Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: the medium tank T-34 developed in 1939 by the Design Bureau No. 183 (Kharkov) under the leadership of M. Koshkin, A. Morozov and N. Kucherenko. Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: the medium tank T-34 developed in 1939 by the Design Bureau No. 183 (Kharkov) under the leadership of M. Koshkin, A. Morozov and N. Kucherenko on the basis of the A-20 and A-32 experimental tanks.

The T-34 – on the service of the Red Army on December 19, 1939, even before the tests began. The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces throughout the Second World War. Its design allowed it to be continuously refined to meet the constantly evolving needs of the Eastern Front: as the war went on it became more capable, but also quicker and cheaper to produce.

Technical specifications: T-34

Combat weight: 30 tons

Crew: 4 persons

Armament: F-34 gun (76 mm), machine gun DT (7.62 mm)

Ammunition: 77 shots for a cannon, 3150 cartridges for a machine gun

Armor: 13-52 mm

Speed: 55 km / h

Power reserve: 250 km at the highway

Power: 500 hp, 368 kW

Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow

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