Тема: Халхин-Гол. Огромные советские потери
черт подери, такие большие потери были у великого Жукова? Очередная пиррова победа
советские войска понесли потерь пехоты на 38% больше, соотношение потерь танков 9 советских на 1 японский, потеряли на 30% самолетов больше при громадном численном и техническом перевесе
Armoured vehicles of WW2
Battle Of Khalkin Gol 1939
• Strength: Russia / Japan
- Infantry: ~70,000 / ~28,000
- Tanks: ~550 / ~73
- Planes: ~900 / ~400
- Artillery: ~600 / ~300
• Casualties: Russia / Japan
- Infantry: ~29,000 / ~21,000
- Tanks: ~253 / ~29
- Planes: ~208 / ~160
- Artillery: ~96 / ~72
Eventhough the Soviets won the fight, they lost far more casualties to the point its embarrassing seeing just how much they were overpowering the Japanese in strength.
- Soviets had roughly 2.5x the infantry and suffered 38% more casualties than the Japanese
- Soviets had roughly 7.5x more tanks than the Japanese and lost nearly 9 tanks for ever 1 Japanese that they destroyed.
- Soviets had over double the planes the Japanese fielded and yet lost 30% more.
- Again Soviets has more artillery and suffered more losses.
The Battle of Lake Khasan (1938) [Which was even bigger embarassment]
The Battle of Khalkin Gol (1939)
They were just a foretaste of what was to come during the Winter War with Finland. They beat them but man the soviet casualties were through the roof.
Khalkin Gol wasn’t as embarrassing to the Russians as the Winter War. My theory is because Khalkin Gol was mostly an open plain whereas the Winter War happened during a freezing winter which would of given the Russians bigger difficulty. Finland also had a lot of forests and the Finish knew the surrounding areas well and used skis to their advantage to gain mobility advantage. Using camouflage, terrain they were able to sneak on the Russians and destroy the tanks which were already experiencing challenges through the cold winter, deep snow and the nature of the place where the fighting occurred.