How good was the T-34 tank?

April 10, 2020 Off By idswater

How good was the T-34 tank?

The main advantage of the T-34 was that, by virtue of its relatively simple design and using what amounted to slave labor in their factories, the Russians were able to produce lots of them. Between 1941 and 1943, Russian factories produced over 30,000 T-34s.

What type of tank is the T-34?

medium tank
The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank introduced in 1940, famously deployed with the Red Army during World War II against Operation Barbarossa. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) tank gun was more powerful than its contemporaries while its 60 degree sloped armour provided good protection against anti-tank weapons.

What was the difference between Sherman and T-34 tanks?

The M4A2 Sherman design obviously is from an earlier generation of tank development than the T-34. In addition, the T-34 has a much lower, squatter profile. That was extremely important on the battlefield of the Second World War. Sitting up higher with a boxier shape just made you a more visible target, both to other tanks and enemy aircraft.

What’s the difference between the T-34 and the M4?

The T-34 and the T-34/85 were built to have a lifespan that roughly approximately the projected survival time of a tank in combat. The M4 was designed to last much longer than it was expected to last in combat. The T-34 and the T-34/85 were designed to fight tanks, the M4 was designed to fight infantry.

What kind of armor did the T-34 have?

The T-34 also had notoriously uncomfortable ergonomics and a cramped turret. The Sherman and Cromwell tanks were protected by up to three inches of armor, with lower degrees of protection on the sides and rear.

Can a Sherman tank survive a direct hit?

Ironically, the even heavier guns used by the Tiger and Panther tanks were tremendous overkill against the Allied medium tank’s armor. A well-designed tank can sometimes survive penetrating hits. The Sherman, however, developed a reputation for having its ammunition “brew up” in flames after impact.