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1940- Soviet T34 Medium Tank

Armament:        1 - 76.2 mm (3") high velocity gun Model 40 L/30.5
                              2 - 7.62 mm MG
Engine:               V2-34, V-12 diesel, 500 hp
Speed:                34 mph
Range:               115 miles
Crew:                  4
Weight:               32 tons

Produced in thousands. Very advanced for its time with thick sloping armor, powerful gun. Durable, mobile and highly effective. Superb tank. A total of over 40,000 built. The 76.2mm gun was inadequate against the German Tigers and Panthers. Other deficiencies were 2 man turret, poor vision for the commander. poor crew layout.

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