T-28 M1934

T-28 M1934
Image: T-28 M1934 (Wikipedia)
YearFebruary 1933
Vehicle TypeMedium Multi-Turreted Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced503
Crew6 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Two MG Gunners & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 76.2mm L/16 KT-28 Howitzer
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +40°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightT.O.P.
Secondary Armament1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun: Coaxial
1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun: Left Turret
1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun: Right Turret
1 x 7.62mm DT Machine Gun: Rear Turret
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried70 x 76.2mm & 7.790 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight28.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.56m
Fording Depth0.80m
Trench Crossing2.90m
Obstacle Clearance1.0m
Climbing Ability45°
ArmourHull Front: 30mm
Hull Sides: 20mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 15mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
MG Turrets: 22mm Round & 10mm Top
Gun Mantle: 20mm
Turret Front: 20mm
Turret Sides: 20mm
Turret Rear: 20mm
Turret Top: 15mm
EngineM-17T (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range220 km
Maximum Cross Country Range160 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed37 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed20 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-28 was a multi turreted vehicle which was developed as a breakthrough tank. It was well armed for the period with a 76.2mm gun plus four or more machine guns. The main gun was mounted in a large fully revolving turret and two minor turrets housed machine guns and were located on the front hull. It was well armoured and could reach speeds of around 37 km. It saw action against the Poles, the Finns and the Japanese and many saw action against the German invasion resulting in huge losses. By early 1942 not many were left in service.