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Wrecked Soviet T-34 tank in Stalingrad, Russia, 8 Oct 1942

Caption     Wrecked Soviet T-34 tank in Stalingrad, Russia, 8 Oct 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 183-B22359
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Dec 2010 03:06:47 PM

At the time of the Stalingrad battle, the
(STZ) Stalingrad Tank Factory continued to
built T-34 Model 1941/42 Tanks.

In spite of the factory coming under fire
many of the T-34s went right into battle
from the factory, many not even painted.
(STZ) Had produced 3600 tanks up to the fall
of 1942. The T-34 was armed w/ 1x76.2mm
main gun and 1x76.2mm machine gun.

Let's take a look at the above photo this
T-34 must have taken an anti-tank round that hit dead-center to the lower hull, and if you
look at the turret, and its main gun mantlet
you can see damage from a incoming round, or a ricochet maybe part of the hit glancing off the lower hull.

This (STZ)T-34 Model 1941/42 is missing its 7.62mm machine gun, taken from the machine gun mantlet fitting, and salvaged.
The T-34s design shows up well with its front slopping armor, wide tracks and early
welded turret. On each side of the turret, are view/pistol ports, vehicle has early waffle pattern tracks and both mud splash fenders are missing, tow hooks have been fitted by welding. Drivers hatch is closed and periscope is located right top of turret
During WWII many T-34s were rebuilt and sent
back to service some with a mix of early hulls and later improved turrets and armed w/
85mm main guns.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Dec 2010 05:53:51 PM


Variants of the T-34 remained in service with the Red Army after WWII, and continued in production until the late 1940s.
In the 1950s Poland, Czechoslovikia and
Yugoslavia built veriants of the T-34.

The USSR supplied its satellite countries and
client states with different variants of the T-34 and its SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122 assault guns

The T-34 is no longer in front-line service
with Russian Forces However, some are kept for annual parades and displays commemorating
the end of World War II.

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