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1942 - Soviet T-34/76B Medium Tank

Armament:            1 - 76.2mm F-34 L/30.5 gun
                                 1 - 7.62mm MG coaxial
                                 1- 7.62mm MG in hull
Engine:                  V2-34, V-12, diesel, 500 hp
Speed:                   34 mph
Range:                   280 miles with auxiliary tanks
Crew:                     4
Weight:                  32 tons

The T-34 went through many continuous design modifications. This model (nomenclature is Western not Soviet) was an improvement with a more powerful 76.2mm gun, heavier armor and a cast turret. Over 5000 produced. About 1/4 of the fuel was carried in external tanks which could be jettisoned giving the tank a remarkable 280-mile range. The broad tracks and double road wheels with coil spring suspension allowed the T-34 to travel where opponents floundered. Two man turret with no cupola for commander and hand traverse mechanism were deficiencies.

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