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Anti-Tank Artillery of WWII

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45mm gun commander Sergey Ivanovich Kachusov of 1255 IPTAP killed 26 German tanks

Soviet Tank Busters:

  • Crew of 76mm gun model 1942: 1st sgt. I.M.Radionov (commander) and sgt. Nasretdinov (gunner) destroyed 54 tanks, 14 guns, 77 MGs, 17 mortars, 5 planes, 700 infantry.
  • Lukanin brothers - 152mm gun crew (197th Guards artillery regiment) of 1st sgt. Dmitry (commander) and sgt. Yakov (gunner) killed 37 enemy tanks and APCs, 600 soldiers and officiers.
  • Crew commander Zakir L. Asfandiyarov (322nd Guards AT regiment, ZIS-3 gun) destroyed over 25 tanks (10 of them - during one combat), over 10 APCs, some tens guns and mortars.
  • 45mm gun commander 1st sgt Sergey Ivanovich Kachusov (1255 IPTAP - tank destroyers artillery regiment) killed 26 tanks plus 11 cars.
  • 45mm gun commander Alexander Alekantsev (422 rifle division) destroyed 25 tanks during two days (24 hours).
  • Corp. Kuzma F. Biserov (gunner, 207th Guards rifle regiment) - 22 tanks, 13 of them - on 6 July 1943.
  • Shaymardanov Zakiy Shaymardanovich (gunner) destroyed 20 tanks and many APCs, cars, strongpints, infantry.
  • Gun commander mast.sgt. Alexey Alexeyevich Vlasov (122nd Guards artillery regiment) - 19 tanks during 6-7th July 1943.
  • Commander of 122mm howitzer model 1938 Kozlov Ivan Pavlovich (172nd Guards artillery regiment) destroyed 18 tanks, 49 guns, mortars and MGs, 740 soldiers and officiers.
  • Gunner sgt. Stepan Ivanovich Hoptyar (493rd AT regiment) - 13 tanks and 6 APCs, some tens infantry.
  • Flak gun commander Ivan S. Fursenko (2012th AA regiment) destroyed 5 tanks and shot down 14 planes.
  • Pvt. Alexander Serov (9th art. AT brigade, gunner) killed 18 enemy tanks; 10 of them were knocked out during one combat.
  • The crew of sgt. R.Sinyavskiy (commander) and corporal A.Mukozobov (gunner) (542nd rifle regiment) killed 17 tanks from June 22 to 26, 1941.
  • Gunner sgt. Alexander T. Bodryashov (145th separate AT division) - 14 tanks, 2 guns, some tens infantry.
  • Lt. I.Z. Shuklin eliminated 14 tanks plus many other targets.
  • Jr. lt. Kasumov Hayrula Samedovich (1036 art.regiment) killed 14 panzers and some other targets.
  • Jr. sgt. V.F. Barmin (76mm ZIS-3) destroyed 14 tanks during August 1942.
  • 1st sgt. Sidorov Veniamin Andreyevich (496 IPTAP RGK) destroyed 13 tanks and some guns; KIA 17 Aug 1943
  • Sergeant Permyakov V. M. (76mm ZIS-3, 322 GIPTAP) destroyed 13 tanks and many infantry.
  • 1st sgt. Alikantsev (45mm 53-K) destroyed 12 tanks on 25 August 1942.
  • Pvt. M.Pechjonkin (89th Guard art. regiment, gunner) killed 12 tanks.
  • Sgt. N.A.Moskalev (crew commander) destroyed 12 tanks on 24 June 1941.
  • Crew commander, 1st sgt. Sulgi Lutfullin (943rd AT regiment) - 12 tanks.
  • Crew commander, sgt. Nikolay I. Kuznetzov (369th separate AT division) - 11 tanks and other targets.
  • Pvt. Sergey M. Fadeyev (gunner, 729 separate AT division) - 11 tanks during few days of 1943.
  • Sgt. Pyotr Panov (16th tank corps) killed 11 tanks.
  • 45mm gun commander Galimhan Idrisov destroyed 5 tanks, 6 APCs, 2 supply columns, 200 soldiers and officiers.
  • 1st sgt. N.A. Sazonov (76mm gun model 1942) eliminated 10 tanks, 16 MGs, 400 infantry.
  • Corporal K.Zuyev (crew commander, 1019 rifle regiment) killed 10 tanks on 7th July 1943.
  • Sgt. Nikolay I. Krasnov (gunner, 1852nd AT regiment) - 10 tanks (1943).
  • Sgt. Agapov (57th artillery regiment, crew commander) killed 10 tanks.
  • Pvt, Gunner Mukatay Abeulov (152nd Guards AT regiment) killed 6 tanks and 4 APCs.
  • Nikolay Sirotinin (137th rifle division) killed 10 tanks and APCs on 17th July 1941.
  • Cpt. P.D. Stemasov destroyed 9 tanks and some infantry on 25 October 1941.
  • F. Chihman killed 9 tanks.
  • Gunner pvt. Alexey I. Gorev (353rd Guards AT regiment) - 9 tanks on 23-25 July 1944.
  • Commander of 152mm gun model 1937 sgt T.P. Lunev destroyed 8 tanks, 19 MGs, 14 observer points, 42 cars.
  • Gunner Zaynulla M. Mustakimov of 536th AT regiment killed over 6 tanks and some armored cars.
  • Crew commander 1st.sgt. Tsakay Makayev (37th Guards separate AT division) - 8 tanks and 14 MGs.
  • Crew commander 1st.sgt. Ivan F. Zhukov (868th AT regiment) - 8 tanks, 4 cars, 2 MGs in August 1943.
  • Gunner sgt. Aldunyonkov Pyotr Yefimovich (324th Guards AT regiment) - 8 tanks and 1 APC on 15th August 1944.
  • Sgt Fefelov Kalina Makeyevich (1062 artillery regiment, 173 Guards artillery regiment) destroyed 8 panzers and many other targets and infantry.
  • Gavriil Dmitrievich Protodiakonov (45mm gun) destroyed 8 tanks during one combat.
  • Crew commander Trofim Minovich Troyan destroyed 8 tanks during one combat (summer 1941).
  • 1st sgt. Mullayar Syrtyrlanov killed 8 tanks and 16 soldiers in one combat (October 1943).
  • 1st. sgt. Zykov (76mm ZIS-3) - 8 tanks.
  • Sgt. Vyohov Ivan Iosifovich (1037th artillery regiment) - 8 tanks and some infantry (September 1944).
    AT-ace Tananayev
    AT-ace Tananayev.
  • Sgt. Afanasiev destroyed 8 tanks during one combat (1942).
  • Jr.lt., 45mm guns platoon commander Borisyuk Ivan Ivanovich (676th rifle regiment) personaly killed 8 tanks in July 1943.
  • H.I. Kinzhaev (1177 antitank regiment) killed 8 tanks on 6 and 7 July 1943.
  • Sgt. Vitaliy A. Ulianov (gunner 45mm gun, 280th Guards rifle regiment) - 5 tanks, 3 APCs + infantry.
  • Sgt. Terentiy F. Moroz (crew commander, 258th light artillery regiment) - 2 tanks, 6 APCs, 3 guns, 6 MGs, 4 mortars.
  • Sgt. Mihail S. Fomin (gunner, 159th Guards artillery regiment) - 7 tanks and 1 gun on 07.07.1943.
  • Mast.sgt. Nikolay I. Berezhnoy (crew commander, 398th artillery regiment) - 7 tanks, 12 MGs, 7 cars, + some infantry.
  • Mihail F. Borisov gunner of 45mm gun, 76mm ZIS-3 (36th Guards rifle regiment) - 7 tanks + 1 armored car + 250 infantry.
  • 1st sgt. Mansur Abdullin (crew commander) destroyed 7 tanks, many infantry and a truck column during one day (summer 1943).
  • 1st.sgt. Vladimir P. Bondar (crew commander, 1672nd AT regiment) - 7 tanks, 2 MGs, 1 mortar and many infantry.
  • Mast.sgt. Antinin Avak Vartanovich (crew commander, 353rd Guards AT regiment) killed 7 tanks and many infantry on 24th July 1944.
  • 1st sergeant N.N.Sherstov commander of 57mm gun of 386th IPTAP knocked 7 panzers.
  • 1st.sgt. Vanin Nikolay A. (696st AT regiment) - 7 tanks and 5 MGs (August 1944).
  • Crew commander Alexander Startzev destroyed 7 tanks (in one combat, summer 1943).
  • Gunner Ivan Ivanovich Gaydayenko killed 7 tanks on 24 June 1941.
  • Gunner then commander (45mm, 57mm, 76mm guns) Mikhail Badigin flamed 7 tanks.
  • Gunner pvt. Dyskin killed 7 tanks.
  • Ivan Remizov killed 7 tanks.
  • T.A. Sychyova (female) killed 7 tanks.
  • Jr.sgt. Vasiliy Platonovich Lazarev killed 7 tanks on 24 June 1941.
  • Crew commander 1st sgt. Leonid P. Danilov (9th Guards mech brigade) - 7 tanks.
  • Crew commander sgt. Grigoriy Litvinenko (1180th AT regiment) - 7 tanks.
  • Crew commander sgt. Alexander B. Loginov (52nd Guards artillery regiment) - 7 tanks during 6th to 8th April 1945.
  • Battery commander cpt. Bobseshko Konstantin Matveyevich (26th Guards artillery regiment) personally killed 7 tanks.
  • Platoon commander lt. Grigoriy Matveyevich Volnynsky (732th antiaircraft regiment) killed 7 (14 by 2 85mm flaks) tanks during 30th October 1941.
  • Crew commander sgt. Rukin Ignat Trofimovich (5th Guards artillery regiment) killed 7 tanks on 14 October 1943.
  • Crew commander Yuriy Dobrynin destroyed 6 tanks and 2 APCs (13th October 1941).
  • Crew commander 1st.sgt. Sergey D. Yefimov (120th Guards separate AT division) - 5 tanks, 1 APC, 1 armored car and tens infantry (22nd March 1944).
  • Ivan Markin destroyed 6 tanks, 1 plane and 2 cars.
  • 1st.sgt. Yefim V. Gaponov (crew commander, 92nd AT regiment) - 6 tanks, 1 armored car and some mortars.
  • crew commander pvt. Vildimanov A.V. (597th artillery regiment) - 6 tanks, 1 APC, 4 MGs and over 70 infantry (August 1944).
  • 57mm gun commander master sgt. Vasiliy Mihailov destroyed 6 tanks, 1 APC and some infantry on 14th and 15th August 1944.
  • Commander of 122mm howitzer model 1938 1st sgt. A.M. Akulenko destroyed 5 tanks, 2 APCs, 4 guns, 36 MGs, 3 observer points, 25 strongpoints, 34 cars, some infantry.
  • Gunner jr.sgt. Temirey T. Kazakov (507 separate AT regiment) - 6 tanks, 4 MGs and tens infantry during 30-31 January 1945.
  • Crew commander 1st sgt. Ivan G. Vihrov (1030th artillery regiment) - 6 tanks and some tens of infanry during 10-12th March 1945.
  • Gunner of ZiS-3 gun jr.sgt. Tananayev A.S. (868th AT regiment) destroyed 6 tanks, 2 cars and about 30 infantry during 7.07.1943.
  • Gun commander Babaytsev Nikolay V. (787th artillery regiment) - 6 tanks, some HMGs and many infantry (during 1942-1944).
  • Gunner of 45mm cannon pvt. Golev Leonid D. (310th Guard regiment) killed 6 tanks, 3 MGs and tens of enemies in October 1943.

    AT ace Golev of USSR
  • Crew commander sgt. Nikita Ye. Tokarlikov (1971st AT regiment) - 6 tanks and many infanry during 18th August 1944.
  • Flak gun commander 1st sgt. Shaduntz Gayk Avakovich killed 6 tanks (1941).
  • Boris Vasilievich Nazarov (76mm ZIS-3) killed 6 tanks.
  • Ivan Vasilievich Vasiliev killed 6 tanks on 24 June 1941.
  • Gunner Fyodor Yakovlevich Chihman destroyed 6 tanks in one combat (1941).
  • crew commander 1st sgt. Yefim A. Voinshin (616th artillery regiment) - 6 tanks on 18 July 1944.
  • Crew commander Gabit Ahmerov destroyed 6 tanks in one combat (winter 1943).
  • Sgt. Nikolay M. Hitryh - 6 tanks and some infantry in one combat.
  • 76mm gun commander sgt. Hudat Bulatov (16 Guard cav. division) destroyed 6 tanks and some amount of infantry.
  • Gun commander sgt. Pyotr A. Zemtzov (4th Guards rifle regiment) - 2 tanks, 4 APCs, 1 arm car, 3 MGs, 1 strongpoint (in January 1945).
  • Gun commander 1st sgt. Ivan Voronkov (5th Guards artillery regiment) - 4 tanks, 2 arm cars, 6 cars (in October 1943).
  • Gun commander sgt. Alexey I. Lebedev (896th rifle regiment) - 4 tanks, 2 APCs (on 19th July 1943).
  • Gunner 1st.sgt. Grigoriy V. Gerasimov (649 AT regiment) - 4 tanks, 2 APCs, 6 cars.
  • 45-mm gun commander of 241 Guards rifle regiment N. N. Vinogradov - 3 tanks, 3 armored cars, plus other targets and some infanry.
  • 76mm gun model 1942 commander 1st sgt. A.B. Kabakov and gunner 1st. sgt. I.S. Pozdnyakov - 5 tanks, 12 guns, 56 MGs, 550 men.
  • Commander of 76mm ZIS-3 I.P. Plotnikov destroyed 5 tanks, 1 APC, 10 guns, 22 MGs, 7 strongpoints, 9 cars, 200 men.
  • Ivan M. Malygin (76mm gun model 1942) eliminated 5 tanks, 12 guns, 27 MGs, 200 men.
  • Commander of 76mm USV I.P. Yermak killed 5 tanks, 52 MGs, 400 men.
  • 1st.sgt. Pyotr A. Ignatiev (crew commander, 130th Guards artillery regiment) - 5 tanks and tens of infantry on 9th August 1944.
  • 1st.sgt. Vasiliy N. Goloulin (crew commander, 71st separate AT division) - 5 tanks and tens of infantry during 20-21 December 1943.
  • 1st.sgt. Vasiliy V. Kriklivyi (crew commander, 1958th AT regiment) - 5 tanks and tens of infantry on 18th November 1943.
  • Lt. Daniil S. Dyaditzyn (platoon commander, 19th Guards airbone regiment) - 5 tanks and tens of infantry.
  • Sgt. Nikoklay Smirnov (76mm gun) killed 5 tanks on 8th April 1945.
  • 57mm gun commander sgt. Victor Kireyev (386th AT regiment) - 5 tanks on 7 and 10 November 1943.
  • Crew commander, jr.sgt. Pavel I. Tugin killed 5 tanks on 24 June 1941.
  • Gunner, sgt. Timofey I. Vostrikov (12th AT regiment) - 5 tanks on 8th July 1943.
  • Gunner, pvt. Ivan A. Gerasimov (1666th AT regiment) - 5 tanks during one combat in October 1943.
  • 1st lt. Mihail P. Hvastantsev killed 5 tanks on 21st August 1942.
  • Crew commander, 1st.sgt. Nikolay A. Byelskiy destroyed 5 tanks on 2 February 1945.
  • Pvt. Filimon I. Zemlyanyh (driver, 1620th light artillery regiment) - 5 tanks during 18-22.8.1944.
  • Crew commander, 1st.sgt. Vasiliy S. Averianov (19th mech brigade) flamed 5 tanks in October 1943.
  • Crew commander, mast.sgt. Yakov S. Zimin (232th AT regiment) - 5 tanks on 9th October 1944.
  • Mast.sgt. Yegor I. Ivanin (747th AT regiment) - 5 tanks on 21st August 1944.
  • Sgt. Buhtulov Pyotr H. (gunner, 1431st light artillery regiment) - 5 tanks on 17 January 1945.
  • Sgt. Suren A. Kasparian (gunner, 86 Guards separate AT division) - 5 tanks on 20 August 1944.
  • Ismail Hamzaliev destroyed 5 tanks on 8 June 1943.
  • 76mm gunner 1st sgt. Sergey V. Abaulin (421st, 191st rifle regiments) destroyed 2 tanks, 1 armoured train, 2 battery of guns and some infantry.
  • Sgt. Leonid G. Borodin (gunner, 1137th light artillery regiment) - 4 tanks, 1 APC during 5 and 6 february 1945.
  • Sgt. Nikifor N. Zinchenko (gunner, 262nd separate AT division) - 1 tank, 4 APCs, 3 MGs, many infantry.
  • Gunner Yegor Orsaev destroyed many? tanks.
  • 76mm gunner 1st sgt. Ivan Korneyev destroyed some? AFVs, some cars and many infantry.
  • 45mm gunner Yegor Khachin killed some? tanks.
  • Commander of battery 45mm guns model 1942 Alexander V. Rogachyov (1513th AT regiment) destroyed some? tanks and APCs, many MGs and infantry.
  • Commanders of 122mm howitsers model 1938 1st sergeants I.Dushenin and P.Lomakin (969th artillery regument) destroyed 11 tanks, 9 guns, 20 cars, 1 train, 2 strongpoints, some mortars and other.


    If you can add any data on most effective gun crews, please E-mail me. This list is incompleted, because in Soviet army almost weren't statistics about personal victories. In many cases I was forced to use a fragmental sources, so some scores may be actually bigger.
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