roslavl-Kussamsk (?)-Yukhnov area. 10 February 1943.

(From Sergey Ryijov collection)