A large tank battle would be fought at the gates of Warsaw. On 30 July the 16th Tank Corps closed in on the city, to relieve some pressure on its sister formation, the 3rd Tank Corps, which was under attack from four German armored divisions to the east. The 16th broke through the German lines at Świder and seized Wiązowna, continued toward Warsaw - not only threatening to seize the city and its bridges across the Narew River, but also to cut off the divisions fighting to the east. At the village of Zakręt, German infantry and Jagdpanzers awaited the onslaught.
Attacker: Russian (Elements of 15th Motorized Rifle Brigade and 164th Tank Brigade, 16th Tank Corps and 1239th Self-Propelled Artillery)
Defender: German (Elements of Grenadier-Regiment 170 and Fallschirm-Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung Herman Goring)