The details of the sinking of armored vehicles in the Kerch Strait

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Armored vehicle BRDM-2 was sunk during the crossing of the Kerch Strait within the framework of the Patriotic action devoted to the Kerch-Eltigen landing of 1943, due to weather conditions. Details of the incident revealed the press Secretary of the organizers of the event Andrey Konnov, RIA Novosti reported.

“After completing the cut, about 5 kilometres car BRDM-2, which moved first in the column went out on the cut, where the strong current caused by non-uniform changes in depths in this place. In this overlap factor is a strong side wind, which we were not warned” — he said. As it became known, the wind was stronger than expected by the organizers. From-for it water began to arrive in the armored car.

The vehicle system pumped out the water, but she came back faster, said Konov. The issue of removing armored vehicles from the water. Due to the fact that fuel tanks in the BRDM-2 is sealed, the threat of an oil spill there.

Kerch-Eltigen landing operation lasted 40 days, from 31 October to 11 December 1943. As a result, Soviet troops captured an important operational bridgehead on the Kerch Peninsula, which was later used in the liberation of Crimea from German troops.

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