How are the dead crews of tanks removed? If the limbs have been severed, they can be passed out of the hatch part by part. But a human torso, let alone an intact body, weighs scores of kilos. Once rigor mortis has set in, how can a stiff intact body be manoeuvered through the small hatch without cutting up the unfortunate crewman? Whose job was it to remove dead tank crew bodies? Were the tens of thousands of destroyed Soviet tanks 1941-43, most with their 4 dead crew still inside, left to rust, or sent back to the Reich to be melted down, with the bodies still inside?