Guttman, Jon
March 2008
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p23
The article describes the T-34/76 tank designed by Mikhail I. Koshkin. Weighing in at 30.9 tons, the improved 1942 model was powered by a V-2 12-cylinder diesel engine driving a Christie suspension with five road wheels. However, despite its sensible layout, the T-34/76 lacked key ergonomic considerations. When the Germans produced armor capable of outfighting the T-34/76, including the Tiger and Panther, the Soviets countered by fitting the T-34 chassis with a roomier two-man turret and a high-velocity 85mm gun.


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