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The Red Army, Russian Tanks, German Tanks

02-01-2013

Tank T-34

The driving compartment was separated from the engine by the tank's single bulkhead. The driver sat on the left front of the hull with a large, one-piece hatch that hinged forward to allow access. It mounted the observation periscopes. The driver steered the tank through the use of a clutch-and-brake system, and this was controlled by two steering levers and gear-change lever and a manual clutch pedal and foot brakes

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30-12-2012

Tank T-34

The heavy tank design bureau in Leningrad had reversed many years of Soviet practice by naming their new tank the Klimenti Voroshilov, or KV, after the egregious Defence Commissar. With some courage, Koshkin told Voroshilov that the new tank should not be named after another hero of the Soviet Union; rather they should return to using the traditional designations.

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28-12-2012

Medium Tank A-20

The prototype of the A-20 was further advanced and stuck closely to ABTU specification. The 18,2 tonne (18 ton) design retained the wheel/track configuration of the BT series. Like its BT forebears, it ran on four pairs of road wheels powered by the new, compact and powerful 373kW (500bhp) V-2 diesel tank engine. The chassis was based on that of the BT-7M. It was armed with the 45mm (1,77 in) high-velocity gun, like most of the BT series, as well a coaxial and hull-mounted machine gun

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26-12-2012

Soviet Tank A-20

The T-34 may have come as a surprise to the Germans, but it was the result of several years of research and development as well as battles by the engineers with Soviet bureaucracy. The design was, however, rugged and versatile, and allowed the tank to be up-gunned and improved without breaks in production.

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24-12-2012

Medium Tank BT-7

Experience in the Far East in combat in 1934 and 1935 with the Japan ese Army of Manchuria had shown the vulnerability of riveted tank construction, and so the decision was taken to produce a tank with welded armour. It was in this remote theatre that at Khalkin Gol in 1939 the unknown general Georgi Zhukov demonstrated his brilliance as a tank commander.

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