Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:49 pm
The T-34/85 medium tank was an improved version of the T-34 that was built in 1943. It had a larger turret and more powerful gun than the T-34/76.
A commander’s cupola was added to the turret, which was large enough to hold three crewmembers, increasing the size of the entire crew from 4 to 5. The third crewmember in the turret was responsible for loading the gun.
The main gun on the T-34/85 was a 3.34 inch (85mm) gun that could allegedly pierce the frontal armor of German Panther and Tiger tanks from a distance of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters).
After World War II, the T-34/85 medium tank was used by many countries that were under the influence of the Soviet Union. It was used by North Korea during the Korean War.
|Weight:||31.5 tons (32,000kg)|
|Height:||9ft 2.74in (2.57m)|
|Width:||9ft 9.5in (2.99m)|
|Weapons:||Main – 3.35in (85mm) ZiS S53 gun, Secondary – 2 x 0.3in (7.62mm) machineguns|
|Armor||Maximum – 3.54in (90mm)|
|Engine:||V234 V12 diesel, 500hp|
|Range:||186.4 miles (300 km)|