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    When crew members went through armored crew training would they be trained on all positions. E.G. driver, gunner, loader and commander. Also assistant driver / hull gunner / radio operator dependent on nation.
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    A lot depends on what the replacement situation was for each army. I would imagine that Loading was the easiest. Tank Commander required one person to do several things at one time. In the Winter of 44 the Repple Depples were sending people to the front without prior training. The Drivers learned by driving to the Front. Not many survived.

    The US was basing Replacement Training on the losses in North Africa. The rates had gone up since!

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    • #3
      I remember reading an interview with a gunner of a Tiger tank and he said that each and every one of them were trained to do each others jobs. Being the loader was however the "rookie" position, as that was often the job that newly trained crew members had to start with. The jobs that required the most skill were the driver and the gunner.

      It was important for them to be able to do each others jobs, because sometimes a member of one crew would be switched temporarily to another tank. It also enabled them to sleep, as according to their orders, they had to be ready for duty every hour of the day, so the only way to be able to sleep was to switch spot with the radio operator - the least busiest person in the tank - and that way they could maybe get a few hours of sleep, if they were lucky.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
        A lot depends on what the replacement situation was for each army. I would imagine that Loading was the easiest. Tank Commander required one person to do several things at one time. In the Winter of 44 the Repple Depples were sending people to the front without prior training. The Drivers learned by driving to the Front. Not many survived.

        The US was basing Replacement Training on the losses in North Africa. The rates had gone up since!

        Pruitt
        I'm thinking about men who had actually went through formal armor school.
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        • #5
          Take a look:
          https://forum.axishistory.com/viewto...7237&p=2250802
          So, gunners, gun loaders and radio operators went through some short driving practice.

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