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Kseremak

Best variant of theT-34/76 from 183rd factory

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Hi everyone.

Now the developers are still researching the exact variant of T-34/76. In my opinion the best possible variant from the Kursk battle was: Factory 183 with "Formochka" UZTM turret. 

 

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As you can see on the pictures above the T-34/76 from n183 factory with UZTM Formochka turrets were used at the Kursk battle. Why this variant? The answer is obvious:
1. First of all as you can see on the first picture it was "rich" variant (not very common in the crisis first half of the 1943) - this one probably from 112 factory - stamped wheels instead of cast - look at the wheels - all with rubbers (look at the other T-34's they have cheap wheels without rubbers). It also had armoured MG, 5 gears gearbox and other improvements implemented.

2. Formochka turret from UZTM was 45mm thick (compared to 52mm thickness of cast turret) - but even though it gave better protection because it was stamped from hardened welded armour sheets. (It also has less spalling).

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3. It was mass produced (2670 turrets were produced from 1942-1944).

4. It is the prettiest variant ;)

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3 hours ago, BP_Lizard said:

And it has that cute Mickey Mouse hatches.

 

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Turret presented above is the cast variant not "formochka". But of course "formochka" also had Mickey Mouse hatches :-)

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I am happy that we get a new T-34/76.

Hopefully i will see in the future T.34/85 from 1944.

 

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