"The use of anti-faust meshes in street battles for Berlin.
While fighting in Berlin, it was determined that most tanks are damaged by "Faustpatrone" type grenades. Further investigation of this issue revealed that enemy Faust units fire at the fighting compartment and driver's compartment with the aim of disabling the crew and armament or detonating the ammunition rack. On orders from the Commander of the Armoured and Mechanized Forces Anisimov, units installed meshes over tank turrets and driver compartments.
Metal meshes with bars 0.5-0.8 mm were used for this purpose, forming 4 cm by 4 cm squares. Use of these tanks in battle showed that the mesh usually saves the tank and suffers little damage (torn opening, 10-12 cm in diameter). These meshes are welded on top of special carriers made from round metal 15-20 mm in diameter, 200 mm away from armour, with the intention that the focus of the blast is aimed outside of the armour.
Practical use showed that the mesh is insignificantly damaged, and the armour suffers a small melting mark.
Conclusions: the use of meshed protection from Faust grenades has significant practical use, and should be further studied an investigated.
Attachment: diagram on two pages."