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Russian T34/85 Tank


Widely thought the be the best tank of the war, the T34 was designed in 1939 but first appeared in battle in June 1941. By the end of the war 40,000 had been produced and it continued to serve in various armed forces from 1943 right up to 1985. This particular example is painted in the colours of the Soviet 95 division in Berlin,1945. The T34/85 mounted an 85mm gun in the turret and had thicker armour that earlier models.


Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

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