Two Panzer 38(t) tanks passing a knocked out Soviet T-34/76 in 1942, on the front of the first tank a wounded German soldier is hitching a ride.
|Axis forces pose next to a knocked out KV-1 tank|
The KV series of tanks in the Soviet arsenal took the invading Germans by surprise, finding their anti tank weapons to be totally ineffective against these heavily armored monsters.
Anecdotally the 37mm Pak Gun became known as the doorknocker as you could sit there all day and it would have no effect on the tank or the crews inside.
Crouching Low In A DUKW For Concealment And Protection, Men Of The 89th Division, U.S. Third Army, Cross the Rhine River at Oberwesel, Germany. March 26, 1945
Stalnoi Nagrudnik – the steel bib, designed to stop the 9mm pistol round and potentially even a round from a rifle as long as it did not hit directly front on.
In this photo three non-penetrating bullets have hit the front of the vest and have been successfully stopped, saving this young soldiers life.