1/35 Miniart T-34/85 w/D-5T with FULL INTERIOR KITMIA35290
Description: T-34/85 w/D-5T. PLANT 112. SPRING 1944. with FULL INTERIOR KIT
T-34/85 w/D-5T. PLANT 112. SPRING 1944. INTERIOR KIT
- SEPARATE TRACK LINKS
- V-2 ENGINE INCLUDED
- FULL INTERIOR OF TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE COMPARTMENTS
- FULLY DETAILED INTERIOR OF TURRET AND FIGHTING COMPARTMENTS
- FULLY DETAILED DRIVER COMPARTMENT
- DECAL SHEET FOR 3 OPTIONS
- PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS INCLUDED
The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armored forces throughout the war. Its general specifications remained nearly unchanged until early 1944, when it received a firepower upgrade with the introduction of the greatly improved T-34/85 variant. Its production method was continuously refined and rationalized to meet the needs of the Eastern Front, making the T-34 quicker and cheaper to produce. The Soviets ultimately built over 80,000 T-34s of all variants, allowing steadily greater numbers to be fielded despite the loss of tens of thousands in combat against the German Wehrmacht. Replacing many light and medium tanks in Red Army service, it was the most-produced tank of the war, as well as the second most-produced tank of all time.
As the war progressed the Germans created heavier tank designs like the Tiger I or Panther which were both immune to the 76mm gun of the T-34 when fired upon from the front. This meant that they could only be penetrated from the sides at ranges of a few hundred meters. Due to low anti-tank performance, the T-34 was upgraded to the T-34-85 model. This model, with its 85 mm (3.35 in) ZiS gun, provided greatly increased firepower compared to the previous T-34's 76.2mm gun. The 85 mm gun could penetrate the turret front of a Tiger I tank from 500 m (550 yd) and the driver's front plate from 300 m (330 yd) at the side angle of 30 degrees, and the larger turret enabled the addition of another crew member, allowing the roles of commander and gunner to be separated and increasing the rate of fire and overall effectiveness. The D-5T was capable of penetrating the Tiger I's upper hull armour at 1,000 meters.
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