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Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by germanm36tunic, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. germanm36tunic

    germanm36tunic New Member

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    Did the Russians have t-34s in 1941?
     
  2. Tiger of Kursk

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    Yes they did have T-34s in 1941. Early models though. They are T-34/76 model 1940 and T-34/76 model 1941

    T-34/76 model 1940
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    T-34/76 model 1941
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    What was the difference between the two, they both look alike. Was is just small modifacations?
     
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    The gun looks different.
     
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    It is different, too. The Model 1940 was armed with the L-11 76.2 mm gun, which was considerably shorter than the subsequent F-34 76.2 mm main gun of the 1941 and later models.

    :wink:
     
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    Hoosier phpbb3 New Member

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    Tiger:
    That painting of the T-34/76(1941) sure looks familiar...
    It's the cover-art on the box of Dragons' 1/35 armour kit of this subject.
    I'm just getting started on mine...
    The T-34 Medium and KV-1(76) were nasty surprises when the Germans first encountered them on the battlefield. One needed nerves of steel to take-on a KV-1 with a MkIII panzer, that's for sure.

    Tim
     
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    I like looking at the early T-34s. They were beautiful.
     
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    That is for sure, on one occasion the German advance had to be stopped because of 1 KV-1. They had to wait several days for the Stukas get a clear day and take it out.
     
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    That famous occasion involved a KV-2, not a KV-1, and it was taken out by the old 88mm AA gun, not by Stukas. Unless there was yet another such incident. However, the KV-1's armour wasn't any thicker than that of the Matilda II, so the Germans should have been prepared.
     
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    I thought the KV1 had thicker armour than a Matilda 2's 78mm of plate.
     
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    Only on the mantlet (90mm) and the glacis of later versions.
     
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    The panzers didn't want to get near a KV2 with it's 152mm gun. Any type of ammunition used by the gunner could penetrate a panzer during 1941.
     

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