Production started in 1934 and, by 1939, sixty-one vehicles were produced, ten of which were conical turreted T-35s. [70] The D-5T was capable of penetrating the Tiger I's upper hull armour at 1,000 metres. 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. [74][more specific citation needed], The original 76mm armed T-34 suffered from the unsatisfactory ergonomic layout of its crew compartment compared to the later 85mm variant. Leak issues were noted: "In a heavy rain lots of water flows through chinks/cracks, which leads to the disabling of the electrical equipment and even the ammunition". It was built on the same chassis as the earlier T29 and T30, which was a lengthened version of the T26E3 chassis. The F-34 76.2 mm (3 in) gun, fitted on the vast majority of T-34s produced through to the beginning of 1944, was able to penetrate any early German tank's armour at normal combat ranges. Many T-34-85 tanks first saw action in April 1961 during the Bay of Pigs Invasion with an unknown number destroyed or knocked out during the battle. [12], The T-34 had well-sloped armour, a relatively powerful engine and wide tracks. The engine was restored to full working order. The Finnish tanks were captured directly from the Soviets or purchased from Germany's captured stocks. [7][8] "As early as July 1941, OKW chief Alfred Jodl noted in his war diary the surprise at this new and thus unknown wunder-armament being unleashed against the German assault divisions. The Heavy Tank T34 was based on the Heavy Tank T29 and Heavy Tank T30, and was armed with a modified 120mm anti-aircraft gun.It didn’t enter production, but the post-war Heavy Tank M103 was largely based on it. In 1956, they were used as regular tanks to support Egyptian infantry, the tank was still in use by the 1973 October war. It was equipped with a 76.2mm gun which could fire high explosive armor-piercing shells, a reliable diesel engine, and the toughest possible armor. Due to low anti-tank performance, the T-34 was upgraded to the T-34-85 model. The monument (known locally as 'Saint Tank') was intended to represent Lt I.G. "[51] Similarly, a German report of May 1942 noted the ineffectiveness of their 50 mm gun as well, noting that "Combating the T-34 with the 5 cm KwK tank gun is possible only at short ranges from the flank or rear, where it is important to achieve a hit as perpendicular to the surface as possible. Soviet designers were aware of design deficiencies in the tank, but most of the desired remedies would have slowed tank production and so were not implemented: the only changes allowed on the production lines through to 1944 were those to make production simpler and cheaper. The T-34-85 was the first Soviet tank to enter service with the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR), along with the IS-2. [103], As the invasion progressed, German infantry began receiving increasing numbers of the Pak 40 75 mm, which were capable of penetrating the T-34's armour at long range. The technological equipment of their machines was better, the combat gear was worse. [191] The Mandela Way T-34 Tank, a privately owned T-34-85 named after the street in which it is sited (near Bermondsey, London), is frequently repainted by artists and graffitists. Currently being used in small quantity as trainers. Throughout production, improvements were constantly being made. [77] Soviet veterans condemned the turret hatches of the early models. Not only were the weapons of German tanks improving, so was their armour. [128], FAPLA began deploying T-34-85s against the UNITA and FNLA forces on June 9, 1975. Badly damaged tanks were either dug in as pillboxes or were used for testing and training purposes. The T34 is the hardest hitting tier 8 heavy tank, putting out even more damage than the IS-3 armed with the 122mm BL-9. [91] The T-34 was superior to any tank the Germans then had in service. Protesters managed to start an unarmed T-34 tank which was part of a memorial exhibit, and used it in riots against police forces. [119][unreliable source? Dimensions, road speed and engine horsepower of the various models did not vary significantly, except for the T-43, which was slower than the T-34. Both chassis were used as the foundation for a variety of support vehicles, such as armour recovery vehicles, tank destroyers, and self-propelled artillery. 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. [39], Over two years, the unit production cost of the T-34 was reduced from 269,500 rubles in 1941, to 193,000, and then to 135,000. [17] The A-20 also incorporated previous research (BT-IS and BT-SW-2 projects) into sloped armour: its all-round sloped armour plates were more likely to deflect rounds than perpendicular armour.[18]. [94] The inability to penetrate the T-34's armour led to the Germans' standard anti-tank gun, the 37 mm PaK 36, being dubbed the Panzeranklopfgerät ("tank door knocker") because the PaK 36 crew simply revealed their presence and wasted their shells without damaging the T-34's armour. [114] During the course of the World War II, the cost of a T-34 tank was reduced by almost half, from 270,000 rubles in 1941,[114] while in the meantime its top speed remained about the same, and its main gun's armour penetration and turret frontal armour thickness both nearly doubled. The first production T-34s were completed in September 1940, completely replacing the production of the T-26, the BT series and the multi-turreted T-28 medium tank at the KhPZ plant. A cut out of a Russian (USSR) T34 / 76 Heavy Tank, Used extensively by Soviet forces during WW2 & other Warsaw Pact armies later War and peace show, England. Just after midnight on 9 August 1945, though the terrain was believed by the Japanese to be impassable by armoured formations, the Soviet Union invaded Japanese-occupied Manchuria. The Syrian Army also received T-34-85s from the Soviet Union and they took part in the many artillery duels with Israeli tanks in November 1964 and in the Six-Day War of 1967. In addition, its pneumatic engine starting system, fed from a compressed air cylinder mounted inside the tank's bow, remained reliable even in the coldest conditions. The production plan of the T-34-85 in China was ended soon after once the PRC received T-54A main battle tanks from the Soviet Union and began to build the Type 59 tank, which was a licensed production version of T-54A. The electrical mechanism for rotating the turret is very bad. [14][156] The Laotian Army retired its T-34s in early 2019 and sold all of them to Russia, where they will be used for public displays and museum exhibits. Because of the decline in heavy tank development after the end of World War II, the T34 never entered service. harvnb error: no target: CITEREFZaloga2007 (, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Operations Research Office. As a result, T-34 platoons lost the greater firepower of three independently operating tanks. [133][134] Most of these tanks were in poor condition at the beginning of the conflict and some were soon rendered unserviceable, likely through inadequate maintenance and lack of spares. There are a total of [ 67 ] WW2 Soviet Tanks (1939-1945) entries in the Military Factory. The Japanese emperor transmitted a surrender order on 14 August, but the Kwangtung Army was not given a formal cease-fire until 17 August. [96] The combat statistics for 1941 show that the Soviets lost an average of over seven tanks for every German tank lost. [10], The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces throughout the war. The T-34 had a profound effect on the conflict on the Eastern Front in the Second World War, and had a lasting impact on tank design. Poor quality welds in the Soviet armour plates left small gaps between them, and flaming petrol from the Molotov cocktails easily seeped into the fighting and engine compartment; portions of the armour plating that had been assembled with rivets also proved to be vulnerable. "Mn-Si-Mo steels were employed for the thinner rolled armour sections, Cr-Mo steels for the thicker rolled armour sections, Mn-Si-Ni-Cr-Mo steels were employed for both rolled and cast steel components from 2" to 5" in thickness, and Ni-Cr-Mo steels were employed for some of the moderately thick cast armour sections". While it could not match the armour or weapons of the heavier Panther and Tiger tanks, its improved firepower made it much more effective than earlier models, and overall it was more cost-effective than the heaviest German tanks. [135][136] A number of T-34s being stored by the VRS at a base in Zvornik were temporarily confiscated by UNPROFOR as part of a local disarmament programme the following year.[134]. Goncharenko's T-34-85 (the first Soviet tank to enter Prague during the liberation of Czechoslovakia in May 1945), but actually bore an IS-2M heavy tank. ", "Original Report: Отчет ЦНИИ-48 "Изучение пробивного действия немецких трофейных снарядов по броне наших танков и разработка мер борьбы с ними, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP81-01044R000100070001-4.pdf, https://www.tankarchives.ca/2019/02/panthers-side.html, http://www.tankarchives.ca/2013/03/soviet-85-mm-guns-vs-tigers.html, http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/#showunit&id=385746, http://www.tankarchives.ca/2020/04/t-34-85-reliability-1945.html, "ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF THE RUSSIAN T34/85 TANK". Due to all three factors, there are hundreds of surviving T-34s. Extra armor plating was applied to the rear of the turret bustle as a counterweight for the heavier 120mm T53 main gun. [citation needed], The T-34 was powered by a Model V-2-34 38.8 L V12 Diesel engine of 500 hp (370 kW),[notes 2] giving a top speed of 53 km/h (33 mph). [105] Over 6,000 fully tracked armoured vehicles, 4,000 combat aircraft, and 2 million men are believed to have participated in these battles. The T-34 was essential in resisting the German summer offensive in 1942, and executing the double encirclement manoeuver that cut off the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad in December 1942. Limited rubber supplies led to the adoption of all-steel, internally sprung road wheels, and a new clutch was added to an improved five-speed transmission and engine, improving reliability. [127], A platoon of five Cuban T-34-85s saw combat in Angola against South African troops during the Battle of Cassinga. [14][154][155]It was unclear how many Cuban and North Korean T-34s remained in service. It was evolved from the T29 Heavy Tank and T30 Heavy Tank in 1945, sporting a 120 mm (4.72 in) modified anti-aircraft gun. It had an L-10 76.2 mm (3 in) gun, and the same Model V-2-34 diesel. [38], In 1943, T-34 production had reached an average of 1,300 per month; this was the equivalent of three full-strength Panzer divisions. [29] Only company commanders' tanks could be fitted with radios (originally the 71-TK-3 radio set), due to their expense and short supply – the rest of the tank crews in each company signalled with flags. The T-34 was and remains a legend. One of the T-34’s most important features was its engine. In May 1978, South Africa launched a major airborne raid on Cassinga with the objective of destroying a South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) base there. ISBN 0-85368-606-8.; See also. It was evolved from the T29 Heavy Tank and T30 Heavy Tank in 1945, sporting a 120 mm (4.72 in) modified anti-aircraft gun. Tanks thus modified were called s ekranami (Russian: с экранами, "with screens").[30]. [16] This feature had greatly saved on maintenance and repair of the unreliable tank tracks of the early 1930s, and allowed tanks to exceed 85 kilometres per hour (53 mph) on roads, but gave no advantage in combat and its complexity made it difficult to maintain. It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".A formidable heavy tank with thick armour and a heavy gun, the T34 presents a radically new tank design than any of its predecessors. Both tanks were the backbone of the armoured units in their respective armies, both nations distributed these tanks to their allies, who also used them as the mainstay of their own armoured formations, and both were upgraded extensively and fitted with more powerful guns. When earth got stuck between the road wheels, the caterpillar, especially during a turn – strained to such an extent that the pins and tracks themselves couldn't hold out.[85]. What the Red Army lacked was a medium tank with good speed and maneuverability, thick armor, and a main gun capable of destroying enemy tanks. [86] A report by the 2nd Guards Tank Army in February 1945 revealed that the average engine service life of a T-34 was lower than the official warranty at 185-190 hours. For the Germans, covering 200 km was nothing, but with T-34s something would have been lost, something would have broken down. [67], Early in the war, the commander fought at a further disadvantage; the forward-opening hatch and the lack of a turret cupola forced him to observe the battlefield through a single vision slit and traversable periscope. Both were designed for mobility and ease of manufacture and maintenance, sacrificing some performance for these goals. These were sometimes modified to German standards by the installation of a German commander's cupola and radio equipment. [170][171], Another such tank, mounted atop the monument to Soviet tank crews in Prague, was the focus of significant controversy. Soviet KV-1 Heavy Tank. The turret drive also suffered from poor reliability. The 400 alpha is the most out of all tier 8 heavy tanks and the penetration is a staggering 248mm for … [144][146], By 1988 most of them had been stationed near Luanda, where their crews received training from Cuban instructors. This experience prompted a notable leap in tank … [59], In 1942 the German Panzer IVs were refitted with the Kwk 40 due to the inadequate anti tank performance of previous German tank designs against the T-34. [192], This article is about the Soviet medium tank. [111] This was a larger three-man turret, with radio (previously in the hull) and observation cupola in the roof. Its evolutionary development led directly to the T-54/55 series of tanks, built until 1981 and still operational today. Please subscribe to my channel. Some still may serve in a second-line capacity in a number of Third World militaries, while others may find use in a civilian capacity, primarily in film-making. The gearbox was seen as problematic and unreliable and the US opinion of the transmission was exceptionally low, stating that it had "by American standards already failed". As the escalation between German and Russian engineers reached a new point with the introduction on the German side of the Panther and Tiger, and the knowledge that something bigger was brewing, the IS-2 was pressed into introduction as soon as its main armament was ready. Russian Tanks, 1900–1970: The Complete Illustrated History of Soviet Armoured Theory and Design, Harrisburg Penn. The high-water mark of the battle was the massive armour engagement at Prokhorovka, which began on 12 July, though the vast majority of armour losses on both sides were caused by artillery and mines, rather than tanks. Yaziv, D.; Chocron, S.; Anderson, Jr., C.E. Fighting on the Eastern Front saw large numbers of T-34s captured, though few were T-34-85s. [41] The single largest producer was Factory N.183 (UTZ), building 28,952 T-34s and T-34-85s from 1941 to 1945. An enormous number of T-34s and T-34-85s were produced; the Soviets used them aggressively in campaigns in Europe and Asia, and they were distributed to the Soviets' allies all over the world. A tank platoon would seldom be capable of engaging three separate targets but would tend to focus on a single target selected by the platoon leader. "Der sich nicht fügen wollte. [145] SWAPO T-34s were never deployed during offensive operations against the South African military, being confined to the role of protecting strategic bases inside northern Angola. The Model 1943 (confusingly also introduced in 1942) had yet more armour, as well as increased fuel capacity and more ammunition storage. Both were Soviet developments of foreign designs from the early 1930s; the T-26 was based on the British Vickers 6-Ton, and the BT tanks were based on a design from American engineer J. Walter Christie. In March 1989, SWAPO inexplicably moved all its armoured units south towards the Namibian border. Despite these deficiencies, the T-34's armour proved problematic for the Germans in the initial stages of the war on the Eastern Front. Following an official protest from the Russian government, the arrest of Černý, a coat of official green paint, public demonstrations, and a further coat of pink paint applied by fifteen parliamentary deputies, the tank was finally removed to a military museum. No need to register, buy now! [29][notes 1]. Protective coatings used to prevent wear of components were deemed "most effective". American losses were somewhat greater. [12] With 44,900 lost during the war, it also suffered the most tank losses ever. All T-34-85 models are externally very similar. The Heavy Tank T29 and Heavy Tank T34 were American heavy tanks projects started in March 1944 to counter the appearance of the German Tiger II heavy tank. During the Battle of Lake Khasan in July 1938 and the Battles of Khalkhin Gol in 1939, an undeclared border war with Japan on the frontier with occupied Manchuria, the Soviets deployed numerous tanks against the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Developed in 1945 as a modernization of the T30 heavy tank. The Japanese tanks remaining to face them were all held in the rear and not used in combat; the Japanese had weak support from IJAAF forces, engineering, and communications. For comparison, the US M4 Sherman had an average engine service life of 195-205 hours. Parallel to the production of the T-34-85 with the D-5T gun, production of the T-34-85 using the S-53 gun (later to be modified and redesignated as the ZIS-S-53 gun) began in February 1944 at Factory No. [48] The examinations, performed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, revealed problems with overall armour build quality, especially of the plate joins and welds, as well as the use of soft steel combined with shallow surface tempering. [82], The T-34 gearbox had four forward and one reverse gear, replaced by a five-speed box on the last of the 1943 model of the T-34. In one of the first known encounters, a T-34 crushed a 37 mm PaK 36, destroyed two Panzer IIs, and left a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi)-long swathe of destruction in its wake before a howitzer destroyed it at close range. However, the battles in the summer of 1943 demonstrated that the 76.2 mm gun of the T-34 was no longer as effective as it was in 1941. [129] In. [122] The WWII-era 2.36-inch bazookas initially used by the American troops in Korea were useless against the KPA's T-34 tanks,[123] as were the 75 mm main guns of the M24 Chaffee light tank. Analysis from the CIA suggested it was due to "inadequate design" due to the fact that the quality of materials used was not poor. [95], Despite this, the Soviet corps equipped with these new tanks lost most of them within weeks. The Soviet Army also began to add the IS "Josef Stalin" heavy tank to the mix beginning in 1943 for a truly potent "one-two" punch. Following German tank and American tank, Soviet tank emerged and the world of 1/48 military miniature is finally enriched. The T-26 was slow-moving, designed to keep pace with infantry on the ground. [32], Subassemblies for the T-34 originated at several plants: Kharkov Diesel Factory N.75 supplied the model V-2-34 engine, Leningrad Kirovsky Factory (formerly the Putilov works) made the original L-11 gun, and the Dinamo Factory in Moscow produced electrical components. After Germany's surprise invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa), the Wehrmacht's rapid advances forced the evacuation and relocation of Soviet tank factories eastwards to the Ural Mountains, an undertaking of immense scale and haste that presented enormous logistic difficulties and was extremely punishing to the workers involved. After improved German Panzer IVs with the high-velocity 75 mm (2.95 in) gun were encountered in combat in 1942, a project to design an entirely new Soviet tank was begun, with the goals of increasing armour protection while adding modern features like a torsion-bar suspension and a three-man turret. When in June 1941, the 8th Mechanised Corps of D.I. 14 "The incredible T-34 tank." [113] The improved T-34-85 became the standard Soviet medium tank, with an uninterrupted production run until the end of the war. However, the T-43 prototype's armour, though heavier, was not capable against German 88 mm guns, while its mobility was found to be inferior to the T-34. As they approached Cassinga they were strafed by South African aircraft, which destroyed most of the BTR-152s and three of the T-34-85s; a fourth T-34-85 was disabled by an anti-tank mine buried in the road. [66] As a result of the T-34's two-man turret, weak optics and poor vision devices, the Germans noted: T-34s operated in a disorganized fashion with little coordination or else tended to clump together like a hen with its chicks. The main feature of the T34 is it’s 120mm cannon at tier 8 which packs a mean punch. They can easily be damaged by small-caliber and mortar rounds. The extremely versatile T 34-85 is one of the best mediums at Tier 6. During the Soviet-Afghan War, most of the T-34s were fielded by the Sarandoy internal security forces. [11] 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 (after its successor, the T-54/T-55 series). Other key factors diminishing the initial impact of T-34s on the battlefield were the poor state of leadership, tank tactics, initial lack of radios in tanks, and crew training; these factors were partially consequences of Stalin's purge of the Soviet officer corps in 1937, reducing the army's efficiency and morale. The new tank had a turret design based on the T-34-85's, but featured a new hull with torsion-bar suspension and transversely mounted engine; it had a lower profile than the T-34-85 and was simpler to manufacture. The motor is weak, very overloaded and sparks horribly, as a result of which the device regulating the speed of the rotation burns out, and the teeth of the cogwheels break into pieces. [24] Some drivetrain shortcomings were identified and corrected. : Stackpole Books.ISBN 0-8117-1493-4.; Zaloga, Steven J., James Grandsen (1984).Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two, London: Arms and Armour Press. Nicknamed pirozhok (stuffed bun) because of its characteristic shape, it was heavy and hard to open. Some were also kept in service with the Army of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Its turret ring was enlarged from 1,425 mm (56 in) to 1,600 mm (63 in), allowing a larger turret to be fitted and thus the larger 85 mm gun. The USSR donated two combat-used Model 1941 T-34s to the United States for testing purposes in late 1942. Tanks in the Soviet Union [116] By May 1944, T-34-85 production had reached 1,200 tanks per month. The two-man turret crew arrangement required the commander to aim and fire the gun, an arrangement common to most Soviet tanks of the day. They recommend replacing it with a hydraulic or simply manual system.[49]. T-34-85s equipped many of the armies of Eastern European countries (later forming the Warsaw Pact) and the armies of other Soviet client-states elsewhere. The series made T-34 tank number 102 an icon of Polish popular culture. The maximum range at which the tanks could penetrate the T-34 could not determined due to a lack of data at higher combat ranges. The vehicle was deemed too heavy and no production orders were placed. [49], On January 29th 1945, the State Defense Committee approved a decree that extended the service life guarantee of the T-34's V-2-34 engine from 200 hours to 250 hours. Soviet firing tests against a captured Tiger I heavy tank in April 1943 showed that the T-34's 76 mm gun could not penetrate the front of the Tiger I at all, and the side only at the very close range. Soviet tank crews struggled at longer ranges with the additional frontal armour applied to the later variants of the Panzer III and Panzer IV, and were unable to penetrate the frontal armour of the new German Panther or Tiger I tank at standard combat ranges without tungsten rounds, and had to rely on tactical skill through flanking maneuvers and combined arms.[105]. 112. Alexander Morozov personally supervised the evacuation of all skilled engineers and laborers, machinery and stock from KhPZ to re-establish the factory at the site of the Dzerzhinsky Ural Railcar Factory in Nizhny Tagil, renamed Stalin Ural Tank Factory N.183. This pressure was brought to bear by the developer of the KV-1 tank which was in competition with the T-34. [56] A Wa Pruef 1 report estimated that, with the target angled 30° sideward, a Panther tank could penetrate the turret of a T-34-85 from the front at ranges up to 2000 m, the mantlet at 1200 m, and the frontal hull armour at 300 m.[57] According to the Pantherfibel, the T-34's glacis could be penetrated from 800 m and the mantlet from 1500 m at 30° sideward angle. [26], Political pressure came from conservative elements in the army to redirect resources into building the older T-26 and BT tanks, or to cancel T-34 production pending completion of the more advanced T-34M design. In 2015, both T-34-85 Model 1969 tanks and SU-100 self-propelled guns were photographed being used in Houthi takeover in Yemen. [100] Besides the poor state of older tanks, the new T-34s and KVs suffered from initial mechanical and design problems, particularly with regard to clutches and transmissions. [124] However, following the introduction of heavier and more capable armour into the war by US and UN forces, such as the American M4 Sherman, M26 Pershing and M46 Patton tanks, as well as the British Comet and Centurion tanks, the KPA began to suffer more T-34 tank losses in combat from enemy armour, aside from further losses due to numerous US/UN airstrikes and increasingly-effective anti-tank firepower for US/UN infantry on the ground, such as the then-new 3.5-inch M20 "Super Bazooka" (replacing the earlier 2.36-inch model). It was recommended to increase and improve the quality of welds and armour. [185] In Sydney Pollack's 1969 movie Castle Keep, barely modified T-34-85 tanks were used as German tanks. [30], The Red Army never had a consistent policy for naming the T-34. In April and May, they underwent a grueling 2,000-kilometre (1,200 mi) drive from Kharkov to Moscow for a demonstration for the Kremlin leaders, to the Mannerheim Line in Finland, and back to Kharkov via Minsk and Kyiv. The name of the T-34's engine (V-2; B-2 in Russian) is a model name, and has nothing to do with its number of cylinders. The Soviet high command's decision to focus on one cost-effective design, cutting costs and simplifying production wherever possible while only allowing relatively minor improvements, had proven to be an astute choice for the first two years of the war. The campaign featured the largest tank battles in history. At the beginning of the 21st century reruns of the black and white series still manage to attract a large audience. The T-34 (German designation: T-34/76) was the original tank with a 76.2 mm gun in a two-man turret. The F-32 was being tined to the new KV heavy tank and was achieving much better anti-armour performance than the tank T-34 Model 1940s L-11, due to its longer barrel. Russian T34 tank, facing viewer, drivern by two teenage women in turret. The appearance of FAPLA and Cuban tanks prompted South Africa to reinforce UNITA with a single squadron of Eland-90 armoured cars. "[31] However, a Military Commissariat Report of the 10th Tank Division, dated 2 August 1941 reported that within 300–400 m the 37 mm Pak 36's armour-piercing shot could defeat the frontal armour. [143], In 1984, the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) made a concerted attempt to establish its own conventional armoured battalion through its armed wing, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia. The first captured T-34s entered German service during the summer of 1941. 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