T-34 M1941

T-34 M1941
Image: T-34 M1941 (Red Army Photo)
YearMarch 1941
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced3.111
Crew4 (Commander/Gunner, Gunner, Hull/MG Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 76.2mm L/42.2 F-34 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +29°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTOD-7
Secondary Armament2 x 7.62mm DT Machine Guns (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried77 x 76.2mm & 4.725 x 7.62mm
Combat Weight28.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.30m
Trench Crossing2.50m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability35°
ArmourHull Front: 45mm
Hull Sides: 45mm
Hull Rear: 45mm
Hull Top: 20mm
Hull Bottom: 20mm
Gun Mantle: 40mm
Turret Front: 52mm
Turret Sides: 52mm
Turret Rear: 52mm
Turret Top: 20mm
EngineV-2-34 (Diesel)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range300 km
Maximum Cross Country Range210 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed55 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed25 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe T-34 was one of the most important and influential tanks used in world war two. It had all the ingredients required for a medium battle tank, with well sloped armour, powerful main gun and mobility. It was very reliable and rugged plus it was produced in large numbers. It did however have a few draw backs, mainly with a two man turret and the lack of radios, these points along with the lack of crew training and negative tactics were the main cause of losses and the breakdown of attacks. These were overshadowed by the good points and it was used to great effect against the Germans as its sloped armour and wide tracks made gave it an advantage over the early panzers.