The Wehrmacht encounters the T-34

30th October 1941: The iconic Soviet T-34 tank arrives on the battlefield in numbers - "this terrifying new weapon"

The T-34 tank’s 60% sloping armour was its most striking feature, enhancing the value of the armour because the shells of any attacker were even more likely to skid off. The broad tracks distributed its weight and enabled it It to operate in the mud and snow where other tanks cou…

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