A fragment of the German 3rd Panzer Regiment operations report. On February 18th and 19th, 1942, they claim to have destroyed 14 T-34s, 1 KV-1, 1 KV-2, and damaged another 2 T-34s and KV-1s. Let's see the records from the Soviet side.
The document lists the losses of the 1st Guards Tank Brigade on February 18-21 of the same year, which was opposing the 3rd Panzer Regiment. KV tanks are mentioned twice.
"4. 2 KV tanks, while attacking the village of Arzhaniki, while crossing the valley 400 meters from the village, were stuck in the snow. It was not possible to pull them out with 2 T-34s, and the enemy does not allow the tanks to be towed, keeping them under mortar and artillery fire."
"7. A KV tank, while on a combat mission, received 15 penetrations with thermite shells and burned up."
The report also gives 8 T-34s that were destroyed, burned up, stuck in the snow, or otherwise lost, compared to the 14 German claimed to have destroyed.
Somehow, 1 destroyed KV and 2 stuck in snow turned into 2 destroyed and 2 damaged KVs, even with the extra two days that the Soviet report covers. Pretty sneaky!
Finally, let's compare the maps, to make sure they were really fighting each other.
The top is the German reconnaissance map. The bottom is the Soviet map of losses. There are only ten on the map. One of the missing T-34s disappeared without a trace.
According to Oberleutnant Schmidt, he and his 5 Pz 38(t)s engaged a KV-2 tank. The 37 mm shells bounced off it, and it was only possible to knock it out by jamming the turret ring. However, looking at the photo, the turret ring is intact. Here is a better one.
Judging by this photo, the turret ring is has a dent on it, but was not penetrated. It would appear that the recoil mechanisms have failed after being shot through, but the tank is visible with the gun properly extended. It is likely that the Germans shot up the abandoned tank. Some sources indicate that the tank was blown up by the crew. The lack of photos of prisoners seems to confirm this theory. Nevertheless, Schmidt readily took credit for this, reporting that he knocked out 14 Soviet tanks and one super-heavy tank.