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1944 - Soviet T34/85 Medium Tank

Armament:         1 - 85mm gun model 1944 caliber 53
                              1 - turret mounted 7.62 DT MG
                              1 - hull mounted 7.62 DT MG
Engine:               V-12 diesel, 500hp
Speed:               34 mph
Range:               115 miles
Crew:                  5
Weight:              32 tons

Later variant with larger 85mm gun required a redesigned turret.
The new turret was roomy enough for a third crewman in the turret to handle  loading of the gun. A cupola for the commander was added. Electric turret traverse was added. Still in service with many armies today. This tank achieved a tremendous increase in firepower with little additional weight. The new gun was the equal of the German 88mm KwK. Over 50,000 produced.

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