Cargo 300 - what is it?

Yana Lisitsina
Yana Lisitsina
November 26, 2014
Cargo 300 - what is it?

For the designation of various types of military goods, starting from the time of the Soviet army, special codes were used. So, there were similar designations "load 200" and "load 300". Speaking about the load 300, they meant that it was wounded. Under the load 200 meant dead.

However, some former military men also say that in certain parts, instead of “cargo 200”, the code “cargo 021” was used - also to report that there are dead. The radio station broadcast that there are so many “two hundredths” and / or so many “three hundredths”.

As for where the terms came from, it is difficult to answer this question. Someone allegedly refers to the weight of the coffin with the body (200 kg) in which the dead person was transported. Someone on the order of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR No. 200, which ordered to bring the fallen soldiers home. However, a more plausible version seems to be that it simply refers to the coding of the waybills under which these loads went. The latter option explains the origin of both terms.