Soviet T34-85 Tank


Soviet T-34-85 (medium tank)

The soviet T34. One of the most iconic medium tanks of World War Two. This T34-85 is a late war variant which first saw action in December 1943/ January 1944 and is part of the NWW2A Soviet 13th Guards Divisionand is capable of simulated firing using pyrotechnics . The T34-85 is an upgraded T34-76 intended to counter the threat of the German Panther & Tiger tanks. With its larger 85mm gun extra crew member and bigger turret the T34-85 gave the Red Army a tank with better armour and mobility than the German Panzer IV and StuG III, though it couldn’t match the armour or weapons of the Panther & Tiger but its improved firepower made it much more effective against Panthers and Tigers than earlier model T34’s

Dimensions (L-W-H) 8.15m (5.12m without gun) x 3m x 2.6 m or 26’9″ (16’10” without gun) x 9’10” x 8’6″
Track width 51 cm (1’8″ ft.inch)
Total weight, battle ready 30.2 tons
Crew 4
Propulsion V12 diesel GAZ, 400 bhp (30 kW)
Speed 38 km/h (26 mph)
Range (road/off road) 185 km (114 mi)
Armament 85 mm (3.35 in) ZiS-S-53 + 2x DT 7.62 mm (0.3 in) machineguns –
Armor 30mm to 80 mm (1.18in-3.15 in)
Production (model 1944 only) 17,600