How did the “Pakfront” defensive tactic work?
The Pakfront was a anti-tank defense tactic used by the German army in WWII in the invasion of Russia to great effect. Before adopting the tactic, the Germans were struggling considerably against Soviet army due to their anti-tank guns being spread out and separated from one another, making it far easier for enemy forces to focus fire and isolate particular guns.
The Pakfront tactic was then devised to counteract this by placing up to ten guns in one location under the control of one officer. By doing this, their position became far more difficult to attack and multiple guns were able to fire at once, which greatly improved their ability to take enemy armor by surprise.