Friday, September 19, 2008

T-34 Medium Tank

The T-34 Medium Tank is by far the most famous Soviet weapon of the Second World War, and has become a symbol of the Red Army’s desperate struggle against the Germans
The various versions of the T-34 have been known by at least three different designation systems in English language publications
The T-34-85 Medium Tank was the main Soviet tank in the last year of the Second World War, and was the only significantly improved version of the basic T-34 to enter production during the war.
The T-34 Medium Tank was built at seven different factories during the Second World War, starting with Factory 183 at Kharkov and the Stalingrad Tractor Factory, both of which would fall to the Germans during the war
The OT-34 was the designation given to over 1,500 T-34 Medium Tanks armed with a flamethrower in the hull.

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