The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the largest and deadliest battles in World War II. It was a turning point in the war. The Sixth Army, under the command of Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus went into battle with 675 Tanks of various models. German tanks had trouble fighting in the streets of Stalingrad. Much of the city was turned into rubble which the tanks could not go around or over. After the Battle of Stalingrad, several hundred German Panzer III and other tanks were captured.

A Soviet soldier is passing by the destroyed german tank, Panzer IV ausf. F which was still equipped with the short 7.5cm gun, in Battle of Starlingrad [Via]

Stalingrad, German tanks abandoned in the snow, January 1943 [Via]

Abandoned German tanks in Stalingrad, Feb 1943. Paulus still had over 200 tanks when encircled [Via]

Red Army tankers examine a PzKpfw IV captured in good condition inside the Stalingrad tractor plant. Many German tanks and other vehicles, captured at Stalingrad, were quickly pressed into service by the Soviets [Via]

Soviet troops examining a German tank and a pair of homemade boots found within it. the Red Army was very much better equipped to deal with the sub arctic conditions, January 1943 [Via]

Experimental German 128- mm self-propelled gun on the chassis VK3001 (H) of 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 521 in the Battle of Stalingrad. In September 1942, these two self-propelled guns were sent to Stalingrad front for testing. During the fighting, one of the self-propelled guns were irretrievably lost – captured by the Red Army in January 1943 [Via, Via]

Abandoned under Stalingrad German tank destroyer Marder III. In the background — the destroyed Soviet tank T-34-76 [Via]

German tanks lie around on the outskirts of Stalingrad. In the last stages there was no fuel to run them [Via]

After the Germans had lost. Russian soldiers tow away German tanks for repairs [Via]

A German tank Pz.Kpfw. III. and other military trucks lie destroyed in Stalingrad, 1943 [Via]

Armoured vehicles destroyed and abandoned in Stalingrad [Via]

Red Army soldiers inspect a captured Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L.. Stalingrad, 1942 [Via]

Soviet soldiers towing the captured German tank Pz.Kpfw.38(t) with the tractor C-65. Stalingrad area, September 1942 [Via]

Captured German tanks southwest of Stalingrad, shown on April 14, 1943 [Via]

Abandoned German ACS 'Marder II' ('Marder II', Sd.Kfz.131, with 76.2-mm guns), captured by Soviet troops in Stalingrad cauldron, 1943 [ViaVia, ViaViaVia]

Destroyed German Tank in Stalingrad [Via]


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