The real story that happened during the Second World War is reflected in the work "Ahead - Berlin!" N. K. Popel. The main character of the book is the sapper Alexander Stepanovich Sychev. It is his feat that the author describes. The act was truly extraordinary and extraordinary.
The story tells how one man saved an entire company from death. At some point, Dukhov's tanks were left practically without fuel, besides, the shells were running out, and there was nowhere to take them. To save the equipment, Sychev proposed to mine all the approaches to it.
The problem was seven units of enemy military equipment, of which 4 "Ferdinands" and 3 "Panthers". They first wanted to drive the soldier a little, and then destroy. And when one of the "Panthers" practically ran over him, he threw a mine right under the tracks. Naturally, the car stopped, Sychev was thrown to the ground by a blast wave.
After he came to his senses, he saw that the Germans were going into the forest belt, and the remaining equipment was firing from the spot. The Germans thought they drove into a mined field. The sapper shot the tankers with a machine gun, and he climbed into their tank, which he also knocked out.
From this tank, he destroyed the nearest self-propelled gun. Others began to fire at him, but he managed to destroy another self-propelled gun, and only then the sapper left the burning enemy tank. Well, the enemies began to retreat into the forest.
As a result, one German tank was hit, 2 self-propelled guns were burned, the rest retreated. And all thanks to one sapper of the Soviet army Sychev. The story became known from eyewitnesses. The case is actually very rare, but it was he who saved 5 Soviet tanks and, accordingly, their crews.
It will be no less interesting and useful to find out how much the temperature inside the T-34 dropped during the winter months, and how it was dealt with.